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Randy Quaid Denied Canadian Residency

January 28th, 2013 11:14am EST
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid has lost his bid for residency status in Canada.

The Brokeback Mountain star fled to Canada in 2010 with his wife Evi after they were arrested for illegally squatting at a home in Montecito, California.

The Quaids applied for refugee status, claiming they were being persecuted by "Hollywood star whackers," and Evi, whose father is Canadian, was subsequently granted citizenship.

Nevertheless, Canadian immigration officials have turned down Quaid's request for permanent residency status, The Associated Press reports.

The Hollywood star can appeal the decision to the federa...
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Randy Quaid: 'I Am Not A Criminal'

July 25th, 2011 11:37am EDT
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid is eager to return to the U.S. to reignite his acting career, but feels the "door's been slammed" in his face by American officials who want to arrest him.

The Independence Day star and his wife Evi fled America after authorities issued a warrant for their arrest on charges including trespassing and vandalism when they were found living in the guest house of a property they formally owned. They subsequently applied for refugee status in Canada, where Evi's father is from, and were granted citizenship.

Officials at the district attorney's office in Santa Barbara County, Calif...
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Randy Quaids' Extradition Request Denied

July 18th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Randy Quaid
A request to extradite Randy Quaid and his wife Evi to America from Canada has been turned down.

The couple left the U.S. last year after officials in California issued a warrant for their arrest on charges including trespassing and vandalism after they were found living in the guest house of a property they formally owned.

The Quaids later turned up in Canada and applied for refugee status, claiming they were being persecuted by "Hollywood star whackers," and Evi, whose father is Canadian, was subsequently granted citizenship.

Officials at the district attorney's office in Santa Barb...
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Randy Quaid May Support Charlie Sheen On Tour In Vancouver

April 27th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid is reportedly in talks to support fellow troubled star Charlie Sheen when the latter takes his one-man show to Vancouver, British Columbia, next week.

Quaid, who fled America for Canada with his wife amid a legal tussle last year, performed with his lawyer John Shewfelt's band The Fugitives at the Rio Theater in his adopted Vancouver on Friday night and he may repeat the show at the city's Rogers Arena when Sheen arrives with his Torpedo of Truth tour, according to CNN.com.

Quaid performed three self-penned songs, including "Star Whackers" and "Mr. D.A. Man," during his sold-o...
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Notable Celebrity Arrests Of 2010

December 29th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Celebrity Arrests 2010
Celebrities make mistakes just like the rest of us, and Hollywood had its share of arrests this year. In January, Gary Coleman was arrested on a domestic violence warrant. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star, who suffered from congenital kidney disease, died from a brain hemorrhage in May following a fall at his home in Utah.

Rip Torn was arrested in January for an alleged break-in attempt at a Connecticut bank.

Andy Dick was arrested on January 23 for reportedly groping two people's genital areas.

Heather Locklear was arrested in April after a hit-and-run and was suspected to have been ...
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Santa's Naughty Celebrities Of 2010 List

December 14th, 2010 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Christmas is almost here and there are a lot of celebrities who will not be receiving any presents from Santa this year because of their bad behavior. From Dr. Laura Schlessinger's on-air N-word rant to Lindsay Lohan's violation probations and rehab stints, 2010 marked the year of unruly celebrity behavior and misconduct. Santa has made his list, checked it twice, and sent us a copy of naughty celebs who won't be getting any gifts this holiday season.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has been a naughty, naughty girl this year. In 2010, a video was released of a then 16-year old Miley gi...
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Delay In Randy Quaid Case Due To Immigration Concerns

November 26th, 2010 9:10am EST
Randy Quaid
Brokeback Mountain star Randy Quaid is facing yet another delay before officials decide whether to grant him refugee status in Canada.

Quaid turned up for a hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Vancouver on Tuesday to state his case for sanctuary.

But the actor's hearing was delayed after his lawyer asked for more time to review documents, reports Eonline.com.

It's the second time this month that attorney Catherine Sas requested and received a continuance to allow further preparation.

A new refugee hearing has not been scheduled but a pre-hearing is set for December 22.
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Randy Quaid & Wife Skip Court Again

November 2nd, 2010 11:21pm EDT
Randy Quaid
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife EVI have missed another court appearance - the couple chose to remain in Canada rather than attend a mandatory arraignment in Santa Barbara, California.

The Quaids were due in court on Tuesday to face charges they have been illegally squatting at a California home they once owned.

The actor and his wife are seeking asylum in Canada, insisting they fear for their welfare if they return to California.

Quaid's attorney insists his client has been advised to stay in Canada for an immigration hearing on November 8.

Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck ...
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Randy Quaid: 'I Am Not Crazy Or A Criminal'

October 30th, 2010 9:19am EDT
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid has spoken out to address his recent arrest and legal woes, insisting he and his wife Evi are not "crazy".

The actor and his wife were released from custody in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday, where they were being held on a California warrant issued after they failed to show up for an arraignment earlier this month to face felony vandalism charges.

However, speaking to reporters after a brief immigration hearing on Thursday, the Brokeback Mountain star maintained his innocence.

He told reporters, "Up until a year ago, Evi and I had never had any run-in with the law whatsoe...
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Canada Releases Randy Quaid & His Wife

October 28th, 2010 8:39am EDT
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been released from an immigration holding centre in Vancouver, Canada.

The star was freed after posting a $10,000 bond, reports TMZ.com.

His wife received an "unconditional release" after Immigration and Refugee Board officials discovered her father was born in Canada.

The Quaids, who have been behind bars since Friday, were being held on a California warrant issued after they failed to show up for an arraignment on October 18 to face felony vandalism charges.

The couple was caught allegedly squatting in a Montecito home they once owned.

The pair reque...
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Randy Quaid & Wife Seek Asylum In Canada

October 24th, 2010 6:06pm EDT
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have told immigration officials in Canada they plan to seek asylum in the country because they fear their lives are "in danger" in the U.S.

The Quaids became wanted criminals after they failed to show up for an arraignment hearing in California on Monday, relating to their recent brush with the law for allegedly squatting in a Montecito home they once owned.

A judge issued a warrant for their arrest and they were detained in Vancouver, Canada four days later.

The couple has now been released after posting nearly $10,000 bail each, but the case has taken a bi...
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Randy Quaid & Wife Arrested In Canada

October 23rd, 2010 11:30am EDT
Randy Quaid
Fugitive actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been arrested in Vancouver, Canada, four days after a California judge issued a warrant for their arrest.

The pair became wanted criminals after failing to show up for an arraignment hearing in a Santa Barbara courthouse on Monday. The court date stemmed from their arrest in September, when they were busted for felony vandalism for allegedly squatting in a Montecito home they once owned.

TV bounty hunter Duane 'Dog' Chapman issued a public ultimatum to the Quaids during an appearance on late night talk show "Lopez Tonight" on Thursday, call...
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Randy Quaid & Wife Fail To Appear In Court... Again

October 18th, 2010 10:28pm EDT
Randy Quaid
A California judge has issued bench warrants for the arrests of Randy Quaid and his wife Evi after the couple failed to show up for a hearing in a Santa Barbara courthouse on Monday.

The Quaids were scheduled to appear for a hearing on burglary charges filed last month after police were called to a Montecito, California, residence to investigate a report of squatters.

Hours after the officials arrived, the actor and his wife showed up, claiming they had owned the property since the 1990s.

The Quaids were charged with residential burglary.

A new hearing has been set for October 26.
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Randy Quaid Released On Bail

September 20th, 2010 9:20pm EDT
Randy Quaid
Troubled actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been released from jail following their arrest for allegedly squatting in the house they called home.

The couple was arrested on Saturday when officials at the Santa Barbara County sheriff's department received a complaint from the owner of the property. When cops turned up to investigate, the Quaids insisted they were the rightful owners and had been since the 1990s.

The complainant produced documentation proving he had bought the home from another buyer in 2007, who had purchased the house from the Quaids years earlier.

The couple was ta...
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Randy Quaid & His Wife Arrested On New Burglary Charges

September 19th, 2010 10:31am EDT
Randy Quaid
Troubled actor Randy Quaid and his wife EVI have been arrested and charged with burglary amid allegations they have been illegally squatting in the house they called home.

Officials at the Santa Barbara County sheriff's department in California visited the property on Saturday afternoon after receiving a complaint from the owner of the property.

But when cops turned up to investigate, they found Randy and Evi Quaid at the door - with the pair insisting they had owned the home since the 1990s.

The man who called in the police provided documentation confirming he had been the rightful owne...
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Charges Against Randy Quaid Dropped, Wife Gets Probation

April 28th, 2010 10:48pm EDT
Randy Quaid
Felony burglary charges against Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been dropped just days after the couple were jailed for failing to show up at court.

The couple had been charged with defrauding an innkeeper after failing to settle a $10,000 bill following a 2009 stay at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

They were also facing conspiracy and burglary charges, but prosecutors have decided to drop the case.

The "Brokeback Mountain" star and his wife were released from prison on Monday after posting $100,000 bail each.

The Quaids were jailed by a judge in Santa Barbara to m...
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Randy Quaid And Wife Released On Bail

April 27th, 2010 8:11am EDT
Randy Quaid
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been released from prison after posting $100,000 bail each.
The Brokeback Mountain star and his wife Evi were jailed by a judge in Santa Barbara, California on Monday to make sure they returned for a hearing into their 2009 fraud and burglary case on Wednesday after a series of court no-shows.

Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa told the couple they had been disrespectful by refusing to show up for arranged court dates, including one they missed earlier this month. The pair was then taken into custody - but spent less than four hours behind bars after off...
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Randy Quaid & Wife Thrown In Jail

April 26th, 2010 8:12pm EDT
Randy Quaid
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been jailed after testing the legal limits of California lawmakers with a series of court no-shows.

The "Brokeback Mountain" star and his wife Evi were in court in Santa Barbara on Monday, and were jailed to make sure they returned for a hearing into their 2009 fraud and burglary case on Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa told the couple they had been disrespectful by refusing to show up for arranged court dates, including one they missed earlier this month, and had them taken into custody. He set bail at $100,000.

The Quaids were arrested in ...
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Randy Quaid And Wife Suing Ex-Lawyer For Gossip Stories

April 25th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Quaid,_Randy
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are suing their former lawyer, accusing him of "gossip mongering" by allegedly running stories about them on his website.

In a lawsuit, the Brokeback Mountain star and his wife claim they hired attorney Lloyd Braun to negotiate business deals for the actor.

The Quaids allege he became a close family friend but eventually betrayed them by posting photos and information about them on his entertainment website.

But a lawyer for Braun has dismissed their accusations, telling TMZ.com, "The alleged facts are palpably untrue. Lloyd Braun hasn't represented th...
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Another Warrant Issued For Randy Quaid & Wife

April 14th, 2010 8:19am EDT
Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid and his wife are in trouble with the law again after failing to show up for a court date in Santa Barbara, California on Monday.

Arrest warrants have again been issued for the couple in their ongoing legal battle over an unpaid hotel bill. The couple is accused of burglary and defrauding an innkeeper.

The Quaids have had a number of warrants issued for their arrest over past court no-shows - each one was later quashed.

The couple is charged with failing to settle a $10,000 bill after staying at the luxury San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara in September.

The pair ignored...
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30 Days Of Christmas Week Two: Dysfunctional Family Christmases

December 7th, 2009 10:59am EST
30 Days of Christmas: Week Two
There are a lot of people who feel that starting holiday festivities too early before a holiday takes some of the magic out of it and therefore eliminates some of the excitement. If you are "one of those," though, you will probably love this week's quick alternative to the dozens upon dozens of sappy, sentimental Christmas classics soon to fill your TV. This week-- the first official theme week for the 30 Days of Christmas experiment-Starpulse.com presents to you: Dysfunctional Family Christmases!

Day Five: November 30, 2009 - Surviving Christmas

Nothing about 2004's Surviving Christm...
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Underrated & Overrated Films Of The $300 Million Club

August 1st, 2008 12:55pm EDT
Titanic
"Iron Man", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and "The Dark Knight" all joined the $300 Million Club this year, swelling its membership to 29 films.

The films in this select group are made up of big-budget action extravaganzas, animated new classics and even some prestige pictures that touched a nerve with a wide audience. Whatever the movie may be, once it hits the triple-century mark, it's a bona fide smash and destined to become a classic.

This milestone is not always a sign of quality; however, as many films that become so popular simply stink. It also is...
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Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

June 13th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Clique Girlz
1.) Starpulse user cliqueguy101 asks, "Where do I learn more about the Clique Girlz?"

The Clique Girlz (sisters Paris, 12, and Destinee Monroe, 13, & best friend Ariel Moore, 13) wanted to sing ever since they were born, according to their official website. They are influenced by Destiny's Child and insist on living a drug-free lifestyle. They will be touring soon with Raven Symone. Check out some photos on Starpulse here.

2.) greentigerrain asks, "I am looking for information about a movie released in 2007 that I saw on the SciFi channel and loved. The movie is called 'Hybrid' and...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 1

October 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Randy Quaid
Happy Birthday to British DJ and rapper Dizzee Rascal (1985), baseball slugger Mark McGwire (1963), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (1962), comedic actor Randy Quaid (1950), Panamanian baseball star Rod Carew (1945), Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews (1935), Harry Potter's first "Dumbledore" Sir Richard Harris (1930), "Hannibal Smith" from The A-Team George Peppard (1928), Happy Days actor Tom Bosley (1927), 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter (1924), comedic actor Walter Matthau (1920), and Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903).
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Natalie Portman And Javier Bardem Star In 'Goya's Ghosts'; In Theaters July 20

July 2nd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Goya
From two-time Academy Award® winning director Milos Forman and three-time Academy Award® winning producer Saul Zaentz, Goya's Ghosts is a sweeping historical epic, told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard). Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army, the film captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 1

October 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Randy Quaid
Happy Birthday to British DJ and rapper Dizzee Rascal (1985), baseball slugger Mark McGwire (1963), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (1962), comedic actor Randy Quaid (1950), Panamanian baseball star Rod Carew (1945), Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews (1935), Harry Potter's first "Dumbledore" Sir Richard Harris (1930), "Hannibal Smith" from The A-Team George Peppard (1928), Happy Days actor Tom Bosley (1927), 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter (1924), comedic actor Walter Matthau (1920), and Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903).
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'House' Cleans Up at Satellite Awards

December 20th, 2005 10:18am EST
House
Doctor drama House and miniseries Elvis earned three awards each at the 10th annual Satellite Awards sponsored by the International Press Academy. House garnered awards for best drama series, best actor in a series (Hugh Laurie), and best actress in a supporting role (Lisa Edelstein). Other winners are:

* Motion Picture Made for Television

Reefer Madness: The Musical/SHOWTIME

* Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Kristen Bell -- Reefer Madness: The Musical/SHOWTIME

* Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Jonathan...
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New Films Hit the Big Screen, Nov. 23

November 23rd, 2005 7:00am EST
Just Friends
Just Friends tells the tale of a likeable guy (Ryan Reynolds) who is rejected by his first true love (Amy Smart), who says she'd rather be "just friends." He winds up moving across the country and transforms into a selfish womanizer. However, he unexpectedly returns to his past persona when he reconnects with the girl who broke his heart. Anna Faris and Chris Klein also star.

Other releases this week:

In The Ice Harvest, Charlie (John Cusack), an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate Vic Cavanaugh (Billy Bob Thornton) have just successfully embe...
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IFP Announces Gotham Award Nominees

October 27th, 2005 11:43am EDT
Capote
The Independent Film Project (IFP) just announced the nominations for the 15th Annual Gotham Awards. Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on Nov. 30 in New York City. The nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for “Best Feature” are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, A History of Violence, Keane, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The annual Gotham Awards celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more fir...
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