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Hubie Halloween Harley Quinn Cameo Gets Boston News Anchor Fired

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Boston news anchor Alaina Pinto has been fired by WHDH for her cameo in Adam Sandler’s new Netflix Halloween movie, Hubie Halloween. The movie was released earlier this month on the streaming platform where it has been a big hit with Sandler and Halloween fans. It quickly became Netflix’s must-streamed movie, even with mixed reviews from critics. As of this writing, it remains at number one and it has brought a lot of attention to Pinto and her Halloween Harley Quinn Cameo.

Alaina Pinto released a statement on social media addressing her firing from WHDH. “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,” she said. “Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie by Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween.” As turns out, Pinto was under contract by WHDH and taking on a role in a movie or TV show was allegedly something she was not allowed to do. You can read what she had to say about her contract below.

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“I mistakenly violated my contract with the station and I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me. 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!”

While this is not the outcome that Alaina Pinto was hoping for, she will more than likely have some more opportunities ahead, whether it be in film or another news gig. In Hubie Halloween, Pinto newscaster character dresses as Harley Quinn for the movie’s fictional Wake Up Boston news station. Pinto and Adam Sandler’s wife Jackie, who also appears as a newscaster dressed as Harley Quinn in the movie, make comments about sharing the same costume.

Alaina Pinto worked for WHDH for four years and, as of this writing, the Boston-based station has yet to issue a statement on their reasoning for letting her go. Hubie Halloween is centered on October 31st in Salem, Massachusetts. Adam Sandler’s Hubie character finds himself in the midst of a real investigation for murder, while the town goes crazy around him.

Adam Sandler was asked about his influences while making Hubie Halloween and admitted that 80s classic The ‘Burbs and Hocus Pocus were among them. He added, Abbott and Costello Meet Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man. That was the best thing; just Lou Costello being scared of Dracula or of Frankenstein, or Wolfie.” Sandler continued. “That’s what we were looking to do, just making a goofy movie where my character is afraid of everything. The fact that Halloween is the backdrop for it made it fun.” It appears that Sandler achieved his goal. You can read Alaina Pinto’s Twitter statement above.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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