Apparently Jeremy Piven hasn't pissed off any of the five actors from Actor's Equity who all totally believed that Jeremy had mercury poisoning and that's why he had to leave the play Speed The Plow well before his contract was over. Of course, the five producers on the board all thought Jeremy was a lying snake and voted to cut off his balls and feed them to fish. I thought that was a clever idea on their part since it all revolves around fish.
So, because it was a 5-5 tie, nothing happens. Yep. It is kind of like kissing your cousin. Nothing happens. It's really only when you go beyond the kissing stage that you really have to worry. People talk and whisper. It is really the whispering that makes you crazy though because you don't know if people are judging you or just talking about the weather.
According to the NY Times, Jeremy Piven managed to cry not once, but twice during the 20 minute interview after the three hour hearing. Basically he said that he was dying and that is the only reason he left the show. Uh huh. The producers can ask for more serious arbitration, but I think they are just going to let it go.
Look for the five actors who sided with Jeremy to all show up on Entourage this season and get a free copy of the season 5 DVD's when they come out.