Published by on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:47 am.
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R&B singer Ruben Studdard is going from winning big to losing it all. The season two winner of American Idol will be competing on the 2013 season of The Biggest Loser. It should come as no surprise to fans and followers that his journey in reality TV would take this path. The Velvet Teddy Bear has battled with bulge for several years. At his overweight peak, Studdard clocked in at a very heavy and unhealthy 400 pounds, which is allegedly the weight he is at now.
During his Idol days he shaved 100 pounds off his maximum weight using a program from the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. Back then Ruben was put on 1,200-1,500 calorie diet a day and after he left the center he temporarily became a vegetarian.
Ruben once told former Today host Meredith Viera that, “We’re from Alabama and we love to eat.” But these days it seems geography has nothing to do with his current quest to get and stay healthy. Good luck Teddy Bear and get fit soon!
Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Haven’t we all learned by now that the IRS doesn’t play when it comes to getting their money (Exhibit A: Wesley Snipes and Ron Isley)? Apparently not.
According to the Detroit News the state of California filed a $3,594,409 lien against Chris Tucker last week for four years worth of unpaid taxes! No wonder we haven’t seen him around lately, he’s probably busy ducking the tax folks like their name was Big Worm.
Chris hit a career jackpot with the Rush Hour franchise pulling in $20 million a flick, so not really sure what the problem is but considering the state of California is in a $31 billion debt crisis you know the “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger and his people will be back for those ends.
Diddy also owes the IRS back taxes, reports DrewReports.com, though his amount is much smaller at $7,373. Apparently back in 2007 Sean underpaid the federal tax for his Atlanta branch of Justin’s restaurant. Diddy’s people say that it was an address mishap and the IRS was mailing the business papers to an address that the producer hasn’t used in 10 years (right, because snail mail is the only way that the IRS gets in touch with folks?). Diddy’s reps also say that when he found out about the debt he wrote a check for the amount which should be arriving to the IRS “shortly.” Until that check is signed, sealed, delivered and cashed (hopefully it’s not of the rubber variety), I’m sure the IRS won’t be too impressed with that statement.
Why do celebrities, think that they can escape paying taxes with some having the audacity to let the debt roll on for years (Exhibit B: Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Method Man, Robin Givens, Xhibit, Ruben Studdard, Damon Dash, the list goes on)? If you have time to brag about your bankroll, party about town, go on shopping sprees and vacations you have the time to dial up your accountant and settle your debt by April 15th. Priorities people!
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Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 5:52 pm.
Please buy Ruben Studdard’s next album.
Looks like he may need the cash (or a stimulus package?), and not just because he was dropped from his label back in ‘07.
Like other fellow American Idol alums, the Velvet Teddy Bear owes $254,119 in state and federal taxes.
Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 12:34 pm.
Second-season American Idol champ Ruben Studdard, 29, apparently is altar bound.
People.com reports that he and fiancée Surata Zuri McCants, 30, obtained a marriage license Monday in Alabama.
The two arrived at the Shelby County Probate Office in Birmingham just before noon, filled out the paperwork and walked away with their license, an eyewitness said. “They looked really happy,” the eyewitness was quoted as saying on the website.
What kind of sign would that be if either of them looked sad?
No word yet on a wedding date but Alabama marriage licenses are valid for 30 days.
Wonder if rotund Ruben will serenade Surata during the ceremony.