Ted Williams, an inspiring former homeless voice-over-artist, took a few moments to answer questions and discuss his sobriety outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre, before going on to appear on 'Late Show with David Letterman'.
A Tv mini-series about the life of baseball great Ted Williams is in the works.
The late American sports star will be getting the small screen treatment in an as-yet-untitled show which will be adapted from author Ben Bradlee Jr.'s book, The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams.
It will focus on the two time Mvp (Most Valuable Player) as he played for the Boston Red Sox, his long rivalry with the New York Yankees and its star player Joe DiMaggio, and his troubled upbringing.
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Justin Bieber and his 19-year-old girlfriend Selena Gomez are the subject of a controversial new sculpture by artist Daniel Edwards. The teenage couple, who went public with their relationship earlier this year, appear side-by-side in a statue reminiscent of an Oscar's statuette.
Edwards, famed for his unconventional creations, grabbed his tools and came up with the sculpture that sees Bieber and Gomez almost completely naked. The Hollywood stars are covered only by a Canadian Maple Leaf and Texas Lone Star. The words "Justin & Selena Forever" are inscribed on the base of the bronze statuette. The work comes as no surprise, given Edwards' interesting history with celebrity and sculpture. His pieces include a sculpture of the disembodied head of baseball star Ted Williams, a life-sized statue of Britney Spears giving birth while on her hands and knees, and a 25 foot bust of Fidel Castro. Edwards said the new sculpture, entitled 'Justin and Selena as One', should be "considered for installation at Canadian Embassies around the globe as a symbol of Canada's prowess in the areas of art and commerce".
The portrait will be unveiled at Dallas's New Fine Arts at a time yet to be announced by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez In 'Naked' Sculpture
Ted Williams and White House - Guest, Ted Williams, Millions of Milkshakes owner, Sheeraz Hasan, Guest Hollywood, California - the man with the golden voice, creates The Golden Voice Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood. Ingredients include strawberries, bananas, Oreo cookies, and non-dairy ice cream. Thursday 17th February 2011
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the 'golden voice' who has been inundated with job offers since being discovered begging for change at the side of the highway, has agreed to enter rehab after speaking to psychologist and television host Dr Phil, reports the Los Angeles Times. Williams was involved in a physical altercation with his daughter on Monday (10th January 2011) and the YouTube sensation has admitted that has begun drinking again.
After a "lengthy one-on-one conversation" with DR PHIL, the 53-year-old and his family decided that he would enter a rehab facility. The television host, often known as Phil Mcgraw, said in a statement, "If Ted is ever going to get better, he's got to be honest with himself and admit he's addicted to drugs and alcohol. I've told him it's not going to be easy and it's going to take a lot of hard work. It might be a long journey for him, but this is a big step in the right direction". Williams and his daughter Janey were detained by police on Monday following a disturbance at the Hollywood Renaissance hotel, however, no charges were filed.
Segments of the DR PHIL show featuring Williams and his ex-wife Patricia are due to air today (12th January 2011).
Ted Williams, a homeless Ohio man who became an Internet sensation last week (ends07Jan11) thanks to his remarkable radio voice, has agreed to put his broadcasting career on hold and enter rehab after a heart-to-heart chat with TV doctor Phil Mcgraw.
Williams has been inundated with pitch man offers since a Cleveland, Ohio TV reporter caught the recovering addict speaking on camera and put the footage online.
Williams has been on a whistle-stop tour of radio and TV news shows ever since, but his overnight fame has taken its toll on his health and prompted him to start drinking again.
In a televised chat with Dr. Phil, which will air in America on Thursday (13Jan11), Williams told the self-help guru he had sought comfort in alcohol during his hectic stay in Los Angeles and he agreed to enter a private treatment facility for his addiction.
Continue reading: Homeless Internet Sensation To Enter Rehab
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the 'golden voice' who has been flooded with job offers since becoming a YouTube sensation, was detained by police on Monday night (9th January 2011) in Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Williams has been making a number of television appearances since his overnight rise to fame.
The 53-year-old allegedly became involved in an altercation with his daughter and LAPD spokesman BRUCE BORIHANH said that authorities responded to a disturbance call at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood at around 9pm, adding, "An investigation was conducted and two individuals were transferred to the Hollywood station. No one was arrested or booked for any crime in relation to this incident". Borihanh confirmed that after a brief investigation both individuals were determined to have committed no crimes and neither party wanted to press charges. Williams, who found himself homeless after becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, has been signed up to voice numerous high-profile campaigns in the past week, including a series of ads for Kraft's 'MAC n Cheese'.
CATHERINE MASSEY, another police officer with the LAPD, said she did not know the nature of the argument but confirmed that there were no signs of physical abuse. She added that after being calmed down at the station, both Williams and his daughter were free to go in less than one hour.
Ted Williams, the homeless man from Ohio who has risen to fame after showcasing his 'golden radio voice', reunited with his mother after ten years apart on yesterday's instalment of the Today Show (6th January 2011), reports People Magazine. The 53-year-old has become an overnight Internet sensation after being discovered by a Columbus videographer begging for change at the side of the highway.
In an emotional reunion, Ted embraced with his 90-year-old mother Julia and afterwards said, "I was just gone. We didn't even say anything. Man, it was like a dream finally came true". Williams has been offered a number of high-profile jobs since being filmed performing an off-the-cuff radio voiceover several days ago but he insists that nothing compares to being back with his mother. Ted had worked as a radio announcer before an addiction to drugs and alcohol left him homeless and his mother has warned him of slipping back into the same lifestyle, telling him, "Please don't disappoint me. Hold your life together. Just don't let things fall apartment when you fall in with the wrong people".
The 53-year-old has reportedly been approached by the likes of MTV and ESPN for possible voiceover work and he is also set to voice the ads for 'Kraft MACaroni & Cheese'.
Ted Williams, the homeless man from Ohio with the 'golden radio voice', flew into New York City yesterday (5th January 2011) to make a live appearance on this morning's 'Today Show', reports USA Today. However, Williams experienced a number of problems when attempting to board his plane and officials refused to allow him to fly as he lacked any proper identification.
Williams, who has become an Internet sensation after being filmed performing a roadside radio voiceover, eventually obtained a copy of his birth certificate from a Columbus Courthouse and was allowed to continue his journey. As well as appearing on the Today Show, Williams is also planning to reunite with his 92-year-old mother who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant. This morning, Today Show host Al Roker posted a picture of himself and Williams on his Twitter page, along with the caption, "The homeless man, Ted Williams, with the golden voice in our studio". In light of his new found fame, the Ohio man has reportedly been offered work from the likes of MTV and ESPN, however, it is thought that he will accept a job with the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.
A former radio announcer, Williams fell on hard times and soon descended into a life of alcoholism and drug addiction before becoming homeless.
Ted Williams, a homeless man and former radio announcer whose life was derailed by alcoholism and drug addiction, is being tipped to become a millionaire after his 'golden voice' was captured on film whilst he begged at the side of the road, reports the UK's Daily Mail. In a clip that has become an overnight YouTube sensation, Williams is filmed by a cameraman for the Columbus Dispatch newspaper demonstrating his unique gift.
As the cameraman approaches the junction on Houston Street, Columbus, Williams can be seen dressed in shabby clothes holding a cardboard sign that reads, 'I have a God given gift of voice. I'm an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you and God bless you. Happy Holidays'. Cameraman Doral Chenoweth pulls up beside Williams and asks him to "work for his buck", before the homeless man delivers an off-the-cuff radio voiceover jingle which is taking the Internet by storm. It has been reported that Williams has since been inundated with offers to work for the likes of MTV, NFL and ESPN.
In a road-side interview that accompanies the footage, Williams speaks about his 'gift', saying, "When I was 14 I listened to one of our local area radio announcers and I went on a field trip to meet the guy, and he looked nothing like what he sounded like. I said to him about that and he said, "Listen, radio is defined as theatre of mind".