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Jeremy Piven jokes are well-received despite reports he went on a rant on fundraiser

Jeremy Piven jokes were well-received, despite reports the actor went on tirade at a fundraiser in the weekend.

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Jeremy Piven jokes at a fundraiser in the weekend were well-received, despite previous reports that the actor lines failed country, after which he went into an expletive-laden rant.

In a video obtained by Fox News, Piven, 53, who hosted the 9th annual Face Forward Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles Saturday, is heard telling jokes about his 13-year-old niece.

“I’m 200 years old. I’m still single. It is difficult to measure. I have a niece, ” the former “Entourage” star said. “My niece Pearl, you probably remember Jewel from the video “The Landlord” with will Ferrell.”

“You remember that? The little baby: ‘Give me my money bitch.’ That is my niece Pearl,” explains Piven, who is met with cheers and applause from the audience. In the video, the crowd continues to laugh Piven jokes.

Early reports indicated that the actor went into a tirade at the event, which was held for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, after his pranks reportedly fell flat.

Piven, who reportedly told jokes about sex, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber, said: “f you” to the participants, The Daily Mail reported.

He is reportedly went on to say: “This is a tough room. Tough room. Oh, I knew it. I knew it. I’ve just decided that I’m doing a two-hour set, because you’re not giving me love. So, f— you,” Piven told the crowd after he is not there to laugh, according to The Daily Mail.

Piven’s reported jokes, nor the explectives listed by the beginning of the reports were in the video obtained by Fox News. A rep for Piven not return Fox News’ request for comment.

During the gala, Face Foward Chairman, Christina DeRosa, thanked Piven to attend and host the event.

“Jeremy canceled a comedy tour at our gala and flew in on a red eye from New York out of his pocket, to support a cause that helps victims of domestic violence around the world,” she said.

“We asked him to make people laugh and he did it by Jeremy. I am honored that Jeremy is a proponent of the Face to the Front. By him coming to this event shows its commitment to respect and assist domestic violence survivors, women and men, all over the world. Thank you, my friend.”

 

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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