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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 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 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...

Jim Alderden, Balloon Boy Sheriff, Says Heene Family May Be Fined Up To $2,000,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly set to air Monday evening, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden discussed the charges being faced by the ...

Boy In Balloon: 6-Year-Old Floats Away In "Homemade Flying Saucer" (LIVE VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(AP) FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A 6-year-old boy was found hiding in a cardboard box in his family's garage attic Thursday after being feared aboard a home...

Do the Balloon People Have a Right to Publicity?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The boy in the balloon or, as it were, the boy not in the balloon, is a publicity stunt which has many people outraged, questioning the sanity of the ...

BALLOON BOY CHARGES: Authorities Expect To Charge Balloon Boy Father Richard Heene (VIDEO)

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended...

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

Laura Ingraham Rips Cable's 'Balloon Boy' Coverage: "Puts Egg On All Of Our Faces" (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Cable news networks' rather breathless coverage of the 'balloon boy' saga has come in for its share of media criticism from across the political spect...

Jim Alderden Investigation: DA Appoints Special Prosecutor To Investigate Whether Balloon Boy Sheriff Broke Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Wednesday that the Larimer County District Attorney has appointed a special prosecutor from outside the district ...

Balloon Boy Lift-Off: Watch Home Video Of The Take-Off And Hear The 9-11 Call (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Heene Family provided NBC with video, taken my the sons, of the saucer inadvertently being released Thursday: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...

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.

Falcon Heene Vomits: Ballon Boy Throws Up On Today & Good Morning America (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Falcon Heene is safe and sound from a flying balloon, but he's got a stomach flu. As his family did the morning show circuit on Friday, he first vo...

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.

Falcon Heene: Colorado Boy In Balloon (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Below, see footage and photos of the balloon thought to be carrying Falcon Heene, as well as footage of his dare-devil, reality TV-staring family. ...

Sheriff Jim Saves Chistmas, Guns and Solves Heene Balloon Hoax

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

When Falcon let loose the truth on prime time to Wolf Blitzer, even Barney Fife could have figured it out. By his own admission, that was the first moment the light came on for local Sheriff Jim Alderden.

Richard Heene Tells Larry King That 'Balloon Boy' Saga Was Not A Hoax

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Fresh off a 90-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to influencing a public official, Richard Heene--the infamous father in the 'Balloon Boy' saga-...

Falcon's Aftermath: The Danger Was on the Ground

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Watkins

I would call in child protective services to look into the greedy, selfish, publicity-grasping response by the mother and dad to the whole thing, a response that clearly borders on being abusive.

ABC News Takes Balloon Boy Family To Sushi

TMZ | Posted Nov 17th 2009 1:10PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We got the entire Balloon Family out for a fabulous sushi dinner at Ocean Grill in NYC. Sources told TMZ that ABC paid the tab. We contacted ABC an...