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Boston News Anchor Fired After Appearing In Adam Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween'

Taylor Sakellis 16 Oct 2020

Look, before I say anything, let's be clear— I love Adam Sandler. Remember Hidden Gems? Those were the good ol' days!

Hubie Halloween, unfortunately, lived up to that Adam Sandler ~stereotype~ that all his movies have gone downhill since the early 2000s!

In addition to the poor reviews, the film got a local Boston newscaster fired!

Let's break this all down, shall we?

Adam Sandler's much anticipated Halloween film Hubie Halloween hit Netflix last week.

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The film is set in Salem, Massachusetts, and follows the story of eccentric but devoted community volunteer, Hubie, who finds himself wrapped up in a real crime investigation on Halloween!

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The film was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics alike.

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However, I will say if you like goofy Adam Sandler movies and are in the mood for some feel-good spooky season humor, be sure to check out Hubie Halloween!

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The film also features a touching tribute to Sandler's "Grown Ups" on-screen son, Cameron Boyce.

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As you may remember, 20-year-old actor Cameron Boyce tragically passed away in July 2019.

Cameron, who had epilepsy, suffered from a fatal seizure in his sleep.

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Midway through the credit role, a picture of Cameron flashes onscreen alongside a message that reads: "In loving memory of CAMERON BOYCE. Gone way too soon and one of the kindest, coolest, funniest and most talented kids we know."

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The message concluded: "You live on forever in our hearts and are truly missed every day."

It was truly such a moving tribute to the beloved actor.

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It's clear this movie was a passion project for Sandler, who included many of his closest friends and even his wife, in the film.

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The movie includes A LOT of cameos from funny people like Kevin James, Maya Rudolph, Kenan Thompson, Tim Meadows, and Steve Buscemi!

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If you watched Hubie Halloween you may remember that Boston news anchor Alaina Pinto made a brief cameo.

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Alaina's character comes to work dressed up as Harley Quinn from Suicide Sqaud for Halloween, only to discover that her fellow female broadcasters have all done the same.

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Unfortunately for Ms. Pinto, her superiors at WHDH Channel 7 News fired her after learning about this cameo due to an alleged contract violation.

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"Hi Friends! I have some news to share… Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News," the news anchor tweeted.

"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."

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She continued, "In doing so, I mistakenly violated my contract with the station and I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me."

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"I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved."

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Alaina concluded: "I promise to stay in touch and keep you updated on the next chapter - the future is bright!"

While many of Alaina's supporters were understanding of the circumstances, others were not impressed!

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"It's pretty dumb," wrote @kiki_strumm3r.

The tweet continued: "I can only imagine they think it's a slippery slope between appearing in a movie on a platform that isn't remotely a competitor and their entire news team appearing on WBZ or something similarly stupid."

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Judging by Alaina's social media, she is a multi-talented, hardworking, good-time gal who will without a doubt find another awesome job soon!

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We're wishing Alaina nothing but the best in all her future endeavors!

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