Paula and Ruben Reunited!

December 16, 2003

Paula Abdul with Ruben Studdard


From the "Today Show" to the "Tonight Show" and a cruise down "Sesame Street" in between, "American Idol" winner RUBEN STUDDARD has been keeping one hectic schedule since his Soulful album hit stores last week. But the "Velvet Teddy Bear" was gracious enough to take time out to chat with his "Idol" judge PAULA ABDUL.

Watch tonight's ET as Ms. Abdul is the only one invited to the set of Ruben's new video!

"Working is good and I'm just enjoying it and having a good time," he says. "I've been trying to do this my whole life so I don't have any complaints."

Paula visited the smooth crooner during the making of his video for the single "Sorry 2004." The track introduces the world to Ruben's bad boy side as he sings about strip clubs and Jacuzzis!

But don't let this top performer fool you. He says he's been nice all year and knows exactly what he wants for the holidays. "What I'd love to have is more time with my family for Christmas."

And come February 8th -- the Grammys that is -- Ruben will prove to the world how much of a family man he is when he brings his mother as his date for the big night. Ruben was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his hit song "Superstar" and says he honestly wasn't expecting a nod.

"I didn't know I was eligible for a Grammy nomination," he says. "It's cool, especially because of the company in the same category." Said company includes R. KELLY, LUTHER VANDROSS, TYRESE and BRIAN McKNIGHT.

While recording Soulful, Ruben was also touring, which he says required some time management skills, but the effort was well worth it.

"The whole recording process was just wonderful ... I had to juggle my schedule to get in the studio, but when I got there everything was fun and we just laid a good album."

For more on Paula and Ruben on the set of his rockin' video, check out tonight's ET!

Courtesy of ETOnline.com

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