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‘American Idol’ David Cook Gives Back in Ethiopia

Former American Idol winner David Cook spoke to reporters from Ethiopia today in a press conference call to encourage people to donate to the upcoming Idol Gives Back special.

“I’ve been extremely moved by this trip,” David said. “It’s been a huge learning experience for me.”

The singer is visiting Ethiopia as part of a United Nations effort aimed at helping adolescent girls in the country. The story of David’s experience there will be shown on Idol Gives Back, which will air on FOX on April 21. The FOX show, as in the past, encourages viewers to call in donations to benefit relief efforts around the world.

The rocker, who won AI two years ago, revealed why he wanted to be a part of the special.

“I remember on my season when we did Idol Gives Back, we watched Annie Lennox’s performance and in the background they were showing images of the children,” David reminisced. “It tore me apart. My reality is not their reality. You want to help. This couldn’t have come at a better time.”

David went to Ethiopia to find out about the living conditions and how donations can help girls there. He met a seven-year-old girl at a school whose parents had passed away.

“She’s one of the most vibrant, joyous girls I’ve ever met,” David said. “The girls at the school want to learn, to have better education, to have that opportunity. That’s inspiring, to see a seven-year-old girl want to build a better future for herself.”

Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, who participated in the press conference call with David, said the girls badly need school supplies to continue their education. Some of them have to go fetch water for six to 15 hours a day because they don’t have water holes nearby.

David visited a school and said, “There’s definitely a sense of hope. Donating just two dollars to these girls makes a world of difference. I feel kind of guilty [about] what the people have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s something that truly deserves our attention.”

He told reporters his Idol fame meant nothing to them: “Very few people here know who I am. We did get the chance to play some music for them.”

David isn’t sure if he will perform on Idol Gives Back, but he will be part of the special in some way to build awareness about the situation of Ethiopia’s young girls.

“People here need a helping hand and we’re in a great position to give that to them,” he said.

Source, Fame Pictures

Posted Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 3:15pm
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David Cook at the Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Los Angeles premiere, Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles


He looks greasy. Yuck, he looks nasty here.



Posted Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 9:09am
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American Idol David Cook announces release date

David Cook

“American Idol” winner David Cook has an album release date everyone can be thankful for! Just in time for the Thanksgiving season, David’s debut album will be released on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.

Cook has teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo on the album. Cavallo has produced the likes of both Kid Rock and Green Day.

David also becomes official today! His social networking site,, is up and running.

The site lets fans interact with David, his music and each other. Fans can create their own profiles, make friends and contribute their own blogs, photos and videos.



Posted Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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David Cook says he is Dating Kimberly Caldwell!‏


American Idol David Cook confirmed to E! News that he and fellow Idol alum Kimberly Caldwell are still an item, and even got the blessing of Fox’s president of entertainment, Kevin Reilly.

“It’s great, he’s a catch and so is she,” Reilly tells E!

Reilly and Cook were attending the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s annual Taste for a Cure Benefit in Beverly Hills.

Cook says that his season two Idol contestant squeeze Caldwell is doing well and “doing her thing,” shooting the miniseries Memories of Murder on Catalina Island. But with Cook gearing up for an Idol tour starting July 1, how will they keep the fires of passion burning?

“Email, text, all of that is pretty much going to be my life for the next few months,” he says.


Posted Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 11:11am
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