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Jeremy Piven, Hypochondriac

Susan Mikula's sic transit 05 (2008).

TMZ is reporting that before he placed the blame on high mercury levels in his blood for causing him to depart Speed-the-Plow, Jeremy Piven first tried to convince producers he had caught mono. When that failed, he reported himself as suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus (a member of the Herpesviridae family). Sounds to us like Piven should refrain from kissing girls who hang out at sushi bars. [TMZ]

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