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    October 15, 2014

    Balloon Boy Flight Fifth Anniversary: Where Are The Heenes Now?

    Five years ago today, we have a pretty good idea where you were -- watching TV coverage of a balloon floating over a wide swath of Colorado, supposedly with a young Fort Collins boy named Falcon Heene inside. As we soon learned, Falcon, promptly dubbed "Balloon Boy," wasn't inside what his father, ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Five reasons Paula Deen deserved to get fired

    I had Paula Deen's back (for the most part) when she finally divulged that she had type II diabetes, but I'm afraid that butter-bump's latest scandal is indefensible. For those of you not in the butter zone (or on the earth), Deen dipped herself in a deep fryer during a deposition in a discriminat ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Photos: Sydney Spies and mother busted in party case mom calls "BS"

    In June, Durango's Sydney Spies, whose protests after her yearbook photo was deemed too sexy landed her on the Today show, made it clear she was ready for her close-up: She's featured in a Syfy Channel movie slated to air soon. But it's highly unlikely she expected the next photo of her to go viral ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Photos: Sydney Spies on sexy yearbook pic controversy, new Syfy movie

    Earlier this year, Durango High student Sydney Spies's protest over her yearbook's rejection of two sexy photos landed her on the Today show. Afterward, Miki Spies, her mom, told us Sydney had submitted a third photo, but that, too, was nixed in favor of the her school ID pic -- see how it looks in ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Video: Kolbi Zerbest stars in hard-hitting Today investigation of CU-Boulder Obama yogurt spill

    Here's a nutty post-script regarding President Barack Obama's speech at CU-Boulder -- a Today show chat with CU frosh Kolbi Zerbest, whose yogurt spilled on Obama during his visit to The Sink. How important was this story, on view below? Important enough for anchors Matt Lauer and Ann Curry to spend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Video: Sydney Spies fights for sexy yearbook photo in Today show interview

    Since our post last week about Durango High student Sydney Spies protesting the banning of a flirty photo from her school's yearbook, the story has exploded nationally, culminating with her appearance this morning, alongside her mom, Miki, on the Today show. In the piece, on view below, yearbook ed ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Willow the cat, newly reunited with her family, set to star in her own book

    Willow the cat.​At long last -- and on national television -- Willow the cat was reunited with her family last week. The Today Show clip below finds Willow being lovingly caressed by family matriarch Jamie Squires while Matt Lauer asks predictable questions and she is confronted by Lola, a dau ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Split Decision: Kanye West, young man. Or not.

    ​Kanye West is about as polarizing a figure as there is these days. The mere mention of his name inspires a variety of reactions, everything from exasperated eye rolls to passionate rants or equally passionate raves girded with an apologetic undertone for all of his often inexplicably brazen b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Maybe Japan's on to something: Who needs live music when you have hollograms?

    Since the dawn of live music, artists have canceled shows for various reasons. Gigs have been called for sickness, deaths in the family, dog ate the set-list, etc, etc, blah blah blah. Crypton Future Media based out of Sapporo, Japan, has finally found a way to remedy this situation with the help ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    A rundown of Kanye West's wonkiest moments

    Kanye has gotten a lot of flack for doing some absolutely wonky things. Most recently, a photo of his hoo-ha mysteriously appeared on the Internet, followed by word that he copped the microphone on a Delta flight last week to perform for the cabin. Even with all the wonky things he's done, though, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Balloon Boy dad's latest bitch: Restitution costs are too high

    "On second thought, you guys should pay me!"​We knew Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene wouldn't go away quietly. But with the help of attorney David Lane, he's managing to make noise even while serving a jail sentence for pretending that his son, Falcon, had floated away in an inflatable silver ch ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene's latest TV appearance nearly causes more vomiting

    Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Remember that beautiful day in October when Balloon Boy Falcon Heene puked on the Today Show as his dad, Richard Heene, tried to convince America that the entire fiasco involving his runaway "experimental craft" had been genui ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Sleeperhorse's Josh Friedman discusses story of missing American teacher in Germany

    When Josh Friedman's old band, Sleeperhorse, broke up, he figured it was time for a change. So a few months ago, he moved to Prague to teach English, travel and to move his life forward in a positive direction after having a "pretty shitty first half of the year." Unfortunately, a recent internatio ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    The Statue of Liberty and Ken Salazar's crowning achievement

    Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This morning, Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado Senator) Ken Salazar got the full-bore show-biz treatment when he joined the Today show's Matt Lauer in the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which will reopen for th ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    Sorry, Penny Parker, but the DNC is over

    Penny Parker. The Democratic National Convention was manna from heaven for gossip columnists like the Rocky Mountain News' Penny Parker. Instead of having to give the bold-face-print treatment to low-profile radio personalities, local TV types or socialites about whom few in the general public kno ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008

    Who won the 2008 Golden Globes?

    The writers. It's tempting to say that we, the viewing audience, did too—after all, we didn’t have to watch the ceremony this year. But honestly, the Globes are often the most entertaining of the annual awards telecasts, since they pride themselves on being less stuffy than the Oscars and the ... More >>

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    March 13, 2007
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    December 7, 2006

    Paper Chase

    Print is far from dead in Fort Collins, where five free weeklies compete for ad revenue and readers' eyeballs.

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    September 15, 2006

    More Messages: Incredible Feat

    To quote that great intellectual, Yakov Smirnov: America, what a country! Where else can an individual be a complete unknown one day, and achieve planetary domination the next? An example of this phenomenon popped up on this morning's edition of the Today show, when Matt Lauer interviewed Keith Olb ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Destiny's Child

    Tuesday, August 23, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

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    December 5, 2002


    Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.

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    May 9, 2002

    Celine Dion

    A New Day Has Come (Epic)

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    September 13, 2001

    The Media Eye

    It never blinks -- even when we wish it would.

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    February 1, 2001

    Abandoning Ship

    The News wants to discourage its stars from sailing to the Post.

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    May 8, 1997
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    April 24, 1997