Paris Jackson is growing up and with a good attitude. I’m very fond of her and feel oddly protective of her as well. She gave an interview with Event Magazine in which she spoke loving things about her father and what her ambitions in life are. Some highlights:
I have lots of memories of my father…He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death.
He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective.
[About the masks she and her brothers always wore in public]: He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like…That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.
I want to have a normal high-school experience.
On visiting Neverland two years ago:
I cried and I cried. It’s beautiful there. It still has good energy.
And, although she’s a big fan of her father’s music and other legendary musicians, her current ambition is to be…a heart surgeon!
I want to help people, that’s it.
Miss Jackson also revealed that she’s like to restore Neverland as a place for sick children to visit, and that she keeps a shrine of her dad in her room.
She looks great in the shoot, although I wish they toned down the makeup and photoshop. She’s 15.
April 15, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Despite having over 1 million followers on Twitter, and, you know, being Michael Jackson’s kid, she seems like a very normal teenager. She loves Kurt Cobain, tweeting, and hanging out with her friends. In an interview with Glamour she said,
The clique in my class, they don’t like me or my friend because we’re outside of the box. We’re not copycats. [My brother] Prince calls me goth, but I’m more rock ‘n’ roll. (I listen to older music like AC/DC; Phil Collins is the ish.) A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, ‘Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn’t faze you no matter how popular they think they are.
She sounds awesome. I’d hang out with her. Not sure about that emo-Bieber haircut she just got, but I was fifteen once too.
You can tweet her a happy birthday @ParisJackson. Earlier she tweeted, “thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes !! you guys are beautiful and i love you !! <333″
April 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Paris Jackson, daughter of the late superstar Michael Jackson, is a fan of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain and apparently this worries her grandmother Katherine. I love it when The National Enquirer brings the lolz. They can be so accurate at times and then other times take something that somebody tweeted and build an entire story around it. For example:
Paris has recently been tweeting incessantly about Cobain and Hendrix — who both died at age 27. Hendrix overdosed and drug-ravaged Cobain killed himself with a shotgun.
Both musicians paid homage to drug use in their songs, and in one tweet Paris wrote: “I pledge allegiance to…the rock legends of the world & to the rebellion, of which we stand, one nation…indivisible, with revenge & justice for all.”
Paris has been heard shouting in her school, “Kurt F-cking Cobain,” and “Jimi Hendrix rules,” a family friend said, and her locker is plastered with tributes to the pair.
“While Katherine knows Paris is a good girl, she fears the teen is growing up way too fast and doesn’t like her obsessing over those musicians,” the family friend said.
Yes, I can see how tweeting about Hendrix & Cobain is a stone’s throw away from HARD CORE DRUGZ!!!1 Look at this horrifying tweet of hers! She’s practically on cocaine!:
Seriously, given everything that these kids have been through, I think they’re doing fine. Her older bro is even a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, and say what you will about him going into entertainment, but it’s his choice. He’s very mature and well-spoken and is doing a good job and following his dreams. No one is doing any drugs or Lohaning the f-ck out.
Now we just have to hope that La Toya’s stupid reality show doesn’t happen.
March 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
LaToya Jackson is trying to cash in on Michael Jackson‘s death by, well, cashing in on his kids and getting them on TV. Here’s the deal: LaToya signed all three – Prince, Blanket and Paris – to the Ja-Tail Enterprises talent agency, which totally isn’t even a real thing and has no other clients. Since starting this venture, she’s put them right out on the ho stroll. Paris has been signed up to a movie that’ll start shooting over the summer and Prince is a new corespondent for Entertainment Tonight and will also appear on 90210, though I’d rather be unemployed than be part of that disaster.
If all that wasn’t enough, it’s now claimed that LaToya is trying to secure a six-figure deal for the kids to appear in their own reality show, and Oprah Winfrey may be the highest bidder. Make it stop.
From The New York Post:
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.
OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s network, is thought to be the front-runner to land the series that would feature Jacko’s children, La Toya and cameos by family matriarch Katherine.
“Toya’s working it. It’s because [Katherine] can’t say no to her,” one person close to the family said.
She was able to use the sympathy card because most of her siblings were legally barred from the mansion following the videotaped fight between Paris and her aunt Janet, the failed coup on Jacko’s will and the alleged kidnapping of Katherine.
“She pounced while everyone else was making a lot of useless noise. It was her smoke screen, and she got it done,” the insider said.
“She told them how she knew [Michael] better than anybody else, and she knew he’d want them to follow their dreams; and because they were his children, they could be media and entertainment moguls.
“She had a blueprint. She sold it, and they bought it.”
This bitch. Michael’s probably rolling in his grave for a number of reasons, this probably being the least of them, but whatever. His whole family has gone buckwild since he passed away and everyone is trying to cash in on these kids in any way possible, which is a shame. Here’s hoping they manage to find some sense of normality and don’t end up going down the same path that put their father in an early grave.
March 5, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
So Paris Jackson got the latest cover of Glamour magazine, and aside from the blatant attempt at poor Photoshopping, the feature is pretty spunky and fun. Paris talks about her future career, what it’s like to be Michael Jackson’s daughter, and being bullied in school.
Here’s Paris on her family’s perspective of avoiding a career in the entertainment industry:
“A lot of people don’t want me to do it [her aunt Janet Jackson has said, “She has the rest of her adult life to be that actress that she wants to be.… Your childhood—you completely lose”], but Aunt La Toya believes in me. She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’ She really does encourage me; it’s just awesome of her.”
On being the (alleged) offspring of Michael Jackson:
“I love my dad, and I’m proud to be his daughter. I just don’t think the title ‘M.J.’s daughter’ fits me. A lot of people think he’s the only reason I’m making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person.”
On refusing to conform to her classmates’ perception of “cool,” and its results:
“The clique in my class, they don’t like me or my friend because we’re outside of the box. We’re not copycats. Prince calls me goth, but I’m more rock ‘n’ roll. (I listen to older music like AC/DC; Phil Collins is the ish.) A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, ‘Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn’t faze you no matter how popular they think they are.’”
So, she sounds like she’s pretty much got her head on straight, all things considered. You know, if you take away the fact that she is a Jackson, and try to forget about all of that money-grubbing and bitch-slapping, then there might be a girl here who’s got a slim chance of making it all on her own, successful, happy, and not troubled … but all of that Jackson business might just prove to work against her.
Good luck, girl!
Oh, and just for posterity? This is what Paris Jackson *actually* looks like:
September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
I don’t even know why I’m bothering to cover this when there are RELATIONSHIPS BEING TORN APART BY SELFISH, BITCHY, FOUL CHEATING, but I am, and here’s the latest:
—Katherine Jackson’s legal and physical guardianship of Paris, Blanket, and Prince Jackson is temporarily suspended.
—TJ Jackson, a cousin or something of the kids, has been named temporary guardian of all three children.
—A laywer is advising TJ Jackson to move for permanent guardianship, thus removing Grandma Katherine Jackson from the child-rearing altogether.
—TJ claims that there’s something wrong with Katherine, and wherever she is, she sounded like she was speaking to him “in code” via phone.
—Katherine’s lawyer claims that she believes Katherine is being held against her will.
—Where the f-ck is Joe Jackson is all of this? Is he dead? I just don’t even know.
—Katherine is supposedly “coming home” today, from wherever it is she’s been (people are saying a spa, and a spa that doesn’t even allow its patrons to have phones).
I’m going to ask this question one more time: what the hell is going on in this family? Where is Katherine Jackson, for real, and is she ever going to be able to go on vacation ever again (if that’s where she is, anyway)?