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Owen Wilson at Ecco, Church

The scene at "Church" last night.

The scene at "Church" last night.

Owen Wilson, in Atlanta filming “The Internship,” hit the town last night. He was spotted first having dinner at Ecco and then much later playing ping pong at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, known colloquially simply as Church.

The high priest of Church, owner Grant Henry, who likes to send news tips in the form of hymnal liturgy, blessed us with the following this morning:

“I got awoken

by a midnight call

from my bartender

saying,

‘Owen Wilson

wants to play you

in Ping Pong

down at CHURCH.’

I said,

‘Tell him I’ll be there

in 10 minutes

to kick his (word found in the Bible)!’

I pull on clothes,

walked down to CHURCH,

and took 2 shots of Fireball upstairs,

and we shared a shot.

We played the first game

and I beat him 21-18 I believe.

He said:

‘Let’s play again!’

so I said:

‘Only if the winner

gets the other person’s

trucker hat!’

We played the second game

and I beat him again,

near the same score.

He said:

‘Again for my hat back?’

so I said,

‘Bring it.

Again!

All in good,

sweaty fun.

So.

I have his trucker hat,

which is a Honolula Hawaii hat,

and he has my Grant Hat!!!

I WANT MY GRANT HAT BACK!

He said he’d let the bartender know

the next time he was there

to hopefully retrieve

each other’s hat’s back.

Owen is a great guy,

so fun,

good sport,

he plays a lot like me,

except of course,

I WIN.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

23 comments Add your comment

Gormie

August 15th, 2012
9:39 am

Reporting this kind of crap is so creepy.

Jennifer Brett

August 15th, 2012
11:11 am

What’s creepy about two guys playing ping pong?

Jennifer

JB

August 15th, 2012
12:05 pm

I like it Jennifer….thanks for the report. Wish I had been there to watch.

LG

August 15th, 2012
12:08 pm

Jennifer reports on the Buzz, Gormie. Not creepy, entertaining.

Wendy

August 15th, 2012
12:09 pm

Awesome story! Glad you kicked his lol

bentavius

August 15th, 2012
12:12 pm

Normally I dont participate in “celebrity worship”. But I dont think this qualifies at all. Nice job Ms Brett! Btw a few people in my workout class say they saw him riding a bike at piedmont park.

Creeper

August 15th, 2012
12:15 pm

Lurking on message boards and posting things that add no value to the conversation at hand is so creepy.

Sounds as though Owen Wilson would be cool to hang out with. And not just because he’d buy a few rounds of drinks.

Rich Black

August 15th, 2012
12:42 pm

Who is Owen Wilson?

Blah

August 15th, 2012
1:03 pm

Wish I had the past two minutes of my life back…

The Truth

August 15th, 2012
1:15 pm

Who cares? Even though Owen Wilson is a likeable character and was born the same day I was (11/18/1968), he’s nothing special and has to wipe his behind each day just like everyone else.

Sister Abilene

August 15th, 2012
1:21 pm

Dear Jesus Mary Joseph!! Owen Wilson went to Church?!?!

Kat

August 15th, 2012
1:39 pm

Two things:
1) Thanks for the write-up. Grant Henry sounds like a great guy!
2) Do they still call it “workout class?”

Willydoit?

August 15th, 2012
1:52 pm

The name Gormie is creepy!!

Harold Reeves

August 15th, 2012
1:52 pm

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have been filming on the GaTech campus for the last 4 weeks. They will continue filming at the Clough and Klaus buildings for the next couple of weeks.

Hilliard McDermmit

August 15th, 2012
2:10 pm

I hear that East Cobb is becoming like the San Fernando Valley out in L.A. Tons of porno is being shot there these days.

pj

August 15th, 2012
2:11 pm

Thanks for the enjoyable reportage on that sighting. sounds fun.

TX

August 15th, 2012
2:17 pm

Yea for Owen … Good Luck for the next time….Thanks Jennifer

Boots

August 15th, 2012
7:21 pm

Celebs and Movie Actors need Love, too. And challengers in Ping Pong.

Fred ™

August 15th, 2012
9:53 pm

Gormie

August 15th, 2012
9:39 am

Reporting this kind of crap is so creepy.
+++++++++++++++++

What’s creepier is you reading it and then taking time to log in a comment on it……….

Just damn lol.

That was funny Jennifer (can I call you Jen?)

Carrie

August 15th, 2012
10:06 pm

Thanks for reporting Jennifer!!!

Creeps Me Out

August 16th, 2012
12:02 am

I hate trucker hats. They look awful on everybody, even truckers.

Grant Henry

August 16th, 2012
9:17 am

I totally didn’t realize
that by me winning his hat
that,
by default,
he took my hat,
like it was
the lesser.

I WILL WIN MY GRANT HAT BACK.
(self-slap)
I WILL WIN MY GRANT HAT BACK.
(self-slap)
I WILL WIN MY GRANT HAT BACK.
(self-slap)

It’s all about love!

Jennifer Brett

August 16th, 2012
9:44 am

I have faith in you, Father Grant.

Jennifer