Randy Quaid and his wife remained in Canada yesterday and missed a mandatory arraignment, but their attorney said he may have proof they weren’t illegally squatting at a California home where they were recently arrested. The Quaids are seeking asylum in Canada. Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck agreed not to issue a warrant for the actor and not forfeit his $500,000 bond, but she did issue a warrant for Evi Quaid. Prosecutors said they may seek extradition.
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Singer detainedAn American singer suspected of trying to smuggle cocaine in his stomach was detained as he tried to board a US-bound flight at a Dominican airport. Bachata singer Jimmy Bauer became sick at Santo Domingo’s international airport Monday when pellets of cocaine he had swallowed apparently burst, said Ramon Alcides Rodriguez, spokesman for the country’s drug control agency. Authorities stopped Bauer, whose real name is Jaime Vargas, and an X-ray showed dozens of pellets in his stomach, Rodriguez said. Bauer was rushed to a hospital, where 88 pellets of cocaine were allegedly extracted from his stomach.
Sparks trial orderedA Los Angeles hip-hop choreographer who was a judge on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew’’ has been ordered to trial on eight sex counts involving an underage girl in the 1990s. A Superior Court judge ruled that there was enough evidence for Melvin Shane Sparks, 41, to stand trial.
Odd couple“I have more tolerance for stupidity than I do rudeness. Also, stupidity makes me feel smarter.” Actor Zack Galifianakis, saying he’d rather travel with his own “Due Date” character than with the one played by Robert Downey Jr.
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