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Ruben Studdard Files For Divorce

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Ruben Studdard divorce

We haven't talked about this guy in a while and we wish we were bringing up his name with better news, but unfortunately we're not.

Season 2 American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and his wife are divorcing.

He filed the papers in Alabama this week and cited "irreconcilable differences."

Studdard married Surata Zuri McCants in 2008, but his rep told sources that they "have gone their separate ways.”

It sounds like it was for the best and with no kids, it shouldn't be too messy of a divorce.

Sorry to hear that things didn't work out, guys! We wish them both the best of luck as they move on with their lives.

Scotty McCreery Makes Billboard Chart History

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It's the American Idol dream!

Not only has Scotty McCreery's debut album Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but he's also the first country act to have their freshman album debut at the top of the chart.

AND, at 18 years old, he's the youngest man to open at the top of the chart with his first release.

Crazy!

What's even crazier is that since Kelly Clarkson's debut in May 2003 and Ruben Studdard's debut in December 2003, he's the first AI winner to hit Number 1.

Good for him! That's huuuge!

In other news, what's Taylor Hicks up to these days??

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And The Top Earning American Idols Are…

top earning american idols list released

No William Hung this year??? LOLz.

Forbes has released their list of the Top Earning American Idols, and Carrie Underwood's got everyone else beat by A LOT! Wowsa!

Check out the list (below) to see how much your favorite Idols earned, before taxes, between May 2010 and May 2011:

Clay Aiken And Ruben Studdard Going On Tour Together

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WHO is going to see this?!

Season Two American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and finalist Clay Aiken are going on tour together starting on July 23 in North Carolina to perform "renditions of classic hits from the past five decades."

Seriously? Clay says:

“I couldn’t ask for a better tour mate. To be able to share the stage with him again is so exciting. He is such a talented artist. He inspires me daily and I think that respect and admiration will truly be reflected in our show.”

Ruben agrees saying:

“It is truly a blessing and an honor to be on the stage with my friend. The relationship that we have built over these past eight years will definitely translate into a great show for our fans. And I'm really looking forward to singing the timeless classics every night."

Ruben is probably psyched to be going on tour at all!

Will U be going to see Ruben and Clay this summer?

[Image via AP Images.]

Reuben Studdard Suffers The Idol Cur$e

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It's the American Idol curse!

Like a few of his fellow AI alums, Ruben Studdard is facing financial woes after being dropped from his record label.

The "Velvet Teddy Bear" owes $254,119 in state and federal taxes.

Yikes!

Maybe Simon Cowell can sweep in and save him?

Oh no, wait, don't let Simon know that we know he is so secretly sensitive. It's on the downlow.

Nobody's got to know!

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