Page Six has more details regarding the Jeremy Piven-Stephen Dorff Bathroom Line Smackdown at New York's Bungalow 8 club, this time from a "somewhat sober spy" who recollects a different scenario, in which the Piv came off less like his hot-headed, loose-cannon Ari Gold persona, and more like the cool-as-a-cucumber, "I can make your or break you" Ari, as touted in the series' online advertising campaign (featuring cutting-edge, Ari-bot technology!):
"Jeremy throws his arm out to stop him and says, 'No, no, no. You are going to wait in line like the rest of us, you privileged, spoon-fed son of a bitch.' Then Piven turns to the long line of people who are all watching and asks, 'Anyone wanna see this guy cut the line?' People shake their heads no. Dorff starts making threats and gets in Piven's face. Piven doesn't move an inch - in fact he laughs and taunts him with a chuckle and says, 'What are you gonna do? You're nothing, baby! Nothing'...
Dorff was fuming and his face was turning red. Dorff started to say something about 'having class' and how Piven just made a huge mistake because he has some very powerful friends. Dorff leaves him with this gem: 'You are done, see you in line for my next movie.' "
By that, Dorff was undoubtedly referring to his 14th*-billed turn in the upcoming World Trade Center, a two-scene tour de force that is already garnering much buzz as a cameo to watch come awards season. Despite his bold, trash-talking claims that his club-monkey foe was "nothing, baby," Piven must have at that moment known in his heart that his career would forever be outshone by the megastar hand-picked by Oliver Stone to play "Doomed NYPD Tower 2 Cop #6."