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Ruben Studdard Backs Out of Diet Early

Ruben Studdard Backs Out of Diet Early

Originally posted 11/04/2004 04:00PM

Some two weeks after starting an ambitious weight-loss regimen, 449-lb. American Idol champ Ruben Studdard has decided to ditch the diet, PEOPLE reports.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Ruben Nabs His No. 1 Spot

Originally posted 12/18/2003 01:00PM

SOLD: "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard, 25, topped the music charts this week, with his new album, "Soulful" selling 417,000 units for the week ended Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Soundscan. He is the third "American Idol" contender to have an album debut on top of U.S. album sales charts. The first season's winner, Kelly Clarkson, debuted at No. 1 earlier this year when her album, "Thankful," sold 297,000 units in the first week, while "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man," debuted at No. 1, selling 613,000 in October, eclipsing both champions.

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Ruben Studdard and Kelly Clarkson

Originally posted 11/21/2003 01:40PM

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but another jolly fellow is ready to make some spirits bright in time for Thanksgiving. American Idol champ and velvet teddy bear Ruben Studdard will join fellow winner Kelly Clarkson, mega-selling runner-up Clay Aiken and the rest of their pop-music posse (including Tamyra Gray and even some American Juniors!) to serenade viewers for An American Idol Christmas, airing Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

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The Real Skinny on Pals Aiken, Studdard

Originally posted 08/01/2003 11:30AM

While swinging through Washington, D.C., this week, popular "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken stopped to speak to PEOPLE on several topics, including his eagerly awaited first album.

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Studdard-Aiken Race Disputed... Again

Originally posted 07/14/2003 11:00AM

It's still not over between Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken -- at least in the eyes of some fans.

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