[Weekly Up & Down] Entertainment Industry Tainted by Various Incidents

In the first week of August, the various incidents of celebrities followed one after another. Singer Park Sang Chul has been under fire for his problematic personal life, and Im Seul Ong shocked everyone when he got involved in a car accident that resulted in a jaywalker’s death. Mina continued her revelations regarding AOA members and FNC Entertainment, while Mr. Trot Kim Ho Joong refuted the rumors of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Kim Bo Ra and Jo Byung Kyoo, who started dating after working together in SKY Castle, broke up. We look back at the entertainment industry news that came out in the first week of August.


Deliver Us From Evil Attracts the Most Moviegoers Since the Spread of COVID-19

Credit: CJ Entertainment

Deliver Us From Evil topped the box office in the first week of its release, surpassing 2 million viewers in five days. In addition, the movie set the best opening record since the outbreak of COVID-19. Among all the movies released this year, Deliver Us From Evil became the first movie in 197 days to surpass 2 million viewers in the first week since The Man Standing Next.


▲ Gummy and Jo Jung Suk Welcomes a Baby Girl

Credit: C-JeS Entertainment, tvN

Gummy and Jo Jung Suk held their first daughter in their arms. The two met in 2013 through the introduction of their acquaintance and got married in October 2018 after five years of dating. On August 6, Gummy’s label C-JeS Entertainment announced the birth of a baby girl, saying, “We would like to let you know that Jo Jung Suk and Gummy welcomed a new addition to their family and that the mother and her newborn are both healthy.”


▼ Im Seul Ong Involved in Car Accident that Resulted in a Jaywalker’s Death

Credit: Jellyfish Entertainment

2AM’s Im Seul Ong was questioned by police for a car accident. He had a car accident on the road in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, at 11:50 p.m. on August 1 KST. And that accident killed a pedestrian who was jaywalking. Im Seul Ong was first investigated at the Seoul Western Police Station and was confirmed not to have been drunk at the time of the accident. The police are investigating whether there was a violation of the Act on Special Cases concerning the Settlement of Traffic Accidents, including speeding.


▼ Mina Attempted Suicide After Lashing Out at AOA Members and FNC Entertainment

Credit: MBC

Mina, who exposed AOA Jimin’s bullying, continued the controversy by revealing that Seolhyun, other AOA members, and FNC Entertainment were “bystanders.” Then, on the night of the 8th, she posted a message on her Instagram that suggested her extreme decision. Fortunately, her current agency saw the post and called the police, and they rushed her to the nearby hospital. Woori Actors said, “Mina injured herself, so we transferred her to the emergency room in the afternoon.” They added that the injuries are not life-threatening.

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