If the National Enquirer and the Star are reporting it, then it must be true -- otherwise, why would it be on ABC News.com? They're all insisting that yesterday, Dallas' Owen Wilson was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital, after he "slit his left wrist and [took] unidentified pills in an attempt to kill himself," reports ABC's site. (CBS is into it too.) Also making a contribution to this story: Entertainment Tonight, which says that after his release, Owen checked into Cedar-Sinai Hospital to detox, where brother Luke "was seen leaving." So it must be true.
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In a curious sign the world has turned upside down this morning, TMZ.com is going, for now, with a far more subtle take: "TMZ has confirmed that Owen Wilson was taken to the hospital Sunday in Los Angeles." And the gossip site quotes only the Santa Monica Police Department's very general statement released yesterday: "On Sunday Aug. 26. 2007 at 12:10 PM, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a medical assistance call from the Santa Monica Fire Department at the 900 block of 23rd Street. The person was transported to a local hospital where they are being treated." --Robert Wilonsky