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Old 10-19-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
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SEATTLE (AP) — An actress is suing Amazon.com in federal court in Seattle for more than $1 million for revealing her age on its Internet Movie Database website and refusing to remove the reference when asked.

The actress is not named in the lawsuit filed Thursday that refers to her as Jane Doe. It says she lives in Texas and is of Asian descent and has an Americanized stage name.
so who do you guys think this is?

any guesses..
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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Pretty sure she has no case for a suit when birth notices are a matter of public record. She could sue for slander IF they posted a wrong age maybe... but if they are posting her real age, she's out of luck.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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This is about her real birthdate:

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[...]the lawsuit says.

"If one is perceived to be 'over-the-hill,' i.e., approaching 40, it is nearly impossible for an up-and-coming actress, such as the plaintiff, to get work as she is thought to have less of an 'upside,' therefore, casting directors, producers, directors, agents-manager, etc. do not give her the same opportunities, regardless of her appearance or talent," the lawsuit states.

While she loses opportunities because of her age, she's also missing work because of her youthful appearance, the lawsuit says.

"Plaintiff has experience rejection in the industry for each "40-year-old" role for which she has interviewed because she does not and cannot physically portray the role of a 40-year-old woman," the lawsuit says.
it's unfortunate, but the "plaintiff" probably doesn't realize she could gain a lot more publicity by suing publicly and revealing her identity a this point. From reading the article, it wouldn't seem like she has much to lose if she looks much younger than her age; that's usually a good thing for actresses.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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I have to think this case gets thrown out.

If her case is that she needs to lie about her age in order to get work... she would be admitting to essentially committing fraud which might be felonious in some cases depending on what documents she signs in order to get a job with her false "young" age.

Calling attention to that by bringing a suit against someone for revealing your true age seems shortsighted at best.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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she's probably not that well known anyway, because in hollywood, if your name sells tickets, they'll get you for the part regardless of your birthdate as long as you can play the part..
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so who do you guys think this is?

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Bai Ling, lol.
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Bai Ling, lol.
It can't be her because the article states that the actress "....has an Americanized stage name".

I'm going to say it's Lucy Liu. Her birthdate is listed as 2 December 1968*, which would put her age as 43 come this December. She meets the criteria of i) having an Americanized stage name, and ii) being over 40 (I thought she was still in her 30s, and if there's one person I can see being upset about her perceived age, it would be her).

* whether that's her real birthdate or not, I don't know
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I would have said Grace Park.
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i thought i read somewhere they were suing IMDB.com.
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i thought i read somewhere they were suing IMDB.com.
IMDB is owned by Amazon.

I guarantee the actress isn't someone any of us have heard of. The actress was paying to have her information on IMDBPro, and any actor or actress who has ever had any success does not pay for information on IMDBPro, it is mainly for unknown people who are trying to get their information to more people.
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IMDB is owned by Amazon.

I guarantee the actress isn't someone any of us have heard of. The actress was paying to have her information on IMDBPro, and any actor or actress who has ever had any success does not pay for information on IMDBPro, it is mainly for unknown people who are trying to get their information to more people.
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It can't be her because the article states that the actress "....has an Americanized stage name".

I'm going to say it's Lucy Liu. Her birthdate is listed as 2 December 1968*, which would put her age as 43 come this December. She meets the criteria of i) having an Americanized stage name, and ii) being over 40 (I thought she was still in her 30s, and if there's one person I can see being upset about her perceived age, it would be her).

* whether that's her real birthdate or not, I don't know
she's pretty well known though and she's not from Texas afaik...

I'm sure it's going to come out eventually since there are a lot of curious bodies, I even heard it in my local radio station
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she's pretty well known though and she's not from Texas afaik...

I'm sure it's going to come out eventually since there are a lot of curious bodies, I even heard it in my local radio station
Then I'm definitely sticking with Grace Park.
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Then I'm definitely sticking with Grace Park.
hmm..you got something there, she does look young but is close to 40 and uses imdbPro
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Then I'm definitely sticking with Grace Park.
It isn't Grace Park. First off part of the suit said the actress first listed herself on IMDB in 2003. Park was on IMDB well before 2003. Second off the actress complains after IMDB listed her age she had trouble getting roles. Park has been working constantly since before Battlestar Galactica. Finally (and most importantly) as far as I can tell Park has never been a Texas resident.
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Guys it says the actress is from TEXAS, none of your guesses are from there, fate is right anyway, it's probably a non-celebrity.
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The actress who sued IMDB was forced to reveal her name if she wanted her lawsuit to proceed, and like I said it's a complete no-name actress. The actress is Huong Hoang, although she goes by the stage name Junie Hoang. Her IMDB page shows she has worked a ton over the last decade, although it is almost all straight-to-video movies like "Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver" and "Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors."

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The actress who sued IMDB was forced to reveal her name if she wanted her lawsuit to proceed, and like I said it's a complete no-name actress. The actress is Huong Hoang, although she goes by the stage name Junie Hoang. Her IMDB page shows she has worked a ton over the last decade, although it is almost all straight-to-video movies like "Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver" and "Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors."

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387470/
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