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'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Makes Amends With Dr. Phil (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 15th 2011 6:00PM
Ted Williams on 'Dr. Phil' Earlier this year, things seemed to be looking up for Ted Williams, the homeless man with the "golden voice" who became an Internet sensation. But Williams still had to wrestle with alcohol and crack addictions, and got some help when Dr. Phil McGraw helped him check into rehab. Williams had an almost immediate relapse, but he returned to 'Dr. Phil' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) Thursday to say he was doing better and offer an apology to Dr. Phil.

Dr. Phil said Williams looked pretty healthy, and Williams agreed that he was. "There were a lot of things I lied about," said Williams. "I owe you some amends, first of all. I lied about my sobriety, and I told people that you had exploited me." Williams explained he had acted to increase his fame and attract more lucrative deals.

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Larry King Announces 'Standing Up' Tour, Ted 'Golden Voice' Williams Gets Reality Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 22nd 2011 6:30PM
Larry KingLarry King, stand-up comedian?

At the age of 77, the former CNN host is embarking on his newest career journey with a one-man comedy show called 'Larry King: Standing Up.'

The suspender-clad 'Larry King Live' star will crack wise about his life and career as well as answer audience questions beginning April 14 in Torrington, Conn., TV Guide reports. The tour will also take him to Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Nevada.

King stepped down from his namesake show last year after a quarter-century grilling public figures about the latest news.

In other TV news ...

The Man with the Golden Voice is getting another chance to extend his 15 minutes of fame in the form of a new reality show. The series, which begins shooting in two weeks, will document his life in Ohio, Brooklyn and Los Angeles. [TMZ]

Yet another 'Teen Mom' star is in legal hot water -- but this time, it's one of the teen dads. 'Teen Mom 2' star Jonathan "Jo" Rivera was "arrested last week for being under the influence of marijuana while driving with his brother in Warren County, Pa." [E! Online]

Courteney Cox is traveling from 'Cougar Town' to the Food Network. Don't worry -- it's not too far of a relocation. Since Cox films her sitcom on the same lot as Bobby Flay's 'The Next Food Network Star,' she recently popped over to film a guest judge spot. [NY Post]

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'Golden Voiced' Ted Williams Embraces the Reporter Who Discovered Him (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 7th 2011 5:00PM
The heartwarming tale of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, wouldn't have been possible without Columbus Dispatch reporter Doral Chenoweth, who spotted Williams panhandling on a local highway and shot a brief video focusing on Williams' unique talent.

Since the video hit the Internet earlier this week, Williams has received multiple offers to do voice-over work, including one from MSNBC. Appearing on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' (weekdays, 10PM ET on MSNBC), Williams talked about the video Chenoweth made.

"I had no idea this was going to be anything," Williams said of the video. "I thought if anything it would be a little tidbit of entertainment."

Then O'Donnell announced that Doral Chenoweth was backstage and would be joining Williams on the show.

"I love this man. He is truly, truly the reason," Williams said, his face beaming. "You couldn't have brought a better person."

As Chenowith was walking onto the set, Williams asked O'Donnell if he could get out of his chair so he could hug Chenowith.

Once O'Donnell said that would be OK, Williams locked Chenoweth in a warm embrace, thanking him for all his help. It was an incredibly powerful and emotional moment to watch on television.

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Internet Sensation Ted Williams Gives 'Late Night' Introduction (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 7th 2011 1:15PM
Ted Williams, the golden-throated homeless man who's become an internet sensation due to a Columbus Dispatch video that went viral, appeared on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC) and lent his dulcet tones to the show's introduction.

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Ted Williams, 'Golden Voiced' Homeless Man, Lands Job at MSNBC

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 7th 2011 7:00AM
Ted WilliamsIt's been a whirlwind week for Ted Williams, the homeless man with "the golden voice," who was discovered at the side of the I-71 in Columbus, Ohio.

After the video featuring his pitch-perfect radio voice went viral, Williams was offered a job (and a house) in his native Cleveland, Ohio by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now he can add MSNBC to his ever-expanding resume.

As reported by The Huffington Post, MSNBC announced Thursday that William has been recording voiceovers for the network's "Lean Forward" campaign, in spots which began airing last night.

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