Jeremy Piven has been leeching the New York club scene for his newest romantic flings. The Entourage actor, who is in Bangkok recovering from mercury poisoning from eating sushi for apparently every meal for a year, has been picking up women all over the city.
First there was Ashley Chontos, a 23-year old bottle-host cum "model" who works at Mansion. The SUNY Binghamton drop out met the fishy star at Britney Spear's birthday party at Tenjune. The actor seems to be infatuated with the blonde waitress now, but that night she was merely the runner up in the actor's choice of bed partners.
"Jeremy met several girls at Britney's birthday party," a source told the Daily News. "He was really interested in a model who happens to be Ashley's direct competition, but he was so insistent in his pursuit that he freaked her out. She stopped returning his calls, so he settled for Ashley in the long run."
Other sources explained the situation more bluntly, saying Jeremy prefers to collect numbers all night then send out a mass message reading, 'Come to my room - whoever responds first gets me for the night.' Guess Ashley is a quick typer. The couple also reportedly spent the night together after Piven called out sick from his Broadway drama Speed-the-Plow.
According to Chontos' friends, Piven is crazy about Ashley and is planning on flying her out to LA as his date for the Golden Globes. Piven's four year long Globes tradition has been to take his mother as a date. (Guess we will see how Ashley's story stacks up on January 10!) Chontos is currently in Miami but the two have been exchanging text messages. "Ashley decided to get a tan so she looks great for her 'red carpet debut.' She wants to get real dolled up, and has been discussing her outfit and jewelry practically every chance she gets," revealed a source.
The whirlwind romance has surprised everyone, but no one more than Brandi Harper, a stunning cosmetology student Piven met backstage at Plow. The two went out several times and Harper says she saw Piven the day before he became sick and left for "rehab" in Bangkok. Despite calling Harper several times a day and texting her, Piven seemingly has the time to woo Chontos as well. "She (Brandi) was surprised when she found out he'd been seeing Ashley - but she didn't really care," a source told Page Six. Harper quipped to the New York Post, " I know Jeremy, and he is a gentlemen."
All we can say is those Thai girls better watch out.