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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ScorpioLuv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 3:03am
1) Your a B actress, 2) If you didnt make it by now, ur probably not going to, what u thought u were going to wake up one day and be the asian Halle Berry? Yeah ok. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CherryBlossom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 3:53am
Lol @ those funky film titles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alynxx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 6:17am
LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tbaby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 7:55am
She did lose her suit.  And the company didn't violate her rights.  She essentially asked them to verify her age... and they did.  So she tried itLOL  Read the bold if you want just the facts.  She really didn't have a case, but she has great taste in loungerie!



SEATTLE — A federal jury in Seattle on Thursday rejected a claim brought by a little-known actress who first lied about how old she was on the popular Internet Movie Database, then sued the company when it published her true age.

Huong Hoang goes by the stage name Junie Hoang and has appeared in such films as “Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver” and “Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors.”

Her lawsuit generated a lot of media attention when she filed it — anonymously, at first — in 2011. She said she intended for her case to highlight online privacy as well as age discrimination in Hollywood, and she initially sought $1 million in damages.

“My hope was that it would make a change in the database,” Hoang told The Associated Press after the verdict. “I knew it was a problem not just for me but for anyone else who had their age on their profile.”

The 41-year-old claimed offers for roles dried up after the popular online movie database mined her account information to learn her true age, then posted it on her profile in 2008. She sued for breach of contract, and the case went to trial this week. The judge dismissed IMDb’s parent company, Amazon.com, as a defendant before the trial.

IMDb argued that it has a First Amendment right to publish accurate information. It also said Hoang couldn’t prove she lost any money or roles because of it, and even if she could, she couldn’t prove it was IMDb’s fault.

“Hoang did not present any testimony, documents, or other evidence supporting her damages allegations of lost income and profits,” the company’s lawyers wrote in a court filing at the end of the trial.

IMDb.com is an searchable database that includes more than 2 million pages for movies, television and entertainment programs, as well as 4 million cast and crew members.

Actress Junie Hoang, pictured in a publicity shot, starred in movies like ‘Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver’

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Actress Junie Hoang, pictured in a publicity shot, starred in movies like ‘Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver’

Hoang signed up for a subscription service with the website called IMDb Pro. The service is designed for entertainment industry professionals. It provides contact information and other details for the actors, actresses, directors and others listed.

She said she initially listed a false birth year — 1978, instead of 1971 — because she usually plays characters younger than she is.

But eventually, she moved from her hometown of Houston, Texas, to the more competitive entertainment market of Los Angeles, and as what would have been her fake 30th birthday approached, she decided she didn’t want any age listed on her profile.

IMDb refused to remove the age listed unless she could provide evidence that it was incorrect. She asked the company to check its records to see if it had any information that would substantiate that age.

The company did so — using her account information to find her real name, and then using her real name to conduct a public records search and discover her true age. IMDb posted her real age on her profile, over her objections.

She claimed that the company breached its contract with her by misusing the account information she provided in violation of its privacy policy. The company disagreed, noting that the privacy policy stated that it maintained its customers’ information “for such purposes as responding to your requests.”

Hoang said she plans to keep acting.

She played Sandy in “Gingerdead Man 3,” a sequel to a 2005 Gary Busey movie in which “an evil yet adorable gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer,” according to a description on IMDb.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SN2BPHD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 8:21am
Thing is that people post all kinds of things about each other. Getting sued for telling the truth is weird though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote beautiful_hair Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 8:23am
She better put that degree to use.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote keepgrowing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 8:27am
i hate how like every actress/singer has to strip down to her undies to take pics or be "relevant" or sexy. so sad but anywho womp womp girl
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prazol60 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 16 2013 at 8:50am
So true, almost every child or teen actress once they turn 18 there goes their shirt and pants 
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