Is La Toya Using the Jackson Kids?

La Toya Jackson with Michael Jackson's children (Getty Images)

A New York Post report that La Toya Jackson has signed brother Michael's three children to her talent agency (making them her only clients) with the hopes of landing a deal for a reality series has some wondering whether she's acting as a loving aunt or as an opportunist hoping to cash in on Prince's, Paris' and Blanket's famous names.

"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 Post reports. An "insider" reportedly accused the 56-year-old of taking the opportunity to "pounce" on the children's careers while the rest of the family was busy grabbing headlines with feuds over Michael's estate.


If it's all true, is she carrying out what would have been Michael's wishes for his heirs, or just looking out for her own? Maybe it's not either-or. In the Jackson clan, where making money from entertainment has long been the family business, the line between caring for a child and creating a career for that child is definitely a blurry one.

Read more at the New York Post.

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