Posts tagged "balloon boy"

“Celebrity Wife Swap” Is Going To Happen

"Celebrity Wife Swap" is going to happen, people: ABC is currently casting celebs for six episodes of "Wife Swap," the show where two families trade moms and lifestyles for a week. We can probably expect "Celebrity Wife Swap" to be similar—just thinner, richer and most likely more crazy.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2011

Balloon Boy’s Dad Makes An Infomercial

Richard Heene, the man behind the Balloon Boy hoax, is back with a BRILLIANT new invention … the Bear Scratch. If you “itch like the son of a twitch,” Heene insists the only way to get a “deep, deep penetrating scratch” is to rub up against a tree like a bear. Only not…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2010

Why Are We Such Fame Whores?

In her Salon piece, “A Nation of Attention Whores,” Mary Elizabeth Williams asks why everyone in this country seems so starved for fame. I think that very question is on everyone’s mind after the recent “Balloon Boy” incident. As Falcon Heene vomited on national television, you couldn’t help but feel sick about…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 23, 2009

Balloon Boy Fashions On The Rise?

Someone had to make money off the Balloon Boy hoax, right? Presenting the Balloon Boy T-shirt. It was only a matter of time. [$20, Glennz Tees via LikeCool.com]…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 23, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Balloon Boy

If the universe were a fair place, the Balloon Boy caper would blow over by Halloween (har, har). But we all know we're probably stuck with this kid for a while, so why not go trick-or-treating this October 31st dressed as the most famous 6-year-old on the planet, Falcon Heene? All it take…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2009

Quickies: Balloon Boy Falcon Heene’s Rap Video

The saga of Balloon Boy Falcon Heene continues with this video of him and his brothers rapping about "pussification." [The News Bizarre YouTube Channel] -- I suspect the alleged hoax was hatched after the dad realized his sons didn't have a future in music. Tim Gunn will make an appearance i…
By: Annika Harris / October 19, 2009

The Adventures of Balloon Boy: THE SONG!

In the saga of the Balloon Boy, the gift that keeps on giving, here's a real treat worth unwrapping ... or, listening to, as the case may be. I think I've just found my next favorite song to work out to. [via Nerve]…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 19, 2009

Balloon Boy Drama Was A Hoax

Well, as if it wasn't obvious already, officials have finally confirmed what the entire universe already knew -- the ballad of missing Balloon Boy, Falcon Heene, was a hoax. Richard Heene, with the help of his wife, concocted the whole saga in hopes of getting the family some publicity, so they could sell a reality…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

This Is Sick: Balloon Boy Barfs On Live TV

Alright, WTF is going on with this "Balloon Boy" story? For starters, can we stop calling Falcon Heene that, because, remember, he wasn't actually in the balloon. Secondly, was this a hoax or not? The family appeared on "Larry King" last night and Falcon seemingly called out his parents for faking the whole incident saying,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 16, 2009

Falcon Heene, 6-Year-Old Boy, Trapped In A “Homemade Flying Saucer” Helium Balloon

A "6-year-old boy" named Falcon Heene (allegedly the son of Richard and Mayumi Heene of Ft. Collins, Colorado) climbed into a "helium balloon" shaped like a "homemade flying saucer" in "his parents' backyard" outside of Denver and floated away when he untethered it from its rope. At least, that's what the government wants you to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2009