A Boston news anchor was fired for appearing in Adam Sandler’s brand-new Halloween motion picture, a cameo that inadvertently broke her contract.
Alaina Pinto, a former early morning anchor for WHDH, revealed Thursday she would no longer be on the air for the station after her appearance in Sandler’s “Hubie Halloween” flick, which was launched on Netflix earlier this month.
“Earlier this week I was let go from 7 News,” Pinto tweeted Thursday. “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.'”
Pinto, who signed up with the station in 2016, stated she “incorrectly violated” her contract by doing so, including that she comprehended why management needed to cut ties with her after 4 years.
“I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved,” Pinto tweeted. “Thanks to all my wonderful 7 News viewers and my supportive and great colleagues at the station.”
Pinto said her reporting job had been an “honor and a pleasure” while assuring to keep her 13,000 Twitter followers updated on her next profession move.
” The future is bright!” Pinto tweeted.
In Sandler’s film, Pinto played a news anchor for an imaginary Boston TV station, Channel 4 Morning News, and led its morning show, “Wake Up, Boston,” Boston.com reported.
Pinto goes over Salem’s upcoming Halloween celebrations throughout her brief cameo while impersonated DC Comics character Harley Quinn, in addition to her associates, among whom is played by Sandler’s better half, Jackie Sandler, according to the report.
“Tracy, you went with Harley Quinn, too?” Pinto’s character asks reporter Tracy Phillips, who was played by Jackie Sandler.
“Sure did, Erin,” Phillips replies. “Only one day a year to show your ex what he’s missing.”
Management at the station did not return a message looking for comment about Pinto’s shooting, Boston.com reported.
Prior to joining WHDH, Pinto was employed at Fox Local 44 and ABC Local 22 in Burlington, Vermont. She had supposedly been on the air up until previously this month after concluding recording for the film in Massachusetts in August.