Jeremy Piven’s “mercury poisoning” and the 10 worst celeb excuses

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Mercury Poisoning: Jeremy Piven-
This week the "Entourage" star dropped out of Broadway show, "Speed-the-Plow," due to "shocking levels" of mercury in his system, ... more 
Photo by: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Mercury Poisoning: Jeremy Piven-
This week the "Entourage" star dropped out of Broadway show, "Speed-the-Plow," due to "shocking levels" of mercury in his system, supposedly from eating too much sushi. Playwright David Mamet joked that Piven was leaving to "pursue a career as a thermometer," which is about how seriously we took his excuse. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:54 PM EDT
This week we have inducted Jeremy Piven into the celebrity hall of shame for the worst, "the dog ate my homework" type excuses we've become all to familiar with hearing. We do have to give Piven credit though for his defense, mercury poisoning, which was rather creative. Call us skeptical, but we call B.S. on these 10 alleged excuses.