Feb. 19, 2013 -- intro: It pays to be related to the stars. Michael Jackson's 16 year-old-son Prince is following in his father's Hollywood footprints and is working in the entertainment industry. Prince Jackson has landed a gig as special correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight."
"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," he told "ET."
Prince's first interview for the show included James Franco, Zach Braff and Sam Raimi from the upcoming film "Oz the Great and Powerful." He was mentored through the interview by ET Correspondent Brooke Anderson who told him that he was wise beyond his years.
Check out eight more star kids who are taking off on their parents' claims to fame:
quicklist: 1title: Vivienne Jolie-Pitt text: It was announced last year that Vivienne -- one of six kids Jolie has with her fiance Brad Pitt -- will appear in her mom's Disney film "Maleficent," which tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the villain, played by Jolie.
Vivienne is reportedly earning $3,000 per week for her work on the film, plus a per diem of $60 a day, according to a court filing of the minor's contract, as obtained by TMZ.
A representative for Jolie did return respond to ABCNews.com's request for comment.
In the film, the 4-year-old plays the younger version of Elle Fanning's character, Princess Aurora. This is the first acting gig for Vivienne, whose father is Brad Pitt.media: 18478327
quicklist: 2title: Romeo Beckhamtext: David Beckham's son Romeo is following in his famous dad's footsteps, and we're not talking about the soccer field.
Romeo, 10, is the star of Burberry's Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign. Rocking a kids' trench coat and a big grin, he looks like a natural in front of the camera. Fashion might be in his genes -- soccer star David Beckham has modeled for H&M and Armani, and Romeo's mom Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, has a high-end clothing line.
Victoria Beckham has known about her son's passion for posing for some time. In a 2010 radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, she said Romeo "loves fashion. He likes to go out in a suit with a bowler hat. ... He's a real fashion lover."
Romeo is the first of the four Beckham kids to pursue an interest in fashion, but judging by little Harper's cameo at fashion week in September, he might soon be joined by one of his siblings. media: 18000773
But Cruise has music in his future. The 18-year-old deejayed on "Live with Kelly and Michael" in November, playing music for the audience and the hosts during breaks and admitting he usually doesn't wake up so early.
"Thank you @KellyandMichael! What a great show with such great people!!" Cruise tweeted along with a photo of himself with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan after the show.
Cruise has been traveling the country spinning tunes as a DJ. Over the summer, he provided the music for an American Eagle Outfitters campaign in Times Square and also spun at a Comic-Con party in San Diego. His alias: DJ C-Squared. media: 17701815
quicklist: 4title: Rob Kardasiantext: Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashiain's baby brother, Rob, the only son of the late Robert Kardashian, O.J. Simpson's lawyer, wants to follow in his father's footsteps and head to law school.
"Going to law school very soon and so excited and can't wait!" the reality star tweeted in August.
After graduating from USC with a degree in business entrepreneurship in May 2009, Kardashian, 25, failed to find a solid career path, which triggered criticism from sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. In 2010, he helped his famous sisters launch their skincare line, PerfectSkin, and in 2011 he became the face of Rivalspot, a video gaming website. He tried music management in early 2011 when he co-managed the all-girl group, the BG5, which never managed to take off. He also said he was launching his own line of socks.
Robert Kardashian famously led O.J. Simpson's defense team to a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown. media: 16955480
quicklist: 5title: Chester Hankstext: Tom Hanks' son is following the actor's path to stardom, though he's taking a decidedly different route. He's changed his name, and he's rapping.
Chester Hanks, known by the stage name Chet Haze, has slowly been building a rapping career. First, he put out "White and Purple," an ode to his alma mater, Northwestern University. He made the music video "I Do It Better," in which he throws some sunglasses and gold bracelets on and an Ivy League-ish suit and spits such semi-rhymes as "'We hit the floor, you turn it up, we turn it out, we lose control." He also canoodles with a brunette who may or may not have been ripped from the set of "Jersey Shore."
To be fair, Hanks doesn't consider himself the next Eminem. "It's pretty much pop-rap," the 22-year-old told the Huffington Post in 2011. "What I'm trying to do right now is have music that you can hear on the radio, because I'm in a stage where I want to have a good product, a product that will sell, and I want to just push it and push it and push it. So far it's been working." media: 16756380
The 16-year-old played dress-up in her mother's famous cone bra while backstage at the pop star's MDNA tour earlier this year. She then tweeted a picture of her sticking out her tongue while grabbing the cones.
"Lola backstage at MDNA!" the tweet read from the Material Girl clothing line, the mother-daughter joint venture, sold at Macy's.
Later, Madonna took the stage in the very same bra, a Jean Paul Gaultier's recreation of his iconic bustier worn by the pop star during her Blond Ambition tour in 1990.
Their similarities are clear off stage as well. Early this year, Lourdes was seen strutting the streets of New York in a cut-off top and sheer skirt that might've been stolen from the '80s section (or room, heck -- it might even have its own zip code) of her mom's closet.
Madonna has expressed concern that her daughter may be growing up too fast.
After the teen was caught smoking a cigarette in New York, Madonna told NBC, "Cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of, for anyone. I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter."media: 16671293
quicklist: 7title: Willow Smith text: Will Smith's rapping days may be behind him (remember "Summertime?") but his 12-year-old daughter is just getting started.
Willow Smith scored herself a hit in 2010 with "Whip My Hair" and got signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label at the tender age of 10. She's since turned into something of a style icon -- she shaved her head and posted a photo of herself with a gem on her tongue, making fans think she'd gotten a tongue piercing (she later clarified that it wasn't a real piercing.)
Willow also has real projects in the works. Earlier this year, she debuted a new music video for the ballad "I Am Me," and she's slated to star in an upcoming remake of "Annie." media: 16727820
Gerber, whose father, Randy Gerber, is also a former model, starred alongside Crawford and Crawford's mother in JC Penney's 2012 Mother's Day campaign. The three generations of Crawford beauties were casually dressed in jeans and white tops.
The ad, however, came as a surprise. In February 2012, Crawford abruptly halted Kaia's budding career after the 11-year-old posed for Versace in a leather jacket and short skirt. The photograph made headlines, with some calling it too provocative.
Afterward, Crawford announced to The Daily, "At this point, she's too young to pursue a career. There aren't even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl."
She's given Kaia the green light to follow in her footsteps later on in life: "But if she's 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?"
Crawford said Kaia told her somewhat jokingly, "I might model first because you don't have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse."media: 16320489