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Richard Heene

'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...

Own A Piece Of Bogus History: 'Ballon Boy' Trading Cards Are On Sale

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 07.25.2012 | Weird News

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado's balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards. Micha...

Balloon Boy's Dad Returns As 'Aluminum Man' In Bizarre Performance

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

Richard Heene, perhaps more famously known as Balloon Boy's dad, just can't stop. After the balloon boy incident rocketed his family to fleeting inte...

12 Dumb And Desperate Cries For Attention

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

People do weird things. That's a fact of life. Sometimes they do weird things just for the heck of it, but other times it's for the attention. That...

Will Texas Psychic Meet Balloon Boy Fate?

Turnstyle | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

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...

10 Good Lessons of This Decade

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Here is my top-10 list of individuals, from Brett Favre to Dave Chappelle, who provided us with valuable lessons this decade.

Blind Anger: Balloon Boy Dad is Full of Hot Air (VIDEO)

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

The shamelessly self-promoting father of the "Balloon Boy" Hoax is making another grab at the limelight. He is doing it by trying to sell us painted sticks for charity.

Douglas Bruce Hires Lawyer David Lane

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired noted Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case. Bruce, who has represented h...

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...

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...

2009 Hall of Shame Inductees

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

The 2009 inductees who have been selected have distinguished themselves by their egregious behavior that has brought shame on themselves and soiled all those who have been touched by them.

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...

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 ...

New Blue Review: Up, Up and a Waste of Air Time

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Hartley

The Octomom is getting a show. Even that crying kid imploring the world to leave Britney Spears alone was in line to get a TV show. Everyone wants to get on TV these days. Heene's no different.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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-...

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.

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...

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.

Why I Have Some Empathy for Balloon Boy's Dad

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Lear

Did any of the networks wonder, while scraping the bottom of the news barrel, if creating a climate that mistakes entertainment for news seduced the Heenes into believing they're entitled to their 15 minutes?