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Balloon Boy Band Sings for Dad’s Supper

On the TMZZY Awards ballot, Balloon Dad (Richard Heene) is currently dead last in the online voting for “Best Mug Shot of 2010.” But that isn’t stopping pops from trying to get his son’s mug out there, again.

Seven-year-old Falcon Heene, alongside older brothers Ryo (10) and Bradford (11), has been repackaged as a boy band, Bear Scratch. The ridiculous name – and first single title – comes from a patent-pending product ($19.99) invented by dad, a stand-alone wooden post that people can rub up against to scratch their backs.

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Breaking: Balloon Boy’s Dad Gets 90 Days in Jail

ALSQO22.jpgThe judge also said he can’t profit from the stunt for four years. So when Falcon is 10, it’s on.

From AP:

A judge sentenced Richard Heene to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release that will let him pursue work as a construction contractor while doing his time. The judge also imposed conditions on Heene’s probation that forbid him from profiting from the balloon spectacle in any way for four years.

Heene choked back tears as he said he was sorry, especially to the rescue workers who chased down false reports that his 6-year-old son had floated away in a balloon. He said: “I do want to reiterate that I’m very, very sorry.”

Previously on FBLA:


  • Balloon-acy, Hot Error and Falcon’s Rest

  • FBLA Poll: Will The Heenes Get Their Reality Show?


    Will the Heene Family end up getting a reality show?(poll)

    Gawker has an exclusive by Robert Thomas who admits he helped Richard Heene in his publicity stunt.

    Thomas writes:

    Bells were ringing; whistles were whistling. I said, “Wow, Richard is using his children as pawns to facilitate a global media hoax that’s going to give him enough publicity to temporarily attract A-list celebrity status and hopefully attract a network.”

    Well, dog fighter and ex-con Michael Vick is getting his own show on BET. The universally despised Octomom got her own show. Does anyone watch Jon and Kate er Kate because they like The Gosselins? Our point being: breaking the law and being horribly unlikable IS how you get on a reality show. Will it work for The Heenes?

    Previously on FBLA:

  • Balloon-acy, Hot Error and Falcon’s Rest