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Actress sues Amazon over her age on its IMDb site

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    How do they get *this* info and not the actresses name?

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    An actress has sued Amazon.com for more than $1m (£639,000) after her age was posted on its Internet Movie Database.

    The unnamed actress says the website misused her legal date of birth after she signed up to the IMDbPro service in 2008.

    She says revealing her age on the site will lose her acting opportunities.

    Amazon and its movie database subsidiary are accused of breach of contract, fraud, violation of privacy and consumer protection laws.

    IMDb refused to remove the information, says the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Seattle, where Amazon is based.

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  2. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    :laugh2: :laugh2:


    Stupid Actress! Really? Nobody knows your true age? If your age gets out there the people won't call you?

    Really?

    You signed up to the Actors Guild and LIED about your age? The age on your casting call sheet is lied about on submission to calls?

    Call me silly, but this sounds like the crazy actress Susan Sarandon. Maybe Nazi bashing the Pope just didn't give the poor goat enough exposure?
  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    It say's she's Asian and lives in Texas... where does Lucy Lui live?
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I saw this in an article about it. She is too old to get some roles and looks too young to get others. Sounds about right to me.

    Seriously, are we expected to believe that the people who make movies use IMDB as their primary tool for casting those movies? Because I don't think that is how it works.
  5. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    They are guessing...

    Teli Tequila comes close: She is of Asian descent, uses an "Americanized stage name," hails from Texas (she moved there when she was very young), and has been active on IMDb since 2003, which is the same year the plaintiff said she started using the database. But according to her bio, she's only 29 -- hardly over the hill, even by Hollywood standards.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I doubt her bio would list her real age, which is the issue.
  7. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I am not following your comment at all. Why wouldn't the site have her real age? They refused to take it down, hence the lawsuit.

    All stars have DOB listed on the bio side of IMdb.
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I thought the bio you referred to was different from the one on IMDB.
  9. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    All good joe...or should I call you joseph?

    Mr. EePhuss? heheh
  10. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Jim Carrey, "Why would a woman lie about her age?"

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