David Cook Album, Kindness News

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David Cook is a busy man.

The American Idol winner is working on his debut album, aiming for a fall release for what ought to be a well-selling rock CD.

"David Cook is an extraordinarily versatile and talented artist with an impressive sense of musicality," said Tom Corson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, RCA Music Group. "He is a natural performer and a true star. We are thrilled to welcome him into our family."

Cook won't be able to relax much as he records this album. He'll be on tour all summer with David Archuleta, Brooke White and company as part of the American Idol's Live extravaganza; it begins July 1.

Meanwhile, David took a break from all things business this week when he visited season seven performer Luke Menard in the hospital. Menard has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

"I love Luke and I just wanted to show up and make sure that he understood that I love him and know that if there's anything I can do for him and his wife, sign me up," Cook said.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]