Miley Cyrus’ New Pal: Jeremy Piven

| January 28, 2011 - 10:41 am

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Move over Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus has a new BFF and it’s none other than Entourage star Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy, 45, revealed that he struck up a friendship with his 18-year-old So Undercover co-star while they were filming in Louisiana.

“I think I must be an 18-year-old girl because we got along really well,” Jeremy told E! Online’s Marc Malkin at the Sundance Film Festival. “It was just so much fun. I had so much fun with her and we had great chemistry. It was really really weird—we’re like polar opposites. She’s kind of amazing.”

As for her “Worst Influence” title, Jeremy defended the former Hannah Montana star as an easy-going teen. “You know, you can judge her, but what were you doing when you were 18? […] There’s nothing pretentious about her. She’s this force. She loves to laugh.”

Jeremy met Miley a few days after her infamous bong video leaked online. The video showed Miley smoking salvia – a legal herbal hallucinogen – out of a bong and having a giggle fit with some friends. Shortly after the video hit the internet, Miley jetted off the Lousiana to film So Undercover with Piven.

Jeremey also says that Miley has finally gotten him some respect with his young nieces.

“Right now they think I work for the bus company because they saw me on an ad for Entourage on a bus, so they asked me if I work for the bus company,” he said. “I said, ‘No, Uncle Jeremy doesn’t work for the bus company.’ So finally [now that I’m in a movie with Miley] I’ll get a little respect.”

What do you make of Miley and Jeremy’s friendship? Share your thoughts in the comments.