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Taking Names: Paris Jackson to talk about film debut
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Paris Jackson to talk about film debut
Paris, who was 11 when her father died in 2009, will star in a live action/animated film called “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” based on a famous book series for teenagers.
The film’s website says Paris plays heroine Lundon O’Malley in a story in which magic “turns a dolphin into a human, a teenage boy into a dragonfly and a loving jellyfish queen into an evil fairy godmother.”
The website, linked from her Twitter page, adds that she will be on Ellen DeGeneres‘ television show on Wednesday, talking about the movie for the first time.
Her movie-debut news follows a tough few months for the Jackson family, when the star’s doctor, Conrad Murray, stood trial for involuntary manslaughter over Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009.
Murray was sentenced last month to the maximum four years, although he is likely to serve less than half of that because of California’s chronic prison overcrowding.
“Paris Jackson will talk to Ellen about what life has been like for her and her family in the past few months. She’s also starring in the new film, “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” Miss DeGeneres‘ website said.
“The theme of the movie, saving the planet, is a cause close to both Paris and her father’s heart,” it said.
Paris famously cried at her father’s funeral but managed to speak through her sobs: “Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father … you could ever imagine … And I just wanted to say I love him … so much.”
More recently, she appeared onstage with her brothers, Prince Michael, 14, and Blanket, 9, at a tribute concert for their father in Cardiff, Wales, in October.
Haitian president asked Winfrey to come back
Miss Winfrey told reporters she dined with President Michel Martelly and his wife, Sophia. The president previously said he hoped the television personality would be a goodwill ambassador for Haiti. Miss Winfrey said no formal role was discussed, but the president made her promise to return to Haiti, and she did.
She spoke Tuesday as she visited Caribbean Craft, a well-known business that produces carnival masks, sculptures and paintings for export. The business received a loan through a program launched earlier this year by former President Bill Clinton and has had success reaching high-end customers.
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