Randy Quaid may have finally topped himself this time. The veteran actor appears on YouTube, raging against the Hollywood machine in a barely coherent, slurring rant.
The issue: media giants News Corp and Warner Bros Entertainment, which are behind two of Quaid’s box office successes, Independence Day and Christmas Vacation, respectively. Sporting a Santa Claus beard, the 64-year-old Kingpin star says that he doesn’t feel properly appreciated for helping the companies make well over a billion dollars.
Most of Quaid’s ire is directed toward News Corp head, Rupert Murdoch, whose 20th Century Fox is also said to be producing a sequel to ID, for which Quaid is rumored to be on board — for now. The video takes a disturbing turn when his wife, Evi — sitting in the background in a bikini — dons a photograph of the Aussie mogul over her face. “Rupert, you want to f--- me? I’m gonna f--- you,” he says, and the video mercifully ends.
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Somewhere, brother Dennis Quaid is cringing or staging an intervention. Hopefully not in the state of Florida.
In December, Randy and Evi sued U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S. State Department over the alleged revocation of their passports while they were in Canada. No reason was stated in the complaint for the passports being revoked.
Sunday’s Grammys ceremony will see an interesting combination: Paul McCartney with Kanye West and Rihanna. The Recording Academy said they would perform their new single, FourFiveSeconds, for the first time. The show marks West’s return after six years; he’s won 21 Grammys (Paul has 18) and is nominated for two awards. The former Beatle and West also collaborated on the song Only One. The show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air on CBS.
FACT OR FICTION?
Lindsay Lohan and her mother don’t think Fox News is fair and balanced.
The duo have filed a lawsuit accusing the network, host Sean Hannity and guest commentator Michelle Fields of defamation for claiming the actress and her mother did cocaine together. Court papers filed say the claim was made during a discussion on Hannity’s namesake show on Feb. 4, 2014, two days after Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.
The suit says Fields stated as a “matter a fact” that Dina was doing cocaine with her daughter. Fox News says it removed the clip from its archives and issued an on-air apology. The network says it will defend itself and was surprised that the Lohans are demanding compensation almost a year later.
TRY, TRY AGAIN
Giovanni Ribisi is going back to the drawing board. The Saving Private Ryan star is divorcing his second wife of a little more than two years, English model Agyness Deyn. The Selma actor, 40, has a 17-year-old daughter, Lucia, from his marriage to actress Mariah O’Brien (Being John Malkovich), which ended in 2001.