Entries in Canada (6)


Report: Shia LaBeouf Involved in Bar Fight

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, Canada) -- Shia LaBeouf got into a nasty bar fight in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend, according to RadarOnline.  

The website quotes a witness as saying the actor was partying solo when he got into a confrontation with a couple of people.  The witness says LaBeouf “took a few punches to the face.  He was obviously pretty intoxicated.”

The source says the 25-year-old actor and the much larger bar patron were separated by security and kicked out, but once outside, the man ran up to LaBeouf and pounded him to the ground with at least three punches to his head.  The website says photos taken the next morning show the actor with marks and swelling on the left side of his face.

LaBeouf is in Canada filming the political thriller The Company You Keep.

RadarOnline says the Transformers star has a history of drunken incidents, including a bar fight earlier this year in California and a DUI arrest in 2007.

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Russell Brand Wasn't Denied Entry into Canada, Despite Tweets

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(ONTARIO, Canada) -- Russell Brand is welcome to perform his stand-up comedy in Canada, no matter what he says on Twitter.

Over the weekend, Brand tweeted that he was going to be late to his concert at an Ontario, Canada, casino "unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land."  He later announced that the show had been postponed because he, "can't enter Canada.  We must abolish the borders between our nations AND our minds."

The Casino Rama casino has since clarified that Brand was just messing around with his Twitter followers.

It stated on its own Twitter account that Brand was stuck in California, adding, "[H]e has no immigration or border issue, it was a tech issue with plane!"

A spokesman for Canada's public safety minister confirmed to CBC News that Brand was not denied entry into the country.

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Russell Brand Denied Entry to Canada, Forced to Postpone Show

Peter Kramer/NBC(ORILLIA, Canada) -- British comedian Russell Brand had to postpone a show in Canada on Saturday after being denied entry to the country.

Tweeting from the air he told his followers, “HELP I’m gonna be late for Casino Rama show unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia!”

In another tweet, according to E! Online, he said, “How do you manipulate customs officials? Wasn’t Hitler’s father a customs officer? I’m pretty sure he was.”

The reason for Brand’s problems with border bureaucrats is not yet know.  He was also denied entry into Japan earlier this year.

The story ended with a further tweet from the actor and funnyman, stating, “Tonight’s casino Rama show postponed. I’m sorry. I can’t enter Canada. We must abolish the boarders between our nations AND our minds.”

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Extradition Request for Randy Quaid and Wife Denied

Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Randy Quaid and his wife Evi can remain in Canada after an attempt to have the couple extradited to the U.S., where they are wanted for allegedly squatting in a home they once owned, was rejected.

The Canadian Press reports the extradition request made by California's Santa Barbara County district attorney's office in June has been denied by the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to a statement from the district attorney's office, the Department of Justice determined that extradition would've required a "resource intensive and lengthy process."  The Department of Justice also stated that extradition is generally reserved for more serious offenses.

The Quaids fled to Vancouver following their arrest last September in California and sought refugee status, claiming they were being targeted by a deadly celebrity assassination group they called "Hollywood star whackers."

Evi Quaid gained Canadian citizenship in February.


Kate Middleton on Having a Baby: 'Yes, I Hope To'

David Cheskin - WPA Pool/Getty Images(QUEBEC CITY, Canada) -- Could the pitter-patter of little feet be in the future for royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton?

Perhaps not quite yet, but as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge interacted with fans in Quebec City, Canada, Sunday as part of their North American tour, one fan wished Kate well in starting a family. Kate, 29, who has not spoken publicly about children, was overheard saying, "Yes, I hope to."

"It was really quite a surprise to hear her say that, quite an emotional response," said Katie Nicholl, an ABC News contributor and author of The Making of a Royal Romance. "For Kate to give such an intimate aspiration is very special.

"You look at the two of them. It's the chemistry, the love between them. It won't be long before they will," she added.

The moment happened when two little girls went up to the royal couple to give them flowers. The father of one of the little girls, David Cheater, was the fan who received Kate's unexpected response.

"It was privilege, a real privilege," Cheater said, holding 2-year-old daughter Raffaella.

The royal couple continues their 11-day tour on Monday in Prince Edward Island, Canada, the fifth day of the tour, where William, who is a military helicopter pilot, will be doing a flying demonstration in which he makes an emergency landing on Dalvay Lake.

While touring Quebec City Sunday, Prince William, 29, spoke to Canadians in their native tongue -- French -- and even apologized for his accent.

It's their first overseas trip as a married couple and everywhere they go, the prince and his bride have been greeted by fanfare.

But while more than 1,000 fans gathered to watch their tour of the city, the couple encountered about 200 protesters. French-speaking separatists have sprung up throughout the tour, but have caused little disruption.

ABC News contributor and Sun editor, Duncan Larcombe, says that while British royals often encounter protesters when they come to this part of Canada but, nonetheless, William and Kate have viewed this trip as a success.

"There have been some demonstrations, some protests, but nothing too serious," Lacrombe said.

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Neil Young to Receive Humanitarian Award at Junos

Photo Courtesy - John Shearer/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Neil Young will be awarded the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Canadian Juno awards on March 27, according to Billboard.  The award recognizes Canadian artists whose actions and humanitarian work leave a positive impact on their country. 

Young, who is a U.S. resident, still holds his Canadian citizenship and is active in social programs within the country.  He's also a five-time Juno recipient. He was inducted into Canada's Music Hall of Fame in 1982 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010. 

The Junos are Canada's  of the Grammy Awards.

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