Media hound wrong Amy Pascal in Sony hacking attack

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APIn this Oct. 4

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APIn this Oct. 4

Being mistaken for a Hollywood celebrity is usually a cause for celebration. But it's been a cause of consternation for marketing executive Amy Pascal, whom media outlets have repeatedly mistaken for Sony Pictures Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal, who is currently embroiled in a firestorm over the studio's hacked emails.

“When this whole scandal broke … I got emails from folks showing my picture on the cover of USA Today as well as several other news publications printing my picture,” Marketing Amy, 41, told TMZ.com in an interview posted Thursday.

Sony Amy is under fire for emails uncovered in a major cyberattack that has been linked to hackers infuriated over Sony's “The Interview,” in which Seth Rogen and James Franco play hapless bros tasked with assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Among other things, emails showed Sony Amy and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin cracking racial jokes about President Barack Obama's taste in movies, listing films starring black actors.

Marketing Amy's misattributed photo, which was snapped at an advertising event in New York a few months ago, has since appeared in stories about the hack in USA Today, Time.com and other websites.

Her Twitter handle has been totally overrun and she's still fielding calls from friends, but that's not what irks Marketing Amy the most.

“I guess you can think we kinda look alike, but … she's like 20 years older than me!”

QUICK TAKES

San Francisco's Waterbar and executive pastry chef Angela Salvatore have given their highest honor to the World Champion Giants: A 3-foot-wide gingerbread AT&T Park filled with gingerbread Giants. The Embarcadero restaurant put it on display Thursday. … The 13th season of “Mythbusters,” which is filmed in San Francisco, will kick off next month with an episode based on “The Simpsons.” … “The Fault in Our Stars” star Ansel Elgort, 20, denied rumors that he's gay, tweeting, “I like girls. A lot.” He added, “If I was gay I wouldn't hide it.” … Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce. Kris is keeping the family house and paying Bruce $2.5 million; the rest of their assets were amicably split.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) is 34. … Actress Alyssa Milano (“Charmed”) is 42. … Model Tyson Beckford is 44. … Actress Kristy Swanson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is 45. … Actress Jennifer Beals (“The L Word”) is 51. … Singer Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 73. … Actress Cicely Tyson (“The Help”) is 80. … Singer Little Jimmy Dickens is 94.

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