Jeremy Piven struck out with Hayden Panettiere

Jeremy Piven, 43, won an Emmy for his some-say typecast performance as douchebag agent Ari Gold on Entourage. He wasn’t as lucky after the awards ceremony when he tried to put the moves on actress Hayden Panettiere, 19, at a party. She wasn’t having his feeble attempts and got out of there as soon as possible:

Jeremy chatted up Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere – who, at 19, is 24 years younger than Jeremy. “He was trying to be charming and kept saying he ‘wanted to show her around town,'” says a partygoer. “But Hayden soon excused herself and escaped.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, October 6, 2008]

It’s possible that Star doesn’t have their information right or that Piven was just trying to be friendly in his skeevy way. Given his reputation though, that’s unlikely. Just about everyone knows that Hayden is in a serious relationship with her co-star Milo Ventimiglia, but that didn’t stop Jeremy.

Piven also played the drums at the HBO post-Emmys party, probably in an attempt to look nonchalant after he got dissed by Panettiere.

Here’s Piven at the party telling his celebrity friends that he’s going to do a stint on Broadway. He’ll be in a revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow which starts performances October 3. (NSFW language.) Piven will appear in RockNRolla, which is out in limited release next month, and has three films in the works for next year.

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Jeremy Piven is shown at the Emmy Awards on 9/21/08. Hayden Panettiere is shown at a Declare Yourself event on 9/24/08. Credit: PRPhotos.

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  1. RAN says:

    I would HOPE he struck out with her! What was he thinking?!

    **Edit… never mind, scratch that… I’m pretty sure I know what he was thinking. Just makes him more disgusting overall.

  2. Lara says:

    Is she really 24 years younger or is it a typo? I have neither seen Entourage nor Heroes so far, but judging from the pictures above I would say their age difference is 10ish or so.

  3. Celebitchy says:

    @Lara – Piven is 43! Thanks for pointing that out and I added their ages to the intro to the story.

  4. vdantev says:

    43 hitting on 19. He’s desperate, but she’s smart.

  5. Lara says:

    CB, you’re welcome 😀 ! And wow, 43 and 19, they don’t look their age, but it’s still sort of creepy when I consider that the age difference between my father and me isn’t that much more. Ew!

  6. Julia says:

    Gross… They wouldn’t make a cute couple anyway. Besides the age difference, they both are midget sized with really short arms and legs.

  7. Julia says:

    Lets call him Jeremy Perven from now on… 😉

  8. N says:

    October 6th? Why would Star wait weeks to post this about the Emmys? Sounds like there just wasn’t enough gossip from this years Emmys so now their twisting or making things up.

  9. Kaiser says:

    Wasn’t there another story about how Piven struck out with Megan Fox? Man, he really likes them young, doesn’t he?

    *shudder* So gross.

  10. Chiara says:

    Well, 19-30 or 19-43, what’s the big deal? He thought he had a chance :p

  11. gman says:

    Piven is the man he can bag any broad in Hollyhood this story was probaly fabricated by haydens people, she is a short little nasty troll if she wasnt famous nobody would think she was hot

  12. Ron says:

    Gee I wonder why Granpappy Piven couldn’t bag Hayden. Kinda grosses me out.

  13. the devil says:

    the old dude wears a WIG.

    what young, famous girl wants THAT ?

  14. Amy says:

    Jeremy Piven hit on my friend about 6 years ago when SHE was 19 and he was 37. Not as big of an age difference but she was really disturbed by it and said he was a huge creep.

  15. jennifer says:

    well, in his defense, she DOES look about 30… 😛

  16. kate says:

    he always looks sweaty and kind of hung over to me. not cute.

  17. Mizz Thang says:


  18. boobaloob says:

    So Hayden is no longer with Milo? Guess I missed that.

    Look up the word “douchebag” in the dictionary and you will see a picture of Jeremy Piven. I seriously can’t stand the guy, though he is the only good part of Entourage IMHO. Then again, that’s not saying much.

  19. Michael says:

    Piven is one of the hottest men on earth. I’ve been in a room with him twice. He’s average height, has (amazing) plugs- not a wig, and baby got major back. Many women and men were jocking for him, he doesn’t need hayden pantyhose.

  20. RJ says:

    Piven took offense to that comment about his wig. He has amazing plugs. Is that you Piven? Because no one would describe you as one of the hottest men on earth. More like stale cheese. But maybe “Michael’s” post was tongue in cheek…

  21. boobaloob says:

    If it wasn’t tongue in cheek, that is most definitely Piven.

  22. Jeanne says:

    Good girl, he’s an a-hole.

  23. JaneDoe says:

    I thought CB already mentioned that she is still in a serious relationship with Milo?
    I dont really think the age different is gross lol a bit different here 😀 but I do think it is gross when he knows she has Milo yet he still hit on her…

  24. boobaloob says:

    Ha! Re: Milo — Clearly I need to brush up on my reading comprehension skills. 😆