Jolie, Pascal have frosty encounter

Angelina Jolie and Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal had an awkward encounter while both were at the The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast just days after leaked Sony emails described the A-lister as a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”

Jolie, Pascal have frosty encounter

Angelina’s stony reaction was hardly surprising considering the content of the hacked emails.

What was said between the two women remains unknown but Pascal has publicly apologised for “insensitive” jokes she made about president Barack Obama in emails that were stolen by hackers who recently attacked the studio’s computer network.

The emails were exchanged between Pascal and film producer Scott Rudin. Ahead of a breakfast event with the president, the pair joked about the type of movies Obama might like, mentioning films with African-American themes or stars.

“Should I ask him if he liked Django?” Pascal wrote, referring to slave revenge tale Django Unchained. She later suggests The Butler or Think Like a Man, the report said.

In a statement, Pascal acknowledged the existence of the emails, but declined to confirm any details.

“The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am,” Pascal said in a statement.

“Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologise to everyone who was offended,” she said.

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, who has recently spoken out against police brutality in dealing with black people, said Pascal’s apology was “not enough” and her comments “reflect a continued lack of diversity in positions of power in Hollywood.”

“These emails nominate Amy Pascal to be considered by some of us in the same light” as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Sharpton said in a statement.

Sharpton called on Pascal to immediately meet with black leaders, and said Sony must take steps “to respect the African American community and reflect that respect in their hiring and business practices.”

Rudin also apologised on Thursday, saying the emails were “written in haste” and “meant to be in jest.”

“To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologise for any injury they might have caused,” he said in a statement.

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