Michael Jackson’s oldest son Prince Michael has been hired as a guest correspondent for the syndicated American showbiz news programme Entertainment Tonight.
The 16-year-old covered his first press event for ET over the weekend, when he accompanied fellow reporter Brooke Anderson to a junket for Sam Raimi’s new film Oz the Great and the Powerful.
While there, Jackson told Anderson that he’s hoping to forge a career in the entertainment industry. He said: “I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.”
Jackson interviewed Raimi alongside Oz stars James Franco and Zach Braff, and asked all three for advice on how to get started in the entertainment business.
The budding reporter also told Anderson that the person he’d most like to interview in the future is Hobbit director Peter Jackson. “I love his movies,” said Prince Michael.
“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.”
His status as a minor may mean that Jackson will only make occasional appearances on ET, but the young journalist last night told his 145,000 twitter followers that his reports from the Oz junket will air on the show “all this week.”