Sunday, September 16, 2007
Emmys backstage: You've got Gold
The always lively Jeremy Piven, who picked up his second Emmy for playing agent Ari Gold on HBO's "Entourage," told the press he was "really, really nervous" as he accepted his award. That's a far cry from his Type-A alter-ego.

He explained the difference between Ari and himself by describing Gold as "a professional ball-buster."

Piven, on the other hand, is far less combustible. "When people meet me, they're really bored with me. I'm just kind of a softie character actor from Chicago and I will bore you to tears."

Asked if he thought it was strange that he was winning an award for material that aired more than a year ago, Piven explained that he wouldn't have a problem accepting an award for work he did in grade school. "I'd do a victory lap -- and hold a press conference."
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