You may remember that back in October, an unnamed actress sued IMDB for revealing her age, which she said she had deliberately kept hidden, saying IMDB obtained it from her credit card information and published it without her permission. At the time, a number of gossip sites posted their usual, idiotic blind-item stories where they speculated wildly on the identity of the plaintiff, but they weren’t even close. This despite the answer being right underneath their noses! It turns out it was that household name Junie Hoang (right), whom you may remember from such films as Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver, and Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warrior. (*updates Netflix queue*)
IMDB, who seem like giant dicks, filed a motion to dismiss the case last month unless the actress revealed herself, and won.
In a sharply-worded decision, U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman found that while the anonymous actress who sued for $1 million fears blacklisting and other retribution in Hollywood if her true identity is known, “the injury she fears is not severe enough to justify permitting her to proceed anonymously,” the ruling states.
Judge Pechman gave the woman who sued as “Jane Doe” 14 days to refile the case under her own name or it will be dismissed. [THR]
So I guess that’s a victory for… uh… corporate websites being able to reveal your personal information without your permission? …Yay? Obviously, Hoang decided to refile. We’ll leave the complex legal ramifications for another time, and instead focus on the fun part, Junie Hoang’s resume:
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.”
Other credits include a part as a triage nurse in the television series “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant,” and as the part of Janet in “My Big Phat Hip Hop Family.” [Yahoo]
Hoodrats 2 looks okay, but it definitely pales in comparison to Gary Busey’s turn in the Gingerdead Man. Oh God, it’s magnificent. Say what you will about his grasp on reality, but the man can chew scenery. And coyotes, if they get too close.