PEOPLE: Ja Rule sent to NY prison

Ja Rule sent to NY prison

NEW YORK -- Ja Rule headed to prison Tuesday for up to two years in a gun case, bidding a stoic but upbeat farewell-for-now to family and fans at a New York courthouse.

The multiplatinum-selling rapper and actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the early 2000s -- signed autographs for fans on his way to be sentenced after pleading guilty in December to attempted criminal weapon possession. The case stemmed from a gun found in his luxury sports car in July 2007.

''See y'all later,'' he told family and friends in the courtroom audience as he was handcuffed.

Rock hall opens exhibit on Beatles

CLEVELAND -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has opened the world's most comprehensive collection of items from The Beatles as part of the first redesign in the facility's 15-year history.

The exhibit announced Wednesday features nearly 70 items, including several that are being displayed for the first time, such as Paul McCartney's handwritten arrangement for the song ''Birthday.'' Visitors also can see guitars played by John Lennon and George Harrison, the logo drum head from the kit that Ringo Starr used on ''The Ed Sullivan Show'' in February 1964, and notable clothing worn by each group member.

Twain to begin Vegas show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shania Twain is headed to Las Vegas.

The country superstar announced a headlining residency on Wednesday. It will be at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting Dec. 1, 2012. Her new show is called ''Shania: Still The One'' and will feature all of her biggest hits, including ''You're Still The One'' and ''Forever And For Always."

Twain had been out of the spotlight since the mid-2000s. Since that time she has gone through a number of personal struggles including the break-up of her marriage, losing her voice and a fear of returning to the stage. She has documented her comeback throughout her OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network show ''Why Not? With Shania Twain?''

Twain is the best-selling female country artist of all time.