Golden Voiced Ted Williams Detained by LAPD
This is a good thing for Williams, though. Cultist was worried that a homeless man turned overnight celebrity would struggle adapting to celebrity culture. But a domestic disturbance at an L.A. hotel proves Ted Williams is on the right path towards Celebrity Rehab.
Williams became America's favorite homeless man, and 2011's feel-good story of the year (so far) after the Columbus Dispatch posted a 97-second video on their website that showed the 53-year old panhandler hustlin' for a buck by talking like a radio announcer. Since then, he's appeared on CBS's The Early Show, landed voiceover work on a Kraft commercial, and was offered a job as the Cleveland Cavaliers' announcer. But evidently, fame is a bitch, and so are estranged daughters.
Williams and his unidentified daughter were in LA for a taping of the Dr. Phil Show, according to Access Hollywood. The 53-year old "golden-voiced" man is reuniting with his ex-wife Patricia, and "five of his nine kids," on a two-part Phil McGraw special that airs today and tomorrow.
Cultist can only speculate that the situation at the hotel was predicated on personal family matters--neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, finances, etc--that Dr. Phil was hoping to sort out on national television. But even though the family's drama didn't unfold on McGraw's couch, the news of Williams's brush-in with the law is great for McGraw; ratings for Dr. Phil's Ted Williams special will likely soar higher than a homeless man hitting a crack pipe.