These so-called Power Lists are increasingly bizarre. Forbes magazine this week came out with its roster of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and I’m #79. It crazily has me higher than the Presidents of Iceland, Costa Rica, and Liberia. Also Donna Karan, Danica Patrick, Martha Stewart, and even Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chair Amy Pascal, who sent me this funny email and allows me to reprint:

From: Pascal, Amy
To:  Nikki Finke
Date: Fri, Oct 8, 2010 9:13 am

Dear #79:
Major congratulations from #87.
P.S. I called you yesterday twice… If I was #86, would you call me back?