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Pippa Middleton Parties in Paris | Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton Parties in Paris

Originally posted 06/01/2011 06:00AM

• After catching the French Open with friends, Pippa Middleton continued her fun night out in Paris. First, she dined with pals on rustic country food at Cinq-Mars on the Rue Verneuil. Then, Middleton headed off to the St. Germain strip to party at Le Montana nightclub, which opens after midnight.

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Pippa Middleton Parties in Paris | Pippa Middleton

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 06/01/2011 06:00AM

• After catching the French Open with friends, Pippa Middleton continued her fun night out in Paris. First, she dined with pals on rustic country food at Cinq-Mars on the Rue Verneuil. Then, Middleton headed off to the St. Germain strip to party at Le Montana nightclub, which opens after midnight.

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American Idol

David Cook Debuts 'The Last Goodbye' on American Idol

Originally posted 04/22/2011 07:50AM



Last week Kelly Clarkson came home. This week, it was David Cook's turn.

The season 7 winner returned to the American Idol stage during Thursday's elimination show to debut the first single off his upcoming album, This Loud Morning.

Ryan Seacrest introduced the rocker as "someone who never felt the sting of rejection on this stage," before Cook sang "The Last Goodbye."

"It's great to be back," he said after the performance.

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FIRST LISTEN: David Cook's Farewell Song for Season 10 of American Idol | David Cook

American Idol

David Cook Sings American Idol's Season 10 Farewell Song

Originally posted 03/03/2011 10:50AM

Contestants eliminated from this season of American Idol will be serenaded by a familiar voice singing a remade version of an appropriately titled '80s classic.

David Cook, winner of season 7, has recorded a new version of the 1985 hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me)," by Simple Minds, made popular in the Brat Pack film The Breakfast Club. Cook's track will air each week as the latest Idol hopeful is shown the door, beginning March 8, when Idol's finalists perform for the first time on live TV.

Can't wait to hear the song? Listen now:



The send-off tune will be available Thursday on Cook's Web site for those who pre-order his upcoming album. It will go on sale on iTunes and other digital providers on March 8.

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David Cook: New Album, New Confidence | David Cook

American Idol

David Cook: New Album, New Confidence

Originally posted 01/29/2011 01:00PM

His gritty rock voice is what helped David Cook, 28, win season seven of American Idol

But when working on his latest, as yet untitled studio album, he learned to use that voice in a whole new way.


 As usual, Cook collaborated with an array of music industry veterans, from Kelly Clarkson songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk to OneRebublic vocalist Ryan Tedder. But in contrast to the "anxiety" he felt making his platinum-selling, self-titled, post-Idol album, the Missouri-bred singer told AOL's Popeater: "Sitting in the room with these people, I still managed to find my voice … really speaking up for myself and making sure that what was happening was going to come across as me and not, 'Here's David Cook singing somebody else's songs.' "

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A Year After Brother's Death, David Cook Raises $140K for Cancer Research | David Cook

A Year After Brother's Death, David Cook Raises $140K for Cancer Research

Originally posted 05/02/2010 10:00PM

One year after losing his brother Adam to a brain tumor, David Cook returned to a place – and a race – close to his heart.

In 2009, the American Idol winner served as grand marshal for the Race For Hope, which benefits the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, despite his brother's passing just one day before.

Returning to the annual 5K in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Cook tells PEOPLE, "I came back because the cause is important to me and my family, as well as countless others. Brain tumors and brain cancer continues to be one of the most under-funded diseases."

So the singer made sure to do his part, raising $140,000 with his team and fans as part of the $2.3 million the race earned overall.

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David Cook's Birthday Gift? An Ice Cream Cake! | David Cook

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David Cook's Birthday Gift? An Ice Cream Cake!

Originally posted 12/22/2009 11:15AM

Talk about a sweet surprise!

David Cook was home in Kansas City, Mo., to sing the National Anthem at the Kansas City Chiefs game on Dec. 20 – his 27th birthday. But he didn't just celebrate with a football game! Instead, his family and friends surprised the rocker in his suite at the stadium, singing "Happy Birthday" and delivering a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake in his favorite flavor – chocolate chip cookie dough.

"My 27th birthday was a great excuse to get a bunch of friends and family together," Cook tells PEOPLE. "The Kansas City Chiefs organization was more than accommodating, and were kind enough to have Cold Stone Creamery make a chocolate chip cookie dough cake for me."

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David Cook's Heartbreaking Return to Performing | David Cook

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David Cook's Heartbreaking Return to Performing

Originally posted 05/09/2009 12:15PM

David Cook started singing a slow song, stopped and turned away from the audience.

"It's gonna be tough for me," the Idol champ told the crowd of 450 at the Musica theater in Akron, Ohio, on Friday night. "Hold on. I'm sorry. Do you mind if I sing a different song?"

Taking the beat up a notch, Cook then energized the crowd, who passed up flowers and cards and held up signs in honor of his brother, Adam, who died May 2 at age 37 of cancer.

It was a night of emotional extremes for Cook, 26, now back on tour after Adam's death. Speaking of his brother throughout the night, he struggled through some songs – even walking out in the middle of one of them – but exhibited swagger on others.

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David Cook: My Brother Was a Great Man | David Cook

David Cook: My Brother Was a Great Man

Originally posted 05/04/2009 05:00PM

David Cook learned that his brother Adam died hours before the Idol champ was scheduled to take part in the Race for Hope in Washington, D.C. – but says that despite the devastating news, he never thought of pulling out. Instead, he wanted to participate in tribute to his late brother.

"My brother never wanted his illness to affect others," Cook, 26, writes on his Celebrity MySpace page. "That was evident in the fact that he wanted his illness to have no part in my experience on Idol, a point he was quite adamant about. So, with that wish in mind, I ran and was involved with the event as an homage to him."

Cook announced the news of his brother Adam's death at the event on Sunday. The 5K race benefited the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.

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David Archuleta: My Heart Goes Out to David Cook | David Archuleta, David Cook

David Archuleta: My Heart Goes Out to David Cook

Originally posted 05/04/2009 03:00PM

David Archuleta was once David Cook's main competitor on American Idol – but now has only kind words for his friend, who lost his brother, Adam, to brain cancer over the weekend.

"It really struck me when I heard about the news of Cook's brother," Archuleta says in a statement. "I know they had been struggling with it for a while, so my heart really goes out to them. It's so admirable the way he's handling it though, and it's amazing to see him there as an example for millions of other people who have also been affected the same way he and his family have."

Continues the statement: "I'll be keeping him in my thoughts and prayers, and hope the Cook family stays strong."

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