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Wednesday
Aug142013

Sandra Oh Leaving "Grey's Anatomy" After Upcoming Season

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Sandra Oh is on the go. She's announced that she will leave Grey's Anatomy after its upcoming 10th season.

The original cast member, who plays Dr. Cristina Yang, tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go."

Oh says she informed series creator Shonda Rhimes of her decision at the conclusion of the most recent season. However, she didn't let her co-stars know until Tuesday, when they were reading the script for the show's 200th episode.

How Oh's character will be written off the show remains to be seen.

Grey's Anatomy returns September 26 on ABC.

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Saturday
Jun012013

"All in the Family" Star Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Jean Stapleton, best known for portraying the wife of Archie Bunker on the iconic television show All in the Family, passed away at her New York City home at the age of 90.

Stapleton won three Emmys for her role in All in the Family. The actress, who went on to play a feature role in Damn Yankees and a slew of other stage and film productions, died of natural causes, her son, director John Putch, said. She was surrounded by her family.

Off-screen, Stapleton was married to producer and director William Putch from 1968 until he died of a heart attack in 1993.

Stapleton is survived by her son, her daughter, producer Pamela Putch, and her cousin, musical theater actress Betty Jane Watson.

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Tuesday
Oct182011

Actress Sues Amazon, IMDb for Revealing Her Age

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- If the actress calling herself “Jane Doe” in court documents was hoping to remain anonymous, filing a $1 million lawsuit against the Internet movie database IMDb and its parent company Amazon.com for revealing her real age was probably not the way to do it.

In court documents filed on Oct. 13, “Jane Doe” is described only as an actress of Asian descent who “scrupulously hid both her real name and age” as she tried to get work in the acting industry.

According to the documents, the actress believed that both her age and her hard-to-pronounce Asian name were drawbacks in Hollywood where “youth is king.” The lawsuit said that “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. ”

IMDb is a searchable database that posts photos and lists the acting credits of virtually every actor, director and producer working in Hollywood. “Jane Doe” decided to subscribe to an “industry insider” version of the database called IMDbPro. Shortly after she signed up and typed in a credit card number to pay for the monthly subscriber fee, she noticed that her real age was posted and visible for the public -- and presumably any casting agent or director -- to see.

The suit alleges that IMDbPro must have matched credit card information with public records to glean the information without her knowledge. “Jane Doe” asked IMDbPro to remove the information and they refused.

The suit alleges that IMDbPro “intercepts credit card information obtained during the subscription process for the purposes of gathering information about its subscribers” and further “both defendants are fully aware of the information-gathering, storing and usage process and have done nothing to stop the unlawful and wrong practices.”

Calling the practice “unfair, immoral and unscrupulous," Jane Doe’s Seattle-based lawyers are asking for a jury trial and $1 million in punitive damages. Amazon.com owns IMDb and both companies are named in the lawsuit.

No one from Amazon responded to a request from ABC News for comment.

The privacy policy on IMDbPro’s website said that when it comes to posting personal information, “we receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way.” And, the privacy policy continues that the website reserves the right to gather information “like your name and age” when you register, answer quizzes or questionnaires.

Lying about your age in not exactly uncommon in Hollywood and actresses ranging from Sandra Bullock to Jennifer Lopez have been accused of shaving a year or two off their official bio. Even deducting a decade is not unheard of. Actress Gabrielle Carteris, who played Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210, was 29 when she took the role of the 16-year-old student. She was “age-outed” years later when a magazine wrote an in-depth profile on her.

But that kind of fudging is getting increasingly difficult to do, as more and more public records databases migrate online. You might be able to lie about your age to your agent, but it’s harder to do at the DMV.

Of course the ultimate irony for “Jane Doe” is that despite her desire to remain anonymous, the publicity surrounding this lawsuit has sparked something of an online parlor game, as several gossip sites have asked readers to speculate on her identity and her real age.

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Sunday
Nov142010

Zsa Zsa Gabor Home After Latest Health Scare

Photo Courtesy - WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor is resting at home after having been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Friday with what a doctor believed was a massive blood clot in her leg.

Gabor’s husband tells People.com that the 93-year-old actress is taking antibiotics and other medication to reduce the swelling. She is reportedly being observed by a pair of nurses.

The actress underwent hip replacement surgery in July and developed blood clots shortly thereafter. In August, Gabor was given her last rites before she was again rushed to a hospital when her husband found Gabor unresponsive. Doctors were able to stabilize her.

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