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As Britney Spears' fans circle December 2 on their calendar, in celebration of that artist's next CD release date, David Cook fans can now get psyched, as well.

The American Idol champion's debt album will hit stores on November 18.

Accorrding to Cook's label, 19 Recordings/RCA Records, the singer teamed with Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) on the studio album. Will you buy it?

David Cook Shot

Look for the debut David Cook album on Novemnber 18.

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The main American Idol talk this week has centered around Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on the show. Look for her in season eight.

But while decisions such as this were being made behind the scenes, the two most popular contestants from season seven were entertaining fans as part of the American Idols Live Tour.

Here's a look at David Archuleta and David Cook from a show in Los Angeles earlier in the week:

The Two Davids

Both David Archuleta and David Cook have albums coming out in November.

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We suggested yesterday that Audrina Patridge and Mario Lopez would make a hot couple ... but what about Audrina and David Cook instead?

The American Idol winner and The Hills star met up at a bash honoring a Glamour magazine editor in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

A Little Lost in Thought

We know Audrina's dating Tal Cooperman and David has a thing for Kimberly Caldwell... but we think they'd make a cute couple. Do you?

What do you think? Should Audrina Patridge and David Cook date?

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by Mischalova at

Now that he's dating Kimberly Caldwell, it may not matter very much.

But David Cook says he was never really a ladies man, lacking the confidence necessary to sweep a potential mate off her feet.

Cooked

"Looking a pretty woman in the eye and convincing her I'm worth taking a chance on is different," Cook said recently, when asked to compare his stage bravado with his personal life. "It takes a specific brand of guts, and it's not the kind I have."

David Cook may not be smooth, but the American Idol champion wouldn't have to say much to win over most women.

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Referring to it as "the scariest thing I have ever done," David Cook sang the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals next season.

"The nerves are way worse [than on American Idol]," Cook told reporters moments before his Tuesday night rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. "It's the one song you don't want to mess up. I'm going to try not to notice Jack Nicholson sitting in the front row and think about the lyrics."

Awesome Trio

Cook, of course, succeeded with that goal, performing a rendition of our nation's song better than the Celtics performed on defense in the game's final minute. (Seriously, who leaves Ray Allen one-on-one to guard Kobe Bryant?!?)

Despite his trepidation, the American Idol champion - who was joined in the stands by girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell - was able to make a joke prior to the contest:

"No matter what I do, I don't have Simon Cowell telling me how dreadful it was."

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Kimberly Caldwell may have sung the national anthem at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night - but she received national attention for the man she sat next to afterwards during the game:

American Idol champion David Cook.

Awesome Trio

Witnesses told E! News this pair, who has been on at least one other date, "were all cute and cuddly... They definitely looked like a couple. But they were acting like they wanted to keep it low-key."

Kimberly Caldwell sang the national anthem, and then watched the Dodgers fall to the Colorado Rockies.

Cook and Caldwell stayed for the game, cheering on the Dodgers, as they fell 2-1 to the Colorado Rockies in a classic pitcher's duel.

"Apparently Cook is a big Dodgers fan," a source said. "He just wanted to enjoy the game with his girl."

That's sweet. But if baseball is Cook's game, perhaps he should date Carrie Underwood.

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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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David Cook is riding high.

Not only has the rocker captured this season's American Idol title, but he's secured himself a cute date: former contestant Kimberly Caldwell.

Cooked

He actually asked her out on live TV before the show's final broadcast last week. Take a look:

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No one on the planet can relate more to David Cook that last year's American Idol champion, Jordin Sparks.

After being in attendance at the show's finale and seeing Cook knock off David Archuleta for the title, Sparks offered the rocker one piece of important advice:

Boston Hopefuls

"Sleep as much as you can because you don't get any sleep. It's a year later and I still haven't gotten a whole eight hours of sleep yet … I'm still reeling from winning last year. But, I guess I would say just try and enjoy every moment you have.

David Cook and Jordin Sparks have a lot in common.

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Every year, the American Idol winner is forced to sing a cheesy ballad in celebration of his/her victory.

This season was no different, as David Cook took home the title and then serenaded his fans with "Time of My Life."

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Here's a video of Cook winning and then celebrating with his fellow American Idol finalists:

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