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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 Leaves Fort Collins For Florida

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado...

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 Family Agrees To Pay 36,000

AP | Trevor Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax have agreed to pay about $36,000 in restitution to authorities who ...

Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene Completing Sentence At Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a runaway ball...

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...

Balloon Boy Dad Released From Larimer County Jail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The man who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax has been released from a Colorado jail to serve the rest of his sentenc...

Balloon Boy Attorneys Challenge Restitution Amount

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Attorneys for the parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax said the couple should pay only a small portion of the $48,000 in ...

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 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: 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.

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...

Balloon Boy Dad Tempting Fate By Appearing On News Shows

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The father who orchestrated the balloon boy hoax is taking advantage of his final days of freedom by making the rounds on ...

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.