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Susan Sarandon Confesses She’s Not Any Good at Ping-Pong

Your summer travel plans may involve the beach, but Susan Sarandon is heading to China this month to play in a televised Ping-Pong match. “At the end of June, we’re all going to be in Shanghai, humiliating ourselves,” Sarandon, owner of the SPiN New York Ping-Pong club, told us last night at Perrier-Jouet’s 200th anniversary party at the Mondrian Soho. “It will be the first time I’ve played publicly, and my secret will be out. The secret that I don’t play. I’m not very good at all.” This is Sarandon’s first trip to China, and she also plans to attend the Shanghai Film Festival and watch some “serious” Ping-Pong events before picking up her paddle in front of a crowd. Who is she playing against? “They said they were going to find somebody that plays on my level,” she said. “It would have to be someone who’s blind.”

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