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'Balloon Boy' Doesn't Look Like THIS Anymore

OWN | Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

On October 15, 2009, the country was captivated by a boy in a balloon -- or so it seemed. That day, Richard and Mayumi Heene of Colorado, a couple who...

WATCH: Balloon Boy's Metal Band

Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment

Falcon Heene, of "Balloon Boy" fame, has a new hobby. Heene, who was famously (and falsely) reported as stuck inside a weather balloon, is now frontin...

David Moye

WATCH: Bubble Boy Dad's Back, With A New, Crazy Invention

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News

Richard Heene learned the hard way that what goes up must come down back in 2009 when he attempted to hoax the world by sending a silver helium balloo...

David Moye

WATCH: Balloon Boy Dad Introduces Bizarre Pickup Truck 'Transformer'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Richard Heene has come a long way since October 15, 2009, when he hit what would be the bottom by anyone's standards. On that day, Heene, a part-ti...

Ballon Boy Dad Still Won't Admit Hoax, Plans To Sue 'Corrupt Cops'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Richard Heene, the father who orchestrated the infamous Balloon Boy Hoax in 2009, is remaining defiant almost a year and a half after he pleaded guilt...

'Balloon Boy' And Brothers Forming Boy Band

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 'balloon boy,' otherwise known by the awesome name of Falcon Heene, is forming a boy band with his brothers because, well, who really knows why. ...

Balloon Boy Family Leaves Fort Collins For Florida

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado...

Balloon Boy Family Mocked By Larimer County

The Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Heenes have retrieved from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the balloon that captured the world's attention on a fall afternoon last year. T...

Kids + Reality TV = Bad Combination

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Dimond

As a country we are hesitant to legislate how parents raise their kids but certainly we can legislate how television treats our children, can't we?

Balloon Boy Family Agrees To Pay 36,000

AP | Trevor Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax have agreed to pay about $36,000 in restitution to authorities who ...

Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene Completing Sentence At Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a runaway ball...

Balloon Boy Parents Get Balloon Back After Agreeing To Pay Restitution

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After $36,000 in restitution, a 90-day jail sentence, and 10 weekends of community service, the Heene family is finally getting its balloon back. The...

Balloon Boy Dad Released From Larimer County Jail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The man who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax has been released from a Colorado jail to serve the rest of his sentenc...

Balloon Boy Attorneys Challenge Restitution Amount

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Attorneys for the parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax said the couple should pay only a small portion of the $48,000 in ...

Jason Linkins

An Artist's Rendering Of The Balloon Boy Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you happened to miss the whole story of Falcon Heene and the Runaway Wife Swap Zeppelin yesterday and don't have the time to run through my whole, ...

Non-Stories: A Season Of False Starts For News Organizations

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A balloon racing across the Colorado sky without a 6-year-old boy inside. A major lobbyist not changing its position on climate chang...

Here We Wild Things Are

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fishman

In lieu of an old-fashioned grounding, Falcon Heene's parents should indulge in some down-to-earth parenting, and take him to see Where the Wild Things Are this weekend.

Think Again: It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's...Cable News

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Not long ago, cable news cameras turned their focus skyward to an almost celestial body hurling itself across the sky. Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No, it was a hoax.

When a Hot Air Balloon Flies on Empty

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

When we see the major news breaking in with non-stop reporting on a balloon spacecraft from a family on Wife Swap, the failures of the media become clear.

Richard Heene, Balloon Boy's Father, On The Defensive Over "Publicity Stunt" Accusations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Since reuniting with his 6-year-old son Falcon, Richard Heene has been on the defensive over accusations that he staged his son's disappearance and tr...

Balloon Boy Dad Begins Jail Sentence Monday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who admitted orchestrating the balloon boy hoax reported to jail Monday to begin a...

How About a Little Coverage of the Millions of At-Risk Kids Not Trapped in a Balloon (or Hiding in the Attic)?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Who knew the media were so "deeply worried" about the welfare of children? As it turns out, their concern only extends to children in certain circumstances -- such as when they are thought to be in a runaway balloon.

Falcon Heene: Balloon Boy, Wife Swap Son (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(Scroll down for NEW Falcon, Richard and Ryo Heene PICTURES & Multiple Videos) Falcon Heene was, says KUSA and MSNBC, reportedly the boy stuck in a...

Heene Lawyer David Lane On Today Show: 'We're Left In The Dark"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: 9News reports that charges will likely not be filed against the Heene Family until some time next week. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswom...

Christmas 2009: We Know Who's Been Naughty... Nice Is a Little Harder to Find

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Arianna Huffington

Time for my annual tradition of getting gifts for my favorite -- and not so favorite -- public figures, including Larry Summers whom I'm getting a Goldman Sachs pension (after all, he's earned it). READ MORE Newsmakers Roasting on an Open Fire: Your Gift Ideas for 2009's Naughty and Nice Here are your gift suggestions, including a GPS for Barack Obama, to show him the way from Wall Street to Main Street (submitted by manx). READ MORE The Senate Health Care Bill: Leave No Special Interest Behind There are many reasons for hoping the Senate health care bill doesn't become the law of the land. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt. READ MORE