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We love girl bosses who take creative control of their careers! Being Mary Jane’s Gabrielle Union is set to star in the holiday film, A Meyers Christmas. From The Hollywood Reporter’s description, it sounds eerily similar to Soul Food

A Meyers Christmas centers on an estranged family who is brought together over Christmas for the first time since their mother’s passing.

The script is written by David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) who will also direct the film. Will Packer (Ride Along) will also serve as an executive producer.

Mrs. Wade previously executive produced the Lifetime movie, With This Ring. We’ve enjoyed seeing Gabrielle on the small screen as Mary Jane, we almost forgot the last time we’ve seen her in a film was Chris Rock’s 2014 comedy,Top Five.

2016 will be a huge year for Gabrielle with three feature films. Prior to A Meyers Christmas in November, we’ll see her in Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation about Nat Turner’s 1831 rebellion as well as the action thriller, Sleepless Night with Jamie Foxx.

Don’t forget to set your DVRs for the season premiere of Being Mary Jane on Tuesday, October 20.


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In other #BlackGirlMagic news, Mariah Carey is really showing her versatility these days. She just recently announced that her new MAC lipstick, “All I Want” will be out in time for the holidays.

Now Mimi is working on another holiday project, a TV movie entitled, A Christmas Melody. Not only will she star in the film, she’s also the director!

Here’s the plot via The DailyMail: A Christmas Melody tells the story of a music teacher who helps a young girl who is new in town write a song for the community’s Christmas show.

The film will air on the Hallmark channel on December 19th and Mean Girls star, Lacey Chabert (“Gretchen”) will play one of the leads.

Check out a pic of Mariah on her royal throne aka in her directors chair looking flawless! We want the legend to rest her vocal chords and do more acting and producing.

Do you remember that awesome performance she gave as Ms. Weiss in Precious? We’ve already heard rumors that Mimi will be making an appearance on this season of Empire! Stay tuned!

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Are you here for Mariah Carey’s new movie? What’s your favorite song by Mimi? Let us know in the comments!

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