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Randy Quaid Sexes Masked Rupert Murdoch On Camera

I know that made no sense, but it's the most concise way to explain it.

  • This is remarkable. Apparently, What's Trending has not written a single post about Randy Quaid. How is that possible? I mean, we call ourselves a website!

    Looks like I'll have to do a really solid summary right here. This is going to sound crazy, but it's all true:

    The first rumblings of "wha?!" came in 2006, when Quaid sued Focus Features, saying the producers misrepresented Brokeback Mountain to him when he signed on to play bigoted Joe Aguirre. Quaid alleges that producers David Linde and James Schamus said the film was “a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money.” He later dropped his lawsuit, saying Focus Features had given him a bonus, which the production company denies.

    In 2009, Quaid and his wife Evi basically "dined-and-dashed" from hotels in Texas and Santa Barbara, Calif., defrauding their owners out of tens of thousands of dollars. They then failed to show up for multiple court appearances.

    In 2010, they squatted in a house in Santa Barbara that they didn't own and trashed the place. The new owner showed proof of sale, though the papers were signed by the non-existent (or possibly dead) "Ronda L. Quaid." Later that year, they applied for asylum in Canada, claiming they were not safe in the United States and under threat from "Hollywood star whackers," a claim that doesn't hold up to scrutiny, though conspiracy theorists have linked the underground whacking group to the deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michael Jackson.

    All this is to set up the latest piece of absolute batshittery, a video where Quaid asks his scantily-clad wife to wear a Rupert Murdoch mask and then pretends to have sex with her from behind.

  • In the video, Quaid claims that Village Roadshow Pictures CEO Bruce Berman "stole his house" and that Warner Brothers has had him arrested six times "by TMZ," whatever that means. Oh, and movie studios should love him since he single-handedly earned them a billion dollars through his roles in Independence Day and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

    This is only the latest entry in what has been a nearly decades-long public meltdown. Hollywood loves a sequel, so you can be fairly certain this is not over yet.

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