‘Hubie Halloween’ Cameo Cost News Anchor Her Job

Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen in 'Hubie Halloween'Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen in 'Hubie Halloween'
Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen in ‘Hubie Halloween’ | Scott Yamano/Netflix

Alaina Pinto did a guest spot in ‘Hubie Halloween’

Set in Salem, Massachusetts, Hubie Halloween uses its first 15 minutes to introduce Sandler’s character and the town’s quirky holiday spirit.

In those first scenes, a short news broadcast from a fictitious Boston news station comes on the TV screen. Three anchors for “Channel 4’s Wake Up Boston” are dressed as Harley Quinn.

Real-life anchor Alaina Pinto appeared as one of the newscasters—Erin—who donned Harley Quinn makeup and hair. Pinto’s character is seated behind the desk and joshes her colleagues about wearing the same costume, but she didn’t curse or make lewd gestures. It was only for a few seconds and it’s impacted Pinto’s career.

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Adam Sandler’s latest film Hubie Halloween dropped on Netflix on Oct. 7 and it’s already killing it in the viewership department.

After the success of Murder Mystery with Jennifer Aniston, Netflix extended Sandler’s deal for four more movies. His flicks are uber popular on the streamer and tend to attract A-list talent and surprise cameos in the cast lineup. However, a local news anchor just lost her job after appearing in the film.

Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen in ‘Hubie Halloween’ | Scott Yamano/NetflixAlaina Pinto did a guest spot in ‘Hubie Halloween’

Set in Salem, Massachusetts, Hubie Halloween uses its first 15 minutes to introduce Sandler’s character and the town’s quirky holiday spirit.

In those first scenes, a short news broadcast from a fictitious Boston news station comes on the TV screen. Three anchors for “Channel 4’s Wake Up Boston” are dressed as Harley Quinn.

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Real-life anchor Alaina Pinto appeared as one of the newscasters—Erin—who donned Harley Quinn makeup and hair. Pinto’s character is seated behind the desk and joshes her colleagues about wearing the same costume, but she didn’t curse or make lewd gestures. It was only for a few seconds and it’s impacted Pinto’s career.

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Pinto fired from Boston news station

On Oct. 15, Pinto posted a series of tweets indicating that she was fired from WHDH Channel 7 in Boston for her role in the movie. However, she’s not a disgruntled employee. Pinto acknowledged that she filmed a small cameo last year for Hubie Halloween and inadvertently breached her work contract with WHDH.

Pinto explained that it was an oversight on her part, writing, “In doing so, I mistakenly violated my contract with the station and I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me. I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved.”

Hi Friends! I have some news to share…
Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News. I am posting this because I want to be open and honest with all of you. Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, “Hubie Halloween”. (1/3)

— Alaina Pinto (@alainapinto) October 15, 2020

She also thanked her colleagues and the viewers for their support. “Reporting the news to you every morning was an honor and a privilege. I promise to stay

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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