No, you're not surprised. You can't be. All IFFs -- Instant Fame Folks -- are quickly linked to possible reality shows (that means you, Levi Johnston). Even the hoaxy ones, like the balloon boy people, and, as some are claiming, Steven Slater, have their moment on the cusp of reality stardom.
Slater, the JetBlue Slider who quit his job in a blaze of zeitgeist, has hired a Hollywood publicist named Howard Bragman, who has represented other IFFs such as Monica Lewinsky and Oksana Grigorieva. And Bragman is saying that Slater is getting all kinds of offers, including a few for reality shows. In the Hollywood Reporter, Bragman says he has heard from reality producer Scott Stone: "He'd love to present an idea at the right time. I haven't seen the offer yet. Lots of people in the reality world have reached out."
TMZ is claiming that Slater's offers include a job hosting a show in which disgruntled employees quit their jobs with style. See what happens when Donald Trump calls you "wacko" and "dispicable"? Your career takes off like a jet plane. Let's see, now, if Slater turns up on "Celebrity Apprentice"...
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