Have An En Vogue Christmas on Lifetime!

An En Vogue Christmas Lifetime

You’re never gonna get it, never gonna get it! Only lumps of coal for you!

Free your minds and enjoy the fact that Lifetime is giving us An En Vogue Christmas! Finally, something to wash out the taste of that deformed cat Christmas movie they’re also doing.

En Vogue was originally the quartet of Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, and Terry Ellis, formed in 1989 by producing duo Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. They went on to have a string of hits in the early 90s, including My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It), Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Free Your Mind, and Whatta Man (with Salt-N-Pepa). Dawn Robinson abruptly left during a contract dispute in 1997, and the group became a trio for the next few years. Maxine Jones then left to focus on her family in 2001. Herron and Ellis were joined by Rhona Bennett in 2002 (and briefly Amanda Cole), as well as Dawn Robinson rejoining the group for a few years before departing again and the ensuing legal drama, where it was determined original members Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis have the rights to the En Vogue name. The current lineup of Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, and Rhona Bennett is the focus of An En Vogue Christmas

So with that, we look at this plot synopsis with a grain or 2 million of salt:

Over the years, the funky divas of En Vogue have gone their separate ways, until they are asked to perform a benefit concert to save the club that made them stars. They put aside their hesitations to reunite for the special night but first, must overcome their challenging history with Marty (David Alan Grier, In Living Color), their former manager and the man responsible for breaking them up. In the spirit of the holidays, the ladies find forgiveness and come together for an epic En Vogue Christmas concert to keep the club from closing its doors forever. Stars Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Rhona Bennett as themselves and features some of their biggest hits and two new original songs. Genelle Williams also stars.

An En Vogue Christmas stars En Vogue members Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, and Rhona Bennett. It also stars Genelle Williams, Christopher Russell, Ashanti Bromfield, and David Alan Grier as the band’s manager, Marty. It’s directed by Brian K. Roberts (Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas and a bajillion tv shows) and written by Dayna Lynne North (Lincoln Heights and the Soul Food tv series)

An En Vogue Christmas premieres on Saturday, November 22, on Lifetime!

via A&E News

Midnight Masquerade sneaks upon the Hallmark Channel!

Midnight Masquerade Hallmark

I’m actually lost, I was headed to that other masked party with Tom Cruise

A masked ball becomes the setting for mysterious romance in Midnight Masquerade! Hallmark Channel has another romantic tale, this time doing a sort of reversed Cinderella. Also there is a spunky kid, because these films need spunky kids. Midnight Masquerade looks like a cute film, probably with the biggest part of the budget spent on elaborate costumes for the costume ball (and the giant monster decoration you can see in some of the promo images!)

Young businesswoman Elyse Samford’s (Autumn Reeser) life takes a turn when she inherits Samford Candy, a multi-billion dollar corporation, from her retired father (Richard Burgi). A trademark infringement lawsuit against a rival company brings Elyse to Higgins Attorneys and Sons, where Rob Carelli (Christopher Russell), a young, too-nice-for-his-own-good lawyer, is bullied by his boss, firm founder Carter Higgins (Chris Gillett), and his two arrogant sons (Damon Runyan and Danny Smith). Despite his workplace woes, Rob becomes instantly smitten with Elyse.

With Halloween just around the corner, Elyse invites the Higgins law firm staff to an opulent masked Halloween costume ball. Rob obeys an order to remain in the office working that night, but has a change of heart when his spunky, 12-year old niece, Ruby (Helen Colliander), convinces him to attend the ball wearing a prince costume. After a magnificent waltz and magical exchange with the handsome “prince,” Elyse yearns to locate this mysterious man and hopefully find the romance her life has been missing.

Midnight Masquerade stars Autumn Reeser as Elyse, Christopher Russell as Rob, and Richard Burgi as Howard. It is directed by Graeme Campbell.

Midnight Masquerade premieres Saturday, September 27, on Hallmark Channel!

via Hallmark and BetaFilm