amy pascal

*Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal will stay put in her job despite her controversial words in various hacked emails, and TMZ says there’s a groundswell of support from celebrities who are in her corner.

More than 50 industry folk have contacted Pascal and other execs at Sony voicing support for her…ironically via email, reports TMZ. Among them, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Singleton, Jack Nicholson and Tyler Perry.

TMZ reports:

As for that pic of Jolie with the steely look as Pascal hugged her … we’re told it was just a moment in time.

We’re told Pascal is winning some points by spending much of her time in the last few days focusing on the security and safety of the employees.

Pascal is under fire for her emails with producer Scott Rudin about Prez Obama’s film preferences, which Rudin said ranged from “12 Years a Slave” to “Ride Along.”

The people voicing support have gone out of their way to say they do not think Pascal is racist.