On TV: Frankie J, John Legend, Ruben Studdard

R&B acts on television this week include Frankie J, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; John Legend, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday and Thursday, performs on ‘Today’ on Tuesday, ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday, and ‘The View’ on Thursday; Corinne Bailey Rae, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday and ‘The Late Late Show’ on Wednesday; Ruben Studdard, who performs on ‘The Megan Mullally Show’ on Wednesday; Aaron Neville, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; and Robin Thicke, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday.

On TV: Ruben Studdard, Danity Kane, Gnarls Barkley

R&B acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ season two champ Ruben Studdard, who performs on ‘The View’ on Monday; Corinne Bailey Rae, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; Danity Kane, who were scheduled to perform on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday, but their car accident last week may have postponed the appearance; and Gnarls Barkley, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday.

Duke Helps Ruben Studdard Lose Weight

‘American Idol’ season two winner Ruben Studdard is making a last-ditch effort to lose weight, checking into a $7,000 weight-loss program at Duke Diet & Fitness Center at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina earlier this year. “Ruben has struggled with a weight problem for years,” said an insider. “But in the past few months, he finally got the message that he could wind up in the hospital or even die because of his size. At Duke, they helped Ruben change the way he eats and put him on a personally designed workout regimen.” Read more.

On TV: Sam Moore, Monica, Ruben Studdard

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R&B acts on television this week include Sam Moore, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Monica, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Wednesday; ‘American Idol’ season two champ Ruben Studdard, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; and Ne-Yo, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday.

Ruben Studdard ‘Change Me’ Video

Ruben Studdard 'Change Me' music video

‘American Idol’ season two champ Ruben Studdard is out with the video to his new single ‘Change Me’, from his forthcoming album ‘The Return’, due out October 17th. Watch it via YouTube below.

Ruben Studdard Inspired To Show ‘Real Self’ By Kelly Clarkson

Ruben Studdard spoke with AOL Music about his new album ‘The Return’, due out October 17th, signaling he take a cue from the ‘American Idol’ champ he followed. “Even with the success of Kelly Clarkson’s album, I think a lot of people were surprised to see how edgy she was in her real self,” he said. “Most of the time, people see us on [the show] and they think we’re kids. I’m an urban artist, I’m a grown man. And now I’m showing people that I’m mature, and this is really who I am.”

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K-Fed And Ruben’s New Track

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Hey, Ruben Studdard and Kevin Federline are going to record a duet together. No, this is true. It’s called ‘Ebony and Hillbilly’.”

Ruben And K-Fed Collaborate

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday night, “Ruben Studdard and Kevin Federline are going to record together. This is kind of cool, huh? An ‘American Idol’ and an idle American.”

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