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Is Balloon Boy's Mom, Mayumi Heene, a Victim of Her Husband?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

Mayumi and Richard have separate legal representation. In other words, if the Heenes are going to go down like their little Mylar balloon for this hoax, they're not going to go down together.

Reality TV Makes People Do the Darndest Things!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Reality television is a stain on our society and an insult to culture. It's dumbed-down television at its worst, lowest common-denominator.

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...

Jiffy Pop Unveils Commemorative Balloon Boy Packaging

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

Coming soon to supermarket shelves -- Jiffy Pop collector edition popcorn. Heat it up on the stove and the package inflates into an exact replica of Falcon Heene's infamous helium balloon.

Balloon Boy Saga's Predecessor Was Edgar Allan Poe's Fake Balloon Story In 1884

The Morning Delivery | Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now that we know we've all been hoodwinked into believing six-year old Falcon Heene might have been in the runaway helium balloon, it is worth noting ...

Balloon Boy: The Most Over-The-Top, Dramatic Coverage (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Write it off to Thursday being a slow news day if you want, but the wall-to-wall coverage of Colorado's 'Balloon Boy' by the national media was a bit ...

Rubbernecking's Top Ten Pop Culture Moments of 2009

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Tom DeLay on Dancing With The Stars. This is one of those moments that's so grotesque you don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Heene Family Reality Show: Pitched To TLC

tmz.com | Posted Oct 16th 2009 1:05PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TMZ has learned the Heene family has been pitching a reality show about the wacky family, as one TV source put it, "all over town."...

It's Official: Heene Family Pleads Guilty To Influencing Official

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AP: FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting their son was aboard a runaway balloon have plead...

The Best Balloon Boy Jokes: Pick Your Favorite! (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The country was riveted yesterday as cable news networks cut away from the president's discussion of rebuilding New Orleans to cover the "balloon boy"...

Jim Alderden, Ballon Boy Sheriff, Admits He May Have Misled Media: Was He Justified?

The Fort Collins Coloradoan | Nate Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

During the last two decades, the two largest law enforcement agencies in Fort Collins have deceived the public and media during investigations into hi...

Storytelling Lessons From the Boy in the Balloon

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Celeste Ng

I'm not sure what life-lessons we're supposed to learn from this whole crazy mess, but the episode of the boy in the balloon tells us a lot about what we want in stories, and how to tell a good one.

Media Blow 'Boy in Balloon' Story

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Tragic story or hoax? The press and news agencies reported for over an hour that a boy was in the balloon, even though the only witness was a sibling who saw him climb inside.

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.

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...

Balloon Boy Rescue Team Destroyed Family's Wheat Crop (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TMZ is reporting that a family's livelihood may have been destroyed when rescuers trampled a wheat field while chasing the balloon thought to be carry...

ABC News Almost Paid Balloon Boy Family $10,000: Report

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News was going to pay the family of "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene more than $10,000 for home video to air with an exclusive interview on "Good Mornin...

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, ...

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.

The Balloon Hoax and Emotional Abuse Awareness

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Richard Heene's type of abuse is a glaring example of a largely ignored aspect of violence, emotional abuse. If not addressed emotional abuse easily morphs in physical and sexual violence.

The Balloon Man Should Have Used a Puppy?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It might have been smarter for the media-crazed Heene to have simply threatened to send a puppy up in his balloon, and you can bet he'd have gotten a lot of media attention.

Richard Heene, 'Balloon Boy' Father

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Richard Heene, the father of 'Balloon Boy' Falcon Heene, may never have been in a media circus before, but he is, apparently, no stranger to adventure...

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 ...