In what is arguably the weirdest celebrity news of 2013, Michael Jackson’s eldest son has been named a correspondent for Entertainment tonight. Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Michael Jackson, has been named a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Yes, I had to read it twice too.
At the ripe old age of 16, Jackson will begin his duties by taking on the upcoming blockbuster, Oz the Great and Powerful. Mentored by ET’s Brooke Anderson, Jackson completed his first interview with actors Zach Braff, James Franco, and director Sam Raimi.
Oz the Great and Powerful hit’s theatres in March, and is a new take on the classic tale. According to the entertainment tonight website, Jackson received some advice on pursuing dreams from Franco during their interview. “…Just go out and try, and stop waiting around or dreaming it’s going to happen. Just go and start doing things on your own.”
I’m sorry, but I just can’t get over this. The kid is 16 years old… shouldn’t he be in high school? And what exactly qualifies him to do this job? If the job requirements at ET are so low they’re hiring teenage correspondents I’ll be sending in my resumé and cover letter in immediately. In other news, Suri Cruise just got her own talk show.