Homeless Man Offered A Job By the Cleveland Cavs

5 January 2011 at 2:57 pm (Entertainment, Life, News, Raves, Sports, Televison) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m a bit late on this but this is a brief interview with a man claiming to have a God-given voice for radio and it’s not just a claim … it’s a FACT. His name is Ted Williams, he is currently homeless. Here he explains his life story briefly in just under a minute.

The video on YouTube has garnered over 4 million views in just over 24 hours. Talk about viral! Amazing!

Since the video made its way around the world, I’m happy to report that Ted has received an offer of not just a full-time job but also a mortgage on a home by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The story is below:

Ted Williams, a homeless man who is the subject of viral video that has captivated the internet at large, has been offered a full-time job and a mortgage on a home by Quicken Loans Arena and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A woman named Tracy, representing Quicken Loans and the Cavaliers, called WNCI 97.9 on Wednesday morning and made the offer. CNBC’s Darren Rovell confirmed the authenticity of the offer on Twitter. Williams was inundated with offers throughout his appearance, so there is no word whether the offer has been accepted or signed at this point.

Williams story became a viral sensation on Tuesday with the original YouTube clip reaching more than four million views in 24 hours. He was found by a Columbus Dispatch reporter on the side of the road, using his incredible voice to collect money on the street. You can watch the original clip here.

The Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena are offering voiceover work in radio and television along with a new website launch that will require voiceover work from Williams.

You can hear the interview with Ted Williams on WNCI by clicking here.

The Cavaliers offer does not figure to be the last one that Williams receives. According to Rovell on Twitter, NFL Films is looking to contact the man dubbed the “Homeless D.J.” about work. Williams is also sorting through numerous opportunities for other appearance on national TV and radio, which could result in further offers in the days to come. [Source]

I can only imagine if this all works out a movie on this mans’ life will soon follow. I love GOOD news like this. It lifts my spirits and reiterates that there are still good and deserving people in this world. God bless him.


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More To Hate About Reality TV (repost)

6 August 2009 at 12:54 pm (Entertainment, Life, Televison) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Also read this in the Metro. But this was a WELL written piece. I just wanted to share it 🙂

Meet Luke Conley. He’s a great catch: He earns six figures as a real estate investor and is a homeowner at just age 26. He’s ready to settle down — with one of 20 women on Fox’s new reality show More to Love.

Luke sizes up at 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds. Luke’s favourite activities? Eating (cue close-ups of him eating cheeseburgers). Luke’s favourite food? “Anything thick and juicy.” His gaggle of prospective mates are also chubby — but no matter, because as he said during last Tuesday’s premiere, he’s attracted to “voluptuous, curvy women.”

Over seven weeks, the women engage in the usual backstabbing, crying and hot-tubbing befitting reality TV, until a victor emerges with a ring on her finger.

More to Love is touted as the real woman’s dating show — the average American woman weighs 162.9 pounds, stands 5-foot-4 and wears size 14, which isn’t too far off from the contestants — but there’s no shortage of ways to remind viewers these women are fat.

Contestant Danielle dejectedly describes her dating history: “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.”

Their heights and weights are displayed on-screen. One 30-year-old confesses she’s never been on a date. They weep endlessly over rejections, exes embarrassed to be seen with them or how they will be alone forever — unless they snag their prize.

Like most dating shows, it sells the notion that the man makes the woman, and without them, their lives are “less-than” blank slates, upon which men can impress their positive influence.

Sound like a more humiliating version of The Bachelor? Then it’s no surprise More to Love was created by The Bachelor’s Mike Fleiss. Hell, when news of the show first emerged in May, the working title was The Fatchelor.

Fleiss admitted to Business Week that reality TV pushes style over substance. “People like to see the emotional roller-coaster of romance more than the completed romance,” he said.

There’s no shortage of style here: The camera unflatteringly catches Danielle from behind as she heaves herself out of a pool. The contestants mingle with Mr. Handsome, food and drink in hand. “I love me a stick of meat!” says Bonnie, wrapping her mouth around a kebab.

What are fat people but a curiosity? They’re clearly not good enough for regular, non-fat dating shows, otherwise we’d see them outside this arena for mockery.

More to Love may purport to show real women as sexy, desirable beings, but producers turned them into objects as one-dimensional as the Barbies they’re not.


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