Jet Blue bailer Steven Slater hires Howard Bragman, Hollywood coming out guru

howard-bragman-stephen-slater.jpgNew American hero  -- former Jet Blue steward Steven Slater  -- who infamously quit his job by cussing out a passenger, grabbing two beers and emergency chute-ing out of the plane -- has officially signed with Hollywood powerhouse, Howard Bragman.

Bragman, whose agency is called Fifteen Minutes, is perhaps best known for adeptly orchestrating the coming out parties for several gay stars, including country singer Chely Wright, actress Meredith Baxter and BWNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes. Bragman also has a TV special entitled "Coming Out" that premieres on A&E this fall.

Here's Howard's statement: