Randy Quaid denied permanent residency status in Canada

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Randy Quaid, an actor known for films like "Brokeback Mountain" and "Independence Day," has been denied for permanent residency status in Canada. He has resided in that country since 2010, Quaid and his wife fled to British Columbia after an arrest for property damage.

According to the Associated Press, an unnamed government official confirmed that Quaid's application for residency had been denied. He does not have to immediately leave the country, and he can appeal the decision. Quaid's wife, Evi, gained Canadian citizenship in 2011 because her father was Canadian.

The Quaids left the country after an arrest in 2010. The couple was accused of causing $5000 worth of damage to a rental home in California. Although American officials haven't bothered to extradite Randy and Evi Quaid for their felony charges, law enforcement authorities have said that the couple would be arrested upon reentry into the country.

Initially applying for refugee status when entering Canada, the Quaids have long maintained that their lives are in danger because of so-called "Hollywood star-whackers." The couple believes the whackers killed David Carradine and Heath Ledger. The Quaids have even produced a docudrama, "Star Whackers," which they screened in Vancouver in 2011.

Quaid once won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1987. Things haven't been so good lately.

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