Steven Slater Landing Reality TV Deal?

JetBlue Airways Corp. said in a statement that it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority police to investigate the matter. It said the safety of its customers and crew members was never at risk.
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Steven Slater Landing Reality TV Deal?
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NEW YORK (CBS) Steven Slater's 15 minutes might just get an extension if reports that the famously disgruntled JetBlue flight attendant has been pitched a reality show turn out to be true.

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Slater has been offered a job as host of a reality show featuring various disgruntled workers quitting their jobs in extravagant ways, according to the gossip website TMZ.

The offer is said to have come from Stone and Company Entertainment, the reality show heavyweights behind such reality hits as "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style" and "Top Design," the website reported citing industry insiders.

Slater became an overnight internet folk hero after he got on the intercom of a packed JetBlue plane and cursed out an unruly passenger before quitting and allegedly grabbing two beers, deploying the emergency slide and sliding off the plane.

But recent accounts from other passengers and the airline seem to contradict Slater's beleaguered worker-who-was-victimized-and-pushed-over-the-edge-by-a-rude-passenger-who-refused-to-wait-until-the-seatbelt-light-went-off-before-retrieving-her-carry-on (phew) story.

TMZ speculates that if in fact Slater is less a victim than an angry guy who just lost his temper - or worse, even provoked the incident - the offer might be revoked as quickly as it was offered and Slater could be left in the cold with only his 100,000+ Facebook fans to keep him warm.

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