Pop Moment (Jan. 31)

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Music Beat

Big Freedia Seizes Her Moment: 'I Just Keep on Making Noise'

On the morning of Big Freedia's birthday, the New Orleans star is keeping things low-key. She has plans to do a little bit of shopping for herself, go out for dinner and get some drinks with her family. But for the most part, she's taking some time to herself. "I'm really just chillin' right now," she tells Billboard over the phone. "Just relaxing."


It may come as a surprise to some that Freedia is a proud member of the "Aquarius gang," as she recently wrote on her Instagram. But take a closer look at the traits associated with her sign, and you'll see the bounce icon's personality begins to come into full view: according to astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, Aquarians are "revolutionary thinkers" who are "aspiring to change the world through radical social progress" and "despise authority and anything that represents conventionality."


"Revolutionary" is one of the best words to describe Freedia; known internationally as the Queen of Bounce, the star has spent the majority of her career working in and fighting for New Orleans' undeniable hip-hop scene. "Conventionality" is a word that doesn't fit anywhere near her; working as a queer, gender-bending performer in a historically overlooked subgenre of hip-hop is far from conventional.


Meghan Trainor's New Album 'Treat Myself' is Here: Stream It Now

Meghan Trainor isn’t only about that bass. 


The Grammy-winning pop singer and songwriter today drops her third full-length studio album, Treat Myself. Spanning 15 tracks with a handful of assists, the new set arrived at midnight across all digital music services.


Treat Myself has been in the works for some time. Indeed, Trainor started talking up the album in the spring of 2018 with the release of its lead single, “No Excuses.” 


Notable Single Releases This Week

Cheat Codes - "No Service In The Hills" ft. blackbear, Prince$$

Diplo & Julia Michaels - "Heartless" ft. Morgan Wallen

Dua Lipa - "Physical"

KAROL G & Nicki Minaj - "Tusa (English Version)"

Saweetie & GALXARA - "Sway With Me"

Taylor Swift - "Only The Young (Featured in Miss Americana)"


TV Today

Swift Releases 'Miss Americana'; A Story of Finding Her Voice And Using It

Miss Americana is a documentary film, directed by Lana Wilson, that follows American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift spanning the course of her entire career. It was released on Netflix and in select theaters on January 31, 2020.


Netflix described the film as a "raw and emotionally revealing look" at Swift "during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice". Miss Americana debuted at the opening night of 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2020.


Come back this afternoon at 2 p.m. for a review of the movie.


Comcast is Removing Starz From All TV Packages

Today Comcast reached out to Xfinity TV subscribers to let them know that Starz is being removed from all Comcast TV packages on February 11th, 2020. Now if you want Starz you will need to pay for it separately. The good news is you don’t need to pay for it through Comcast but can subscribe to Starz through services like Amazon Channels.


Comcast describes the change, "Due to a new programming agreement, Starz will only be available a la carte after February 11, 2020. It will be removed from all existing customer packages as of February 11. Late last year, the premium network EPIX was added to these packages, which includes EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX Hits, EPIX Drive-in and EPIX On Demand, which has comparable content."


Starz will remain available to purchase a la carte for an additional monthly fee and includes the following programming: Starz, StarzEncore, StarzEncore Westerns, StarzEncore Black and StarzEncore Action, Starz On Demand and StarzEncore on Demand.


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