Prince Michael Jackson to Make Acting Debut on CW's '90210'

(Oh, and his aunt La Toya Jackson and her shady company are repping him. Yay.)



Prince Michael Jackson is making his acting debut.

The eldest child of the late pop star Michael Jackson will appear in the season finale of The CW's 90210, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Jackson will play Cooper, a trauma victim who bonds with Silver (Jessica Stroup) over the realization -- at a very young age -- how precious life is. He is filming his guest spot this week.


The news comes just one week after Entertainment Tonight announced that the 16-year-old Jackson would be joining the entertainment newsmagazine as an on-air guest correspondent.

"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," Jackson told ET's Brooke Anderson last week.

Jackson is being represented by his aunt La Toya Jackson through her company Ja-Tail Entertainment.

Ja-Tail Entertainment became embroiled in controversy two years ago when they produced the "Michael Forever" tribute concert in Wales, Great Britian.

Over 35 MJ fan-groups -- along with the Estate of Michael Jackson -- opposed the concert for its poor timing during the Conrad Murray trial; its embarrassing inclusion of performers who previously slandered Jackson in the press (such as Gene Simmons); its illegal use of trademarked logos and images; its high ticket prices (more than the price charged to see Jackson himself in 2009); as well as its questionable claim that unnamed charities would receive donations from ticket proceeds.

Fans of Michael Jackson were also incensed to learn that the late singer's three children -- Prince, Paris, and 'Blanket' -- were listed as part of the concert's "terms and conditions."

"The children were used by Jeffré Phillips [La Toya Jackson's boyfriend] and Chris Hunt [CEO of Global Live Entertainment] ... to give credence to a malformed project built on greed," said Andy Pincheta, one of the producers of the "Michael Forever" tribute concert, in his behind-the-scenes e-book.


Ja-Tail Entertainment's partner in this fiasco, GLE (Global Live Entertainment), later filed for bankruptcy, stating they owe "thousands of pounds" to unpaid "Michael Forever" concert workers.

Source - THR.com