“Biggest Loser” contestant Ruben Studdard joined “Extra’s” Maria Menounos at Universal Studios Hollywood on Wednesday to talk about the show’s controversial finale, and news that friend Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina.Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson was too thin, after dropping from 260 pounds to 105 pounds.
Although the former “American Idol” winner lost a total of 34 pounds on the ranch, he failed to reach the goal weight for his red team, and had to go.
Studdard admitted, "This experience is one of the toughest things I've been through. I've been through two-a-day football practices; I've been through the 'American Idol' experience; I've been through a lot of mentally and physically challenging experiences in my life. And this, you know, ranks right up there at the top."
“The Biggest Loser” will look a little like “Celebrity Fit Club” this fall when “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard joins the show, reports Us Weekly.
"American Idol" Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up finalist Clay Aiken are co-headlining a summer tour.
The two former rivals have been friends for seven years and are excited to be doing this concert tour together. "I couldn't ask for a better tour mate. To be able to share the stage with him again is so exciting," said Aiken in a statement. "He is such a talented artist. He inspires me daily and I think that respect and admiration will truly be reflected in our show."
It's time for Didi Benami to pack her bags.The young singer was booted off "American Idol" Wednesday night after singing an overly dramatic, off-key version of "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" during the week's tribute to R&B favorites.
The judges were underwhelmed with the performance Tuesday night, with Simon Cowell giving the final blow. "It was like swimming in jelly. It was over-the-top and off-key."
"American Idol" Ruben Studdard, 29, has a hefty tax debt of nearly $200K in unpaid taxes, reports the AP, citing court filings showing that the Feds and Alabama have placed liens on Studdard's property.
It seems the singer has a problem with unpaid income taxes for 2003 and 2005, but his Birmingham attorney, Byron Perkins, told the Birmingham News that his client has the dough to pay. Ruben was named "Idol" in 2003, just edging out Clay Aiken for the title.
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Ruben Studdard tied the knot with Surata Zuri McCants this weekend in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, reports People magazine.
The pair -- who married in a church ceremony -- was spotted getting a marriage license last week. "They looked really happy," said a source.
The former "Idol" champ, 29, has been dating McCants, 30, since meeting her while autographing CDs two years ago. He is due to release another album -- a follow up to "The Return" -- later this year.
Singer Ruben Studdard, winner of "American Idol" season two, obtained a marriage license yesterday in Alabama with fiancée Surata Zuri McCants, People magazine reports.
The 29-year-old "Velvet Teddy Bear" and McCants, 30, filled out paperwork at the Shelby County Probate Office in Birmingham, according to an eyewitness who said, "They looked really happy." It's unknown when the two plan to marry, but an Alabama marriage license is valid for just 30 days.
Ruben, originally from Birmingham, beat Clay Aiken in May 2003 for the "American Idol" title, and was the first and only male to hold that title until 2006, when fellow "205" native Taylor Hicks won "Idol's" fifth season.