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David Cook's Brother Dies of Cancer at 37

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David Cook's brother, Adam, lost his decade-long battle with cancer on Saturday. He was 37.

American Idol's Season 7 champ shared his loss on Sunday at the 12th annual Race for Hope 5K in Washington, D.C., where he was serving as grand marshal as well as participating.

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David Cook Cancels Shows for "Family Matters"

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American Idol champ David Cook has canceled two college campus shows for undisclosed "personal family matters."

"Please respect his privacy at this time. David would like ...
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David Cook Returns to Idol, with Lady Gaga at His Side

David Cook, Lady GaGa

He's going home.... Oops, wrong alumnus.

Er, David Cook will return to the American Idol stage for the first time since being crowned the Season 7 champ, performing on the Top Downloads theme week's results show airing Wednesday, April 1.

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David Cook Asks Fans to Back Off

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Living the rock star life has its perks, but former American Idol winner David Cook is having trouble giving up his privacy while on the road.

Cook took to his My Space Celebrity blog to address fan behavior that he says has gone beyond the usual rules of celebrity access.

"The efforts by some fans to find our hotel rooms, call our hotel rooms, attach things to our bus, etc., is something I have to condemn," Cook wrote. "This relationship only works when it remains healthy for both parties, and should this behavior continue, the only thing we can do is take more preventative measures to maintain our privacy, which in turn makes us less accessible to you."

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Back to School: Idol Champ David Cooks Up College Tour

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Season 7 American Idol David Cook may no longer be romancing Kimberly Caldwell, but the guy is still going on dates. In fact, he has 37 lined up, as part of a just-announced tour of U.S. college campuses.

Cook's tour will kick off Feb. 13 at ... read more

Where Will David Cook Ring in 2009?

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David Cook is going to Sin City for New Year's, and he's bringing Scott Weiland with him.

The American Idol champ and Stone Temple Pilots rocker will perform at Fox's New Year's Eve Live special at The Mirage in Las Vegas, the network announced.

Spike Feresten, of Talkshow with Spike Feresten fame, and Hole in the Wall's Mark Thompson will co-host the show from the Las Vegas strip before the celebration moves to ...
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David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell: Still Going Strong

David Cook, Kimberly Caldwell

It's hard dating in the public eye, but it's easy when you're dating a fellow American Idol alum — at least it is for David Cook.

The reigning champ has been seeing Kimberly Caldwell, a Season 2 finalist and Idol Tonight host on TV Guide Network, since the spring and finds comfort in the fact that she "gets that this is all nuts."

"She's a nice ...
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David Cook Gearing up for Debut Album Release

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Get ready, Cookie fans! American Idol winner David Cook is putting the finishing touches on his debut album.

According to EW, Cook's album, which releases Nov. 18, has been mastered, and the singer is personally overseeing the final steps in the process. Cook wrote or co-wrote 11 of the disc's 12 tracks, working with the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Reznik, Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida (who gets credit on four tracks) and Chris Cornell, who penned the first single off the album, "Light On."

Learn how you can get exclusive tracks first after the jump.

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Archuleta "Crushes" Cook in Single Showdown

David Cook and David Archuleta by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for Fox

If the American Idol finale showdown between David Cook and David Archuleta was the title fight that Archie's ill-fitting boxing garb suggested, then consider this the rematch. And for now, there's a new champion.According to E!, Archuleta's first single, "Crush," debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 singles chart, a knockout blow to Cook's No. 3 bow in June with "The Time of My Life." Archuleta becomes the first Idol runner-up to best the winner in head-to-head single competition since Clay Aiken outsold Ruben Studdard in 2003."Crush" is the highest-debuting song by an Idol contestant that was never performed on the show, and it joins joining Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" as the only other non-debut single from an Idol to chart at No. 2.But it's not all bad news for David Cook. "The Time of My Life" sold 236,000 digital copies in its opening week, compared to Archie's 166,000. Plus, Cook made SoundScan-era history when 11 of his songs made the Hot 100 at one time, second only t... read more

The Davids on Tour: Who's Feeling More Love?

David Archuleta and David Cook by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com

The American Idol tour officially kicked off in Arizona July 1, starting a summer-long bus odyssey of the continental U.S. On day seven of the journey, though, David Cook and David Archuleta are already feeling the heat of mega fandom that they ignited during Season 7 — albeit in their own ways.For starters, their tour performances represent their respective hot and cool approaches. Cook claims the audience response so far to Archie is already a tough act to follow. He told TVGuide.com, "It's always fun to go stand in the back and listen to the audience when he first comes out. Crowds have been really noisy for Archie. It's been really intimidating!" Archie maintains, however, that his performance is "laid back" versus Cook's, which is "really exciting and full of energy." Despite Cook's supposed fear factor, the tour's already trumping the AI competition days. "There's more of an immediate gratification," he confided. "The show, you perform, and then you've got 24 hours before... read more

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