Piven Now Famous For His Fable

George Foreman is an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world heavyweight boxing champion who knocked out Joe Frazier and lost to Muhammad Ali in one of the most famous fights in history, “The Rumble in The Jungle.” But these days his storied athletic past is eclipsed by the fame he earned selling grilling machines.

When people see George Forman they don’t say—hey, look there’s the champ. They say—hey, look there’s the grill guy. Admittedly, he is clearly laughing all the way to the bank.

But these days it has become apparent that Jeremy Piven is no longer the actor who’s appeared in dozens of movies and dozens more TV shows and rounds out the wildly popular cast of a hit HBO series—no, he is now officially the butt of his own joke.

Piven, who appeared on The Tonight Show last night simply can’t go anywhere without addressing or now joking about his absurd claims that he came down with mercury poising from eating too much sushi.

Unlike the now beloved grilling pitchman, Piven’s mercury fable doesn’t appear to be rejuvenating his career but rather defining his character for an already skeptical audience whose snickers drown out the cries of – hey, look there’s the sushi guy.

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