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Jan 11, 2011 2:47 PM by Greg Boyce

Golden voiced homeless man on "Dr. Phil"

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The homeless man with the golden voice has had an encounter with police while in Los Angeles to tape the "Dr. Phil" show.

Officers were called when Ted Williams and his daughter got into a heated argument last night at a Hollywood hotel. They say the two were held at the police station for less than an hour while they calmed down, and were not arrested.

Williams had taped a two-part episode of the "Dr. Phil" show over the weekend. It's airing today and tomorrow. Producers say that on the second segment, he meets with his ex-wife and five of his nine children -- and talks about "what his children can expect from him in the future."  Williams' manager isn't providing details of last night's incident, but says a statement will be issued once the facts are in.

Williams gained instant fame after a newspaper posted a web video last week. Viewers heard a deep, honeyed professional voice coming from the shabbily dressed man.

Since then, he has done a TV commercial for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and appeared on various news shows.

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