Michael Jackson’s Son Lands ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Gig

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By: / February 19, 2013

Michael Jackson was such a media magnet that it only makes sense his son would become a member of the press.

Prince Michael Jackson will now be a reporter on “Entertainment Tonight,” CNN reports. At the ripe age of 16, the younger Jackson was given on-air coaching lessons from ET’s Brooke Anderson to hone his journalistic chops. He even recorded his first interview on the Disney remake of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set to air in parts this week.

This would be a complete 180 from the late King of Pop’s parental methods, keeping his three kids Prince, Paris and Blanket out of the public eye until they appeared at his memorial service after his death in 2009.

The new gig wouldn’t be Prince’s only humblebrag-worthy achievement. At 12, he accepted a Grammy for lifetime achievement on behalf of his iconic father, even signing replicas of MJ’s “Beat It” and “Thriller” leather jackets for a special sale on Amazon.com.

While he says he can’t sing or dance and is expected to bank some change from the Jackson estate, his lawyer says Prince is determined to make his own bread.

He told Anderson, “I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.”

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