A large number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the entertainment industry
As a slew of celebrities tested positive for COVID-19, the entertainment industry has been put on alert. Back on July 13th, Seo In Young announced that she was confirmed with the virus. Her agency confirmed the news and shared that she will cancel all her schedules and follow the health authorities’ guidelines. Soon, TREASURE’s Doyoung and Junghwan also reported that they have tested positive. Doyoung was confirmed with COVID-19 on July 13th, which led all the members to go into self-quarantine. Then on the 16h, Junghwan became the second member of the group to be diagnosed with the virus. Also, former volleyball player Kim Yohan tested positive for the virus. This soon led to many confirmed cases, including Han Hye Jin, who appeared on IHQ’s Leader’s Romance with him.
Yoo Jae Suk Joins Hands with You Hee Yeol
Yoo Jae Suk left FNC Entertainment, the agency he had been with for the past six years, and signed an exclusive contract with Antenna Music, led by You Hee Yeol. On July 14th, Antenna Music shared, “As the nation’s best and undisputed comedian, Yoo Jae Suk has always taken on new challenges and broadened his range of activities through his passion and serious devotion to his work. We plan to support Yoo Jae Suk so he can continue to his journey within Antenna’s liberal, high-spirited atmosphere.” Yoo Jae Suk also expressed his thoughts, relaying, “I am excited and happy to work with my longtime colleagues. Please look forward to the fun things that we will show together.”
Yu Xiaoguang Apologizes about the Cheating Scandal
Yu Xiaoguang, Choo Ja Hyun‘s husband and a Chinese actor, got embroiled in a cheating scandal. Recently in China, a video that shows Yu getting on a car and making a woman sit on his lap had gone viral. Soon, the clip started to spread in Korea, heating up the cheating scandal. On the 17th, Yu took his Weibo account and apologized, “I’m so sorry for any anger or frustration this has caused you. After watching the video, I have deeply reflected and am regretting my actions. Most of all, I greatly disappointed my wife, who deserves nothing but love.” Choo also addressed the issue through her Instagram. She wrote, “I reproached for his carelessness, and he is well aware of his misdeeds. We promise to show you a more mature side as a married couple.”
Lee Byung Hun Laughs Off a Reporter’s Absurd Greetings
Lee Byung Hun faced an awkward situation at the Cannes Film Festival. The Emergency Declaration team had their first greeting with audiences through the photocall on the morning of the 16th (local time). The director and actors responded to the flurry of flashing cameras with a bright smile. However, Lee faced an awkward situation during his individual photocall when one of the journalists shouted out Japanese greeting “ありがとう (Thank you).” To which, the actor showed off his professional side by smoothly laughing off the situation rather than saying, “I’m a Korean actor.”
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