Paris Jackson in Balmain at the Grammys: why was she there or good job?

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Paris Jackson is 18 already (she’ll turn 19 in April so she’s not as young as I assumed) and she’s very much becoming a thing. I don’t get it either, but I feel bad shading her for her ambition, which is understandable. She was on the cover of Rolling Stone last month, she has very noticeable new teeth, and she was a presenter last night. She seemed relaxed and comfortable on stage and she gave a shout out to the NoDAPL protests, which was welcome but seemed rehearsed. She came off like she’s very comfortable in the spotlight. Paris wore Balmain on the red carpet and during the ceremony she switched to a tie dye Moschino with a very similar cut. I like the Moschino better than the Balmain, but that’s not saying much.

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Heidi Klum wore a metallic t-shirt dress by Phillipp Plein which showed off her incredible legs. For Heidi, this is a good choice for the Grammys. Heidi did a bit with James Corden’s dad where she sat on his lap as he called her his “free pass.” Corden’s dad seemed really into it and Heidi played along. It was Corden’s parents’ anniversary and Nick Jonas was his mom’s free pass. The whole thing was cringy and should not have gotten the green light.

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Giuliana Rancic was in Celia Kritharioti and while this dress looks very doll-like and 60s she didn’t annoy me that much on the red carpet last night. I’m glad she still has her job on E! because she does her homework, she’s professional, and she works to have rapport with the people she’s interviewing.

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Enya was there because she has a new-ish album out, Dark Sky Island, which was nominated for Best New Age Album. (It technically came out in 2015 so I don’t understand how it’s eligible but that’s ok.) That category wasn’t announced last night and it went to White Sun anyway, but I like Enya and wanted to include her. She’s 55 and she looks amazing, right? I mean maybe she had a little something done but if so you can’t really tell. Lovely dress too.

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  1. Clare says:

    But…why WAS she there?

    • kimbers says:

      Why was she there?
      I want to support her and would love her to do something within the industry to support. Everyone (99.9% of the time) love their parents and she must miss her dad, but what has she contributed to justify her presence? Even with the title of music royalty, did they do a memorial to her dad? Maybe i missed it. Hope she’s well and is careful with who she associates herself with.

    • WTF says:

      She was clearly there to officially endorse The Weeknd (as he is being shaded for ripping off MJ in some circles). So as the heiress to the King of Pop….it is glowing praise.

    • me says:

      I think her management team is in over-drive trying to make her a “thing”. She said on the red carpet during an interview she’s “thinking” about doing music but not sure yet. She will have a career handed to her. I hate to say it, but come on, it’s the same with every other celeb spawn out there.

    • imqrious2 says:

      I think she was there because the Jackson 5 song, “ABC 123″ was included into the Grammy Hall of Fame last Nov. (Panatonics sang it in the show).

      http://www.vibe.com/2016/11/nwa-prince-grammy-hall-of-fame/

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    She’s only 18? I thought she was in her mid 20s. Stunning girl. But yeah, why was she there?
    Heidi looks really good, which is shocking.

  3. Sarah says:

    She’s very pretty, beautiful eyes.

  4. Jenns says:

    I worry about that girl.

  5. Shambles says:

    She’s trying to be Miley Cyrus so hard. From the tattoos to the hair style in the second dress. It’s pretty obvious to me.

  6. NastyWoman says:

    Enya hasn’t had work done? She’s pulled so tight, that “birthmark” on her neck is her belly button.

    • Pandy says:

      Snicker. Good one! I do like her dress tho. Guess we have the onslaught of Paris to look forward to, complete with inevitable breakdown. Sigh. Otherwise, why was she there?

  7. paolanqar says:

    This makes me worried. She wants to be part of this world but with no talents and no one to look after her when she falls.
    Hopefully it’s just a phase.

  8. Loopy says:

    It is actually refreshing that Madonnas daughter Lola/Lourdes ended up not being a fame whore.

    • Barrett says:

      Great point ab Lourdes. Michael Jackson tried to keep the kids out of the public eye so it’s ironic and sad.

    • Mousyb says:

      Yeah and I’m pretty sure she goes to Michigan State or something. Aside from the custody drama with Rocco, Madonna seems to provide a relatively normal life for her kids and the seem well adjusted (despite her fame whore shenanigans…)

      • Konspiracytheory says:

        She actually transferred to a NY state public college this year (my son goes there) and has been very low key – good for her.

  9. mimi says:

    Heidi annoys me so much. Way to perpetuate toxic stereotypes. ugh

  10. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I have a soft spot for Paris and if she wants a career in the public eye, good luck – I hope she doesn’t end up like the Cracken but given her family and her father’s estate, i fear for her. That family are just awful and they will do ANYTHING to control Michael’s estate.

    She is a very pretty girl who is the image of her mother, Debbie.

    • Mia4S says:

      I have a soft spot for her too and I am genuinely afraid for where she is heading. It’s not that she’s getting these opportunities on nepotism (she joins a VERY big club), it’s that if she cannot capitalize on these opportunities with real talent the public is going to shrug and dismiss her…and then what? Will “tabloid” fame be enough? Some minor TV supporting roles? For some celebrities who come in on nepotism that satisfies them; but for others the rejection is too much. She’s already vulnerable. It’s just very concerning.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      She really is looking so much like her mother as she grows up.

  11. JudyK says:

    Paris looks 50…what the heck happened! She was beautiful last time I looked.

  12. Adrien says:

    She is a daughter of a music royalty, maybe that was the reason for the RS cover and Grammy invitation. Lame reason, I know, but a lot of Insta models appear on awards shows for no reason. I wish this young woman well.

    • NastyWoman says:

      I suppose it’s reason enough. Kylie built an empire from being “the sister of,” so if it’s good enough for the Kardassians, it’s good enough for Paris.

      • Clare says:

        The difference, though, is that Kylie herself was/is on a ridiculously successful TV show – and she has since put out several lines of make up/clothing/books/whatever. Yes, Kylie started off as ‘sister of…’ but in the years following she has done a bunch of stuff (whether that is any good or not, is a different issue). As far as I can tell, Paris is simply just…daughter of Michael Jackson. While that carries a lot of weight, she has done literally nothing else. I kind of want her to to go to school and build herself a real career instead of riding her deceased father’s coattails into an industry that chews up and spits out kids like her.

      • Chrissy says:

        @Clare
        I wish that she and her brothers would just lead private lives. Since none of them seem in any way talented, why don’t they just embrace the normal and go to school or, at least, do some good by doing charity work or something good with all that money. They all desparately need someone to look up to to care for and guide them and Michael’s mother is not gonna live forever. Debbie Rowe is apparently quite ill as well.
        The Jackson family are all so fake and greedy and toxic to Michael’s kids IMO.

      • sarah says:

        @ Chrissy : I think both Paris and Prince (the oldest son) are in Loyola University in Los Angeles. I was pleasantly surprised to hear this as I think university can give a young person’s life structure at a time when having nothing to do (and having lots of money to do it with) is a bad thing.

    • Patty says:

      This whole thing is a farce, it’s so obvious that she is not Jackson’s biological daughter.

      • sarah says:

        @ Patty : perhaps she isn’t his bio daughter but he is clearly the person who raised her and loved her and he is the only father she ever knew. The possible lack of a biological link between her and MJ seems a bit irrelevant at this point IMO. No shade as you could be right but I would draw the “family” line a bit larger.

  13. robyn says:

    She IS the daughter of a musical icon who died too soon and was maligned. She is there in his stead perhaps. It might have brought her some comfort to feel the respect from her dad’s peers in the crowd who don’t believe the bad and simply honor his talent.

  14. Ninette says:

    Paris is music royalty. She is beautiful and can handle herself in public. If she got a little bit of talent as well. She will have a solid career.

  15. Lucy says:

    She’s clearly there because her father was MJ. No shading from me, though. This is a young woman who’s been through a lot in her short life, and it was nice to see she was enjoying herself. I wish her well. Also, I am embarrassed and mortified about the fact that I thought Enya was a man.

  16. Luca76 says:

    Paris is gorgeous I wish she could do something amazing she’s only 19 so she has plenty of time to find her way but the odds aren’t really on her side. Sad that MJ with all his faults tried to give those kids privacy and normalcy and that’s all out the window.

    Enya is such an odd bird. I though I read she was basically a recluse so it’s nice to see her out. Anyone ever hear of Clannad her sister’s band?

    • Chrissy says:

      I’ve heard of Clannad. They did some work with U2 in the early Eighties. They make incredibly haunting music using a lot of traditional Irish/ Gaelic instruments.

    • mop says:

      My nearest claim to meeting a celebrity was meeting Enya’s brother (almost all the siblings were in Clannad, even Enya at one point). He was hanging out in a bar near a national park in Ireland, and his fisherman friend Rod was trying to take my friend home, so the brother was asked to play piano to distract me and a third friend while Rod put on the moves. Everyone in the bar was so excited that Enya’s brother was playing for us, and they told us who he was, who his sister was, that he used to be in this famous band, and we were like, yeah right, sure. Then we told an Irish friend about it, who corroborated all that info, and so I looked him up on Wikipedia and was like, “Oh! That’s the guy!”

  17. Marianne says:

    Is Paris Jackson going to be doing music or something? Cause I also don’t understand why shes suddenly everywhere.

  18. frigga says:

    Enya looks the best in this post. I love her dress. Paris’ first dress is gorgeous, but the second is a mess.

  19. QQ says:

    I was starting to say : Why did they Trot this Child Out th… But Then She kinda redeemed herself quite well so is a net *shrug* from me

  20. Cerys says:

    There is no real reason for Paris being there other than the fact she is Michael jackson’s daughter. She looks a lot older than 18. I hope whoever is looking after the Jackson kids makes sure they are not exploited as their father tried to keep them out of the spotlight, perhaps, because of his own experiences.
    I’m not a fan of any of the dresses featured in the article except for Enya’s. She is looking well.

    • QQ says:

      …. but you presupose that The Jacksons as a whole themselves are a Normal loving family and not the extremely thirsty pressed and hungry for attention clan that we know them to be ( These people are Lohans with Talent in my Opinion, and directly in line with the Houstons as far as that goes) so they’d be the ones begging anyone to have these kids at their events/parties etc

  21. Harryg says:

    Why did everyone look so bad at this event?

  22. Patty says:

    Paris needs to use some of Michael’s money and go to college, travel the world, or at least do / try something. Unlike some other celeb spawn, she isn’t going to be able to coast forever on Michael’s coattails; for starters it’s very obvious that he is not her biological father and let’s be honest his reputation / image is forever tainted.

    And she isn’t that talented.

  23. Jayna says:

    She was so pretty with her brown hair with her blue eyes. Why do so many women/girls bleach their hair when it isn’t even the most flattering shade of hair color on tem? I am guilty of doing it back when, but the more I kept it blonde, the lighter it got, and my features just disappeared.

    I had a casual friend who had blonde hair, not natural. I had only ever known her as a blonde. It always seemed like blonde suited her, though. She tanned easily. She was a pretty girl. She was 29 to 31 when we were friends. A couple of years later she went back to a pretty soft brown, and I was stunned. she looked younger and softer, and she was much prettier. Her features seemed more striking.

  24. paranormalgirl says:

    Why was Paris there? The bigger question should be why the hell was Heide Klum there?

  25. Bridget says:

    This is a girl who’s face we never even saw until her father died, being raised by a family that is renowned as a pack of vultures. Girl, go to college. Meet some normal people, learn some new things, and spend some time just being a functional human being. Step away from the cameras. This isn’t about artistry, it’s about having eyes on you.

  26. Enid says:

    She was there because she has joined the cast of Star, the spinoff from Empire. There has been an effort to raise her profile to bring ratings up for the show.

  27. Mar says:

    Paris is beautiful

  28. Blackcat says:

    Paris looks like Courtney Cox in this pics.
    Looks like she needs a bath.
    Looks better as a brunette.

  29. J. says:

    Looking like 90′s Drew Barrymore with those daisies in her bleached hair.

  30. Janetdr says:

    I am giving Heidi credit for not having practically all of her chest hanging out, even if the skirt was too short. I am apparently becoming a fuddy-duddy . …

  31. Snowflake says:

    I don’t usually like blonde color on natural brunettes but I think Paris looks stunning. It had to be rough, growing up as the daughter of MJ. I say, let her do what she wants. Whether it be music, college, whatever. As long she isn’t being self destructive, I don’t see the harm in letting her be herself. It’s not as if she needs the money..

  32. Anare says:

    Paris Jackson is beautiful. Her father is pop music royalty and she is getting her career going so that seems like a good place for her to get exposure. I have always had a girl crush on Heidi Klum but she needs to ease up on the Botox.