Boston host Alaina Pinto was fired from WHDH station for appearing in Adam Sandler’s new Halloween movie on Netflix, Hubie Halloween.
“Earlier this week I was released from 7 News,” Pinto tweeted Thursday. “I’m posting this because I want to be open and honest with all of you. Last year, I participated in a cameo in Adam Sandler’s recently released Netflix movie, “Hubie Halloween”. “The film bowed to the streamer on October 7.
The appearance was a breach of Pinto’s contract, which he said he had “wrongly violated”.
“I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I was hoping that this would not be how things would evolve,”
The film is set on October 31 in Salem, Massachusetts. Sandler, the town eccentric, finds himself in the middle of a real investigation, for a real killer.
Pinto played a news host for a fictional Boston television station, Channel 4 Morning News, and hosted his morning show, “Wake Up, Boston.” The cameo saw Pinto talking about Salem’s Halloween festivities while dressed as DC Comics character Harley Quinn.
Prior to joining WHDH, Pinto worked at Fox Local 44 and ABC Local 22 in Burlington, Vermont.