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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-...

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...

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.

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 ...

Hooked on Fame: Balloon Boy's Dad Isn't the Only Publicity Junkie

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
BJ Gallagher

Fame is like alcohol. Some people can handle it and others can't.

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?

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.

Balloon Boy Hoax: Sheriff Says Charges Will Be Filed For The Publicity Stunt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado father accused of staging a publicity stunt when he...

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

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!

Balloon Boy Parents Should Be Banned From Making Money Off Of Incident: Investigator

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP); The parents who pulled off the balloon boy hoax are already facing the prospect of jail time and paying tens of thousands of...

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. ...

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...

Frank Rich: In Defense Of The Balloon Boy Dad

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated "balloon boy" spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up t...

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.

Robert Thomas, Associate Of Balloon Boy's Father, Questioned

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Federal Aviation Administration has opened its own investigation into the 50-mile flight of the helium balloon that br...

Sheriff: Balloon Boy Hoax May Have Conspirators

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Investigators pored over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the home of Richard Heene on Monday as they w...

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...