In part two of our 7 Reasons Why Halloween Is Huge in 2009 special, we count down numbers three through one: Halloween parties in Hollywood and beyond are bound to be big since the holiday falls on a Saturday, memorable headline-makers like Kate Gosselin and Balloon Boy make great costumes, and skin-baring celebrities will try to outdo their previous outfits in sexy getups!
It only made sense to me to pit America's least favorite dads against each other in the battle for who's douchier.
On the one hand, there's Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus Eight fame. This man had no problem parading his children around on reality television when he was still on the payroll, but now that he's getting cut out of the show, he refuses to let his wife continue on without him. (He claims it's a sudden concern for his children and not his sudden loss of income that's motivating him.)
On the other hand, there's alleged balloon hoax perp Richard Heene, who is being prosecuted along with his wife for pretending that his six-year-old son Falcon had unlatched the family's helium balloon and was flying around in danger. We already enumerated his douchey ways, but to summarize: the guy's a misogynistic, homophobic, racist jerk who is using his kids to get famous.
So now it's up to you . . .
Who knew that the biggest story of the week would come from a six-year-old boy who didn't come out of his attic hiding space when people were calling his name? Yesterday the country had its eyes glued to the TV to see what unfolded with the little boy supposedly floating over Colorado. It turned out, the kid was safe and sound hiding at home. When the family sat down for an interview last night, Falcon Heene (aka Balloon Boy) said he did it "for the show," but this morning, his dad denied that it was a stunt. Check out today's PopSugar Rush Update and let us know what you think!
Hear the 6-year-old Colorado boy say the balloon incident was all "for the show," and later on PopSugar Rush, Lindsay Lohan heads to court and we review the weekend's new movies!
- Yesterday's Balloon Boy situation might have been a hoax. The boy, Falcon Heene, told CNN last night that "we did this for a show." — AP
- Afghanistan will likely have a runoff presidential election after allegations of fraud threw the validity of the first election into question. — Wall Street Journal
- The swine flu vaccine is reviving the debate about vaccines in general. — New York Times
- Ex-governor Rod Blagojevich will face Donald Trump on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice. — CNN
- Where the Wild Things Are opens in theaters today. — BuzzSugar