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US news anchor claims she was fired due to her cameo in Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween

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A Boston news presenter claims she lost her job after making a small appearance in Adam Sandler’s new movie, Hubie Halloween.

The WHDH Boston Channel 7 News anchor only appears in one scene in the Netflix flick as she plays an anchorwoman named Erin, one of three women working for a news station who are all dressed as Harley Quinn.

But taking to Twitter on Thursday, Alaina Pinto claimed the small cameo meant she ‘violated’ her work contract.

She wrote: ‘Hi Friends! I have some news to share… 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.

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‘Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, “Hubie Halloween”. In doing so, I mistakenly violated my contract with the station and I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me.

She continued: ‘I am deeply disappointed and saddened, and I hoped this would not be how things evolved. Thanks to all my wonderful 7 News viewers and my supportive and great colleagues at the station.

‘Reporting the news to you every morning was an honor and a privilege. I promise to stay in touch and keep you updated on the next chapter – the future is bright!’.

It’s unclear how the anchor became involved in the comedy film, but it was shot in and around Massachusetts in 2019, close to where Pinto worked in Boston.

Alaina Pinto cameos as a newsreader in 'Hubie Halloween'
Alaina Pinto plays an anchorwoman named Erin, one of three women working for a news station who are all dressed as Harley Quinn (Picture: Scott Yamano/Netflix)

Meanwhile, fans noticed the film paid tribute to late actor Cameron Boyce, who starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups.

The Descendants star died in his sleep last year aged just 20 of complications due to epilepsy.

The actors starred together in the comedy Grown Ups in 2010 and its sequel in 2013.

Adam Sandler in Hubie Halloween
Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween is now on Netflix (Picture: Scott Yamano/Netflix via AP)

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Partway through the end credits, a picture of Boyce is shown along with a message calling him ‘one of the kindest, coolest, funniest kids we knew’.

It read: ‘In loving memory of Cameron Boyce. Gone way too soon and one of the kindest, coolest, funniest, and most talented kids we knew.

‘You live on forever in our hearts and are truly missed every day.’

Hubie Halloween is available to stream on Netflix.

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