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'Entourage' the movie: what's the hold-up?

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Jeremy Piven is part of the problem. That’s what the Hollywood Reporter is saying, anyway. Quoting only “insiders” and unnamed “sources,” the showbiz industry publication claims that the Evanston-born-and-bred actor’s demands for “backend compensation” from a planned “Entourage” flick (based on the hit HBO series, on which Piven played hyper Hollywood agent Ari Gold) “has some cast members throwing an Ari Gold-style tantrum.”

Which is to say if Piven is in fact contributing to a delay, he’s not alone. Here’s what one of the film’s producers, Mark Wahlberg, had to say when TMZ asked about the hold-up.

And here’s what Adrian Grenier, who plays pretty boy movie star Vince Chase, posted on Instagram.

And, for a somewhat sunnier take, here’s how “Entourage” writer/producer Doug Ellin chimed in on the matter via Twitter:

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Update: October 29, 2013