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[Weekly Up & Down] OH MY GIRL’s YooA and Park Bo Gum Establish Their Positions as “Trusted” Singer and Actor

Last week, various news came from the entertainment industry. The overseas gambling scandals have hit the industry hard once again, while girl group FANATICS was sexually harassed by the staff during their V LIVE. But, there was also some good news. Let’s look back on the issues that made headlines last week.

 

OH MY GIRL’s YooA Enjoys Her Music Show Trophy with Tears

OH MY GIRL’s YooA landed at No. 1 in a music show with her first solo album. During the recent episode of SBS’s The Show, which aired on Sept. 15, she was named the winner of “The Show Choice,” which equals to No. 1, with her song “Bon Voyage.” YooA said, “It was my first solo debut, and I received an award that I didn’t expect thanks to all the love you had given me. Thank you very much. Miracle and OH MY GIRL, I love you so much.”

 

Despite of His Absence, Park Bo Gum’s Popularity Is Snowballing

Park Bo Gum, who joined the navy on Aug. 31, is still showing off his irreplaceable presence as Record of Youth, the drama he finished before joining the navy,  is breaking the highest viewership every episode. The drama, which recorded 6.4% in the first episode, soared up to 7.8% by the 4th episode, continuing its uptrend. Park Bo Gum is well-received for his three-dimensional portrayal of a passionate character in the role of Sa Hye Joon, a model and an aspiring actor. Not only is his flawless acting skills a talk of the town, but also his beautiful visuals and his chemistry with Park So Dam. 

 

Im Sung Han, the Doyenne of Makjang Dramas, Confirms Her Return

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Attention is drawn to the news of writer Im Sung Han’s comeback. Though she earned the bad name of being called “the doyenne of makjang dramas,” she has never failed in terms of viewership. She, who announced the end of her writing career after finishing the 2015 drama Apgujeong Midnight Sun, recently signed an exclusive contract with Jidam, a drama production company, and is currently working on a new project. Her return project, Marriage Story (literal title), is known to be a seasonal drama that aims to premiere in the first half of next year and is most likely to be programmed in the TV Chosun network. As it is her comeback in five years, the actors who have appeared in her previous works will join forces.  New Tales of Gisaeng star Sung Hoon became the first to confirm his appearance, and Lee Tae Gon from Dear Heaven and Assorted Gems was also reported to be making his comeback to the small screen after seven years. The final lineup is yet to be finalized, and filming will officially begin after the Chuseok holiday.

 

Actress Oh In Hye Passes Away

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On Sept. 14, the tragic news of actress Oh In Hye shocked the nation. It was reported that Oh In Hye was found at her home in a cardiac arrest early in the morning and was taken to a hospital. After receiving first aid at a nearby hospital, she briefly showed signs of recovery, but eventually failed to regain consciousness and died on the same day. The funeral was held behind closed doors to follow bereaved families’ wishes, and according to the Incheon Yeonsu Police Station, Oh In Hye’s autopsy revealed that she had committed suicide. 

 

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