#PopVultures Ep 40: Abandoned surrogate babies and ageism in entertainment
Synopsis: The Straits Times examines the ins and outs of pop culture in the Asian entertainment and Hollywood industries.
For the #PopVultures 40th episode, Jan Lee and Sam Jo deliver a double whammy of topics - first covering the unfolding saga of Chinese actress Zheng Shuang who has been cancelled after it was revealed that she had abandoned two surrogate babies she and her ex-partner Zhang Heng had in the United States.
They run down the dramatic tale - which includes leaked audio tapes, a clandestine marriage, money troubles and abandoned surrogate babies.
The #PopVultures then touch on ageism in entertainment as Zhang Ziyi has been criticised for playing a 15-year-old girl in the series Monarch Industry, even though the character grows up and matures into an adult.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez defended herself again after a netizen boldly proclaimed that she has had "a ton" of Botox done.
Edited by: Penelope Lee
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