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.
The lawsuit accuses IMDb of misusing her personal information after she signed up for the industry insider IMDbPro service in 2008. Shortly thereafter, she noticed her legal date of birth had been added to her public acting profile. She requested that it be removed and IMDb refused, 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.
The online retailer and its movie database subsidiary, both based in Seattle, are accused of breach of contract, fraud, and violation of privacy and consumer protection laws.
The lawsuit seeks $75,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. (Chicago Sun-Times)
The picture I used is of the intergalactic space blossom Bai Ling playing peek-a-pretzel and I’m only using it because when one comes across a picture of Bai Ling playing peek-a-pretzel one must use up his bandwidth by posting it. This blind item has nothing to do with Bai Ling, because: a) intergalactic space blossoms whose mommy is the north star and whose daddy is the big dipper don’t age; and b) The only time Bai Ling was in Texas was when she answered an alien call that Shelley Duvall sent out using an old CB radio and wire hangers wrapped in foil.
This crazy bag of delusion is a “lesser-known” Asian actress from Texas, so I’m guessing that even if her name was served to me on top of a pepperoni Hot Pocket I wouldn’t know who she is. But mostly because whenever a Hot Pocket is served to me, I just jam it in my mouth without inspecting it first. This is obviously a crazy who is not known and whose biggest claim to TV fame is that she once sat in the top bleachers during an episode of Friday Night Lights.
Or maybe she threw in the “Texas” and “Asian” thing to throw us off and it’s really CZJ.
Film set. Recently. She’s shooting a sex scene. Walking around set in her bra, no shirt on, panties, standard attire, nothing unusual about it…
Except that her children were there that day. They were visiting. And it was no thing, you know? That was her costume. They saw her in his costume while they were there. And then she sat them behind the monitor so that they could see her work and they watched while mom worked with another actor – she rubbed up against him, he returned the rubbing, she made love for pretend, for the movies, to a man that was not the father of her children, in front of her children.
I’m sure over 90% of you are all huffy and tutty about this and have been since the start of the 2nd paragraph. “It’s so inappropriate, it’s so bizarre, these people are sick f-cks”, etc etc etc. Me I’m still trying to decide. Part of me understands the huffing and the tutting. And the other part, well, it’s worth huffing and tutting over in real life, for civilians, because that’s simply not part of that world. (Lainey Gossip)
Fishsticks Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo?
Kumquat and Amram have seen their mother lick and read sonnets to her wood-burning outdoor pizza oven, so I’m sure seeing her do a fake love scene isn’t going to traumatize them more than they already are.