Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
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Another American Idol judge has -- reportedly -- decided to leave the show. Following the news that Randy Jackson would be leaving the show, an insider tells Us Weekly that Nicki Minaj also will not return to the competition for Season 13. "It's safe to say she isn't coming back to Idol," says the insider.
Hollywood's Sony Pictures Entertainment says it will distribute worldwide a 3-D animated movie based on the popular "Angry Birds" video game. The film is being developed, produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment and will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures July 1, 2016.
Scientists have discovered that people going through a break-up are more likely to feel uplifted by listening to sad songs. Previous studies found that those who were feeling down countered that with uplifting experiences - upbeat songs or comedies. However, the most recent research discovered that people are likely to gravitate towards experiences that echo their mood.