Hollywood actor Owen Wilson walked out of a dinner at a restaurant in New York City this week (beg05Aug13) after one of his friends threw a foul-mouthed tantrum in front of other diners. The Zoolander star was enjoying a meal with his pal Peter Brant at Manhattan Italian eaterie Da Silvano on Tuesday night (06Aug13) when a member of their group, art dealer Tony Shafrazi, turned up late and yelled at the pair for failing to answer their cell phones while he was stuck outside.
A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six that Wilson was so upset, he abandoned his dandelion salad and walked out.
The witness says, "Shafrazi was cursing them both out... As Tony went on and on, Owen looked more uncomfortable. Finally Owen decided he'd had enough and said, 'Go f**k yourself,' and stormed off."
Shafrazi has since branded the incident a "misunderstanding" and insisted there are no hard feelings between the group, adding, "After a long day's work, I ended up at the wrong restaurant... Having waited outside, I couldn't get either of them on the telephone. I felt a little embarrassed waiting in the street.
"I expressed frustrated language, but they are both extremely close friends. Owen is like a son to me, and Peter was my best man. I ended up sitting and talking to Peter for a while. Owen walked away, that happens. There is nobody I hold higher in my affection than Owen and Peter."
The Easy Rider star's first wife, Brooke Hayward, his daughter Marin, and several of his pals, including director Dwight Yoakam and artist Ed Ruscha, all attended the touching service on the Santa Monica Pier.
Eulogies were read out by Hopper's art dealer friend Tony Shafrazi and Yoakam, who also sang during the memorial.
It was held just a day after the opening of an exhibition of the actor's artwork, entitled Double Standard, at Los Angeles' Geffen Contemporary, which is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
The display, featuring 200 pieces, is described as the "first comprehensive survey of Hopper's prolific work" and showcases his art, film, photography and sculpture works.
During the opening on Sunday (11Jul10), MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch praised the late star's talent. He says, "His fusion of artistic media has become an inspiration for the new artistic generation who often draw on performance and film as well as painting, sculpture, and photography in the creation of their work."