Four decades after Andy Warhol predicted a future of everyone being famous for 15 minutes, some are feeling cheated.
What, only 15 minutes?
Tom DeLay, who left Congress under a cloud of scandal, tried to stretch a return to the spotlight into an entire TV season. But his feet failed him on "Dancing With the Stars."
Rod Blagojevich? His lawyers were in federal court Monday trying to keep his date with TV's "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Enter now the Heene family of Colorado, alleged perpetrators of what all of the Web has dubbed the "balloon boy" incident.
Having appeared on the ABC show "Wife Swap," parents Richard and Mayumi were angling for another shot at reality TV by concocting the live drama of their trapped, floating 6-year-old son, investigators contend.
Criminal charges may not be filed for several days, authorities told The Associated Press on Monday.
In the meantime, another Colorado man grabbed attention of his own by selling to the Web site Gawker an account of how he supposedly helped Richard Heene draw plans for a UFO hoax using a weather balloon -- "to get famous, of course."
Given our huckster culture, and the technology available to it, experts said they understood how the artist Warhol low-balled the time frame for fame.
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