Entourage star Jeremy Piven has been forced to deny his “diva” antics cost him the job of hosting a forthcoming fashion event in New York.
The actor hosted Fashion Rocks in 2007 but this year he has been replaced by Rescue Me star Denis Leary – amid rumours that Piven’s outlandish demands infuriated staff at last year’s event.
A source tells New York Post gossip column PageSix that the star demanded a separate backstage green room and insisted on rewriting the script at the last minute.
The source said: “(Piven) was a nightmare. And it wasn’t even funny. (This year will see) a more trustworthy and mature host.”
But a representative for Piven has denied that the star acted inappropriately at last year’s concert – insisting he worked hard to perfect his onstage routine.
The spokesman said: “Not true. He had his own room, just like everyone else, and came in a week early to work on the script as expected.”
Fashion Rocks – a collaboration between musicians and fashion designers – will this year feature performances from Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake and will air in the US on 9 September.
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