Michael Jackson’s three children are allegedly being pushed for a reality TV show by the late star's sister, La Toya.
A new report suggests La Toya, 56, has signed her brother's three children Prince, Paris and Blanket to her talent agency with a bview to landing a major TV deal, according to the New York Post.
Oldest child 16-year-old Prince recently made his telly debut as a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight (with his aunt watching from the studio floor), and will soon make a cameo on soon-to-be-axed TV show 90210.
Meanwhile Paris, aged 15, has already reportedly signed a big money movie deal and will get her acting start shortly. Aside from these projects though, La Toya is said to be trying to secure a reality TV show for the three siblings.
“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." reports the New York Post.
Mastermind: La Toya Jackson is said to be planning a reality TV show for Michael Jackson's children (WENN)
OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s network, is thought to be the front-runner to land the series that would feature the children, La Toya and cameos by family matriarch Katherine. “Toya’s working it. It’s because [Katherine] can’t say no to her,” the insider close to the family said.
“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, referring to the drama after Michael's death when reports surfaced that Katherine had been "kidnapped" by Janet and Jermaine Jackson.
“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."
There could be one major flawin La Toya's plan though as Prince reportedly isn’t interested in any kind of reality show: “Prince wasn’t exactly eager to do ET, but could you tell? When the money is on the line, Toya is going to cash in. I wouldn’t bet against her,” the insider added.