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POSTED January 6, 2012 9:17 p.m.

ACTRESS WHO SUED AMAZON OVER AGE IDS HERSELF: SEATTLE (AP) — An actress who filed an anonymous lawsuit against and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age identified herself in a federal court filing Friday.
Huong Hoang of Texas, may be better known by her stage name, Junie Hoang. She has appeared in such films as "Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver" and "Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors."
The actress filed a million-dollar claim against Amazon last fall, saying the company mined her IMDb account to learn her age, 40, and then posted it on her profile — causing her offers for roles to dry up.
The lawsuit caused a frenzy of online speculation over who the actress might be — as well as a bit of soul-searching about ageism in youth-obsessed Hollywood.
Women over 40 make up 24.3 percent of the U.S. population, but a casting analysis by the Screen Actors Guild showed actresses over 40 get just 12.5 percent of roles for television and film. Men of that age are also about a quarter of the population, but nearly equal their ranks in casting.
Last month a federal judge in Seattle ordered the lawsuit dismissed, saying the actress had no grounds to proceed with an anonymous complaint. Hoang refiled it under her real name.
FIREBOMB FAILS TO GO OFF AT SEATTLE BANK'S ATM: SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police released surveillance images Friday of a person they suspect may have left a firebomb under an ATM inside a foyer at a Chase bank branch.
The firebomb, which never ignited, was discovered by a couple at the cash machine. The device had two clear bottles, a lighter in the middle and was wrapped in tape and wires, Ericson Gonzales told TV and radio reporters at the scene.
Gonzales flagged down an officer and police responded at about 6:30 a.m. Friday to what was initially described as a suspicious package. A bomb squad used a robot to render the device safe, police said.
LOTTO WINNERS WIN ANOTHER QUARTER OF A MILLION POT: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Montebello school district employees who won a $12 million lotto prize have done it again and now stand to collect another pot worth more than a quarter of a million dollars.
State lottery officials announced Friday that the same Montebello Unified School District winners have won a MEGA Millions prize worth $262,743. The group, which now consists of 16 members, has been playing together for over two years and is a mixture of part- and full-time clerical workers.


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