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weekly star scene Updated: 2011-09-22 00:00:00 KST

: It's time now to take a look at the five hottest issues in the Korean entertainment industry this week with "Weekly Star Scene!"

: We have our one and only, special Dami in the studio with us. Hello Dami!

[Reporter : ] : Hi Da-un! Hi Sean!

: What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] : Well, our first story concerns top comedian 강호동, who has announced to his fans that he will be leaving the entertainment industry.
For his fans, this was very surprising and yet unfortunate news.
Let's take a moment to look back through his career.

[Interview : Kang Ho-dong, Comedian] "I will be tentatively retiring from the entertainment industry."

Comedian Kang Ho-dong has announced his retirement from the entertainment industry.

After being accused of tax evasion, Kang had been ordered to pay a large sum to make up for the taxes that he hadn't paid.

In the early 1990s, Kang Ho-dong became the top star at ssirum, or Korean wrestling, earning the nickname "Prince Ho-dong."

In 1993, Kang Ho-dong entered the entertainment industry as a comedian, with backing from fellow comedian Lee Gyeong-gyu. He was enthusiastically received by fans.

He rose rapidly to stardom through programs including "Match Made in Heaven," "Beautiful Sunday," "Good Sunday - X-Man," and "Happy Sunday - 2 Days, 1 Night!" to become one of Korea's most sought-after variety show host.

Kang Ho-dong's side career as an entrepreneur in the food service industry also met with great success

but as public opinion turned against him, he ultimately chose retirement.

[Interview : Kang Ho-dong, Comedian] "Once again, I am sorry for disappointing the people of Korea."

An accusation of tax evasion proved fatal to Kang Ho-dong's seemingly invincible star power. He ended up retiring from the entertainment industry,

but all of his fans remain intensely interested in his daily life.

But fans remain interested in his day-to-day life

The female duo Davichi has returned to fans with a new single after 15 months.

This is the set of Davichi's newest music video.

We spy with our little eyes a sweet kiss scene, and it looks like Kang Min-kyung is a natural!

But as it turns out, that was a hard scene for her.

[Interview : ] "Definitely not easy."

Now that the difficult kiss scene's over, all that's left for Kang Min-kyung and her partner Lee Hae-ri is to fill the rest of 2011 with chart-topping singles.

Glasses have gone from nerdy to cool, and can be seen gracing the nose of many an A-list star.

Let's take a look at those stars who say that they can never live without their glasses!

In third place we have comedian, TV show host, and activist Kim Je-dong!

[Interview : Kim Je-dong, Comedian] "Take a picture without wearing glasses, and hang it on your front door. Robbers will run away in horror. My picture's pretty useful, actually."

Next up, we have a star whose image changes completely without his glasses!

Choi Daniel, who has recently joined the ranks of Glasses Stars, came in at second place.

And finally, it's time to meet the number one Glasses Star, who can't live without his glasses

We all knew it was coming!

The honor of the top Glasses Star goes to Yoo Jae-seok.

Glasses Stars have created their lovable images using their glasses, but the real reason that they are so beloved by fans is their shining talent.
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