Mariah Carey already pretty much owns the holiday season with her Christmas songs, but why stop there? This holiday season she has a new project: the Hallmark holiday movie ‘A Christmas Melody.’ It’s also Mariah’s directorial debut! She’s directing in these pictures.
Here’s a description of the movie, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
The movie stars Mean Girls vet Lacey Chabert as Kristin, a divorced clothing designer in Los Angeles who is forced to move back home with her daugher to Ohio. There, she runs into her old rival from high school, Melissa (played by the multi-tasking Carey, who you may also know as the megaplatinum singer who released one of the biggest-selling holiday albums of all time with Merry Christmas). Melissa now reigns as the president of the PTA, wields a huge diamond ring, and is totally married to a dentist. In other words, Carey, not Chabert is the one playing the mean girl here.
Now that sounds like a cute movie! It debuts on December 19 at 8 pm ET. Will you be checking it out?
The holiday season will be special for Mariah for another reason, too: she’s dating a new guy! Mariah and Aussie billionaire James Packer seem to be going strong. She told Steve Harvey about how they met:
We first met in Aspen. A couple years ago we were at the Hercules premiere. We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So we hit it off.”
When Steve quipped “Ain’t he lucky,” Mariah replied:
I’m lucky too. He really is [great].”
Awww… I’m glad Mariah has found someone. Her split from Nick Cannon really seemed to take an emotional toll on her, which isn’t surprising: divorce is tough! Here’s our first look at Mariah’s directorial debut, ‘A Christmas Melody,’ below:
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