BOSTON – Former “American Idol” contestant Ayla Brown has a new job even before she graduates from Boston College.

The daughter of Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown is serving as CBS “Early Show” contributor. She’s producing pieces focused on the youth audience.

Executive Producer David Friedman said Tuesday he became interested in Brown when she sang on the morning show. She had previously been an “American Idol” semifinalist.

He says, “You can’t create the next Katie Couric; you just have to find talent that you think can develop into something.”

The senator famously embarrassed his elder daughter on election night in January, when he told a nationwide audience she was single.

Her mother, Gail Huff, is already in television as a reporter for Boston’s ABC affiliate, WCVB-TV.

O’Brien joins JFK library foundation board

BOSTON – Late-night TV talk show host Conan O’Brien is joining the board of directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

Board Chairman Kenneth Feinberg announced Tuesday that the former NBC “Tonight” host and comedian who is moving to TBS in the fall was among six new members elected.

The Brookline native and Harvard graduate joins a group that includes Viacom Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone. The foundation also announced the election of Raytheon Chairman and CEO William Swanson as board vice chairman.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation each year honors public servants with its “Profile in Courage Award,” named for Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

Michaels leaves hospital with favorable prognosis

PHOENIX – Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been released from a Phoenix hospital and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month.

The lead doctor treating Michaels said Tuesday that he recommends Michaels wait at least four to six weeks before resuming normal activity.

Dr. Joseph Zabramski of the Barrow Neurological Institute wouldn’t say when Michaels was released or whether he was sent home or to a rehabilitation facility. Zabramski says the 47-year-old contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice” is receiving therapy and continues to suffer as blood pooled under his brain dissolves.

Two tests showed that Michaels did not suffer an aneurism, so doctors are unsure what caused his hemorrhage.

Haim’s death ruled natural

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has ruled that actor Corey Haim died from pneumonia complications and that drugs found in his system were not a factor in his death.

The coroner’s office released its findings Tuesday on the 38-year-old actor, who died March 10 after collapsing in his mother’s apartment.

Haim had low levels of both over-the-counter and prescription drugs and some marijuana in his body, but his death was ruled natural.

Previous reports said Haim had prescriptions for large doses of powerful painkillers, including Oxycontin. But no Oxycontin was found in his system.