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Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary to arrive on Jan. 31
Jan. 16 (UPI) — Taylor Swift announced on Twitter that her Netflix documentary titled Miss Americana will be coming to the streaming service on Jan. 31. The singer made the announcement on Wednesday alongside a poster a black poster for the film which features Swift looking down. “In this revealing documentary, Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer – and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice,” reads the synopsis. Miss Americana is produced by Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), Caitrin Rogers (20 Feet from Stardom) and Christine O’Malley (Wordplay). The documentary will premiere on Jan. 23 at the Sundance Film Festival before coming to Netflix.
‘The Stranger’ exposes dark secrets in trailer for Netflix series
Jan. 16 (UPI) –Netflix is giving a glimpse of its new series The Stranger. The streaming service shared a first trailer for the show Thursday featuring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) as Adam Price, a husband and father. The preview shows Adam’s (Armitage) seemingly perfect life implode after a stranger (Hannah John-Kamen) tells him a secret about his wife, Corinne (Dervla Kirwan). Siobhan Finneran co-stars as detective Johanna Griffin, while Jennifer Saunders plays Heidi. The Stranger is based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name. Coben serves as an executive producer with Danny Brocklehurst, who penned the script. The Stranger is an eight-part series that premieres Jan. 30.
Demi Lovato to perform national anthem at Super Bowl LIV
Jan. 16 (UPI) — Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV in February. The National Football League (NFL) announced in a tweet Thursday that Lovato, 27, will take the stage Feb. 2 at Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Fla. Lovato confirmed the news in a post on Instagram. “Singing the National Anthem at #SBLIV,” she wrote. “See you in Miami @NFL.” Super Bowl LIV will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and air on Fox. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform during the halftime show. The Super Bowl will follow Lovato’s comeback performance Jan. 26 at the Grammy Awards. The Grammys mark Lovato’s first public performance since her 2018 overdose and hospitalization. As an actress, Lovato presently has a guest starring role on the NBC series Will & Grace. She plays Jenny, a surrogate mom and cam girl, who agrees to be a surrogate for Will (Eric McCormack).
‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Max Boyens apologizes for racist tweets
Jan. 16 (UPI) — Vanderpump Rules star Max Boyens is “truly sorry” about his past racist tweets. The television personality apologized Thursday after his past remarks about black and Asian people on Twitter resurfaced online. “I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” Boyens said in a statement. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed — I am truly sorry.” Boyens used racist and homophobic language in tweets that resurfaced this week, according to People. “Something about Asians that just makes me want to punch them in the suck hole,” Boyens wrote in one post in 2012. Boyens made his Twitter account private after the tweets came to light. Boyens is the general manager of TomTom, one of the bars and restaurants owned by Vanderpump Rules star and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Lisa Vanderpump. He stars in Vanderpump Rules Season 8, which premiered on Bravo this month.