Prince Michael Jackson named new "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Prince Michael Jackson attends Tribute to Bambi 2011 at the Station on September 23, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by James Coldrey/Getty Images) James Coldrey

Not bad for a first job.

Pop star Michael Jackson's son Prince Michael I made his debut Monday as a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight."

"I just turned 16," Jackson told stars from the new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful" during his first interview for "ET."

Before his chat with the "Oz" cast, Jackson's new colleague, correspondent Brooke Anderson, gave the young star some tips of the trade. Anderson says she was impressed with his maturity.

"That was all thanks to my dad. He raised me right," Prince Michael Jackson said of his famous father, who died in 2009 from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

The King of Pop's son says one of the stars he looks most forward to getting the chance to interview is "Lord of the Rings" filmmaker Peter Jackson.

Jackson can be seen in various reports on "E.T." all this week.

Tell us: What did you think of Jackson's reporting debut?

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