Owen Wilson did not “flip out” on a server after being given the wrong drink order, despite a completely made-up tabloid report. The supposed incident never occurred. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
According to Life & Style, Wilson threw a temper tantrum at Erewhon, a popular health food store with several locations in Los Angeles. The Wedding Crashers star allegedly “caused a scene” at the Santa Monica location because he got the wrong juice. A so-called “eyewitness” tells the magazine, “His arms were flailing all over and he was yelling at the server. Even the woman he was with had to tell him to calm down.”
The alleged “eyewitness” goes on to say the server kept telling Wilson that she had given him the correct drink, but “he wouldn’t hear it.” The questionable source adds, “He got up and stormed out.”
The magazine’s unidentified “eyewitness” has no proof to back up these claims. In a world of camera phones, it seems someone would have recorded Wilson having a meltdown in a health foot store had it truly happened. It also doesn’t make much sense that the “eyewitness” didn’t start recording, but instead decided to tell the story to a tabloid later on. Gossip Cop checked in with Wilson’s rep, who tells us on the record that the report is “absolutely false.” We’re told the incident described in the magazine never occurred. We also reached out to the Erewhon in Santa Monica, and no one there was aware of any such altercation involving the actor.
Another reason the tabloid’s report seems sketchy is because Gossip Cop has seen many variations of this theme. Life & Style’s sister outlet, Star, previously wrote a similar article involving Wilson’s frequent co-star, Ben Stiller. The magazine falsely claimed Stiller “flipped out” on hotel staffers because his breakfast wasn’t ready in a timely manner.
Jennifer Lopez, who just wrapped filming the comedy Marry Me alongside Wilson, has also been at the center of this type of story. Last year, Gossip Cop busted Star for wrongly alleging Lopez flipped out on a waiter who didn’t sit her in the VIP section of a Los Angeles restaurant. The same publication also made up a story last year about Christina Aguilera acting like a “diva” at a restaurant in Beverly Hills. Prior to that, we busted the outlet for wrongly reporting that Adam Sandler stormed out of a pharmacy because it didn’t have his preferred brand of dental floss. Meanwhile, the National Enquirer once insisted that Amal Clooney is rude to waiters and demands that her husband George leaves small tips.
The tabloid’s have a recurring theme about A-list stars being disrespectful to people in the service industry. It’s a tired trope that won’t seem to go away. Wilson is just the latest celebrity to get roped into the bogus narrative.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.