Michael Jackson's teenage son Prince becomes US TV host

Prince Jackson

Michael Jackson's teenage son has signed up to be a correspondent for the Entertainment Tonight television show in the US.

Prince Jackson, 16, had his debut interviewing actors James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi about their film Oz the Great and Powerful.

Prince, who was born Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., is the eldest of Michael Jackson's three children.

Jackson told the programme that he wanted to get into the film business.

"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," he said.

Jackson's sister Paris, 14, signed up in 2011 to star in a film called Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys, based on a young adult fantasy novel.

Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson
Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson have their hand prints in concrete last July

The film is still in development.

Michael Jackson died at his home in Los Angeles in June 2009 at the age of 50 from an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol and sedatives.

Prince is the son from Michael Jackson's relationship with Debbie Rowe.

She is also the mother of the couple's second child, Paris.

Michael Jackson's third child, Blanket, who will be 11 on Thursday was born to an unnamed surrogate mother.