Tuesday, January 11, 2011


The man with the golden voice was visited by police after an altercation with his daughter.

Ted Williams, the former panhandler who became an overnight star because of his silky smooth radio voice, was briefly detained by the Los Angeles Police Department at a Hollywood hotel on Monday night.

Cops responded to a disturbance call at the Renaissance Hotel around 9 p.m. after Williams and his daughter got into an altercation, sources told The Los Angeles Times.

An LAPD spokesman told Gossip Cop that the two "were transferred to the Hollywood station."

Williams -- a recovering alcoholic -- was eventually released, and sources said the investigation is ongoing. No one was charged with any crime.

The 53 year old is in California to shoot a number of television appearances, including one for "Entertainment Tonight." On Monday, he visited the L.A. Lakers and met Kobe Bryant.

Williams drew national attention earlier this month after The Columbus Dispatch aired a video of him on a streetcorner holding a sign about his incredible voice.

Since then, he has received a flurry of job offers. He signed a contract with Kraft, voiced an MSNBC promo and is even being pursued by the Cleveland Cavaliers for work.

GV Says: Too much too soon.

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