It has been reported that MJ’s sister, Latoya Jackson, has signed her niece and nephew to her talent agency. But are the reports true?
La Toya Jackson is reportedly pushing her niece Paris Jackson and nephews Prince Michael and Blanket Jackson into reality television, according to the New York Post. The paper also says La Toya has signed Michael Jackson’s children to her own management label and is shopping the concept to networks.
“The coup de grâce for La Toya, who gets a standard 15 percent commission on each deal, would be a reality TV show deal she’s negotiating. Insiders said bidding has approached $10 million,” reveals the Post’s source, adding that MJ’s little sis got close to the siblings during the Jackson family civil war last year. The insider also says that Paris Jackson is not particularly interested in doing a reality show.
After spending most of their childhood, literally, under wraps, the Jackson siblings have come into the public eye lately with various projects. Prince Michael Jackson, 16, recently became a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and will do a guest-starring stint on 90210. Paris Jackson has a feature film in the works and has earned herself quite a Twitter following.
Via Huffington Post : UPDATE: Upon learning of the report in the New York Post’s Page Six which claimed La Toya Jackson signed Prince, Paris, and Blanket to her talent agency, a move from which she stands to profit, La Toya’s publicist released the following statement:
“The story in The NY Post is completely and unequivocally false. Neither La Toya nor her company represent any of MJ’s children in any legal capacity nor has she received any commissions or payment as a result of their individual ventures. As a loving Aunt, when the children ask for help or advice she supports them 100%, and will continue to do so.
Furthermore, there is no shopping of a reality show for the children. Paris did her movie deal over a year ago directly with the production company and La Toya had nothing to do with it. Over the past year, Prince has continuously asked his Aunt for her help in starting his career because of the infrastructure she has. When she asked her nephew what he wanted for his birthday he replied, “He just wanted to work,” It was at the time that she diligently started to assist him with his career and that’s when Entertainment Tonight was booked and then 90210.
La Toya is currently consulting with her attorneys on how to proceed against these false and derogatory statements made by The NY Post and other participating publications.”