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Cook Emotional On Stage After Brother's Death

(Newser) - American Idol star David Cook choked back tears and left the stage last night in his first performance since his brother's death, People reports. "It's gonna be tough for me," he told the Akron, Ohio crowd. But as audience members passed up cards and flowers for his brother... More »

Idol Star David Cook's Brother Dies

(Newser) - American Idol winner David Cook lost his brother Adam to cancer yesterday, People reports. Cook announced Adam’s death today at a Race for Hope benefit run for brain cancer research in Washington, DC. "I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor and I couldn't imagine being... More »

OJ Judge Bars Goldman Lawyer From Testifying

Prosecution in Vegas robbery sought to tie Simpson's mindset to 90s slaying

(Newser) - The skeletons are back in the closet for OJ Simpson today after a judge said a lawyer for the Goldman family—who won a civil verdict against the former football star in the slaying of their son—can't testify in Simpson’s current armed-robbery trial, AP reports. The prosecution argued... More »

I Was Never In It to Win It: 'Accidental' Idol

Cook says he 'was never in it to win it'

(Newser) - David Cook almost didn't audition for American Idol—he was there to offer moral support to his younger brother. But goading from his family kicked off a whirlwind journey that took him from fledgling Midwest rocker to Billboard star. Cook tells Rolling Stone about his modest beginnings—and his early... More »

Newest 'Idol': David Cook

The elder David wins in season finale

(Newser) - The newest "American Idol" is David Cook. The 25-year-old defeated David Archuleta, 17, in the season finale, the New York Post reports. The two received a record 97.5 million votes from viewers, eclipsing the previous mark by 23 million votes. Cook got 56% of the vote. The victory... More »

Which David Is Our Idol?

Voting on Cook's rock vs. Archuleta's ballads hours away from being revealed

(Newser) - We're only hours away from Fox crowning either balladeer (and Simon Cowell fave) David Archuleta, 17, or rocker David Cook, 25, as this season's American Idol. Cook seemed to win last night's live audience, the Kansas City Star reports. More »

Syesha's Out: Idol Down to 2

The final will pit David vs. David

(Newser) - Syesha didn't make the cut. The "American Idol" competition is down to two—David Cook and David Archuleta—after voters knocked out Syesha Mercado tonight, the AP reports. The 21-year-old showed her range in the final show, mixing sultry sounds with pop, but it wasn't enough. Archuleta, 17, took... More »

Cancer-Stricken Bro to Watch Idol Hopeful in Person

Determined sibling will travel with medic, nurse

(Newser) - This may be American Idol contestant David Cook's biggest week—and not because he might get the boot. Cook's older brother, who is battling brain cancer, will make the dangerous flight from his Indiana sickbed to watch his kid brother perform tonight, People reports. A frail Adam will be aided... More »

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