Jeremy Piven mocks Benny Cumberbatch, but calls him a ‘true gentleman’


Jeremy Piven hates Benedict Cumberbatch. Prepare for the onslaught, Piv. Cumberbitches are going to be attacking and destroying Jeremy Piven for the next five years (at the very least). The Piv’s career is going to take a major hit. The Cumberbitches are ruthless. It all started out innocently enough – The Piv was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and he was talking about Mr. Selfridge (which I’ve tried to watch but I never got into) and how the BBC and PBS shows work, and there was a story about promoting Mr. Selfridge and Sherlock at the same time:

The Piv says:

“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. ‘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—-. Cumber—-. 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!”

[From THR]

The Piv goes on and uses like three or four obscene, derogatory variations of “Cumberbatch” and even his kind words about Benedict being a “true gentleman” aren’t enough to make me forget. The Piv is DEAD to me. Not that I ever paid that much attention to him anyway, but seriously. Cumberbitches, attack!

Also, Benedict must have found himself with some spare time and we know how much he hates to not work, so he signed on to host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards in Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur on March 26. Benedict said:

“I am a big sports enthusiast and I am delighted to be able to host such an important event in the sporting year. I have seen the names of all the great sportsmen and women who have been nominated for the Laureus Awards this year and, although I played a great detective in Sherlock, I have to confess I have no idea who is going to win. They all seem to have achieved so much. But it will be great to be part of such a special event.”

[From Yahoo News]

He’s such a dork. “Although I played a great detective in Sherlock, I have to confess I have no idea who is going to win.” Bless his heart. I bet he will be very good at hosting though. Hopefully this will be the first of many hosting duties we see from our Cumby.



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  1. paola says:

    Any of you has ever watched ‘Entourage’? I believe that show without Jeremy Piven would have been total crap.

  2. Miss Jupitero says:

    Ahhhhh so this is why he backed out of Crimson Peak!

  3. Dulcinea says:

    So Jealous and petty. I’ve never liked this guy.

  4. Marnie says:

    It’s okay Cumby. You can cry into my shoulder. I’ll console you.

  5. QQ says:

    Whilst I dont Cape for the Lizard wattle guy IT IS RICH AS FUCK for Jeremy Piven and His Rug hair to make fun of anyone above Lindsay Lohan

  6. Chrissy says:

    This comment definitely gives me another reason to dislike the Pivert..

  7. jinni says:

    I’m not see how he talked smack about BC. Seems like he’s more pissed at who ever put together the Q&A. I doubt he was giving him a mocking compliment when he called BC a true gentleman. As for the making fun of his name thing, everyone makes fun of his name.It’s like something out of a Dickens book. Plus it sounds more like he’s making fun of his fanbase’s name which even BC isn’t a fan of. I’m not seeing the need to attack Piven over this.

  8. eliza says:

    I enjoyed Piven on Entourage and I enjoy him on Mr.Selfridge.

  9. Lark says:

    Um, this seemed like some light-hearted banter? I’m no fan of Jeremy, but are you serious? Even Cumberbatch has poked fun at his own name a few times.

  10. ds says:

    I watched an episode of Selfridge and quit ’cause Piven was so annoyingly bad. Seriously, that’s the worst he’s ever been.

  11. Loopy says:

    I loved Ari Gold, is he going to be in the movie too?

  12. blue marie says:

    Oh come on, his comments are harmless. I feel you’re being snarky but I can never tell when it comes to BC.

  13. harpreet says:

    Watch Mr Selfridge, picks up after the third episode, trust me!!

  14. GeeMoney says:

    Piven’s comments were a little funny… not mad at him for that.

    And Cumby is hosting the Laureus sports awards? Didn’t know he was that big of a sports nut (seriously, if he loves sports as much as I do, him and I need to get together pronto!!!!).

  15. ZsaZsa says:

    He’s only really sexy as Mr Selfridge. It’s quite petty to be rude about someone when it’s not really their fault you have an issue with.

    I do fear that Benny might be in the ‘men of the moment’ in his exclusive trio and all their bubble might burst. Over exposer can make people tire very quickly and cause mockery amoungst other actors like what priven did.

  16. lunchcoma says:

    That story sounds more funny than anything, but Piven has been dead to me ever since the “sushi” incident.

  17. Clucky says:

    It just seemed to me that Piven was being self deprecating and part of the joke was him trying to save face by making fun of BC. I doubt he meant for BC or anyone else to take offense.

  18. Karen says:

    So unnecessary and unfunny. He seems like a giant douchebag, I’ve thought so ever since Elizabeth Moss talked about that play debacle.

    • Margret says:

      My son works in Hollywood and the word is that he is a major d**k and that in Entourage, he was basically playing himself. His rep has suffered after the sushi thing (he dropped out of a Broadway play at the last second with “food poisoning” but was not believed). Wonder what he had to do to get the Selfridge part?

    • Myrto says:

      Agreed. I think it’s so immature to make fun of someone’s last name. Besides, to my non Anglo-Saxon ears, Cumberbatch doesn’t sound strange/funny/weird at all. It’s a long name but that’s all, so I’ve never understood all the “how do you pronounce it? oh what is your name again?”.

  19. Green Girl says:

    Ha! I am loving that last picture of him at the end of the article. He’s like “Can’t you see I’m trying to beat this level of Candy Crush?!?”

  20. Az says:

    Reason # 225,311,790,046 why I loathe this turd. He is unbearable.

  21. Ms. Turtle says:

    A) the producers of talk shows prep the guests so no doubt they mined this and B) Piven is a snarky bitch and C) He also knows what makes good TV & was being self-deprecating. Cumberbatch undoubtedly had no problem with it.

  22. Kelly says:

    I thought it was funny and I’m a Cumberslut (ahahahahahahaha, this is even better than Cumberbitch). And seriously, whoever organized that Q&A is a total wanker.

  23. Abby says:

    Benedict attended some event with Prince Phillip and he looked so handsome in that suit. I gotta give it to Prince Phillip he looks really good for his age.

  24. Allison says:

    Piven is a NOTORIOUS NOTORIOUS NOTORIOUS a$$hole. That’s why this is not cool. His balding, bruised ego took a hit and he took it out on Benedict on a talk show. Substitute anyone else into that story and it’s still childish, snarky shiite.

  25. Cali says:

    I hate when stars feel they have to make fun of or make negative statements/shade of fellow actors. Yeah they try to make it seem as if they’re joking but it’s nothing less than a cowardly take down.

    Piven thinks he’s above Benedict.

  26. Olga says:

    That was rude ! He is so jealous !
    I didn’t know who he was and surely will not going foward.

    • beth hawkins says:

      Why are women or teenagers so invested in this guy cumberbatch. Most have probably never met him, why get so worked up over someone you will never know personally. If you are a grown woman obssessing over an actor, you should be ashamed of yourself.

      • Kelly says:

        Please, you’re posting comments on a celeb gossip site telling other people that they should be ashamed of themselves?? Why are you invested in anonymous commentators who you probably haven’t met and will never meet?
        Live and let live, stop judging everyone and every thing with every breath you take, it must be exhausting.

      • Janeite says:

        Did you just happen upon CB not aware that it is a site for celebrity gossip?

      • LadySlippers says:

        Plenty of other celebs get defended too.

      • ZsaZsa says:

        How’s commenting on a gossip site obsessing? For your information I’m working and come on here every now and again on my break.

        I know I would never meet or want to meet him or any other hot male celeb I like as it would ruin the fanasty and they might not be what I expect. I’ve learnt my lesson with Mr Evans as I went off him after I met him. No that he was horrible or anything.

        Read the sub heading. Escapism can be smart.
        It’s not like we’re swapping stalking tips.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, sit down, Beth, we’re just having fun. Sorry that bothers you.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        I’m a grown woman with the right to do anything I want, including obsessing about celebs if that is my small pleasure in each day (please note I use the word “obsessing” very loosely here as I think responding to celeb news does not automatically make one “obsessed”).

        I’ve also met some wonderful people on this site and had deep and meaningful conversations about issues much more important than Cumby’s mismatched buttons (not much more important mind you!).

        Each to his/her own so long as nobody is getting hurt.

      • Sixer says:

        Is obsessing over a soccer manager ok? Don’t answer that. I know it is. I have the hots for Jose Mourinho at the moment. He has better snark than me and it’s all very come hither. I like obsessing. Shame, not so much.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Dear Beth,

        I actually met some of my best friends through a gossip board years ago. So alas, it is not always bad to post on gossip sites, however guess what.. The ones posting ‘oh you should be ashamed of yourself’ are still defined haters. I guess that telling you ‘live and let live’ is useless right? ;) I feel for you.

  27. Leah says:

    Well, it just means Ben star is growing if other actors are dogging him.

  28. EscapedConvent says:

    Hmmmm….And what did he say that was so “mocking”? Nothing.

    It *is* funny for Jeremy Piven to make fun of anyone, if he does. But if he’s just poking fun at Cumberbatch’s name, that’s de rigueur.

  29. Camille (The Original) says:

    Hahaha! Nice one Piv :)

  30. Nan209 says:

    Piven’s personality is a turn off. I remember when he was on Ellen and his character was kind of adorable and likable … Though with a bit of edge. Then I saw him interviews and I thought well, at least he can act because he’s douche in IRL. I haven’t found the will to watch his BBC/PBS show simply because I find him pretty distasteful. I think when his characters are douches he’s just being Piven when his characters have a soft likable side he’s acting. So he can act…got give him credit.