"Golden Voice" Ted Williams Ditches Rehab

  • Ted Williams, the homeless man turned voice actor, left rehab today against his doctors' advice, less than two weeks after he checked in vowing to kick his drug and alcohol addictions.
  • Sources say Williams is heading to a Texas airport. He may be going to see his girlfriend, who is in a California rehab center. [TMZ]
  • Dr. Phil, who pushed Williams into treatment, released this statement: "Ted was given the chance to voluntarily enter a drug rehabilitation facility in order to help him in dealing with his dependency on drugs and alcohol. In that it is voluntary, the decision to remain in treatment, is Ted's to make. We certainly hope that he continues his commitment to sobriety, and we will continue to help and support him in any way that we can. We wish him well." [Radar]
  • As you may have heard, Aaron Carter checked himself into rehab "to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with." [Us]
  • Jason Trawick is Britney Spears' agent once again. He'll be just be handling her "acting endeavors," while other agents work on her music career. [Us]
  • Here are the hot and steamy photos of Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift's reunion. Okay, they're not even standing that close to each other. [ONTD]
  • Bristol Palin confirmed that she's dating some dude, saying, "I'm seeing a guy and he's really great and Tripp loves him and we're having a really good time and we're really good friends." She can try to move on, but anytime she hears the wind blow, it will whisper the name "Levi." [People]
  • Orlando Bloom took his newborn son Flynn out for a walk and these shocking photos reveal he looks like a totally normal baby. [TMZ]
  • Here's a photo of Teen Mom Jenelle smoking at a gas station. [TMZ]
  • Kanye West is working on another solo album, which will be released later this summer. He describes it as "high end rap music," or rather "HIGH END RAP MUSIC." [Rolling Stone]
  • Jail cannot keep Lil Wayne from his fans any longer. He and Nicki Minaj are embarking on a 25-city tour starting in March. [AP]
  • ZOMG, we're only 95 days away from the royal wedding! Here's today's totally unfounded gossip: Sarah Ferguson will be invited at Prince William's insistence. "William recognizes that she is the mother of Beatrice and Eugenie and still close to his uncle Andrew," says a source. "William also knows that Sarah was a good friend of his mother Diana and, even though they fell out before her death, they shared a lot over the years." [Radar]
  • Christina Aguilera will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl while you're in the kitchen looking for that bag of potato chips, or perhaps watching some movie on cable. [Yahoo]
  • Here's a short clip of Willow Smith's new song "21st Century Girl." Yes, when you were inaccurately ringing in the new millennium, Willow had yet to be born. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Conan O'Brien rubbed somebody the wrong way at his alma mater; Jay Leno his Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. [AP]
  • Jersey Shore's Ronnie left a New York club with two Maxim models. Don't tell Sammi, or she might punch you in the face. [Radar]
  • Lindsay Lohan Tweeted today, "Tom Hardy is just a friend of mine... The Tabloids are wrong," which is clearly a lie because the tabloids are never wrong. [Radar]
  • Glee scandal: Chord Overstreet and Naya Rivera were holding hands and kissing at her birthday party in Vegas. Photo at the link! [Radar]
  • Macaulay Culkin wants to make it clear to everyone (and perhaps Mila Kunis in particular) that he isn't dating Spanish porn star Irene Lopez. "As I do with many fans, I briefly met and took a photo with Irene Lopez at her request," he said. "I have had no contact with this woman in any capacity, social or otherwise before or since that picture was taken. Any reports to the contrary are false." [E!]
  • Sean Parker attempts to convince us he's nothing like that jerk Justin Timberlake played in The Social Network by explaining the movie lied about there being pretty women in Silicon Valley: "I mean I kind of wish my life were that cool. I'm a geek from Silicon Valley and there are no, there are no Victoria's Secret models in Silicon Valley. Anyone who's ever been to a club in Silicon Valley should realize there are no Victoria ... If you walked through the streets of San Francisco with a Victoria's Secret model, there would be people [pantomimes crawling] like on their hands and knees at your feet. This doesn't happen." [N.Y. Mag]
  • James Franco lets another saucy tidbit slip: "Anybody who has made a home sex tape knows what feels best doesn't always look best," he tells Newsweek. "I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, 'Oh, that looks horrible.' So you have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just doing it, they're really selling it! It's the same thing with a kiss. It's not just the kiss that feels best, it's an image. Something different is happening if it's a good kiss." [N.Y. Mag]