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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...

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.

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...

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...

Richard Heene Cries During Apology In Court (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Richard Heene broke out in tears Wednesday morning as he apologized for perpetrating a hoax that caught the nation's attention, and could...

Bill Maher Talks Balloon Boy, Interviews Rep. Alan Grayson (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On "Real Time" this Friday, Maher began his show with a monologue about the the "balloon boy" saga surrounding the Heene family. Maher made some fun...

Richard Heene, Balloon Boy Dad, Expected To Face Criminal Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Balloon Boy family lawyer David Lane: Child-abuse-investigation release breaks the law

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

David Lane, attorney for Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, says he doesn't have enough fingers to plug all the info leaks coming from the of...

Jason Linkins

Media's Balloon Boy Coverage Filled With More Hot Air Than Actual Balloon

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As details emerge, we learn more about how Richard Heene has a thing for hoaxes, which raises the specter that it was the media, not a six-year old child, that was taken for a ride. Not that it matters!

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 | Books
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.

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...

Balloon Boy Documentary In The Works

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LOS ANGELES — Once Richard Heene admitted in court that he wrongly sent authorities on a wild goose chase across Colorado to save the son he tho...

Media Fight Breaks Out Outside Of Heene Home (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Those members of the media who are still actively covering the "balloon boy" saga are not going out without a fight. Literally. As the footage below s...

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. ...

Now Let's Pass a Law Banning Balloon Hoaxes

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanton Peele

The media first fell pray to the hysteria of the six-year-old boy lost in the sky. Now it is clamoring for the punishment of Falcon Heene's reality-s...

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.

Balloon Boy Dad Says Case Convoluted

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The story that a little boy had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television s...

Balloon Boy Parents Acted Alone: Investigators

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado couple Richard and Mayumi Heene acted alone when they fabricated a story about their son floating off in a runawa...

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 ...

Lawyers: Colo. balloon boy parents to plead guilty

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting that their 6-year-old son had floated away aboard a helium ...

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." ...

Mayumi Heene Admits Hoax: Balloon Boy's Mother Confesses To Authorities

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The mother of the 6-year-old boy once feared missing inside a runaway helium balloon admitted the whole saga was a hoax, according to c...

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"...

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.