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Russell Brand wasn't stopped at Canadian customs. Or was he?




If you follow Russell Brand on Twitter, you were probably either dismayed or delighted that he was ranting about being denied entry into Canada over the weekend, saying customs officials wouldn't let him into the country. Sorry, people of Orillia, Ontario; The truth is that there was a problem with the flight. Or was there?

"HELP! I'm gonna be late for Casino Rama show unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia!" Brand tweeted via @rustyrockets on Saturday. It was no dice for Russ, though, as he followed it up with, "Tonight's Casino Rama show postponed. I'm sorry. I can't enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations AND our minds."

That didn't jibe with the official word from the casino, which said only there was a "travel issue" and left it at that.

"I think what he's saying is there is no international airport up here… and therefore you can't clear customs in Orillia," Casino Rama spokesperson Jenna Hunter told the Canadian Press. "I think he's trying to be witty about the whole thing, but it really was just a plane issue, it wasn't a customs issue at all."

This doesn't make sense; Is she saying he flew directly to Orillia or that he couldn't clear customs after a connection or what? Maybe it was his other tweet that asked, "Wasn't Hitler's father a customs officer? I'm pretty sure he was." We're thinking it was more that.

[Photo: via yfrog]

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[Last modified: Monday, October 3, 2011 3:34pm]


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