I love stand up comedy…it is one of my favorite things to watch sometimes, whether it is going to an actual show or watching a Chris Rock special on HBO. I am also a big fan of ComicView on BET! What comedians do you like? Write in and let me know! In the meantime, check out the interview with Matt Ritter – partner in Comedians at Law!
Wow…it has been awhile since I have posted a happy motivational Monday post so I thought why not dive back in on this Monday! Hope you had a good day today…I am curious what you do to handle stress. I am going to have some great interviews coming up on The Not So Legal Show – Lifestyle series as I think the more we can do to handle stress the better! One thing I like to do is yoga. I find that yoga keeps me pretty centered and focused (most of the time). It is those times when the last thing you want to do in life is yoga that you probably really need to do some yoga! Something to think about if you have never tried it.
I hope you all have a great week! I am interviewing the wonderful attorney Alka Bahal on Wednesday via google hangout! Alka is a partner at Fox Rothschild and her focus is on immigration so get ready to have your immigration questions answered! Email me if you want me to ask her anything for you!
I was interviewed by Matt Ritter from Comedians at Law (and will be interviewing him for the show tomorrow!)..check out the podcast here:
We all know who Bernie Madoff is…time to learn more about ponzi schemes from the expert of all experts on the topic! Let’s meet Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Esq…partner at the law firm of Diamond McCarthy LLP. Have a question for Kathy? Email her at email@example.com!
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Time for the Case of the Day!
This is a new segment where I will pick one word submitted by YOU and profile a case using that word! Please email me with your word and why you picked it! firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day!
Bankruptcy usually has a bad reputation…so I decided to interview the inspiring Theda Page. Theda runs her own firm called The Page Law Firm and tackles all sorts of areas of the law. One of her favorite areas is bankruptcy and she has a way of making it sound not so bad after all! Have a question for Theda? You can check her out at http://www.pagelawfirm.com. I am going to have Theda on again next month so if you have any bankruptcy related questions, write in and let me know!
How many of you reading this blog have an account on IMDB? If you don’t know what IMDB is, then you probably don’t have an account. IMDB is the “Internet Movie Database”. A common website for those looking to find out about credits, projects or other entertainment related info about actors, writers, producers, etc. It isn’t always the most credible source but people sign up for it nonetheless.
Of course, time to bring on the lawsuit. In a nutshell, Huong Huang is suing IMDB for revealing her age. Apparently she was turned down for an acting job because the producer found out how old she was and ever since then, her life has been filled with therapy appointments. She plans to bring in 19 witnesses and apparently they are filing over 400 documents in preparation with the trial.
This case was sort of boring to me until I saw that she is alleging that IMDB uses some sort of private eye service to figure out whether facts have been falsified on someone’s profile…which makes me wonder if she lied about her age so the “revealing” of her age just meant her real age was revealed. In fact, I am not the only one wondering that as part of the defense is that IMDB thinks Ms. Huang is at fault for falsifying her age.
Regardless, I think everyone has a right to their own privacy. If she doesn’t want her own age revealed then IMDB should not be able to control that. IMDB’s attorneys say that the trial should be “straightforward” and Ms. Huang is now pushing the lawsuit out of control because of all of the witnesses and document preparation. Is she pushing it out of control? Funny enough, the comments I read about this lawsuit were extremely negative. Mainly comments about Ms. Huang’s appearance and her own issues around lying about her age. I think I am on the other side of this one. IMDB is a huge service for actors and I think people should feel comfortable posting information on the site…which includes being able to take anything down if they feel like doing it.
As for Ms. Huang, I am hopeful she will feel confident about her age and won’t continue to be upset about one job she didn’t get as a result of her age. It happens all of the time and life is too short to worry about such things!