It’s Good to Be David Cook

David Cook knows how it goes. In this country, you gotta win the Idol first. Then when you win the Idol, you get the power. Then when you get the power, you get the women.

The bearded warbler took the top prize last Wednesday, along with the opportunity to put the moves on season-two contestant Kimberly Caldwell, who now cohosts the TV Guide Network’s American Idol red-carpet show with fellow also-ran Justin Guarini. As Caldwell and Guarini interviewed Cook and his competitor David Archuleta on live television, Cook poured it on.

“I’m just excited because I finally get to meet you,” Cook gushed. “I’ve been hearing you say all these nice things about me all season, and so I’m actually going to ask you out to dinner right now.” View the video below:



Who could resist a line like that? Certainly not Caldwell, who was seen out with Cook at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse over the weekend. “She seems like a really great  girl,” Cook later noted on Larry King Live, adding that he hopes their relationship “will be a bit of a long, drawn-out process.”

A long, drawn-out process? Hmmm, something tells us would be a familiar experience for both of them.