Paris Jackson NFL Offer: Eagles want Jackson to try out to cheerlead, MJ's daughter gets new reality show
Mar 12, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, has been invited to try out to be a cheerleader for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.
Jackson is currently a cheerleader for her high school squad at Buckley High in Sherman Oaks , Calif., and drew the attention of Philadelphia Eagles cheer director Barbara Zaun.
"We think Paris will make a great Eagle cheerleader," Zaun told TMZ.com.
"We thought that she had a lot of poise, confidence and enthusiasm in her cheer performance. Paris has that 'wow factor' that makes a great cheerleader."
The only catch—you need to be 18 and have a high school diploma to cheer in the NFL. Looks like Jackson will still have a few years before she can grace the sidelines of a professional stadium.
"She is already very comfortable in the limelight, so we think she would definitely stand out and impress the judges. ... We hope that she will try out for the team [when she's eligible] and be an Eagles cheerleader!"
The 'wow' factor may be her personality, but could this be yet another attempt to cash in on the Jackson name? La Toya Jackson has drawn ire by some Jackson family members recently who think she is trying to use Michael's children to make money for herself.
Jackson is also fed up with a New York Post report that claimed she "slyly moved in on the heirs to the fortune," while Michael Jackson's siblings were battling over his $2 billion estate. In the Post's exclusive report, La Toya Jackson was accused of having "get-togethers (that) included 'lots of ice cream and cookies," to try and cozy up with Michael's children.
"Before long, the gold-digging diva had signed all three of his kids to her Ja-Tail Enterprises talent agency, which boasts no other clients," the Post continued. "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."
The report said the Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network is the frontrunner for the reality show, which would feature Michael's three kids, La Toya, and cameos by Katherine Jackson.