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Falcon Heene, who gained instant notoriety and a misnomer of a nickname (Balloon Boy) yesterday, is thankfully safe and sound, having never drifted away in his father's homemade helium craft as was originally believed.

But the six-year-old Colorado boy does have the flu.

As his family did the morning show circuit on Friday, Today viewers saw Balloon Boy throw up on camera as his siblings and mother recoiled in abject terror.

Easily an 8.5 on the unintentional comedy scale.

What's considerably less funny is the increasing suspicion that the incident, which captivated the nation and resulted in millions of dollars prematurely spent trying to rescue Falcon Heene on the fly, may have all been a hoax.

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Richard Heene cradles one ill Balloon Boy.

Father Richard Heene tried to deny this on Today, saying he has nothing to gain from it. But as the man spoke, offering no clear answers to why Falcon himself seemingly confimed the hoax on CNN last night, his son barfed.

The cost to Colorado taxpayers is that sickening.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Department will conduct an investigation into the getaway balloon caper. They have not decided if it's a criminal investigation.

One reason for suspicion? Falcon Heene and family were on ABC's Wife Swap last spring, and have pitched reality shows to multiple networks since. Fishy.

Here's Falcon Heene, a.k.a. Balloon Boy, and his family addressing the subject on the Today show. The vomiting takes place around the six-minute mark ...

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Jon Gosselin hasn't played by the rules as an exclusive employee of TLC, the network alleges, accusing the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad of appearing on other shows for pay and making unauthorized disclosures about the TLC show.

As a result, the King of Pimps is being sued for breach of contract.

The lawsuit, filed today in Maryland's Circuit Court of Montgomery County, says that in June, in recognition of "the Gosselins' difficult personal circumstances," TLC asked both to refrain from making public statements about each other.

A 'cooling off' period was negotiated and was supposed to have put a lid on Jon for at least 45 days. But he went on to appear regularly on ET, The Insider and other shows to discuss life, the show, Kate being an abusive monster, etc.

The suit also accuses Jon of selling photographic rights to various celebrity gossip magazines and other media outlets, also in violation of Jon's TLC contract.

Moreover, dude didn't show up for work September 24 as required, even given six days' notice. Hey, he's got things to see and mediocre girls to do, okay?

Just when you think Jon Gosselin can't become even more of a mess ...

The suit is seeking from Gosselin unspecified compensatory damages and demanding he return income gained as a result of his breaches of the agreement.

TLC also wants him to shut the g*d d*mn h*ll up going forward. They didn't use that language, but believe us, that's the message they're trying to send.

"The network has been trying privately and patiently for months to get Jon to honor the contract he signed and to comply with obligations relating to public appearances and statements," TLC said. "Those efforts have been unsuccessful."

Team Jon had no immediate comment.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the show would be renamed Kate Plus 8 and feature little-to-no Jon. He responded by taking legal action to stop TLC from filming his eight kids for the show, citing an "epiphany" that it's bad for them.

Complete BS as that may be, TLC no choice but to comply and announced that the show will stop filming new episodes next month. Its future is up in the air.

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The fake relationship of Kristin Cavallari and Justin-Bobby has been a theme on the current season of The Hills, with the b!tch blatantly moving in on Audrina's ex.

Audrina Patridge says she stopped caring awhile ago, however.

"At the end of the day, it's a show," Patridge said at MTV's Los Premios in Los Angeles Thursday. "It's entertainment. You can't take anything serious on that show."

Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge clashed on the season premiere because the former pursued the latter's ex-boyfriend, despite his lack of personal hygiene.

Asked if she and Cavallari have ended their feud, Patridge said, "I don't know. I don't know how it's going to play out. We have three weeks of filming, that's it."

Sounds like she's checked out already. Not that we blame her.

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OMG RLY!? Kristin Cavallari can't even fake act on a reality show. Audrina Patridge can't take her seriously. Neither can we. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Patridge is getting ready to leave The Hills after this season to star in her own reality TV show, to be executive produced by Survivor creator Mark Burnett.

The 24-year-old, who just split with Corey Bohan, who she dated after she and J-B broke up, is happy to leave the contrived nonsense bitchiness behind.

"I'm an adult now, and I don't need to put up with all the petty drama and drinking and fighting ... I've been there, done that, and I'm ready to move on."

Sadly for MTV, many fans may start to feel the same.

Whose side are you on?

 

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Today on the Maury Povich Show, which is apparently still on the air, Michael Lohan reached out to his daughter Lindsay, a.k.a. the walking obituary.

M-Lo, who like his BFF Jon Gosselin is a candidate for Worst Parent of the Year, says Lindsay is deteriorating rapidly due to prescription drug abuse.

"There's nothing left of her," he said. "I was out in L.A. with her about three weeks ago when her house got robbed. She called me up at 3:30 a.m."

"She said, 'Daddy, come out here.' I flew out and couldn't even look at her. I had to go outside and cry. I hugged her. it's just a hollow, hollow person."

He then looked at the camera and said: "Lindsay, I love you with all my heart. I am not going to bury you. You're going to bury me before this is over."

Just what everyone wants to envision. Their dad's death. Moving.

M-Lo Blows

Michael Lohan just wants the best for Lindsay. Yeah, right.

"I will do anything and everything I have to to save your life. Whether mom likes it, or the public likes it, I am going to take all the steps I can to help you because I want you to have your life back. You're not in the right state of mind."

"You're my daughter, honey, and I can do this anymore."

The rumors and evidence of LiLo's slow, painful and inevitable demise have been rampant these days. We certainly know she sucks at fashion and life.

But on Thursday, Lindsay said that "Everything is good. I am in a really good place. I've been working a lot. I literally slept the entire day yesterday. I woke up, and it was like 10 o'clock at night. I was like, 'I have stuff to do!'"

Asked about her father, Lindsay said: "I just wish he would shut up."

Classic. Here's Michael Lohan on Maury Povich today ...

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There was once a time when the mere sight of Britney Spears behind the wheel of a motor vehicle would strike fear in the hearts of pedestrians and fans alike.

Fortunately, that was 2007 and this is now.

The pop star has regained her place atop of the music world, and with a little help from papa Jamie Spears and beau Jason Trawick, is no longer a train wreck.

Lindsay Lohan has taken her place as an obituary waiting to happen. If only she had parents or a stable significant other who cared about her best interests.

But back to Britney, here she is behind the wheel of her Mercedes G500, going for a drive along with Jason Trawick in Beverly Hills on Thursday October 15:

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Britney Spears and her man Jason Trawick take a spin.

All in all, it's great to see Spears back on top, wearing sunglasses at night, packing 20,000-seat stadiums and cranking out racy, sexually-oriented singles.

Just like the old days. Click to enlarge more Britney Spears pictures ...

  • Behind tha Wheel
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  • Jason Trawick and Britney Pic
  • Drivin' Ms. Crazy

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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Just hours after it was posted, an innocent-enough but nevertheless busty Meghan McCain Twitter photo made Sen. John McCain's daughter a (cute!) pariah.

While her judgment in posting the pic in a public forum was questionable (a fact she admits), the photo was far from slutty or attention-seeking in nature.

Meghan McCain says she is basically being labeled a slut because her breasts are above average in size and were visible in the pic, and she's got a point.

Here's are excerpts from her latest column about the controversy:

"On Wednesday, I posted a hastily taken self-portrait on Twitter - which I thought was funny and silly - and within a few hours I had caused a media scandal.

I spent the next day thinking about what was so shocking about the picture. After all, it’s not like I was making a sex tape. I certainly didn’t pose nude.

Could it be it's because I have breasts? Because for those of you who didn't know, I have two. They're larger than some women's and not as big as others.

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Most Meghan McCain pictures are not as controversial as this week's.

To be honest, I don't feel I have anything to be ashamed of. I've embraced my curves and will continue to. It’s the media that have a problem with my body.

For years I have struggled to accept the fact that the way I look in a tank top comes off more “sexual” than a flat-chested woman. Once again, I was reassured by the media that someone with my cup size should always be covered up.

Or what, I’ll be seen as a slut?

When Rep. Aaron Schock or Rep. Jeff Flake post pictures without suits on, they are “hotties.” But put me in a tank top and I am suddenly an embarrassment to the Republican Party and women everywhere. The double standard is infuriating.

It's not easy to be called a slut. But I'm not giving up my Twitter just yet - I'm just going to be more judicious in how I use it. I am a work in progress.

This is the last time I’ll ever address this non-scandal but I hope that other girls can learn from this episode before they post any kind of picture online.

I learned a valuable lesson about the Internet and boundaries between personal and public use with social media. I wanted to get that off my chest."

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What do you think of Meghan McCain's Twitter pic?

 

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Call us crazy, but before reporting our six-year-old was missing (or had up and floated away in a balloon), we might first look around our damn house.

That seems like a logical way to make sure the little guy were really on the thing before reporting it and sparking an insane, expensive media frenzy.

Immediately after Falcon Heene, a.k.a. Balloon Boy, turned up in the attic rather than inside a homemade balloon, rumors of a hoax began circulating.

Possibly for good reason!

Last night, Falc and family were on CNN, where he was asked why he didn't come out of hiding as parents searched for him (as they claim they were).

"You guys said that we did this for the show," he said.

His dad responded by saying "Man," his mom adding "No."

The Heene family: Richard, Mayumi, Ryan, Falcon and Bradford. Falcon Heene would be Balloon Boy. They were once on Wife Swap. Was the saga of Balloon Boy a hoax?

Wolf Blitzer either didn't hear what Balloon Boy said, didn't put it together or just didn't want to go there. Either way, he moved on to the next question.

The family appeared on the ABC show Wife Swap in March.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Dept. who told us they are aware of Falcon Heene's comments on "Larry King Live" tonight - and are "investigating the situation."

Cops also say they've been inundated with calls from tipsters who want to give them a heads up on the 6-year-old's "We did this for the show" quote on CNN.

Here's the video of Balloon Boy busting his parents ...

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As great hair goes, it's hard to top natural beauties (and SoCal natives) Blake Lively and Lauren Conrad. But both have departed from their signature looks of late.

Inspired by Conrad's vivid Mara Hoffman dress at last week's Hollywood Style Awards, stylist Byron Williams gave the former star of The Hills some "boho braids."

Last month, Frederic Fekkai stylist Renato Campora used the line's products to turn Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively into a modern day goddess at the Emmys.

That is some ponytail, Blake! Wonder how long that took to do.

Check out the two styles below and vote on your favorite ...

  • Blake Lively Ponytail Photo
  • Lauren Conrad Ponytail

Whose hairstyle do you like better?

 

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After alleged summer flings with Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are back on as she scrapes the bottom of the dating barrel!

"He really got to her. She's hooked on him," a source tells Us. "She just can't let go." Funny, we heard the same about her and Brad, hence their secret meeting!

The couple got cozy in April 2008 after spending five days together in Miami, then dated for awhile, but went on to split twice - most recently in January 2009.

A source close to Mayer says "They are very close. They remain great friends. He thinks she's amazing, nice and smart, and has nothing but respect for her."

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Are Jen and Jon giving it another go? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Although they dined separately in NYC on September 22, a source tells they met later that night at the Four Seasons Hotel. Now that's proof right there.

Other reports have claimed they've been texting each other and recently dined with Aniston pals Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Consider us sold!

Jennifer Aniston says she "deeply, deeply cares" about the douchebag, whose next album, Battle Studies, comes out November 17. Can you blame her?

"There's something about John that she just can't resist," says a source.

That something is probably the appeal of not dying alone.

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Peter Kowalczyk was jealous of the fact that Leona Lewis won the British TV talent show X Factor while he was turned down, according to The Sun (UK).

Naturally, he acted on that jealousy by waiting five hours to meet Leona Lewis yesterday at her book signing event, then punched her in the face.

A shocked Leona screamed and cried, "Oh my God" as the tall, buck-toothed nut job attacked, catching her on the temple with a fierce right hook.

She clutched her head and burst into tears as she was whisked away from the event (to promote her autobiography Dreams) and escorted to a hospital.

Five security guards jumped Peter Kowalczyk and pinned him to the ground. He was charged with assault before being taken to a psychiatric hospital.

Leona's furious boyfriend, Lou Al-Chamaa, who was with her at the signing, tried to confront the warped fan but was held back by the authorities.

Leona Lewis recoils in horror after having her clock cleaned.

The 2006 X Factor winner, now a global star, was checked for a concussion at London's Harley Street Hospital, but appears to have escaped with bruising.

Kowalczyk had bought a copy of Dreams and seemed to be waiting patiently for Leona Lewis to sign it at Waterstones in Piccadilly like every other fan.

But as those around him in line chatted to each other, he stayed silent and aloof. He said nothing as he reached the front and unleashed his punch.

A spokesman for Leona, whose next single is called HAPPY, said last night:

"It was totally unprovoked. Leona had been patiently signing people's books for a while - this man had been waiting for five hours. Why anyone would hit her I don't know. Leona is shaken and apologises to the fans she was unable to meet."

Waterstones said in a statement: "We would like to thank Leona for her professionalism and we are extremely sad that this event was ruined for her, and her fans, many of whom queued from the early hours of the morning to meet her."

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