WHAT'S WRONG WITH ACTOR OWEN WILSON?!?
Owen Wilson has been involved in several film projects that have done well and he was nominated for an Oscar for a screenplay he co-wrote for "The Royal Tenenbaums". Until recently, he was dating actress Kate Hudson.
On the surface, Owen Wilson is a guy who appears to be living the good life. I mean, the maximum version of the good life.
Who was it who once said, "Appearances can be deceiving"?
Sunday, sometime around noon, Wilson was taken to a hospital. The National Enquirer and Star magazine reported that Wilson had sliced his left wrist and had taken a bunch of pills.
An attempted suicide?
But a witness who saw the ambulance outside of Wilson's house said, "These guys were kind of taking their time taking a stretcher out of the ambulance, then they went into the house." A man named Geoffry White said that and lives directly across the street from where Wilson lives.
Does the reaction that White describes sound like how professional ambulance people would be reacting if they thought they had an attempted suicide on their hands? A situation that might mean that how fast they were could be the difference between life and death? And not that this should make any difference, but the fact that Owen Wilson is a world famous celebrity?
You get my drift?
In statements that have been released by Wilson and his publicist, nothing about an attempted suicide has been mentioned. And until Wilson or a member of his family does say something like that, all references to a suicide are irresponsible with a capital I!!!
But still...I couldn't help but think that while I was watching "Wedding Crashers" that Wilson is an actor who can show sadness with his eyes and facial expressions better than any actor I can think of right now. And that made me wonder if what I was seeing was acting.
Because we live in an "Enquiring minds want to know" time in our lives, for better or worse, we'll find out if Wilson's been "acting".
Meanwhile, it would be nice if the gossip vultures can respect the statement that Wilson released; "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."
Get well soon, Owen.
ONE OTHER ENTERTAINMENT RELATED STORY:
There was a big premiere of new film this past Saturday afternoon in Hollywood. A film that I think is scheduled to open this coming weekend. "Balls of Fury". I think that all we need to know is that the film's biggest star, Christopher Walken, avoided the premiere. People who have seen "Balls of Fury" say it's really, "Balls of Dumb".
AND WHILE CHRISTOPHER WALKEN SECOND GUESSES HIS DECISION:
We'll do some second guessing of our own.
CBS' decision to hire Katie Couric? So far, a bad decision. I understand the thinking behind wanting to appeal to younger viewers and to make the newscast seem to be "lighter". But like with younger radio listeners who long ago switched to FM, younger news watchers long ago switched to cable. If CBS wanted an attractive change, why didn't they steal Leslie Stahl from their own "60 Minutes"?
NBC's decision to hire Keith Olbermann to be part of their Sunday night NFL Pre-Game show? No doubt about it. Olbermann's former starring role as an ESPN anchor with Dan Patrick tells us he knows a lot about sports. The fact that he's a bit of a "loose cannon" adds potential spice to this hire which could mean a positive difference in the ratings. I don't watch exhibition anything sports wise, so I didn't see what apparently happened this past Sunday. Several e-mail writers have complained to me about Olbermann (apparently) doing some Bush and Limbaugh bashing on what is supposed to be a sports show.
Well...I'm the first to support the bashing of President Bush and talk radio's number one Kool Aid dispenser, Rush Limbaugh, because they both deserve it! But...on a sports show?!?
Wrong venue, Keith. Wrong hire, NBC. Didn't you learn from what happened when Disney hired Limbaugh to be on Monday Night Football?
NOW HERE'S A GUY WHO MIGHT BE A PROPER HIRE!!!
How many Presidential debates have we had? Seems like a....Well, if you're like me, it seems like too many, right?
But maybe there's a method to this madness, because there's an underdog on the Republican side who I think deserves a second and third look. That would be former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee. I wish he'd dial it down a bit on the religion thing, but his tax proposal, his war on obesity proposal and several other proposals have me saying, "Hmmmmm..."
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