02/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jeremy Piven Mocks Photo Shoot, Rips Shirt

Jeremy Piven mocked a Page Six Magazine photo shoot, tore a shirt and was generally foul to the shoot's staff. Now that he has left the play the shoot was supposed to promote, the magazine is sharing the story of his behavior.

From a the upcoming article:

Page Six Magazine writer Annie Karni reports that Jeremy Piven doesn't always take kindly to direction. At a September Page Six Magazine photo shoot to promote his starring role in the Broadway revival of Speed-the-Plow, the actor was in a foul mood. "This isn't my first time on the merry-go-round," he shot at a staffer who asked that he pose for a traditional headshot and make eye contact with the camera. "You want mediocre? I can give you mediocre." He mocked the crew by grinning like he was posing for a DMV shot. An hour later, Jeremy didn't want to give mediocre anymore. He popped his collar. He ducked under the photographer so that the camera would catch him at a height-enhancing angle. Letting out a gutteral moan, he ripped the sleeves off a $350 Giorgio Armani shirt."