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A six-year-old Colorado boy was believed to be trapped in a homemade balloon that was turned loose, sparking widespread hysteria earlier Thursday afternoon.

He was given an obligatory nickname - Balloon Boy - by the crazed media, which pounced on the breaking story faster than a Lindsay Lohan on an eight-ball. 

But in the end, it turns out Falcon Heene was never actually on it. Yes, the balloon Balloon Boy was on was completely empty. And yes, that's his real name.

The saga started when a giant silvery balloon floated away from the family's yard this morning, sparking a frantic rescue operation that involved military helicopters and briefly halted some departures from Denver International Airport.

But more than two hours after the balloon gently touched down in a field with no sign of the boy, Sheriff Jim Alderden turned to reporters during a news conference, gave a thumbs up and said 6-year-old Falcon Heene was "at the house."

"Apparently he's been there the whole time," he said.

NON-BALLOON BOY: Falcon Heene after he emerged from the attic.

The boy's father, Richard Heene, said the family was tinkering with the balloon and he scolded Falcon for getting inside a compartment on board the craft.

He said Falcon's brother saw him inside the compartment and that's why they thought he was aboard the balloon when it launched ... if you believe that.

Obviously, we are happy lil' Falcon is safe and sound, first and foremost.

But we can't help but wonder whether the country jumped the gun or if we got straight up punked by elaborate publicity stunt (Falcon’s family were one-time contestants on Wife Swap, which has raised more than a few sets of eyebrows).

Would it surprise you in the least in this Twitter-obsessed age? Just saying.

Anyway, here's a report about Balloon Boy (before he was found, of course):

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The former babysitter for the Gosselin family that Jon is also rumored to have nailed is at it again, blabbing to celebrity gossip sites and causing a ruckus.

Today's claim? Jon has a history of hacking into Kate's life. Literally!

Stephanie Santoro tells Radar Online that Jon Gosselin has been snooping into his estranged wife's email, phone and online bank accounts. Well, obviously.

"Jon told me that he pretty much hacked into everything of Kate's that he had access to," Santoro says. "Her online banking, that he had a trace on every single one of her emails so anytime she would get an email he would get a copy of it."

And Stephanie, who said she had sex with Jon nine times while working with the family, says he doesn't even care who knows his snooping tactics.

"Jon threatens everyone that he will sue them if they tell what they know," she claimed, adding that he does not use a lot of discretion. Shocking.

Stephanie Santoro sheds new light on Jon and Kate's public battle over money.

On Tuesday, a judge ordered Jon to pay back $180,000, following Kate's claim a few weeks ago that he had taken $230,000 from their shared account.

Kate claimed he left her with only $1,000 to pay bills and take care of the couple's eight small children. He responded that she, too, was hiding cash.

"He told me that he had enough there that when the ball dropped he would have enough to completely screw her over," Stephanie Santoro said.

Kate Gosselin said in an interview with TMZ that she is "disturbed" by reports that Jon has hacked into her emails and other personal accounts.

Her rep says that the reverse-mulleted one "has heard the allegations made by Stephanie Santoro that Jon Gosselin 'hacked' into her emails, phone, and online accounts, and she is profoundly disturbed by them."

"Under the circumstances, Ms. Gosselin is carefully considering her legal options regarding this, and will pursue them if and when the time is right."

Does Jon Gosselin hack, snoop and monitor Kate's every move? That we cannot say with certainty. Is he a Grade A douchebag? That is 100 percent in the affirmative.

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Move over, controversial Meghan McCain Twitter photo.

You don't have the market on unexpected voluptuous Internet bombshells cornered just yet! There's a certain Springfield housewife on your heels!

Last week, we broke the news that Marge Simpson Playboy pics - yes, Marge Simpson Playboy pics - would be gracing the magazine's new issue.

Now, the men's magazine has released excerpts from its exclusive interview with the blue-haired babe. Some sound a lot like The Simpsons quotes.

Here's what Homer's wife has to say about ...

Her family’s reactions to her Playboy pictorial: “Homer said he was intrigued because he had never heard of [Playboy]. The notion of women posing in the buff was completely foreign to him. Wasn’t it sweet of him to lie?"

"Lisa said it was empowering to see a woman in control of her own body. Wasn’t it sweet of her to lie? Bart will never learn about this under any circumstance.”

Marge Simpson Nude

How she knew Homer was the one: “Well, when the doctor said I was pregnant, I heard a voice saying ‘That’s the man you’re going to marry.’"

"The voice was my mother’s.”

Her secret to a successful relationship: “Homer and I have one rule that has worked incredibly well: Never go to bed hungry.”

Advice she gives Lisa regarding men: “I always tell my Lisa she should marry the man who loves her.  It doesn’t matter if he’s losing his hair or is overweight or is at a bar every night ... or if he forgets your birthday and anniversary."

"All that matters is that nothing means anything to him but you.”

Advice she gives Bart regarding women: “I say, ‘You won’t meet any girls in prison, which is where you seem to be headed.’”

What she prides herself on doing around the house: “Searching for copies of [Playboy] and throwing them away…they’re usually in the bedroom.”

As for what Marge Simpson's Playboy photos will look like? Well, if these pictures from The Simpsons are any indication ... um, all natural?

  • Marge Simpson Bikini Pic
  • Marge Simpson Topless

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A Connecticut judge agreed to unseal police search warrants related to police raids on the home of Robert Halderman, David Letterman's alleged blackmailer.

Suffice it to say, there were some interesting findings.

NYPD Detectives targeted "computers and loose media, floppy disk, hard disc, cassette tapes, magnetic tapes, removable media, tape and/or data cartridges."

Robert Halderman had some good stuff too.

The Emmy-winning CBS News producer sent the comedian's attorney a package that included a demand letter, the outline for a screenplay exposing Letterman's in-office affair, as well as "personal correspondence, telephone records and photos."

For good measure, Halderman threw in copies of a diary kept by Stephanie Birkitt, his ex-girlfriend and the Late Show employee at the center of the scandal.

THG NOTE: Way to leave your private diary behind when you moved out, Stephanie! Don't girls guard these things with their lives? Especially if there's info in there about cheating on the guy they LIVE WITH? No wonder Halderman lost his $h!t.

Robert Halderman is accused of trying to extort David Letterman.

"In the letter, Halderman states he needs to make a large chunk of money by selling... client #1 a screenplay treatment," reads the search warrant.

It continues: "The documents then describes that client #1's world is about to collapse as information about his private life is disclosed leading to a ruined reputation and severe damage to his career and family life."

The documents state that Letterman's lawyer, James Jackoway, told investigators in the case that Halderman "demanded $2 million to ensure the information in the screenplay treatment and supporting materials would not be made public."

The 48 Hours Mystery man has pleaded innocent to one count of attempted first degree grand larceny, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years.

He is currently free on $200,000 bail.

Last week, Norwalk, Conn., prosecutor Suzanne Vieux filed a motion objecting to the warrants' release, arguing that disclosing such information could put the witnesses named in the documents under intense media scrutiny.

More importantly, she said it could hurt the case against Robert "Joe" Halderman. THG NOTE: How is the guy's name both Robert and Joe? Confusing!

Nevertheless, Norwalk Superior Court Judge Bruce Hudok disagreed and authorized the release, provided the names of witnesses were redacted.

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With all the attention paid to Stephanie Birkitt - the former assistant David Letterman had an affair with, and whose cheating on Robert Halderman may have sparked the alleged extortion plot - Holly Hester has been all but forgotten.

She is probably grateful for this.

But the "other" other woman in Letterman's life sure was comfortable in Dave's offices back in the day, as some new photos unearthed by TMZ today show ...

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Holly Hester at David Letterman's offices back in his NBC daze.

An intern on Late Night 20 years ago, Holly Hester says she had a secret relationship with the host when she was a student at NYU and fell head over heels for him.

She says they dated for like a year.

Like the first pictures of Hester we posted a week and a half ago, these are from the early '90s and completely innocent. David Letterman himself is nowhere in sight.

Click to enlarge some more photos of Holly kicking back at Dave's desk with one of his beloved cigars, and displaying some vintage '90s jeans near the office throne:

  • Holly Hester the Boss
  • Holly Hester Image
  • The Other Intern

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If you're seen any Miranda Kerr pictures in your life, you know that the Aussie model, who dates actor Orlando Bloom, is an absolutely gorgeous young woman.

That being said, a recent rooftop photo shoot she did for Grazia magazine in Sydney, on the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art, is not her most flattering.

As body types go, Mischa Barton is not one you should emulate, but that looks to be what MK is going for. And people wonder why Filippa Hamilton got fired.

Skinny Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is one of the planet's most beautiful specimens. But she looks a bit gaunt here, like she could use a steak or several. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Just a quick note to all you models around the world and the quote-unquote high fashion magazines who seem to encourage this type of appearance:

Skeletal does not equal hot.

Honestly, is her shoulder blade going to pop out? Is there any flesh on that arm? To think people criticize Jessica Simpson for looking curvy and normal. Yeesh.

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Sometimes you gotta take your illegitimate baby's mama out to dinner.

Mel Gibson and his pregnant 39-year-old girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, who have been keeping their relationship on the DL since he cheated on his wife with her and knocked her up, were seen leaving Balthazar restaurant in SoHo last night.

Oksana recently said the two have no plans to marry.

They may be living in sin, but at least they're happy ...

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Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva in SoHo. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

It's been a good month so far for Mel, who recently had his epic DUI arrest expunged from his record and continues to spend QT with the mother of his future eighth child, while still technically married to the mother of the first seven.

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Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Senator and failed 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, caused quite a (sexy!) stir on Twitter Wednesday evening.

The 24-year-old, currently a blogger and columnist for the Daily Beast living in New York City, posted a rather, um, voluptuous picture of herself online.

You can see it drew more interest than most Meghan McCain pictures ...

Meghan McCain Twitter Pic

Meghan McCain at her bachelorette pad on a typical night. Wowzers.

She has since apologized for posting the photo, although it's still up for the world to see. Needless to say, she received plenty of feedback, good and bad.

"You should put a pink bow over this photo and call it a tribute to breast cancer awareness month," said one Twitter fan, humorously and inappropriately.

But not everyone reacted so kindly. After more than a few cries of SLUT!!!!, Megs threatened to pull a Miley Cyrus and straight up quit Twitter forever. 

She wrote: "ok I am getting the f**k off twitter, promise not to delete my account until I sleep on it, thank you for the nice words supporters."

"When I am alone in my apartment, I wear tank tops and sweat pants, I had no idea this makes me a 'slut', I can't even tell you how hurt I am ... seriously I was just trying to be funny with the book and that I'm a dork staying in."

This morning she was back to plugging her column on her page, however.

What do you think of the Meghan McCain Twitter pic controversy?

 

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Last Sunday's Fox NFL pregame show featured a cartoon that mocked the Dallas Cowboys players and organization, along with Jessica Simpson's weight.

A cartoon version of Marion Barber wondered how Tony Romo dated Jessica "after she blew up like (350-pound lineman) Flozell Adams." Later, cartoon coach Wade Phillips asked: "Say Tony, is Jessica around? We could use a defensive tackle!"

The alleged singer and actress was not amused.

While she didn't address the Fox spoof by name, the embattled reality star recently Twittered the following: "I will never understand why people attack for a laugh."

"Own your beauty and don't listen to the judgement [sic]."

Both Fox and Burger King have apologized, saying "Our attempt at humor was insensitive and we apologize to anyone who might have been offended by it."

Fortunately, Simpson doesn't seem to be letting the incident get her down. She's focusing on traveling the world for her new show, The Price of Beauty.

"Having a great sushi filled dinner with friends and fall out of the chair laughter," she Twittered while taking a break from filming with pals in New York City.

We're glad she's staying strong. Jessica Simpson may be an annoying, no-talent hack, but she's one with natural, bootylicious curves! Flaunt it, girl!

Jessica Simpson looks ...

 

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Yeah. Do a little quick math and it's clear there are a great many baby mamas involved in the growing family of Lil Wayne. So much for not ramming them hos!

Looking to set a new benchmark for most children he can father in a single calendar year, the rapper confirmed to the BBC that he's expecting another shortly.

This Lil Lil Wayne's mama is R&B singer Nivea Hamilton (who, on a side note, is also the ex-wife of The-Dream, who recently got married to Christina Milian).

Weezy's kid with Nivea Hamilton will be his third this year, and his fourth total, all carried by different women. No word on how many more he's working on.

Four By Four

THUMBS UP: Let's hear it for loose morals and no condoms!

Last winter, Dwayne Carter Jr.'s first son was born. Mother unknown. Last month, actress Lauren London welcomed his second bundle of child support.

Nivea's baby boy will make three. And we cannot forget his daughter, Reginae, with Antonia "Toya" Carter, who he was actually married to at the time.

Congratulations to the expecting dad ... we think.

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