Richard Heene Recent News

Balloon Boy’s Parents Are Heading To The Slammer!

Betsy Waldman | December 23, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Happy early Christmas, everybody!
It’s the best news we’ve heard all week—Balloon Boy father Richard Heene, 48, and his 45-year-old wife Mayumi have been sentenced to time in prison! 
Richard will head to jail on January 11 for 90 days, 60 of which will be spent on work release. Mayumi was sentenced to… More »

Salahi vs. Heene: A Comparative Study In Successful Fame-Whoring

Celebuzz | November 30, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Two families. Two plans for achieving meritless fame and potential fortune. It’s the new American dream. But who did it right and who fell on their faces? And how can we apply these lessons to our own plans to become successful fame-whores?
Tareq and Michaele Salahi
The Virginia couple, previously tapped for a… More »

VIDEO: Balloon Dad Gives His Infant Son a Cigar and a Beer

Celebuzz | October 27, 2009 - 2:05 pm

Richard Heene better clear some space on his shelf for that Father of the Year award.
The prank-happy publicity hound—who earlier this month made headlines by claiming that his six-year-old son, Falcon Heene, had been caught up in a balloon high above Colorado—apparently has a history of exploiting his kids for a little attention. More »

The Feds Are Investigating Balloon Boy’s Family

Celebuzz | October 20, 2009 - 4:30 pm

It’s a good thing that Richard Heene craves attention, because he’s certainly getting his share of it these days.
People magazine reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating Heene and his family, after false reports last week that Heene’s six-year-old son, Falcon Heene, was being carried in a balloon in the skies… More »

Richard Heene’s Former Colleague Says Balloon Boy Incident Was a Hoax

Celebuzz | October 20, 2009 - 11:40 am

Looks like Richard Heene’s credibility is floating away faster than a Mylar balloon in the Colorado breeze.
Robert Thomas, a former business partner of Heene—who last week sent the nation into a panic by claiming that his six-year-old son, Falcon, was trapped in a balloon floating high above the ground—appeared on the Today show… More »