Owen Wilson Dead. Not!

Wednesday, December 29 by

Woody always shows up at the right time.

Apparently there was a rumor going around Twitter today that Owen Wilson had tragically pulled a Sonny Bono in Switzerland. I must not follow @gullible. The whole ordeal stemmed from a fabricated story on the site Global Associated News:

“The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Owen Wilson lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Owen Wilson was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.“

Very funny, pranksters, but the real joke here is the improper use of the ampersand in the first sentence. I guess if we can’t expect people to know the difference between a “&” and an “and” in current writing styles we can’t expect them to discern between reality and poppycock. Anyway, Owen Wilson is very much alive, as is Charlie Sheen AND Adam Sandler, who also had death rumors circulating this past holiday weekend. This could all change soon though, as Charlie Sheen is bound to get out of bed. (TheWrap)

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  1. December 29, 2010 1:39 pm


    Thanks for the cocktease photo their guys, way to RAISE my hopes just to BLOW them down

    no, the blow part didn’t make sense

  2. December 29, 2010 1:39 pm


    The impressive supporting cast are as follows: Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, JB Smoove, Stephen Merchant, Richard Jenkins, Alyssa Milano, and Vanessa Angel. If the years Farrelly does not make this film work, God help them.


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