Entourage's Kevin Connolly not only comes out for good causes, he supports his costar, Jeremy Piven.

Sporting a full red beard while at an event for the Noreen Fraser Foundation for Cancer at the Maloof Estate in Beverly Hills Wednesday, Connolly dished about his co-star Jeremy Piven, who was reportedly upset over The Piven Monologues, a theater spoof about the situation surrounding his mercury poisoning.

"I mean Jeremy's got a good sense of humor. I'm sure if its all in good fun he won't have a problem with it," said Connolly. "On the other hand you know Jeremy also won his case so maybe his producers are wrong... So maybe they should cease and whatever it is. Maybe they should just be quiet."

And why the beard? Read on for that, some Entourage dish and his thoughts on this weekend's Emmys…

The actor needs the facial fur, or at least part of it, for an upcoming role.

"I got an acting job where they need me to have a mustache," says Connolly. "So eventually I'll shave the beard, but I don't want to walk around looking like an idiot so I'm keeping the beard just to offset the mustache."

Connolly also opened up about Entourage's Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.

"Its our, I think our fifth nomination in a row so uh hopefully were looking forward to losing for the fifth time (laughs) I'm sure 30 Rock already has it sewn up so...its great just to be invited to the Emmys," says Connolly.  "We'll be there. We will all be there."

Connolly also says he is rooting for his co-star Kevin Dillon who is nominated.  "Listen, now that Piven is out of the picture this could be the year." 

As far as his role on Entourage, "E" wouldn't give much away as to which lady he will end up with.  "I'd like to date my assistant. She's a hot assistant. (Laughs) I can't tell because I'll get in trouble. I've been burnt before by people like you asking questions and I say things and I get in trouble so I'll keep my mouth quiet."

Connolly says he came to the cancer foundation event because the disease hit close to home.

"I lost both parents to cancer, more recently my mom... so I got involved." 

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