Sunday, March 8, 2009
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West, Clarkson to appear on 'American Idol'
NEW YORK - 'American Idol' is about to get a double dose of star power: Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson.
The Grammy winners will share the stage as performers during Wednesday's elimination show.
West, making his first appearance on the top-rated Fox series, will perform his hit song 'Heartless' from his latest album '808s & Heartbreak.'
Clarkson, the original 'American Idol,' will sing her chart-topper 'My Life Would Suck Without You,' off her new album that drops Tuesday.
The show - a ratings juggernaut since it debuted in 2002 - has attracted numerous top artists as mentors and performers in recent seasons. Among them: Mariah Carey, Prince, Gwen Stefani, Dolly Parton and Jennifer Lopez.
Coolio on bail after arrest
LOS ANGELES - Authorities say rapper Coolio has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
He was arrested and booked on felony narcotics possession after being stopped at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.
The 45-year-old Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was released after posting $10,000 bail.
Hall of Fame planning Boss exhibit
CLEVELAND - Seeking something fresh and exciting to complement its upcoming induction ceremony, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has gotten its fondest wish - the cooperation of 1999 inductee Bruce Springsteen in launching a new exhibit.
The hall on Friday announced plans to open the exhibit 'From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen' on April 1.