American Idol News: Ruben Studdard’s Divorce, James Durbin’s ‘Love Me Bad’ Video

November 17, 2011

Some American Idol news happening right now…Ruben Studdard’s divorce and video of James Durbin’s ‘Love Me Bad’ single has just been released. Check out the AI updates below!

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Ruben Studdard and his wife of three years, Surata Zuri McCants, a former flight attendant, are calling it quits. The two met in 2006 when Ruben was in an Atlanta Wal-Mart signing CD’s for fans. They dated for two years before marrying in 2008, during a private wedding held at Canterbury United Methodist Church in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. As for the reason the two are going their separate ways, the 33-year-old American Idol Season 2 champ cited the ever popular ‘irreconcilable differences’. Byron Perkins, Studdard’s attorney, said Wednesday:

“Ruben Studdard and Zuri McCants Studdard have separated, and they are in the process of seeking a dissolution of their marriage. They each request the public respects their privacy during this trying time in their lives.”

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James Durbin’s ‘Love Me Bad’ video is out right now, check it out below. The Season 10 contestant who finished fourth, shot the vid at Coyote Dry Lake bed, which is just north of Barstow, California.

His debut album, ‘Memories of a Beautiful Disaster’, is set to drop on Monday, November 21st. Here’s the full track listing:

Higher Than Heaven
All I Want
Love In Ruins
Right Behind You
Love Me Bad
Outcast (feat. Mick Mars)
Everything Burns
Stand Up

Durbin co-wrote five of the songs on the album, including ‘Outcast’, a collaboration with Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars. Durbin called the experience ‘surreal‘, explaining…”When Mick Mars started shredding on his guitar I literally lost my mind. He’s a true rock legend and he’s playing on my record. It doesn’t get any cooler than that.”

Here’s the ‘Love Me Bad’ video…What do you think?

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Photo credit: Michael Becker / FOX

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