#PopVultures Podcast: Rebecca Lim gets engaged, Britney Spears is free and Taylor Swift revisits Red, Entertainment News & Top Stories

#PopVultures Ep 55: Rebecca Lim will get engaged, Britney Spears is free and Taylor Swift revisits Purple (and Jake Gyllenhaal)

28:37 minutes

Synopsis: The Straits Instances examines the ins and outs of popular culture within the Asian leisure and Hollywood scene.

This week #PopVultures host Jan Lee runs down note-worthy leisure information for listeners. In native information, Mediacorp actress Rebecca Lim will get engaged to her thriller fiance. She introduced the glad information on her Instagram and whereas she obtained congratulations and blessings from celebrities and followers alike, fellow actor Ian Fang didn’t appear as thrilled. Fang and Lim had been linked for years however Fang and fellow Mediacorp actress Carrie Wong had been caught exchanging sexually suggestive messages to one another in 2019.

In the meantime in Hollywood, pop star Britney Spears is lastly free of her conservatorship after 13 years. She was beforehand positioned underneath the conservatorship, which stripped her of her capacity to make monetary, medical and different private selections for herself, in 2008 after she suffered a extremely publicised psychological breakdown. Jan discusses how there’s nonetheless extra to the case, together with Spears’ allegations that her father, who was in command of her conservatorship for years, exploited and surveilled her.

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Lastly, Jan goes into Taylor Swift’s re-recording and releasing Purple – an album first launched in 2012. Swift added beforehand unpublished songs into the re-recorded album, together with an prolonged ten-minute model of one of many album’s hottest songs All Too Nicely. This album has reignited curiosity in Swift’s temporary relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Most of the album’s breakup songs are stated to be about Gyllenhaal. Jan additionally offers a primer on why Swift is re-recording her personal music. 

Here is what she talked about:

Rebecca Lim’s engagement and the way Ian Fang’s response has shifted the main target away from her glad information (0:49)
Britney is lastly free and the way the conservatorship system is ripe for abuse (12:15)
Taylor Swift’s re-recording and releasing her album Purple (19:05)

Produced by Jan Lee (janlee@sph.com.sg) and Penelope Lee

Edited by: Penelope Lee & Hadyu Rahim

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