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Can’t Wait: Tatyana Ali Stars In Lifetime Christmas Movie, “Dear Secret Santa”

November 27th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for Lifetime movies and Holiday films. I don’t care how cliche or predictable, I’m here for it. So I was really excited to learn that on Saturday, while we’re eating all of our Thanksgiving leftovers, we can do so while watching Tatyana Ali in a Lifetime Holiday movie called “Dear Secret Santa.”

Shadow and Act reports that the film follows a newly single Jennifer who moves back to her childhood home. While there she is flooded with memories of her friend Jack who recently passed away. One day Jennifer gets a Christmas card in the mail from a secret admirer. Who calls himself her secret santa. The admirer knows personal details about her life and so she decides to write him back. In fact, his letters remind her of her friend Jack. Throughout the movie she tries to determine who’s been writing her.

You can watch the trailer for the film which stars Della Reese, Bill Cobbs and Jordin Sparks.

The film premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, November 30 at 8/7c.

Tatyana Ali, Jordin Sparks And Della Reese To Star In New Lifetime Movie, ‘Dear Secret Santa’

November 13th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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With the holiday season swiftly approaching, Christmas movies will be taking over television airways in no time. But as opposed to simply replaying the same old classics, TV networks have also been pretty busy producing original holiday films as well. Lifetime recently announced one of their new Christmas movies, starring Tatyana Ali, which is titled Dear Secret Santa. A brief description of the film reads:

“After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jennifer (Ali), moves back to the house she grew up in bringing back memories of her friend Jack, who used to live next door but recently passed away. One day, Jennifer gets a Christmas card from a “Secret Admirer” in her mailbox and becomes curious as to who sent it. The admirer knows so many personal things about her that she decides to write back and is astonished when something they say reminds her of Jack. Is it possible that he is sending her the Christmas cards?”

Tatyana’s co-stars include Jordin Sparks, Della Reese, Bill Cobb, Ernie Hudson and Lamorne Harris.

“It’s a story of coming back home. It’s about true love. It’s about finding your faith again,” Tatyana said of the film.

“I think Jennifer has to learn how to love again and how to be emotional and how to not be afraid of that. I think it’s about family. It’s really sweet and innocent because it’s about the idea that anything can happen. What I should say is the spirit of Christmas. Like, wow, miracles are actually possible. Magic can actually happen,” she continued.

Dear Secret Santa debuts on Lifetime November 30th at 8/7c

 Check out a behind-the-scenes look at Dear Secret Santa on the next page.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Harlem Nights”

November 26th, 2012 - By Veronica Wells
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Though critics would almost unanimously agree that Harlem Nights was a hot mess of a film, black folk absolutely love it. I personally, just saw it for the first time last night and I don’t understand what they missed. Sure it might not have been chock-full of Oscar worthy performances but it was a great story, hilarious dialogue between the characters and I’m sure you all have noticed that it was shot beautifully. It’s easily a cult classic. You know the movie, so let’s dig into the behind the scenes details.