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Hollywood Executives Puzzled Over Owen Wilson Hospitalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Owen Wilson's hospitalization has left Hollywood executives in a quandary over how to move forward with movies starring the highly bankable actor.

Wilson was in good condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Cynthia Harding said Monday, after being taken by ambulance from his Santa Monica home the previous day for unspecified reasons.

His publicist, Ina Treciokas, didn't respond to an e-mail asking about media reports that Wilson had attempted suicide.

"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," Wilson, 38, said in a statement released Monday through Treciokas. No further comments were expected, she said.

DreamWorks Pictures said filming continues on "Tropic Thunder," a comedy starring Wilson and Jack Black. The studio, in a statement, offered no details on whether Wilson's role would be recast.

It was also unknown how Wilson's appearance opposite Jennifer Aniston in the comedy "Marley & Me" would be affected. A 20th Century Fox spokesman told Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety that "it's a totally inappropriate question at this time."

Wilson's hospitalization could also keep him from promoting "The Darjeeling Limited," co-starring Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. The Fox Searchlight movie is set for release Sept. 29.

Paramount's "Drillbit Taylor," starring Wilson and produced by Judd Apatow, is due out in March.

Wilson was taken to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica by ambulance Sunday and then transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Santa Monica Fire Battalion Chief Jose Torres said the department responded to a call that involved Wilson. The chief wouldn't comment on Wilson's injuries or condition, citing federal privacy laws.

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