Media hound wrong Amy Pascal in Sony hacking attack 

click to enlarge In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman, arrives at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pascal is under fire for racist remarks that surfaced in emails made public by the Sony cyberattack. Pascal apologized Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, for the “insensitive and inappropriate” comments in her emails that she says are “not an accurate reflection of who I am.” - JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION/AP
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  • In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman, arrives at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pascal is under fire for racist remarks that surfaced in emails made public by the Sony cyberattack. Pascal apologized Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, for the “insensitive and inappropriate” comments in her emails that she says are “not an accurate reflection of who I am.”

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!"

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