Prince Michael Jackson joins 'Entertainment Tonight' as correspondent
Look out, world — Michael Jackson’s children are stepping into the limelight, and this time, they’re not wearing masks. The eccentric singer’s 14-year-old daughter Paris has already appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter and in Glamour magazine, where she discussed her upcoming starring role in a film called Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys. Now Paris’s older brother Prince Michael is entering the business as well — this week, he’s joining Entertainment Tonight as a special guest correspondent.
Jackson first appeared on ET yesterday, standing by as correspondent Brooke Anderson introduced him and teased a clip of his inaugural interview with James Franco, Sam Raimi, and Zach Braff of Oz the Great and Powerful. Segments from that chat will appear on ET throughout the week. Jackson also opened up to Anderson about his future goals, noting that he’d eventually like to “direct, write, [and] act.”
Anderson told the Los Angeles Times that she helped Jackson get the ET gig; the two share a “mutual connection,” and she thought he’d be the perfect person to interview Oz‘s cast and director because his father starred in The Wiz in 1978. “He really did not need that much coaching,” Anderson told the Times. “This may sound strange because he’s 16, but he was very smooth and confident.”
She also said that while the teenager hasn’t booked a permanent gig on the celebrity news show, he may reappear on a “case-by-case” basis during entertainment events aimed at kids, such as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
See Jackson in action in the promotional clip below.