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Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/25/2011

In other news: Quaids get permanent home in Canada, "The Help" author plays the name game

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Randy and Evi Quaid in Vancouver last fall. (AP/The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)


Randy and Evi Quaid get to stay in Canada -- far away from the "Hollywood star whackers" they claimed were trying to kill them, reported the CBC Wednesday. The fugitive couple, facing felony charges in California, fled across the border last fall; Evi was granted Canadian citizenship on Feb. 10 (her father was born in Canada), which allows her to sponsor Randy as an immigrant.

Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help," has responded to the lawsuit filed by Ablene Cooper, the real-life maid who claims the bestselling author based the main character -- "Aibileen Clark" -- on her. Stockett told USA Today that "I used the name 'Aibileen' because it resonated with 'Constantine,' the beloved woman who took care of the book's main character in her youth."


By The Reliable Source  | February 25, 2011; 12:03 AM ET
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