Sunday, Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were arrested in Canada on warrants in the US. But when they asked for asylum saying their lives were at risk, Canadian authorities released them until a hearing later in the week. Randy is brother actor to Dennis Quaid.
A statement was released, written by the Quaid's stating: "Yes, we are requesting asylum from Hollywood 'star whackers'."
At Friday's immigration hearing, Evi Quaid alleged that a number of her husband's actor friends - among them Heath Ledger and David Carradine - had been killed in recent years.
"Randy has known eight close friends murdered in odd, strange manners," she said in what the Reuters news agency called a "rambling" presentation. "We feel that we're next."
Granted, I had thought it odd how Heath died, and David had questionable circumstance surrounding the situation of his demise in Thailand. In hearing this, I had to stop and think about it. Who, would want to kill Heath, David and Randy? Were there others? And why such a declining scope.
Heath was a big star. David was on the road to a reinvention of his career since the Kill Bill movies. Randy wasn't even that big a star, though he has had some interesting roles in such block buster movies as "Independence Day".
Are there a group of "Star Wackers" running rampant in Hollywood? And would running off to Canada save the Quaids? If they need to hide, why the recent big noise in Santa Barbera that they made moving back into a house they sold years ago, as well as doing thousands of dollars of damage to it?
I had to pause on this. And then decided that no, what we likely have here is a couple that is in some kind of shared delusion. Besides, how could there be such a curious conspiracy as a "Star Wacker" group? It just tends not to happen.
Aside from their ramblings at the Canadian hearing we have the note they wrote, that indicates another kind of rambling. They denied having a drug or alcohol problem, but those with a drug or alcohol problem, seldom share the information or possibly even believe it to be the case.
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