For his first interview since pleading guilty to a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant, Richard Heene kept up with the histrionics as he insisted—through tears—to Larry King that he and his wife are innocent.
Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden has announced that he expects charges to be filed against the Heene family in connection with the increasingly odd "Balloon Boy" story that has unraveled at warp speed over the past few days.
In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, "Balloon Boy" farts, Tyra curses, Michael Lohan goes on Maury, and Jon Gosselin says he won't get Botox... because he's Asian-American.
Falcon's explanation of why he hid in a garage for so long while the entire nation prayed for his safety — "we did this for a show" — has lots of people speculating that the whole balloon incident was a hoax. Richard Heene's refusal to let his son explain — instead he fulminated about how "appalled" he was that Wolf…
Tonight, the Heene family went on Larry King Live, where six-year-old "balloon boy" Falcon Heene explained that he didn't come out of his hiding place because his parents told him not to... because "we were doing this for a show."
Six-year-old Falcon Heene was believed to be trapped inside his parents' experimental balloon—which soared 10,000 feet in the air over Colorado this afternoon—but the balloon landed, and he was not inside. Updates and videos, after the jump.