Canada doesn't care about Randy Quaid
Are Randy and Evi Quaid slowly slipping into the clutches of the mysterious Hollywood starwhackers? Whatever the case may be, it appears that Canada officially couldn't care less.
Immigration Canada officials have confirmed that American actor Randy Quaid's application for permanent residency in Canada has been denied. (Evi Quaid's father was born in Canada, which grants her Canadian citizenship and the ability to sponsor her husband.)
CTV news is reporting that he was denied because he didn't have his passport. Quaid will be picking up his passport, which was seized by Canadian officials, at the U.S Embassy in Toronto.
What's more, according to a CBC News report, the federal Refugee Protection Division has also prevented Randy from reinstating a claim in which he claims he is the target of starwhackers, who they allege killed David Carradine and Heath Ledger. The Quaids are appealing to Federal Court.
Randy withdrew his refugee claim last summer.
For those who are just tuning in—or for those who tuned out of this ongoing, long-going, twist-ridden saga—Randy and Evi Quaid were arrested in October 2010 on outstanding U.S. warrants. In order to evade the Hollywood starwhackers, they escaped to Vancouver, or Hollywood North, a mere three- to four-hour flight away from Hollywood.
Or there's this version of the story: the couple still face felony burglary and misdemeanour charges in the U.S. for moving back into and vandalizing a guest home they once owned in Santa Barbara, California, in 2009. The couple failed to turn up at any court hearings. Both are wanted on $500,000 bench warrants and will be arrested upon returning to the U.S.
In April 2011, the Quaids screened a portion of Evi's avant-garde docudrama Star Whackers at the Rio Theatre. The work-in-progress film featured a Hollywood actor (played by Randy), with a penchant for repeatedly reciting Shakespeare and exposing himself for no apparent reason, being chased by a hitman (also played by Randy).
No release date for the film has been announced yet.