Oh, Hollywood, you are so delightfully strange.
The latest news out of Los Angeles stinks of weed. Literally. Disgraced former Sony chief Amy Pascal — whose emails were leaked amid the Sony hack and either stepped down or was fired from the company — was getting ready to move into her new office when she noticed its peculiar smell, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Or perhaps the smell wasn’t so peculiar given its previous tenants: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. From THR’s story, headlined “Sony’s Amy Pascal Delays Office Move Due to Seth Rogen Pot Stench”:
Sources say Pascal is unable to move into her new suite that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg most recently occupied because the stench of marijuana cannot be easily removed. The offices — a plum spot that once housed Pascal’s late boss, John Calley — will be repainted in an effort to eradicate the smell. Once Pascal moves from her current offices in the Irving Thalberg Building to make way for incoming motion picture group head Tom Rothman, she will move into temporary offices until the odor is sufficiently eliminated.
A source downplayed the marijuana issue, saying Rogen and Goldberg hadn’t been in the offices — also in the Thalberg — long enough to cause permanent damage. Furthermore, the repaint job has more to do with the fact that Pascal wants to put her own decorative stamp on the offices. But a source says the smell is so bad that it has seeped into the flooring.
Sony declined to comment to THR, but the industry mag did quote sources who said that neighbors had previously complained about the smell coming from the first-floor office and that Rogen and Goldberg’s “fumes could be smelled on the third floor of the building.”