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Boston Newscaster Fired for Appearing in Adam Sandler Film

Alaina Pinto appeared in Adam Sandler’s ‘Hubie Halloween.’ She had been at the station since 2016.

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A cameo appearance in the newly-released Adam Sandler flick “Hubie Halloween” apparently violated the terms of her contract, thus leading to Alaina Pinto being dismissed from 7 News WHDH in Boston.

Pinto revealed the news via her Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

Pinto appears in the film as a Boston news anchor dressed like the DC Comics character Harley Quinn.

Pinto had been at 7 News since 2016. Stations will often include non-compete clauses in talent contracts, but it’s unclear whether the role violated that or a different term of the agreement.

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Sean Spicer: The President’s Best Moments Came Later in the Debate

Spicer, a former White House press secretary during the Trump administration and now a Newsmax TV host of Spicer & Co has long stressed the early moments are the most impactful.

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump’s best points in the debate came later and therefore were less impactful.

“Unfortunately, a lot of his really good points came toward the latter end of the debate,” Spicer said in the Newsmax TV debate recap. “His point on taxes, his point on his record, he hit him really hard.

By all accounts, the second and final presidential debate moderated by Kristin Welker, was a little calmer than the first one that featured Trump and Biden name-calling and talking over each other.

Spicer, a former White House press secretary during the Trump administration and now a Newsmax TV host of Spicer & Co has long stressed the early moments are the most impactful.

Spicer said Trump landed some big blows as the debate wore on. “I just wonder how many people stayed through that part of the debate. “I think once the fireworks weren’t there, how many of them stayed through?” Spicer noted.

The Hunter Biden story that the New York Post broke last week did not dominate the debate like many though it would. Mr. Biden deflected the issue by declaring that Trump did not want to talk about substantive issues.

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MSNBC Host Cuts Interview With Trump Campaign Spokesman

With the 2020 Presidential Election days away, what was likely supposed to be an interview to spotlight Trump, turned into an argument and allegations of widespread voter fraud.

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Hogan Gidley is a campaign spokesman for President Trump, who made an appearance on MSNBC with host Hallie Jackson. 

With the 2020 Presidential Election days away, what was likely supposed to be an interview to spotlight Trump, turned into an argument and allegations of widespread voter fraud. 

Jackson began the back and forth debate when she brought up a statement from FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“Director Wray talked specifically about the idea that — essentially I’m paraphrasing here —  there is no widespread evidence of voter fraud, that the American people should feel confident in the way that voting procedures are being conducted,” Jackson said.

The MSNBC host then added whether the president is spreading misinformation over voting security.

“Given this new information from Director Wray and the comments he’s now reiterating, will the president back off on making those claims?” Jackson asked. “Is that a conversation that you and the campaign are having with him?”

Gidley did respond to Jackson’s claims and questions.

“You can’t deny what you’ve seen on television and all these local markets,” Gidley said.

The Trump campaign spokesman also added that Americans want a free and fair election, which is what Trump is pushing for when discussing voter fraud.

Both Jackson and Gidley continued the back and forth discussion, which ultimately led to Jackson cutting the interview.

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Martin Bashir ‘Seriously Unwell’ in the Hospital Battling COVID-19

Bashir currently works as a religion editor for BBC News. He joined the network following stints at ABC and MSNBC.

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Reporter Martin Bashir is extremely sick with COVID-19. Bashir currently works as a religion editor for BBC News. He joined the network following stints at ABC and MSNBC.

Bashir resigned at MSNBC in 2013 after he referred to former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as a “world-class idiot” suggesting on-air that someone might defecate in her mouth.

“We are sorry to say that Martin is seriously unwell with Covid-19 related complications,” the Network said. “Everyone at the BBC is wishing him a full recovery. We’d ask that his privacy, and that of his family, is respected at this time.” 

He joined BBC News in 2016 after hosting anchoring ABC’s Nightline show. In 1995 he got Princess Dianna to admit to an affair during an explosive interview.  

He also made the 2003 ITV/ABC documentary Living with Michael Jackson, in which Martin Bashir interviewed Michael Jackson over a span of eight months, from May 2002 to January 2003, about different aspects of his life.

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