Piven Did Not Swim with Fishes

1/16/2009 5:24 AM PST

Piven Did Not Swim with Fishes

Finally a story about marine life that's good news for Jeremy Piven.

There was all kinds of buzz the mercury poisonee was one of the passengers who survived that incredible water landing yesterday afternoon after a guy who looked a lot like Piven flashed across TV screens. According to the NY Daily News, it wasn't JP -- his rep says Jeremy called her while the rescue was happening.

"I'm not [on the plane]" he said. "I'm talking to you, aren't I?" Sounds like Jeremy.