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  • 20 February 2013, 11:10

Michael Jackson's Son Prince Lands TV Job

Michael Jackson's eldest son has started work as a television showbiz reporter.

Prince Michael, 16, is working for Entertainment Tonight, a daily tabloid TV show that claims it is the "most watched entertainment news magazine in the world".

His first assignment saw him interviewing the stars of Oz The Great And Powerful - the upcoming remake of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.

"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," he said after being mentored through interviews with James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi.

The Wizard Of Oz is close to his heart as his father, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, played The Scarecrow in the 1978 feature film The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, directed by Sidney Lumet.

Entertainment Tonight correspondent Brooke Anderson, who gave the younger Jackson some on-screen tips on interview techniques, said he seemed so much wiser and older than 16.

"That's what most of my people say. That was all thanks to my Dad. He raised me right," said the teenager.

Prince Michael said he now wants to interview Peter Jackson, the director of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

He explained: "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."

Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson is the eldest of the King of Pop's three children, along with Paris and Blanket.

Paris launched her acting career last year at the age of 13 with the family fantasy Lundon's Bridge And The Three Keys.

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