Heiress Paris Jackson; Jerry Se­in­feld does stand up Down Un­der; the best and worst on-screen re­boots; and much more.


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For­get Bella, Ken­dall and Gigi – they’re old news. Paris Jackson is where things are at, and while you might think your so­cial me­dia feed doesn’t need any more priv­i­leged rich kids fu­elled by lit­tle more than at­ten­tion and trust funds, you’re wrong. Michael’s daugh­ter is dif­fer­ent. She might have north of 1.6 mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­low­ers, but rather than shilling herbal tea or waist train­ers (what­ever they are), the 19-year-old is us­ing her plat­form as a force for good. She’s big on en­vi­ron­men­tal causes and an­i­mal wel­fare, and has been out­spo­ken on ev­ery­thing from the con­tro­ver­sial Dakota Ac­cess Pipe­line to the re­cent civil un­rest in Venezuela. “I used to have no mo­ti­va­tion what­so­ever to be in the pub­lic eye. I’ve seen what it can do to peo­ple,” she said re­cently. “But I was born with a plat­form and I didn’t want to waste it. I think right now so­cial me­dia is a good place to start, to cre­ate a move­ment,” she added. “It’s my only pur­pose on this Earth.” Hence her re­cent en­trance into It-girl­dom. And while you might have spot­ted her at the Met Gala, in var­i­ous front rows or on IMG Mod­els’ tal­ent list (she was signed in March), she also hap­pens to be a huge mu­sic fan. Among her 50-plus tat­toos are trib­utes to Prince, Bowie, Len­non and her late fa­ther. Jackson is also set to hit the big screen soon. She’s star­ring along­side for­mer GQ Aus­tralia cover star Joel Edger­ton in her first fea­ture film, di­rected by Joel’s brother, Nash, and fea­tur­ing Char­l­ize Theron and Amanda Seyfried. It’s due for re­lease next March – un­til then, catch her @ Paris­jack­son.

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