Adam Sandler’s latest film Hubby Halloween fell on Netflix on October 7 and is already killing him in the viewing department.
After the success of A murderous mystery with Jennifer Aniston, Netflix extended Sandler ‘s deal for four more films. His movements are popular in the streamer and tend to attract talents from the A-list and surprise the cameos in the cast. However, a local news anchor simply lost her job after appearing in the film.
Alaina Pinto made a guest in “Hubie Halloween”
Located in Salem, Massachusetts, Hubby Halloween uses his first 15 minutes to present Sandler’s character and the strange festive spirit of the city.
In these first scenes, a short piece of news broadcasts from a fictional news station in Boston appears on the television screen. Three hosts for Channel 4’s “Wake Up Boston” are dressed as Harley Quinn.
Real-life presenter Alaina Pinto appeared as one of the news anchors – Erin – who wore Harley Quinn’s make-up and hair. Pinto’s character is sitting behind a desk and joking with his colleagues that he is wearing the same suit, but she does not swear or make obscene gestures. It was only a matter of seconds, and it affected Pinto’s career.
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Pinto fired from the Boston news station
On October 15, Pinto posted a series of tweets stating that she had been fired from WHDH Channel 7 in Boston for her role in the film. However, she is not a dissatisfied employee. Pinto admitted that she shot a small cameo last year for Hubby Halloween and inadvertently violated her employment contract with WHDH.
Pinto explained that this was an omission on her part, writing: “In this way, I wrongly violated my contract with the station and I understand why the management unfortunately chose to terminate me. I am deeply disappointed and sad and I hoped that this would not be the case. “
She also thanked her colleagues and viewers for their support. “It was an honor and a privilege to announce the news every morning. I promise to keep in touch and inform you about the next chapter – the future is bright! “Pinto writes.
She joined the Boston team on Channel 7 in 2016 and previously worked at a station in Vermont.
Pinto moves forward
The former morning anchor is being pushed, but some fans believe the news station may have gone too far. Pinto also posted the note on his Instagram account and followers said they were nervous about the shooting.
Many wished her well, while others marked Adam Sandler in the post, hoping he would intervene. Emmy-winning radio host Billy Costa called on her to contact someone at the WCVB in Boston for a new opportunity. So far, WHDH has not commented on the issue.
According to Forbes, Hubby Halloween is about to break one of Netflix’s “Top 10” in the comedy genre. If it stays in the first place, it will be the longest running comedy series in the streamer.
Depending on how the rest of the month goes for the film, it’s likely to become Netflix’s best comedy of the year.