Ted Williams, the homeless man dubbed “the golden voice” is burning up the internet in a clip that shows him panhandling on an Ohio roadside.

Originally from Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY, Williams talks about how alcohol and drugs led to his unfortunate situation and professes to being sober for two years.

Local newspaper the Columbus Dispatch posted the video clip on their site on Monday and by Wednesday morning Williams was making the rounds on national news programs. He first sat down with CBS Early Show and tearfully talked about looking forward to reuniting with his 92-year-old mother in Brooklyn.

The golden piped panhandler talks about finding God, appreciating this second chance at life and just wanting a job, a home, and opportunity to get his life back to a “responsible area of a 53-year-old man, a tax paying citizen…”

Blindie loves this overnight internet sensation much more than Antoine Dodson!

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OK! magazine made a tacky decision to use one of the last images of Michael Jackson as he lay dying as the cover for their tribute issue, sparking outrage among fans and musicians (like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jay-Z), who have launched a petition to stop the publication of further copies.

The petition argues that the tabloid has violated Jackson’s right to privacy, while OK!‘s editorial director Sarah Ivens adamantly defends her cover:

“It’s a photo that captures the surprise and the upset and the moment of this breaking news story . . . I hope the cover will provoke readers. It celebrated the man, but it also does expose that he was an eccentric character who lived a very controversial life.”

Blindie finds the tabloid’s cover to be sensational, a ploy to sell covers rather than a celebration of the Jackson’s musical legacy.

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President Obama swatted and killed a fly during an interview with CNBC correspondent John Harwood on Tuesday and quickly became an internet sensation because of his skillful hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes.

The media jumped all over Obama’s fly smackdown and compared him to Karate Kid‘s Mr. Miyagi and even called him “Lord of the Flies.”

PETA however, was not a fan of Obama’s smackdown and according to TMZ they had this to say about the President, “He isn’t the Buddha, he’s a human being and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.”

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Notorious Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour finally admitted to requesting Oprah to lose weight for her 1998 Vogue cover shoot.

Telling the talk show host to drop 20 pounds for her cover, Wintour revealed on 60 Minutes, “It was a very gentle suggestion. I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight.”

Oprah appeared on the October 1998 cover with the headline: “Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover.”

“She was a trooper,” Wintour added. “She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever.”

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We’d assume that not much can shake Queen of all Media Oprah Winfrey, but when the mogul was commissioned to write an essay on First Lady Michelle Obama for Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue, she had just that.

“I had written the whole piece on my BlackBerry, and I was feeling really so great about it,” Winfrey told the New York Daily News. “I wrote it in the memo section, and I went to hit save and I hit another key — and it disappeared. I lost the whole thing!”

“I had to start all over. I was panicked. It was an absolute deadline, so it was crazy,” she added. But in the end Oprah –who has appeared on the list every year since its inception–published her moving piece, which ended with Maya Angelou’s iconic poem, “Phenomenal Woman.”

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