Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were briefly jailed Monday in California after showing up to court two weeks late for a criminal case, authorities said.
The couple were released after posting $100,000 bail each and were told to return for a court hearing today, the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
The couple have repeatedly failed to show up for hearings in a felony case alleging they defrauded an inn out of more than $10,000. They also have been charged with burglary and conspiracy and have pleaded not guilty.
Randy Quaid is best known for supporting roles in films such as "Independence Day" and "National Lampoon's Vacation." He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid .
Blame it on Oxycontin
Mixed martial arts star Tito Ortiz claims his ex-porn star girlfriend is addicted to Oxycontin, and he blames Jenna Jameson's drug use for his arrest Monday on suspicion of domestic violence.
Ortiz was arrested in Huntington Beach, Calif., at the home he shares with Jameson and their twin sons. Several hours after posting bail, Ortiz and his attorney accused Jameson of drug addiction and claimed Ortiz never struck her.
"Jenna Jameson has been fighting an ugly battle with an addiction to Oxycontin for well over a year, and this morning, she had a relapse," attorney Chip Matthews said. "We're here because Tito was trying to help her. Tito Ortiz never laid a hand on Jenna."
DMX sues over royalties
Rapper DMX says he's been ripped off for years by a company hired to collect his song royalties, but he's been behind bars so much that he only recently realized the problem.
The platinum-selling but troubled hip-hop artist — who's currently in an Arizona jail — said in a lawsuit filed Monday that Rich Kid Entertainment 1 and related companies paid him nothing while collecting royalties on some of his most popular work. The company also made deals letting record labels reproduce his work without telling him, the lawsuit claims.
DMX, 39, whose real name is Earl Simmons, scored such hits as "Get At Me Dog" and "Party Up" in the 1990s. He also appeared in films including 2000's "Romeo Must Die" and 2003's "Cradle 2 the Grave."
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Author Harper Lee , 84... actress-singer Ann-Margret , 69... actor Paul Guilfoyle ("CSI"), 61... "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno , 60... rapper Too Short , 44... actress Bridget Moynahan , 39 ... actress Penelope Cruz , 36.