What were our top moments of the year? The video below includes just a few. We salute that brave social activist, Kanye West, for standing up for the rights of the tragically ignored Beyonce. We collectively held our breath as a giant silver balloon, purportedly with a 6-year-old child inside, floated over the American heartland. Another nail-biter, this one fictional, ended Lost's fifth season, as Juliet bashed a nuclear bomb with a rock, potentially killing the show's entire cast.
Check out these top moments in the video after the jump, then see many more in our Best of 2009 and Best of the Decade sections.
Richard Heene, the father behind the balloon boy hoax that initially transfixed TV viewers, has been sentenced to 90 days.
"I'm very, very sorry, and I want to apologize to all...
Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents behind the balloon boy hoax, reportedly have been billed $42,000 from local, state and federal agencies for the Oct. 15 incident.
The Heenes' lawyer, David Lane, told The Denver Post that the Larimer County district attorney's office...
Richard Heene, the father of "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant stemming from the families' Oct. 15 hoax, according to CNN.
Heene lawyer: Arresting Heene parents in front of kids "would be 'child abuse'"
His wife, Mayumi Heene, is charged with ...
Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of Balloon Boy, will plead guilty on Friday to certain charges stemming from their Oct. 15 hoax, their lawyer announced in a statement Thursday.
Poll: 91 percent of users say balloon drama was a hoax
Richard Heene will plead guilty to a felony charge of ...