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Infiniti2001
Jan 5th, 2011, 04:17 AM
uTysXITBCmk

He sure has talent :cool:

Wigglytuff
Jan 5th, 2011, 04:54 AM
He Really does!!!

AnDrEi.b
Jan 5th, 2011, 06:18 AM
Help him !

tenn_ace
Jan 5th, 2011, 07:06 AM
hope he gets a job! great voice!!!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 5th, 2011, 09:03 AM
Maybe there's soon to be some reality show called America's Got Voice, American Radio Voice Idol, So You Think You Can Speak or something.:lol:

Mynarco
Jan 5th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Is that even real :eek:

Super Dave
Jan 5th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Now that he's on youtube, he'll soon be rubbing elbows with the likes of stars such as Antoine Dodson. :rolleyes:

mykarma
Jan 5th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Now that he's on youtube, he'll soon be rubbing elbows with the likes of stars such as Antoine Dodson. :rolleyes:
On one of the morning shows they showed this and said some radio station had him on but didn't have a job for him. There are people that are trying to get him employment. He said that he'd come upon hard times and has been drug and alcohol free for two years.

Super Dave
Jan 5th, 2011, 02:37 PM
On one of the morning shows they showed this and said some radio station had him on but didn't have a job for him. There are people that are trying to get him employment. He said that he'd come upon hard times and has been drug and alcohol free for two years.

Well, I hope someone has a job for him. To think of all the crappy radio voices you hear and then this guy's homeless? :confused:

mykarma
Jan 5th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Updated: January 5, 2011, 1:55 PM ET
Homeless man with radio voice has offer

ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered a job to a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice.

Ted Williams, whose deep baritone and plight have made him an online video sensation, was contacted Wednesday by the Cavs.

Team spokesman Tad Carper said details are still being worked out on a possible position for Williams.

Carper said any job could include working at Quicken Loans Arena, the NBA team's downtown arena. It is not yet known if Williams has accepted the team's offer.

Williams' compelling tale also has drawn interest from NFL Films, which has chronicled pro football for nearly 50 years and wants to contact Williams.

"It's that voice," said Kevin McLoughlin, director of post-production films for the NFL told The Associated Press. "When I heard him tell his story, I said, 'That's what we do. This guy can tell a story.' Somehow, some way, I need to get a demo with him."

"The man deserves a second chance," said McLoughlin, who has not yet been able to contact Williams.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that video of Williams posted this week on its website has commanded millions of views and drawn inquiries from numerous media entities and a talent agency.

In the clip, Williams stands near a Columbus highway ramp demonstrating his smooth, deep speaking voice. He holds a sign that asks motorists for help and says, "I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times."

Williams, who told the Dispatch he sometimes lives in a camp behind a gas station, says he had trouble with drugs and alcohol but is two years' sober.

"I'm trying hard to get it back," he told the newspaper.

A Dispatch videographer by chance decided to film Williams, who sometimes panhandles off Interstate 71.

"We run into these guys at the exit ramps and we pretty much ignore them," the videographer, Doral Chenoweth III, said on the Dispatch website. "This guy was using his talent."

On the Dispatch's video clip, Williams said he was 14 and on a field trip when he became fascinated by the world of radio after talking with an announcer.

"He said to me: 'Radio is defined [as] theater of mind,' " Williams said on the video. "I can't be an actor; I can't be an on-air [television] personality. The voice became something of a development."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Super Dave
Jan 5th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Many other offers are flowing in.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/amplifier/51933/golden-voiced-homeless-man-captivates-internet/

Infiniti2001
Jan 5th, 2011, 08:19 PM
I'm happy for him :)

MonkeyBoo
Jan 5th, 2011, 09:17 PM
That's sooo so great! I heard that he had been getting some job offers, but wasn't sure if that was the truth. Thanks for the great link to the article - amazing that they offered him a job and a house as well!! Yay!!!

Infiniti2001
Jan 5th, 2011, 10:48 PM
The video is out of sync, but it's good to hear from him. He cut his tresses.
BYsEnISr7KU

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 5th, 2011, 11:22 PM
I just saw this guy on my local news :eek:. He gives Casey Kasem a run for his money in the voice dept :worship:

mykarma
Jan 6th, 2011, 01:20 AM
The video is out of sync, but it's good to hear from him. He cut his tresses.
BYsEnISr7KU
I just saw him on Access Hollywood.

Wigglytuff
Jan 6th, 2011, 02:50 AM
the TSA kept him from seeing his mother because he doenst have ID/ THE MAN WAS HOMELESS!!! god i hate the tsa.

mykarma
Jan 6th, 2011, 03:53 AM
I just saw this guy on my local news :eek:. He gives Casey Kasem a run for his money in the voice dept :worship:
fDYK2H0ldbo

Casey Kasem losing it.

mykarma
Jan 6th, 2011, 05:05 PM
the TSA kept him from seeing his mother because he doenst have ID/ THE MAN WAS HOMELESS!!! god i hate the tsa.
Looked for article but couldn't find it.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 6th, 2011, 07:09 PM
fDYK2H0ldbo

Casey Kasem losing it.

Yeah, i remember hearing this awhile back :lol: He has a point though! :p

Btw, he made it to NY to see his mom :D. I think he was also on the Today Show this morning :confused:

mykarma
Jan 7th, 2011, 12:38 AM
In Emotional Meeting, Homeless Man with Velvety Radio Voice Tells Mother, "God Did This".
NEW YORK - Ted Williams, who has become an overnight sensation after the Columbus Dispatch posted a clip of him demonstrating his voiceover skills while begging by the side of the road, reunited with his mother Thursday afternoon.

"Hi mommy," said Williams, 53. "You always told me to pray, and I've been praying, mommy."

Julia Williams, his mother, teased him for talking about her age on television.

"God did this, mommy," said Williams, pointing out that he was wearing the only set of clothes he owned - but noting he had recently gotten a haircut. "I was praying that my mother was staying around long enough to see me."

More of their reunion will be broadcast Thursday on the "CBS Evening News" and the "Early Show" Friday morning.

Williams has been flooded with job offers and says he is ready for a second chance.

"I don't know which one to choose, which one is the right one," he said on television Thursday, regarding the job prospects. But he said he was ready to handle the second chance he was being given and predicted that in five years, he'd be working as a radio program director and living in his own apartment. Williams said he found a "new sense of spirituality" in 2010 that would help him deal with whatever success comes.

Just days ago, Williams was living in a tent near a highway in Columbus. On Thursday, he was in New York for an emotional reunion with his 90-year-old mother, media appearances and to do some commercial voiceover work. On NBC's "Today," he described his previous 48 hours as "outrageous."

"There's no way in the world that I could have ever imagined that I would be - I mean, just have all of this just all of a sudden come into this portion of my life," he said.

Williams has been offered a job by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, and the 53-year-old is being pursued by NFL Films and others for possible work.

Williams was contacted Wednesday by the Cavaliers, who have offered him a position that could include announcing work at Quicken Loans Arena, the team's downtown facility. Williams said the team has offered him a two-year contract and said they would pay his living expenses.

It's been a shocking turn of events for the golden-voiced man, who had gotten by living in shelters and occasionally with family and friends over the past few years. Williams has also been in his share of trouble. His past includes a lengthy list of arrests. He has served time in prison for theft and forgery and has been cited with numerous misdemeanors, including drug abuse.

He was most recently arrested on May 14. He pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor theft charge. In court records, his address is listed as "Streets of Columbus."

Williams acknowledged his record during the "Today" show appearance and explained that he turned to crime so he could afford his drug habits.

Upon learning of Williams' criminal history, the Cavaliers said their offer still stands.

"We believe in second chances and second opportunities," said Tracy Marek, the team's senior vice president of marketing. "The gentleman deserves an opportunity to explain certain situations. We're not jumping to conclusions. It's not fair."

Cavaliers spokesman Tad Carper said exact details of the team's offer and their plans to help Williams with housing were still being worked out.

"They said that they're going to give me LeBron's old house," Williams joked, referring to former Cavaliers star LeBron James, who left for the Miami Heat.

The Cavaliers did not know much about him, but were moved by Williams' ordeal.

"When you know something's right, you just have to launch," Marek said. "One of the big things that we talk about here, with our organization, is how important urgency is - when you see something that feels good and seems right."

During a timeout in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against Toronto, the Cavaliers put a picture of Williams on their giant scoreboard and urged fans to send him messages at www.wewanttedwilliams.com.

Williams flew Wednesday night to New York, where he was expected to stay in a posh hotel off Central Park.

Ted Williams' Mom: "God Has Answered My Prayer"

"She has always been my best friend," Williams said of his mother on Wednesday, crying. "When I was a kid, she would take me down to Radio City Music Hall and on the subway. I'm just glad that she is still around. I prayed that she would live long enough that I could make her proud and see could her son do something other than stand along the side of the road with a sign asking for money."

Julia Williams is thrilled her only child is turning his life around.

"God has answered my prayer," Julia Williams told "Early Show" co-anchor Chris Wragge Thursday. "God has answered my prayer. I prayed that I would live to see this time when he would do well."

But the reunion was scuttled when another media outlet whisked Ted away.

"This will be my day to see my son get up and do something to help himself," she said. "He has so much talent. I hope this will be the thing for him. He came from a nice family. And then he went poor, poor. So, maybe this will build him up and let him see that there's more in life than hanging around with the wrong people, and taking drugs."

Williams said his life began spiraling downward in 1996 when he began drinking alcohol "pretty bad." He used marijuana and cocaine and lost interest in his radio career. He eventually wound up on the streets, despite the best efforts of his children, seven daughters and two sons who all live in the Columbus area.

Williams said he celebrated two years of sobriety "around Thanksgiving. I just hope everyone will pray for me."

When he first heard Williams' soothing delivery, Kevin McLoughlin of NFL Films, which has chronicled pro football for nearly 50 years, knew he had to contact the unknown man.

"It's that voice," McLoughlin, director of post-production films for the NFL, told the AP. "When he was telling his story, I said, 'That's what we do. This guy can tell a story.' Somehow, some way, I need to get a demo with him. He could be that diamond in the rough."

McLoughlin has not been able to contact Williams, but he intends to track him down.

"The man deserves a second chance," he said.

mykarma
Jan 7th, 2011, 12:41 AM
In Emotional Meeting, Homeless Man with Velvety Radio Voice Tells Mother, "God Did This".
NEW YORK - Ted Williams, who has become an overnight sensation after the Columbus Dispatch posted a clip of him demonstrating his voiceover skills while begging by the side of the road, reunited with his mother Thursday afternoon.

"Hi mommy," said Williams, 53. "You always told me to pray, and I've been praying, mommy."

Julia Williams, his mother, teased him for talking about her age on television.

"God did this, mommy," said Williams, pointing out that he was wearing the only set of clothes he owned - but noting he had recently gotten a haircut. "I was praying that my mother was staying around long enough to see me."

More of their reunion will be broadcast Thursday on the "CBS Evening News" and the "Early Show" Friday morning.

Williams has been flooded with job offers and says he is ready for a second chance.

"I don't know which one to choose, which one is the right one," he said on television Thursday, regarding the job prospects. But he said he was ready to handle the second chance he was being given and predicted that in five years, he'd be working as a radio program director and living in his own apartment. Williams said he found a "new sense of spirituality" in 2010 that would help him deal with whatever success comes.

Just days ago, Williams was living in a tent near a highway in Columbus. On Thursday, he was in New York for an emotional reunion with his 90-year-old mother, media appearances and to do some commercial voiceover work. On NBC's "Today," he described his previous 48 hours as "outrageous."

"There's no way in the world that I could have ever imagined that I would be - I mean, just have all of this just all of a sudden come into this portion of my life," he said.

Williams has been offered a job by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, and the 53-year-old is being pursued by NFL Films and others for possible work.

Williams was contacted Wednesday by the Cavaliers, who have offered him a position that could include announcing work at Quicken Loans Arena, the team's downtown facility. Williams said the team has offered him a two-year contract and said they would pay his living expenses.

It's been a shocking turn of events for the golden-voiced man, who had gotten by living in shelters and occasionally with family and friends over the past few years. Williams has also been in his share of trouble. His past includes a lengthy list of arrests. He has served time in prison for theft and forgery and has been cited with numerous misdemeanors, including drug abuse.

He was most recently arrested on May 14. He pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor theft charge. In court records, his address is listed as "Streets of Columbus."

Williams acknowledged his record during the "Today" show appearance and explained that he turned to crime so he could afford his drug habits.

Upon learning of Williams' criminal history, the Cavaliers said their offer still stands.

"We believe in second chances and second opportunities," said Tracy Marek, the team's senior vice president of marketing. "The gentleman deserves an opportunity to explain certain situations. We're not jumping to conclusions. It's not fair."

Cavaliers spokesman Tad Carper said exact details of the team's offer and their plans to help Williams with housing were still being worked out.

"They said that they're going to give me LeBron's old house," Williams joked, referring to former Cavaliers star LeBron James, who left for the Miami Heat.

The Cavaliers did not know much about him, but were moved by Williams' ordeal.

"When you know something's right, you just have to launch," Marek said. "One of the big things that we talk about here, with our organization, is how important urgency is - when you see something that feels good and seems right."

During a timeout in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against Toronto, the Cavaliers put a picture of Williams on their giant scoreboard and urged fans to send him messages at www.wewanttedwilliams.com.

Williams flew Wednesday night to New York, where he was expected to stay in a posh hotel off Central Park.

Ted Williams' Mom: "God Has Answered My Prayer"

"She has always been my best friend," Williams said of his mother on Wednesday, crying. "When I was a kid, she would take me down to Radio City Music Hall and on the subway. I'm just glad that she is still around. I prayed that she would live long enough that I could make her proud and see could her son do something other than stand along the side of the road with a sign asking for money."

Julia Williams is thrilled her only child is turning his life around.

"God has answered my prayer," Julia Williams told "Early Show" co-anchor Chris Wragge Thursday. "God has answered my prayer. I prayed that I would live to see this time when he would do well."

But the reunion was scuttled when another media outlet whisked Ted away.

"This will be my day to see my son get up and do something to help himself," she said. "He has so much talent. I hope this will be the thing for him. He came from a nice family. And then he went poor, poor. So, maybe this will build him up and let him see that there's more in life than hanging around with the wrong people, and taking drugs."

Williams said his life began spiraling downward in 1996 when he began drinking alcohol "pretty bad." He used marijuana and cocaine and lost interest in his radio career. He eventually wound up on the streets, despite the best efforts of his children, seven daughters and two sons who all live in the Columbus area.

Williams said he celebrated two years of sobriety "around Thanksgiving. I just hope everyone will pray for me."

When he first heard Williams' soothing delivery, Kevin McLoughlin of NFL Films, which has chronicled pro football for nearly 50 years, knew he had to contact the unknown man.

"It's that voice," McLoughlin, director of post-production films for the NFL, told the AP. "When he was telling his story, I said, 'That's what we do. This guy can tell a story.' Somehow, some way, I need to get a demo with him. He could be that diamond in the rough."

McLoughlin has not been able to contact Williams, but he intends to track him down.

"The man deserves a second chance," he said.
Mom went to airport but another tv station had taken man somewhere else. I hope he has someone to help him make the right decisions.

mykarma
Jan 7th, 2011, 01:25 AM
Article on the person that video taped the homeless guy. What a wonderful person:

How faith helped uncover a 'golden voice'
By John Blake, CNN

About 14 years ago, Chenoweth said he was assigned to photograph a homeless ministry at New Life United Methodist Church in downtown Columbus. He was so impressed by the ability of the 50-member congregation to help the homeless that he and his wife joined.

The church's pastor said that Chenoweth routinely invites people who are homeless to the church for meals and medical attention. He's also photographed people on the street and displayed their photographs to emphasize their humanity, said the Rev. Jennifer Kimball Casto, New Life's pastor.

When asked if she was surprised by Chenoweth's action, Casto said: "Absolutely not. Doral has a special heart for people who are homeless and in need."

Chenoweth's concern for people goes beyond Columbus, and even the United States. His wife said they are regular Habitat for Humanity volunteers. They've also taken seven trips to Africa with their two children, Cassie, 12, and Kurtis, 10, to serve impoverished communities. Chenoweth has documented many of the trips on his website.

"He's taken me all over the world," Robin Chenoweth said. "He's a fabulous husband. It's the best decision of my life to be with him."

Chenoweth sounds thrilled to see where the new-found fame will take Williams.

He had a reunion with Williams after their video went viral. A local radio station interviewed Williams, and Chenoweth was there for the interview.

"We had a big hug and shook hands," Chenoweth said. "He almost cried when he saw me."

Chenoweth was watching a local radio station interview Williams when he saw something that touched him.

"He still has my business card," Chenoweth said. "He's been carrying it the whole five weeks since I gave it to him. He was carrying it right in his fingertips."

Filming a visual parable

The Rev. Tom Long, a professor of preachingat the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, watched the video of Chenoweth's encounter and saw a visual parable unfold. It reminded him of Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan.

In the parable, a Samaritan stops to help a man wounded by robbers after two Jewish religious leaders -- a Levite and a priest -- pass the man by. The story was shocking because the hero was a villain -- Samaritans were a group of people hated by many 1st century Jews (imagine the parable of the Good Crack Dealer).

Chenoweth didn't see Williams as "visual white noise" to tune out, Long said. "He sees possibilities others don't see and acts on them and, wow, here we go," Long said.

Long said there's more to the story than the importance of treating people in need with compassion because miracles may happen. "His (Chenoweth) experiences expose what is already true about people, that even a homeless person who doesn't have a golden throat is nonetheless a child of God."

Casto, Chenoweth's pastor at New Life, said Chenoweth taught another lesson with his encounter with a panhandler.

"We are all broken in some way, but we are also gifted in some way," she said. "Mr. Williams is a perfect example of that.

supergrunt
Jan 7th, 2011, 07:11 AM
*tears*

Monica_Rules
Jan 7th, 2011, 10:22 PM
This made our breakfast news over the UK this morning LOL

mykarma
Jan 8th, 2011, 12:11 AM
Hopefully, he'll finally give child support to his 9 kids.

In the United States child support stops when children reach 21 years old. I'm just happy the man has gotten a second chance.

Infiniti2001
Jan 9th, 2011, 05:39 AM
Workin Ted Williams :)

Dy85lAKLasw

Dominic
Jan 9th, 2011, 05:47 AM
He seems so sweet and what an inspirational story.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 12th, 2011, 12:10 AM
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/01/oprah-is-ready-to-share-australian-adventure-/1


Ted Williams detained by Los Angeles police after argument


Ted Williams, the now-famous Ohio homeless man, got into a heated argument with his daughter Monday night at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.

It was so heated the police were called.

"It was minor. Both parties were angry but there were no signs of visible abuse," Officer Catherine Massey told AP. "They were brought in, calmed down, talked to and released."

Massey said she did not know the nature of the argument. TMZ reports it had to do with money. Williams and his daughter were held at the Hollywood police station for less than an hour and they were not arrested, Massey said.

Williams is in Los Angeles this week to appear in a two-part episode of Dr. Phil. In the second episode, which taped over the weekend and airs tomorrow, reports E! News, he is reunited with his estranged wife and five of his nine daughters, whom he walked out on 20 years ago.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 12th, 2011, 12:14 AM
This is so sad :sad:. He's in LA to film back to back episodes of Dr Phil. I just saw him being interviewed on ET and he did have scratches on his face and nose =/. The daughter whom he got into the fight with was also interviewed and said he was back to drinking heavily again :sad:. He 100% denies the accusations...ugh. I really hate to see this happen. Apparently, the whole family is going to be on Dr Phil tomorow... :help:

Infiniti2001
Jan 12th, 2011, 12:18 AM
where was the daughter before he made it on national television? hmmm

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 12th, 2011, 12:22 AM
where was the daughter before he made it on national television? hmmm

She seems shady :unsure:. Ted also said she threatened to sell this story to the press =/ . This same daughter is also involved in the Dr Phil "reunion" tomorow...

Rocketta
Jan 12th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Infiniti tape this I no longer have DVR.. :sobbing:

Infiniti2001
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:11 PM
fEOKFqJJyBo

Super Dave
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:42 PM
:unsure:

Rocketta
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:55 PM
fEOKFqJJyBo

Thank you!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:02 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/12/ted-williams-rehab-drugs-alcohol-homeless-man-golden-voice-dr-phil-show/#comments-anchor


Ted Williams to Enter Rehab for Drugs & Alcohol


The "golden-voiced" homeless man Ted Williams is going into rehab for drugs and alcohol dependency.

Williams made the decision during a taping for the "Dr. Phil Show" today -- two days after the LAPD detained him over a verbal altercation with his daughter at a Hollywood hotel.

According to a press release for the show, Ted "has been drinking daily, despite his adamant claims of sobriety."

No word on whether his new employers will stick with him.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ted :hug: Hopefully he'll get the help he needs in rehab.

I think he should stay asfar away from Dr Phil as possible. He's doing nothing but exploiting this man and making matters worse.

Rocketta
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:47 PM
It's not surprising that he is drinking... Hopefully, he will get the help he needs and won't have to go back on the streets.

Berlin_Calling
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Going from being homeless to being able to afford a bottle of Grey Goose a day...I agree that it's not shocking he has a drinking problem, which he probably developed while he was living on the streets. Hope rehab does him good.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:57 PM
It's not surprising that he is drinking... Hopefully, he will get the help he needs and won't have to go back on the streets.

I know, he has had allot of pressure put on him in such a short period of time. I'm glad he's going into rehab to get the help he needs :).

Sally Struthers
Jan 13th, 2011, 12:48 AM
:tape: :o

G-Ha
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:12 AM
Why is this man and his issues even newsworthy?

Super Dave
Jan 13th, 2011, 02:38 AM
How fast can this story move, anyway? :o

Wigglytuff
Jan 13th, 2011, 06:55 PM
does anyone have a link to the dr phil episodes? i missed the not unpredictable madness this story took.

yeah i think i dr. phil is a sleaze

HippityHop
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:00 PM
I did not want to throw any shade on this thread because who doesn't love a great story? However to fall for this hook, line and sinker requires a great deal of innocence concerning why people who are fighting addiction are on the streets.

From the Los Angeles Times today:

It was a nice story, and I hope it has a happy ending. But the tale of Homeless Man with the Golden Voice has already lost its fairy-tale patina.

Ted Williams is headed to rehab, after a whirlwind swing through Hollywood. And those legions of fans seduced by his story are probably feeling rather foolish right now.


The full rather cogent article is at this link.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-banks-20110115,0,6086522.column

Rocketta
Jan 16th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Why would anyone feel foolish for having hope and positive feelings for someone and wishing them the best, even if they were on the street? :scratch:

Wigglytuff
Jan 16th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Why would anyone feel foolish for having hope and positive feelings for someone and wishing them the best, even if they were on the street? :scratch:

They shouldn't.

Flavia P.
Jan 16th, 2011, 05:13 AM
Hopefully he gets help and is given the respect as a human for dealing with the troubles he's going through, not just people who are fake and don't genuinely give two shits about him.

mykarma
Jan 16th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Why is this man and his issues even newsworthy?
Because some of us find it interesting.

mykarma
Jan 16th, 2011, 02:55 PM
I did not want to throw any shade on this thread because who doesn't love a great story? However to fall for this hook, line and sinker requires a great deal of innocence concerning why people who are fighting addiction are on the streets.

From the Los Angeles Times today:

It was a nice story, and I hope it has a happy ending. But the tale of Homeless Man with the Golden Voice has already lost its fairy-tale patina.

Ted Williams is headed to rehab, after a whirlwind swing through Hollywood. And those legions of fans seduced by his story are probably feeling rather foolish right now.


The full rather cogent article is at this link.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-banks-20110115,0,6086522.column
What is it that makes you think that anyone fell for this without any doubts. If you've ever been around a person that's struggled with substance abuse you'd know that there can be are many struggles and relapses. Even so, I'm excited that it came out and now he can get the help he needs.

Sally Struthers
Jan 16th, 2011, 05:40 PM
who is paying for his stay in rehab?

mykarma
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:17 AM
who is paying for his stay in rehab?
I imagine the Doctor Phil show but curious why it matters.

Sally Struthers
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:37 AM
I imagine the Doctor Phil show but curious why it matters.

Why shouldn't it? The man has no money so it's perfectly reasonable to ask where the funding for expensive rehab is coming from. Someone has to pay the bills.

If Dr. Phil is paying for it, don't you think that's a bit exploitive?

Wigglytuff
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Why shouldn't it? The man has no money so it's perfectly reasonable to ask where the funding for expensive rehab is coming from. Someone has to pay the bills.

If Dr. Phil is paying for it, don't you think that's a bit exploitive?

The man has no money? Do you think he did that kraft commercial for free?

Bijoux0021
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Why shouldn't it? The man has no money so it's perfectly reasonable to ask where the funding for expensive rehab is coming from. Someone has to pay the bills.

If Dr. Phil is paying for it, don't you think that's a bit exploitive?
Of course it's exploitive. Dr. Phil is very good at exploiting stories like this. At least he said he's going to pay the expenses.

The man has no money? Do you think he did that kraft commercial for free?
I'm not sure how much he got paid for the Kraft commercial and other offers, but I doubt that's enough money for an expensive rehab.

mykarma
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Why shouldn't it? The man has no money so it's perfectly reasonable to ask where the funding for expensive rehab is coming from. Someone has to pay the bills.

If Dr. Phil is paying for it, don't you think that's a bit exploitive?
All rehabs are not expensive and there are some that are free. Exploitive or not he needs rehab and that's what's most important.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Of course it's exploitive. Dr. Phil is very good at exploiting stories like this. At least he said he's going to pay the expenses.


I'm not sure how much he got paid for the Kraft commercial and other offers, but I doubt that's enough money for an expensive rehab.

I heard he got paid $10,000 upfront for 3 Kraft commercials :)

Infiniti2001
Feb 10th, 2011, 12:58 AM
"Golden Voice" Ted Williams on Life After Rehab

Ted Williams, the once homeless man who skyrocketed to fame because of an Internet video talks to Erica Hill and Chris Wragge about his road to recovery.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7332486n%3Ftag%3Dfacebook#ixzz1DVsFlUsv


He looks well--even got his teethies done :D Good Luck Golden voice ;)

mykarma
Feb 10th, 2011, 02:59 AM
"Golden Voice" Ted Williams on Life After Rehab

Ted Williams, the once homeless man who skyrocketed to fame because of an Internet video talks to Erica Hill and Chris Wragge about his road to recovery.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7332486n%3Ftag%3Dfacebook#ixzz1DVsFlUsv


He looks well--even got his teethies done :D Good Luck Golden voice ;)
I wish him the best.