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Balloon Boy's Dad Promises 'Big Announcement'

10/17/2009 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Heene -- the guy who's kid was not inside of an out of control balloon -- popped outside his house early this morning and promised a "big announcement" later today.



Heene stepped out his home at around 5:30 AM, according to USA Today, and told reporters, "I'm going to have a press conference out here at, let's say, 10 a.m. Okay? ... So it's a few more hours. So, I'd like to speak everybody about a few things. Okay? So, it's a big announcement."

As we first reported, the Heene family had been shopping a reality show all over town for months, even going to TLC, the home of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" -- and many question whether the whole balloon fiasco was a set-up. Should be interesting ...

Story developing ...

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16.

They were in it for the money    

I already knwo what the announcement will be--THE MOTHERSHIP WILL BE COMING FOR HIM! Call Spielberg! Call Rod Serling! Call somebody with a white coat and a paddy wagon!

1776 days ago
17.

nicole leollee    

stating that he's never ever going to exploit his family again due'd to having been chewed up and spit out by tmz readers?

1776 days ago
18.

tina    

What a foolish liar.

1776 days ago
19.

pennyb638    

TMZ you KNOW this guy just wants attention. Why are you giving it to him? The interest level in this story would be about 10%, and that's just the whackos!!

Enough, with the no substance reporting. Where is my Halderman
deep secrets report????

1776 days ago
20.

yup    

Maybe they'll launch the kid for real this time.

1776 days ago
21.

doc murry    

maybe he will set himself and his werido family on fire on national tv..that would be soo kool

1776 days ago
22.

Donna    

Hopefully, Richard Heene will promise not to create any more problems with homemade backyard devices or put his children, wife, self and the public in harms way as an amateur storm chaser.

1776 days ago
23.

addie    

The father is a lunatic.He was erratic on Wife Swap yelling & throwing things at the woman who was swapped with his wife.No more of these crazy,stupid reality shows. If TLC & any of these other reality stations have so much money to throw away of these stupid people, maybe they should consider actually helping Americans get back on their feet with decent jobs.

1776 days ago
24.

too sad    

yesterday on tv one reporter said "" they would have to be actors to pull this off "

well, didnt i read somewhere else they DID MEET AT ACTING SCHOOL ? "

THE WHOLE THING REEKS AS A FAKE .

bad acting too .

the mother said one kid came INTO the house and told her that falcon was in the balloon, BUT

1776 days ago
25.

They were in it for the money    

I KNOW WHAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE....
He'll never be back on tv no matter how much moeny you pay him.........or the worlds will collide.........or........he's going to show us his stash of medication........or.......he is michael jackson in disguise.......or.......he's from the planet vulcan and will us his fried brain........
If this loser blames his kids on this, he is much sicker than originally thought. His kids are too hyper to think.

1776 days ago
26.

too sad    

kid vomits on tv and father looks like
" oh he vomited on my pants damn "

mother sits there like a stone, she is really " off "
maybe she is under control of him and his
abuse .

1776 days ago
27.

mzfrigginz    

has jamie kennedy bought anything new?

1776 days ago
28.

me    

Rib after rib after rib! This entire thing is a huge joke!

1776 days ago
29.

justsaying    

LOL. I tell ya, White people are a trip. every time you think that they can't do anything else to shock the senses of people, they take it one step further. And they have the gall to talk about how bad other races are.

1776 days ago
30.

too sad    

its a staged event,
MAKE THEM PAY .
i think he needs to lawyer up to KEEP HIS KIDS AND he needs to go to ANGY MANAGEMENT too .
mother needs to go to MOTHER MANAGEMENT to learnt how to look after the kids and get some empowerment,
she makes me sick.

1776 days ago
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