August 17th, 2010
02:12 PM ET
Today in the "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting, the entire staff couldn’t stop talking about that fed-up flight attendant, Steven Slater, since it looks like the guy is going to Hollywood and getting his own reality show.
But Slater's also at the center of a lot of controversy today, with some people saying this guy is a fake. Slater burst into the news last week when he announced on a JetBlue flight that he was so over his frustrating job, grabbed a couple of beers and activated the emergency chute.
He quit his job on the spot and became an instant hero for every disgruntled employee in America - but his story just might be a big ol’ farce.
Now many passengers on that flight are speaking out and saying they never saw Slater do any of those things. "Showbiz" Senior Writer Rob Melstein wasn’t buying the flight attendant’s shtick, saying this morning, “Every day that goes on, I believe this guy less and less.” What do you think? Is Slater a fraud? Would you watch his new reality show? We’re duking it out in a debate today on "Showbiz Tonight."
Kim Kardashian is also a hot topic today, since she said she doesn’t need to be stick skinny to be sexy. She told Allure magazine that she loves her curves and that’s all there is to it. "Showbiz Tonight" producer Sandra Lee raised her eyebrows at that revelation saying, “I’m glad she’s proud of her full figure, now that she’s lost 20 pounds with her new diet pill products.” Which is true - Kardashian does have a full line of diet products called QuickTrim! So is Kim the queen of double standards or is she actually a positive role model? We’ll have more on "Showbiz Tonight."
We're also covering some sad news today – Hollywood acting legend Michael Douglas discovered that he has a tumor in his throat and will be undergoing eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. Today we’ll have the very latest on Douglas’ condition and new insight into his brave battle.
What do you think about any of these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…
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