[Weekly Up & Down] More Scandals Against Kim Jung Hyun Surface vs. Youn Yuh Jung Takes a Step Closer to the Oscar

Kim Jung Hyun and Seo Ji Hye’s Dating Rumor Grows into Kim Jung Hyun’s Conflicts with His Agency

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More scandals surrounding Kim Jung Hyun are surfacing. On April 8th, the dating rumor with his Crash Landing On You co-star Seo Ji Hye has hit the wire. Then, in the process of clearing the air, his conflicts with the agency over the contract broke out. In response, O& Entertainment filed for dispute mediation with the Korea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA) over the two sides’ conflicting opinions on the exclusive contract.

Currently, Kim Jung Hyun and his agency struggle to overcome differences between how long their exclusive contract should last. The actor claims that the contract has already expired. However, the agency states they still have 11 months until the expiration. The company claims that it needs to exclude the period that he had gone into hiatus since he abruptly exited the production of Time due to his health issues. As their dispute will most likely be prolonged, the case may require CEMA’s mediation. Simultaneously, Kim Jung Hyun’s incense attitude at the press conference for Time turned up again, sparking an adverse reaction against the actor.


Youn Yuh Jung Wins SAG & BAFTA Best Supporting Actress Awards

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Youn Yuh Jung was honored with the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) and the 74th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Last year, Parasite actors won the SAG’s Best Ensemble Cast Award for the first time in Korean cinema history. But on the 5th, Youn became the first Korean actor to win an acting award as an individual actress. This morning (KST), Youn Yuh Jung won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the BAFTA, taking a step closer to her Oscar trophy. The actress first expressed her condolences to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, who recently passed away. Then she impressed everyone with her witty acceptance speech.


‘Taxi Driver’ Criticized for Its Sadistic Portrayals

Taxi Driver came under fire for its overly sadistic scenes from the premiere episode, including water torture and sexual assault against a mentally challenged female. While introducing Kang Maria, a client of Rainbow Transport, the series included torture-like scenes, upsetting the viewers. A mentally impaired woman gets hired at a vicious enterprise disguised as a social organization. And she ends up being tortured and sexually assaulted. After the show, viewers commented, “You didn’t have to show it so explicitly. It was unnecessary,” “Those scenes were only provocative. Your plan doesn’t seem like exposing what’s wrong.” “Being R-rated cannot be a shield.”


Apink’s Chorong, from School Violence to Underage Drinking

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School violence and underage drinking allegations rose against Apink’s Chorong. Soon, Chorong admitted to the later part of Kim’s claims. But the idol still pleaded her innocence with the school bullying. Accordingly, her agency Play M Entertainment submitted a complaint against Kim for defaming and blackmailing Apink’s Chorong on the 1st through the law firm Wonil.


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