Beating out contestants from ten other seasons, Kelly Clarkson topped Forbes' list of top-earning "American Idol" contestants.
From May 2011 to May 2012, the "Stronger" singer earned about $8 million, far surpassing the following two who tied for the second spot, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry, who each took in $5 million.
Taking to his Celebrity MySpace page in the wake of his brother's passing, David Cook penned a thank you message to all of his supportive fans.
Just one day after Adam Cook, 37, died of brain cancer, his "American Idol" winning sibling writes: "My brother never wanted his illness to affect others. 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."
They’ve been an item ever since he asked her out on live TV, and yesterday David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell were spotted having a romantic lunch date in Santa Monica.
The “American Idol” alums held hands and looked very lovey-dovey, with Cook sporting a black t-shirt with a vest, charcoal wash jeans, and Converse All-Stars while Kim sported a red scoopneck shirt, cropped vest, black stretch pants, and knee-high boots.