Taylor Swift plans to rerecord her songs after her catalog was purchased by manager Scooter Braun.
"CBS Sunday Morning" previewed some of its pretaped interview with Swift, which will air Sunday. The reporter asked Swift whether she would consider rerecording her songs so she could own the new versions, and Swift said, "Oh yeah." When asked whether that was the plan, Swift said, "Absolutely."
In late June, Braun's Ithaca Holdings announced that it had acquired Big Machine Label Group, which was led by Scott Borchetta and home to Swift's first six albums, including the Grammy winners for album of the year, 2008's "Fearless" and 2014's "1989."
Swift said last November that she signed with Universal Music Group instead of staying at Big Machine because she knew that re-signing would only result in her not owning her future work. Braun manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
DuVernay backs out of Prince film
Award-winning director Ava DuVernay has bailed on helming an authorized Prince documentary for Netflix because of "creative differences." Her exit from the project was mentioned this week deep into an interview with the Los Angeles Times reflecting on her latest endeavor, the Netflix series "When They See Us." Already two years in the making, the project is being done in cooperation with Prince's estate, and Netflix is being given access to unreleased material in the late Minnesota rock star's vault.
Expecting: Quentin Tarantino is going to be telling a whole new brand of "Once upon a time" tale — the bedtime-story kind. The "Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood" director is about to become a father. His rep said Tarantino, 56, and his wife, model and singer Daniella Pick, 35, are expecting. The couple met in 2009 and married last November.
Path to Freedom? A federal judge has placed the man at the center of the documentary series "The Innocent Man" on the path to potential freedom. U.S. District Judge James Payne ruled there was reasonable doubt that Karl Fontenot should have been convicted in 1988 in the kidnapping and killing of Ada, Okla., convenience store clerk Denice Haraway in 1984. Payne gave the state 120 days to grant a new trial or release him permanently. Fontenot's case was the focus of the John Grisham book "The Innocent Man" and a later Netflix documentary series.
debut: A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas' interest after "American Factory" was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. "They got what we were trying to do, which is to tell a story that sort of transcends the year-to-year politics," Bognar said. Bognar and Reichert, who live in the Dayton, Ohio, area where Fuyao Glass replaced an abandoned General Motors plant, said they were interested in exploring a culture clash, but the film deepened into a story about the rights of workers, globalization and automation.