Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Ruben Studdard: On the Rag

6/2/2008 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Clay Aiken's biggest rival -- other than a TMZ photog -- gave a perspiring performance in DC last night. How many towels does that guy need?


No Avatar



I like Ruben better than creepy Clay.

2331 days ago

Belle Start    

Ruben is one of the best R&B singers out there. How many rags does he need? How many did Elvis need, he had his scarf guy, what about James Brown he had his own guy come out there with a scarf when he was sweating to the oldies. When you're putting that much into a performance like Ruben does and the other greats, you need a rag or a scarf. Clay probably does need a rag, but not on his head.

2331 days ago


Heart attack waiting to happen.

2331 days ago


The two worst American Idols ever. Fatso and the Gayboy.

2331 days ago


Hey...Hey..Hey...It's Ruuuuuubben Studdard.

Someone get the AED machine ready to shock this fat ass back to life. That big, clogged up heart, covered in Crisco and grits will explode at any momnt - just hope a TMZ photog is there to catch the gore.

2331 days ago


From American Idol fame to this? He has great pipes and is now a lounge singer? Rue, you have to loose the weight my friend and maybe they can market you and save your career. That fat ish played out in 1990 and you have to remember the horrible end of Big Pun???? Let that be your inspiration for change.

2331 days ago


He opened for Aretha here in Detroit about 18 mos. ago & he was swamped with sweat then, too - but loved his voice!!

2331 days ago

sad day    

He really needs to lose that weight. He will kill over on stage one day!! WAY TO MUCH WEIGHT. I do wish him the BEST.

2330 days ago

jane doe    

TMZ, You are DISGUSTING with Your, "On the Rag"!!

2330 days ago


Clay & Ruben are best of friends, always have been, always will be.... no rivalry there. I honestly wish the 2 of them would do a reuinion tour together. They produced the best finale "Idol" has ever seen... still watched by more people than any "Idol" finale before or since, still the narrowest margin of votes & the closest race of any "Idol" finale before or since.... & no one has yet to match the charm & fun of their onstage chemistry, either performing together or in interviews together. I think it would make millions!

2330 days ago

Around The Web