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Michael Jackson's son unmasked Tuesday night

Prince Michael will report for 'Entertainment Tonight'

By Corey Levitan Feb 19, 2013 12:26PM
etonline.com

 

Move over, Billy Bush. Nepotism in entertainment reporting has a new name. And its name is Prince.

Bing: More on Prince Michael Jackson | "Entertainment Tonight"

Tuesday night, Michael Jackson's teenaged son will debut as an "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent. Prince Michael Jackson will interview James Franco, Sam Raimi and Zach Braff. And the stars of the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful" will, in turn, pretend that it's perfectly normal for "Entertainment Tonight" to employ 16-year-old correspondents.

Prince Michael -- older brother to Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10 -- was coached for the interview by ET's Brooke Anderson, who told the L.A. Times that he "really did not need that much." ("This may sound strange because he’s 16, but he was very smooth and confident,” Anderson said.)

 

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Segments from the interview will appear throughout the week, and Prince Michael will reportedly return on a "case by case" basis.


In related news, Blanket has not been named the president of a major network. However, just give it another year or two.


How do you think Prince Michael will do?

"Entertainment Tonight" airs weekdays in syndication; check your local listings.

20Comments
Feb 20, 2013 9:33AM
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I think with his background dealing with the spotlight and traveling around the world, also being around wealthy powerful people all his life will make him a great correspondent. Good Luck!
Feb 20, 2013 8:37AM
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NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHO HIS FATHER IS SHUT THE HELL UP
Feb 20, 2013 8:03AM
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You people disgust me Michael Jackson raised him that's all that matters, get a life and quit being self righteous haters...
Feb 20, 2013 6:20AM
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Who cares whose son he is!  The fact remains that at 16 he has more motivation than most 30 year olds I know!  Good for him and God Bless!
Feb 20, 2013 4:09AM
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One last fact about Prince Michael own abilities: Before any of you 'haters' ran your wicked, ignorant necks on this discussion board, did you ever see Prince Micheal and Paris in 2010 when they accepted the Lifetime Acheivement Award on behalf of their Father? If your answer is "no"-go pour yourself a nice warm cup of shut the hell up; if your answer is "yes", you have seen that footage and yet you flapped your 'hater' neck on this board anyway-(insert nothing, there is NO rational or basic thinking within the empty gourds atop the flappy necks).

Prince Michael spoke clearly and with more professionalism than most reporters of any age over 16 speak..

p.s. 'Haters'- just like your own children, you don't do your homework either!

Feb 20, 2013 2:56AM
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Awesome! Good for you Prince Michael-you will do well! Did it ever occur to you nay-sayers that Prince Michael was selected for this position because a) he wants to pursue a career in reporting/journalism; b) he had the ambition to put that desire into action and 'go for it' and got it; c)that he possesses the ideals and qualities that his loving Father lived by and undoubtedly instilled in each of his children (and nobody can dispute the incredible legacies MJ gave and left to this world); and d) that yes indeed, at the age of only 16, Prince Michael truly has the talent, intelligence and ability to be a great reporter? (the public learned of MJ's talent when he was only 5 years old). So stop assuming that money and namesake influenced Prince Michael to be who ET selected to join their team- just because YOUR kids aren't even motivated enough to do a basic thing like go to school-doesn't mean there are not young people in the world who are motivated and following their dreams (with the support and guidance, ideals and values their parents gave to them...) Think about it people...
Feb 19, 2013 8:30PM
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Keep your negative thoughts to yourself and leave him and his dad alone!!  I wish him all the best!! Way to go Prince Michael!!
Feb 19, 2013 6:04PM
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Even if Michael wasn't the biological dad, he was STILL the one who raised those children for the first years of their lives.  To them, he will always be their dad and no one else.  I find it interesting that no one bitches about other celebrities' kids who were adopted, and yet you complain about his (provided they WERE adopted), calling them entitled and all that.

My only concern with Prince working with ET is this:  why is he working for one of the many "infotainment"/tabloid shows that spent years reporting half-truths and slanted stories about his father, who was against such things?
Feb 19, 2013 5:22PM
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Gosh he doesn't look anything like MJ??? 
Feb 19, 2013 4:55PM
Feb 19, 2013 4:39PM
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Well, I was a huge MJ fan and by default love the kids (lol) but I do believe this is a little ridiculous.  I wish them only the best and again hope he does well with the gig, but why not let a child perhaps from an inner city school do it?  Or perhaps Make-A-Wish-Foundation type charity has someone who would have wanted to be a broadcaster in their lifetime but will never have the opportunity do to their terminal and/or debilitating illness?  There were better options for this in my opinion.  No offense to Jackson, Jr. here.  
Feb 19, 2013 4:37PM
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i wonder how he got that job, talent, experience, hmmmmmmm
Feb 19, 2013 4:16PM
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um BOOGERCOOKIE, ALL MEN INCLUDING WHITE COMES FROM A BLACK PERSON. WE ARE ALL FROM AFRICA. I KNOW YOU HURT BY THAT BECAUSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO THINK RECESSIVE CAN PRODUCE DOMINANCE, BUT NO OTHER WAY AROUND HONEY PIE. HE IS A CHILD, AND ITS NOT HIS FAULT HE IS WHO HE IS. GOOD LUCK PRINCE AND PRAY FOR THE HATERS BECAUSE THEY ARE MISERABLE ANYWAY.
Feb 19, 2013 3:50PM
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I will never watch ET ever again. (Not that I ever watched it in the first place.) Oh to be so rich that people just hand you more money! "Here you go little 16 year old! More money for you because you are so rich already!"  What a joke...
Feb 19, 2013 3:37PM
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I am glad to see Michael's Jackson's children havin a life again.  They deserve it after what they have been through.

 

Feb 19, 2013 3:34PM
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we (you) can speculate all you want...but unless you have PROOF he is not MICHAEL'S kid, the keep your worthless opinions to yourself!!
Feb 19, 2013 3:18PM
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Wow, a WHITE guy is the "son" of a Black guy. Yeah, Whacko Jacko was REALLY his father. SURE he was.
Feb 19, 2013 2:51PM
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I don't know, but I wish him the best of luck!
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