Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jeremy Piven Reveals Beef With Benedict Cumberbatch: He's a 'Cumberb----'

11:32 PM PDT 3/19/2014 by Debbie Emery

Jeremy Piven was the special guest on Jeremy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, and while he is currently shooting his most famous role in the Entourage movie, it was the PBS series Mr. Selfridge that he was most keen to talk about.

It is like Willy Wonka meets Rob Ford -- if you take mushrooms you can appreciate that," he told Jimmy Kimmel, in his strange description of the period drama that tells the story of the founder of London department store Selfridge & Co.

"PBS is putting it out and we went and did a Q&A for the critics and they said we were going to share it with Sherlock," explained Piven, who was told: "'You'll do your Q&A, they'll do theirs, then we'll put it out to the critics and if they have any questions they will come to the stage and ask you or Sherlock questions.'

"They guide me to the stage in the dark and when the lights come on they say, 'Please give your questions to Sherlock,' and they forgot to say Mr. Selfridge. I am standing there on the stage while hundreds of people made their way to Benedict Cumberb----," he joked as ABC's censors beeped out his obscene version of the British star's name.

"By the way, he is a brilliant actor and a true gentleman and Sherlock is genius. I am a huge fan and he'll never speak to me again!" Piven said, adding that being ignored by the masses on stage "was so humbling and horrifying."


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