15 May '11, 5am

S.Korean actor-singer Rain talks music and movies, but not military duty

S.Korean actor-singer Rain talks music and movies, but not military duty

South Korea pop singer and movie star Jung Ji Hoon, also known as Rain, performs during his concert in Macau. -- PHOTO: AP MACAU - IN NINE years, Rain has gone from an unknown backup dancer to one of Asia's hottest stars. The South Korean actor-singer also has two Hollywood movies to his credit. But his thriving entertainment career must be put on hold later this year when he reports for two years of mandatory military duty. It's a topic the 28-year-old performer doesn't want to discuss. In the southern Chinese gambling enclave Macau for the latest stop of what is likely his final Asian tour before military service, Rain made sure the media couldn't ask him about his imminent break from the entertainment industry. At a news conference - delayed 2 1/2 hours - before his concert at the Venetian Macao casino-hotel late on Saturday, organisers banned questions that were not pr...

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