Netflix's Hubie Halloween Costs News Anchor Her Job
Adam Sandler is not a job creator.
A Boston-area news anchor has lost her job as a result of her cameo in Adam Sandler's new Netflix movie, Hubie Halloween. While the movie is about a man who is trying to protect people from the terrors of October 31, reporter Alaina Pinto has apparently not benefited from such protections. Taking to Twitter, Pinto explained that this week she has been "let go" from her job for "mistakenly violat[ing her] contract" with WHDH, a position she has held for nearly four years according to her LinkedIn. You can check out her three-tweet thread on the incident here.
Hi Friends! I have some news to share…— Alaina Pinto (@alainapinto) October 15, 2020
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)
Neither Netflix nor Adam Sandler have issued a response, but adding insult to injury of losing her job during a pandemic--Pinto's LinkedIn also indicates that she is an active volunteer for charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (a non-profit that mentors youth) and Ronald McDonald House Charities (a non-profit that "supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children).
Hubie Halloween released on Netflix last week to so-so reviews; one of our critics called it an endearing "rough watch" and also "a movie." In addition to Sandler, the movie also features Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Julie Bowen (Horrible Bosses), Ray Liotta (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live), and former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal.
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