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March 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Randy Quaid, who played a tough sheep rancher in "Brokeback Mountain," claims he was fleeced for his work in the movie. Quaid filed a lawsuit Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court alleging producers got him to work cheap by falsely claiming "Brokeback" was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money."
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April 11, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Dennis Quaid on troubled Randy Quaid: "I miss my brother. " ( People ) This weekend's Reality Rocks convention was kind of a bust. ( Los Angeles Times ) Nick Cannon bolted from Reality Rocks this weekend to be with Mariah Carey. Are the twins on the way? ( Radar Online ) The prolific director Sidney Lumet has died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The Canadian sitcom "Little Mosque on the Prairie" is popular in 83 countries but can't be seen in the U.S., making it sort of the anti-"Baywatch.
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December 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Randy Quaid has excelled in such heavy dramas as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Of Mice and Men." But the actor says he has made his mark with audiences as the nerdy Eddie in "National Lampoon's Vacation." Quaid is back as Eddie, backwoods cousin to the character played by Chevy Chase, in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." "I did the first movie six or seven years ago, and I was amazed," Quaid said in a recent interview. "People still come up to me and quote lines from that part.
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November 3, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
There's got to be a movie ? or at least a reality show ? in the ongoing saga of actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi. The latest episode occurred Tuesday, when a Santa Barbara judge issued a warrant for Evi's arrest ? an action that will cost the couple her $500,000 bail. Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Donna Geck threatened to do the same for Randy if he misses a court hearing later this month. The Quaids are charged with vandalism and related charges for allegedly squatting in and trashing a Montecito mansion that once was their home.
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October 30, 1988 | Bettijane Levine, Bettijane Levine is The Times' fashion editor
It was 5 a.m. when actor Randy Quaid entered his hotel lobby to meet the driver who would take him to the set. All he saw was a beautiful woman asleep on a chair. He woke her. She apologized; she'd been out late the night before. He laughed and got her some coffee. She drove for an hour, then announced they were lost. He laughed again and pointed her toward New Jersey, where he and Madonna were filming "The Bloodhounds of Broadway." She reached a tollbooth and realized she didn't have a cent.
NEWS
February 22, 1987
"LBJ: The Early Years" was enjoyable from start to finish. I felt it was great. Randy Quaid was marvelous. Betty Polston, Crestline
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
Its heroes are none too smart, and their story is riddled with improbabilities, sentimentality and silliness. But "Kingpin's" co-directing brothers Peter and Bobby Farelly are funny, canny filmmakers. Woody Harrelson (left) and Randy Quaid (right) are a constant joy. Harrelson's Roy Munson was the state bowling champion of Iowa, a gutsy small-town guy who took his fashion tips from "Saturday Night Fever" and was headed for national champ when he was sidelined (SHOW Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Martians Go Home" (citywide), a strange little sci-fi comedy that's all talk and no action, starts off with such a knowing satire of the ways of Hollywood that it's a shame those green people from Mars ever turn up. Randy Quaid, who is wholly and delightfully persuasive, stars as a TV composer who finally lands a big-screen feature assignment.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Dennis Quaid on troubled Randy Quaid: "I miss my brother. " ( People ) This weekend's Reality Rocks convention was kind of a bust. ( Los Angeles Times ) Nick Cannon bolted from Reality Rocks this weekend to be with Mariah Carey. Are the twins on the way? ( Radar Online ) The prolific director Sidney Lumet has died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The Canadian sitcom "Little Mosque on the Prairie" is popular in 83 countries but can't be seen in the U.S., making it sort of the anti-"Baywatch.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
"Brokeback Mountain" co-star Randy Quaid has dropped a lawsuit over his compensation for the Academy Award-winning film. Quaid had sued Focus Features and producers David Linde and James Schamus in March, claiming he was fleeced into working cheaply by the filmmakers' assertion that "Brokeback Mountain" was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money."
NEWS
April 12, 1998 | ANNE BEATTS, Anne Beatts is a writer who lives in Hollywood
Remember the old saying "You can never be too thin or too rich"? Well, ever since seeing Helen Hunt at the Academy Awards, we know that you can be too thin, and it's equally likely that some people are too rich. Not you or me, of course. No matter how much money we might have (and, as of this week, I've turned most of mine over to the federal government, and plan to subsist for the rest of the month on water and restaurant catsup), we're just "comfortable." (Or in my case, uncomfortable.
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
Its heroes are none too smart, and their story is riddled with improbabilities, sentimentality and silliness. But "Kingpin's" co-directing brothers Peter and Bobby Farelly are funny, canny filmmakers. Woody Harrelson (left) and Randy Quaid (right) are a constant joy. Harrelson's Roy Munson was the state bowling champion of Iowa, a gutsy small-town guy who took his fashion tips from "Saturday Night Fever" and was headed for national champ when he was sidelined (SHOW Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Remember roughly this time a year ago, when ABC captured Jonathan Winters and returned him from the wild to co-star with Randy Quaid in the sitcom "Davis Rules," which premiered mid-season to big numbers after last year's Super Bowl? Well, this year the Super Bowl has moved to CBS and, as fortune would have it, so has "Davis Rules," which "previews" tonight at 8 before moving to its regular time slot Wednesday at 8 as the lead-in for "Brooklyn Bridge."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Martians Go Home" (citywide), a strange little sci-fi comedy that's all talk and no action, starts off with such a knowing satire of the ways of Hollywood that it's a shame those green people from Mars ever turn up. Randy Quaid, who is wholly and delightfully persuasive, stars as a TV composer who finally lands a big-screen feature assignment.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Randy Quaid has excelled in such heavy dramas as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Of Mice and Men." But the actor says he has made his mark with audiences as the nerdy Eddie in "National Lampoon's Vacation." Quaid is back as Eddie, backwoods cousin to the character played by Chevy Chase, in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." "I did the first movie six or seven years ago, and I was amazed," Quaid said in a recent interview. "People still come up to me and quote lines from that part.
NEWS
April 12, 1998 | ANNE BEATTS, Anne Beatts is a writer who lives in Hollywood
Remember the old saying "You can never be too thin or too rich"? Well, ever since seeing Helen Hunt at the Academy Awards, we know that you can be too thin, and it's equally likely that some people are too rich. Not you or me, of course. No matter how much money we might have (and, as of this week, I've turned most of mine over to the federal government, and plan to subsist for the rest of the month on water and restaurant catsup), we're just "comfortable." (Or in my case, uncomfortable.
MAGAZINE
October 30, 1988 | Bettijane Levine, Bettijane Levine is The Times' fashion editor
It was 5 a.m. when actor Randy Quaid entered his hotel lobby to meet the driver who would take him to the set. All he saw was a beautiful woman asleep on a chair. He woke her. She apologized; she'd been out late the night before. He laughed and got her some coffee. She drove for an hour, then announced they were lost. He laughed again and pointed her toward New Jersey, where he and Madonna were filming "The Bloodhounds of Broadway." She reached a tollbooth and realized she didn't have a cent.
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