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Prince Michael Jackson Lands Job on 'Entertainment Tonight'

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    Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (R) attend a private ceremony at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles August 8, 2011.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
February 19, 2013|4:31 pm

Michael Jackson's son Prince Michael has assumed a professional position in the spotlight, following in the footsteps of his late father.

The 16-year-old son of the famous pop star landed a job with "Entertainment Tonight," according to reports on Monday.

"I've been raised around stuff like this so it was different being the interviewer instead of the one being interviewed," said Prince in a release announcing the news via USA Today.

As for the job details, Jackson will be working as a special correspondent for the daily tabloid TV news show. The young celebrity will first join ET's Brooke Anderson during a sit down with James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi about the new film "Oz the Great and Powerful."

Entertainment news will likely be Jackson's first step toward other Hollywood-related careers.

"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," Jackson told Anderson, who praised the ambitious teenager for his maturity.

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"That's what most of my people say," replied Jackson. "That was all thanks to my dad. He raised me right."

Furthermore, Prince Michael divulged his dream interview.

"Peter Jackson, because I love his movies," said the teen. "'Lord of the Rings,' 'The Hobbit,' and 'King Kong.' I just love the way he shoots [and how] he brings things and depicts it back to life. I used to study his movies with my dad, put the volume off and just watch it, just the shots to see how he put it together."

Jackson was 12 years old when he lost his father Michael on June 25, 2009. The legendary singer died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled Jackson's death as a homicide, and subsequently the singer's physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Prince Michael has two younger siblings; Blanket Jackson and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson.

 

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