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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 ...

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i just hope his family will be ok. lets get this over with and hope this is the last time we have to hear from him.

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

He's getting ready for Halloweeny.....He's going to fly The Great Pumpkin next! If ya see an orange ball in the air no need to panic, it's only this doofus getting his rocks off.....

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

Does this idiot not understand he has now lost his children by all the insane and assinine things he has been doing? If they allow the kids to stay with the mother, it'll only be as bad...This idiot needs to be Baker Act'd ASAP!
Why did he need to have 20 questions thrown in a box? Can't he think on his feet? Obviously not! Lock him away!

1779 days ago

White guys love lil kids lmfao    

Lol I know what the big announcement will be! He is wanting to tell everybody he molested his boys from birth till now.It's all over his face, nobody wants to see that huh.White guys love molesting kids!

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

1-800-loonie tunie. Ask for Fudd

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

me thinks the media needs to drive away from his house of horrors and call the men in white jackets. They need to walk off and not give this mixed bag of nuts anymore time. If he calls, ignore him now.

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

Media needs to go away and not devote anymore time to this this alien.
Pretty evident the Ballon escapade was a hoax. Why else would he be acting so irrational if it were not?
He and his family needs some very serious help. The boys and wife need to be picked up as he should be.

1779 days ago


here's an announcement .. put 'em all in a balloon and send 'em away .. jerks

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

In all seriousness, somebody really needs to get the kids away from that home. Heene is out of control and this is a sure sign something much more worse is about to happen. Please, somebody do something! The guy is out of it and he is showing signs of doing something more serious to himself and/or his family. Please.

1779 days ago

They were in it for the money    

Hey! He always had his wife and kids with him on tv. Where are they at? Why weren't they on tv? Something is wrong!

1779 days ago


@ Kidd-Corrona (#12). Im glad you don't get paid to think.You and nobody else knows what MJ kids did. Can You ever recall any event of seeing his kids on tv, for doing something like that? so keep your dumb comments to yourself.And if you are trying to say kids say and do stupid things because of their parents, It seems you accidently fell into that batch yourself.

1779 days ago


You DO realize you numbnuts are giving him exactly what he wants, which is face time?

When will we learn to simply ignore attention whores? Apparently, there is nothing else more important going on in the world right now (rolls eyes)

All I have to say is "Really? REALLY?"

Even I'm guilty of wasting 45 seconds typing this crap.

1779 days ago


this family seems wackhy.... And whoever thinks this wasn't a hoax wake up.... This family needs to pay up for this lie... This isn't the correct way to get publicity.

did you all see wife swap? This family is dysfunctional.. Child protected service should stop by this families hows. These kids have bad manners. They swear, fart, burp etc etc.. shame on the parents

1779 days ago


TMZ should have heard Richard Hoagland's comments on this whole Balloon Boy Story on last night's Coast to Coast AM with George Noorey! (Art Bell's old late night syndicated radio show) Truly C2CAM should sign up Richard Heene for an interview. He would be a natural for the late-night-radio tinfoil hat crowd! Art Bell must be wishing he'd never retired? Ha Ha!

1779 days ago


Check out the website for Falcon Heene, balloon boy, and his father's tax liens, evictions, lawsuits.

1779 days ago
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