Please tell me this isn’t true: that at yesterday’s American Film Institute 40th anniversary luncheon, Sony Corp honcho and AFI board chairman Sir Howard Stringer was talking about how much he’s going to miss director Jean Firstenberg and how how every time he looks at her, he thinks of “The Columbia Lady” because of the uncanny resemblance. Then he suggested from the podium that Amy Pascal do something about the Columbia Pictures logo because “Jean has a better figure” than the torch-bearing, toga-clad lady who’s looking too fat. Given the above illustration, is it any wonder that anorexia is rampant among Hollywood actresses?
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