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Prince Michael Jackson Lands Gig as Entertainment News Correspondent

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Prince Michael Jackson has stepped into the spotlight. The 16-year-old son of the late Michael Jackson has landed a job as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.

"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," Jackson said, while also praising his father for teaching him about drive and maturity. "That was all thanks to my dad. He raised me right."

Jackson is being mentored by the show’s, Brooke Anderson, and his first on-camera assignment was interviewing actors James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi for their new film Oz the Great and Powerful.

"We have a mutual connection, and I have been working to do something with him for a while," Anderson told People. "I thought interviewing the cast of Oz the Great and Powerful would be the perfect opportunity, because he's a fan of The Wizard of Oz, his dad was in The Wiz and he wants to get into directing, producing and acting one day."

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After the interview, Anderson praised Jackson’s work.

"He showed me up big time," she said. "Ultimately, he didn't really need too much guidance. I gave him pointers, but he was a natural."

This isn’t the first time one of the Jackson kids have stepped in front of the camera. They, of course, have been interviewed numerous times, were present at his posthumous hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys on his behalf. Jackson’s younger sister, Paris has also starred in a movie, Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys.

Jackson makes his debut on Entertainment Tonight on Feb. 19 and can be seen all week.

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