So, in light of Richard Heene's balloon now bursting in more ways than one, we got to thinking about other parents who've managed to use their spawn for a little added attention.
Take this weekend, for instance, when Jon Gosselin, famous only for being a father of eight, got all lovey-dovey for the cameras during a kids-free night out in NYC, while his BFF Michael Lohan continued to express so-called concern for his troubled daughter Lindsay. Of course, not to be outdone by these douches dads, Nadya "Octomom" Suleman made sure to remind us of her existence by re-emerging from hiding to shop and later play in the park with at least part of her big brood.
Your move, Richard.
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