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American Idol Ruben Studdard To Appear In Free Concert In Hawaii On New Year's Eve

12/26/2006 10:00am EST
Ruben Studdard
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will celebrate New Year's Eve in Hawaii to appear in a free concert called "Gospel Goes Classic," being put on by Word of Life. Members of the Honolulu Symphony are also expected to play as well as other special guests. Ruben recently released his newest album The Return which reached #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Top 200 albums. His hit single "Change Me" was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio in it's first week. With the help of hot R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and renowned producer Scott Storch, The Return was one of ...

American Idol Ruben Studdard's New Album "The Return" In Stores Today

10/17/2006 11:25am EDT
Ruben Studdard
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard releases new single "Change Me" off his latest album "The Return" in stores October 17. With the help of hot R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and renowned producer Scott Storch, "The Return" is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.

Ruben Studdard is back with a new album, a new look and his signature velvet sound. Legendary artist Gladys Knight dubbed him the "Velvet Teddy Bear" right before he won American Idol: Season 2 back in 2003. He followed up his win with "Soulful" in 2003 which went Platinum and I Need an Angel in 2004 which went...

Upcoming Guests on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

10/5/2006 4:00pm EDT
America Ferrera
Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs every weeknight at 12:05 a.m., ET, features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians, human interest subjects and dangerously crazy people -- along with comedy bits and a house band. Following are the guests scheduled to appear on the program the week of October 9-13 (subject to change):


1. Actor Dane Cook (Employee of the Month) 2. Actress Emilie de Ravin (Lost) 3. Musical guests The Killers


1. Actor Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) 2. America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) 3. Musical guests G...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2006 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...

Konami Signs Simon Cowell And Randy Jackson For 'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol'

8/23/2006 10:04am EDT
Simon Cowell
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., caught up with American Idol’s famous judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to get their comments about the upcoming video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gamers will not only come face-to-face with Cowell and Jackson as they rate performances and provide feedback, but Konami’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) inside the game will also enable them to critique specific parts of any performance, a first in the award-winning video game’s history.

"Over the years American Ido...

Ruben Studdard's Sophomore R&B Effort Hits Stores Sept. 26

7/31/2006 11:31am EDT
Ruben Studdard
Grammy-nominated and platinum recording artist Ruben Studdard will release his long awaited sophomore R&B/soul album, “The Return,” on J Records, September 26. The album is the follow-up to his heralded debut album, Soulful, released in 2003.

The intimate and powerfully sung lead single, "Change Me" (produced by The Underdogs) goes to urban adult and urban mainstream radio today. “The Return” includes additional production by The Underdogs, Scott Storch, Ne-Yo, Brian-Michael Cox, Harold Lilly, Dre & Vidal and others. Studdard produced the track "If Only For One Night," a remake of the...

'American Idol' Auditions Kick Off Next Month

7/11/2006 2:06pm EDT
Want to be the next Kelly Clarkson or Ruben Studdard? Auditions for the sixth season of American Idol begin Aug. 8 at The Forum in Los Angeles, and will then continue at the following venues:

The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas (Aug. 11)

Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. (Aug. 14)

The BJCC in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 21)

FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 3)

Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 8)

Key Arena in Seattle, Wash. (Sept. 19)

New Season of 'American Idol' Starts Tonight

1/17/2006 1:35pm EST
The fifth season of American Idol kicks off Jan. 17 and 18, featuring some of the best (as well as cringe-worthy) singers in the United States. Thousands of hopeful stars auditioned in seven cites across America, vying for the chance to follow in the footsteps of Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard and Kelly Clarkson.

Host Ryan Seacrest returns with judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson. The season premiere is Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 pm on FOX.

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American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood Has Top Debut of 2005

11/23/2005 1:06pm EST
Carrie Underwood
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood made history today when her debut 19 Recordings/Arista Records album, Some Hearts (click for review), moved more than 314,000 units in its first week of release, making her the highest debuting new artist in the country genre since SoundScan began. Carrie also earned the distinction of selling more units than any other debut female American Idol star to date. In addition, Carrie’s album is the highest charting album for a debut artist in 2005.

The sales numbers easily put Some Hearts at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, with an o...

Groups Collaborate on Hurricane Katrina Benefit CD

10/19/2005 1:41pm EDT
Coldplay, Elton John, Gwen Stefani and Barbra Streisand are among the huge acts appearing on a double-disc benefit CD to aid the victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now will contain brand-new songs written in the wake of the killer storms.

The record will include live versions of Coldplay's "Fix You," Brown's "Try Me" and Elton John's "I'm Still Standing," which he recorded in New Orleans. "Come Together Now", the signature track on the album, features vocals by Celine Dion, Joss Stone, Ruben Studdard, the Game, and many others. The entire net profi...