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!
HARRY STYLES TELLS 1D FAN AND BRIDE-TO-BE “YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WITH WEDDING” IN FUN CLIP
Harry Styles made one bride's wedding day even more special when he asked her a question that the majority of One Direction fans can only dream of. The heartthrob made a surprise video for Tash Gershfield, pleading with her to leave her husband-to-be James, in a short clip shown to her on her big day. The 20-year-old is heard saying: “Tash, you don't have go through with this. It's not too late,” while smirking at the camera. Before adding: “I'll be waiting at Orli's in Borehamwood for the next three hours. If you don't come I'll understand...but that's where I'll be.” However, despite the undoubtedly difficult decision, the superfan went through with her original plans before posting the cheeky video on Instagram. She commented: “A video from the one and only harry which was played at my wedding!!!!!!! #harrystyles #onedirection #wedding #1D #personalvideo #love.” Her new husband echoed her gratitude on Instagram: “Thanks @harrystyles for doing this for my wedding. Thankfully @tashgershfieldx stayed to marry me.” The funny video was posted online on Tuesday just a few days after the nuptials, and has already amassed over 14,000 views.
JENNIFER LOPEZ IS READY TO DATE AGAIN BUT THIS TIME IS LOOKING FOR AN OLDER MAN WITH AN ESTABLISHED CAREER AND NOT A BOY TOY
Jennifer LopezÂ only announced her split from 27-year-old dancer Casper Smart on Friday after reports he had reached out to two different transsexuals online. But JLo is already interested in meeting someone new, a source toldÂ PeopleÂ yesterday. Only the next love interest won't be some boy toy. “She wants to have a relationship with a guy who is older and has an established career,” a friend told the weekly.
ARETHA FRANKLIN SAYS SHE LOVES TO EXERCISE IN WALMART AND KMART
Where does a music legend go to get a little exercise?Â If you'reÂ Aretha Franklin, you think retail. "I walk super stores -- Walmart and Kmart...Yeah, I walk all of them," the Queen of Soul revealed yesterday. If you're thinking Franklin would be recognized by other shoppers, you're right.Â The singer said people often try to come up to her and talk while she's walking, "but I really don't like to break my stride when I'm walking so I just change aisles." Aretha, who turned 72 this year, said exercise is a lifestyle change she made after some recent health issues.Â Another lifestyle change: overcoming her fear of flying.Â "It won't be too long.Â I think by the end of the summer," she said of when she'll travel by airplane again.
Your wedding day is a day you dream to be perfect. However, if you have ever had one, you know something will inevitably go wrong! It's all about rolling with the punches! On our wedding day it rained, the batteries were dead in the ceremony stereo (so no music to walk down the aisle), and our flower girl was sick! That being said, there's not much I would change about the big day... well maybe some stuff!!! Is there anything you would change? Here is what most brides answered in a new survey:
TOP TEN BRIDAL REGRETS
1. Best man’s speech: 52 percent
2. Hair and make-up: 38 percent
3. Wish I’d spent more overall: 34 percent
4. The weather 33 percent
5. Wedding dress: 32 percent
6. Honeymoon destination 31 percent
7. Poor wedding pictures 30 percent
8. Engagement ring 24 percent
9. Bridesmaids 21 percent
10. Bouquet 17 percent
Are you a bad tipper? What is usually your general rule of thumb... 15/18/20 Percent? I usually base mine on what I would want for a tip, if I was still waiting tables. If you have never served before, you should be aware most of the wait staff is working on an hourly rate under $3.Â Truthfully, most are counting on your tips to feed their family, pay their bills, go to school, etc. So who falls under the worst tipper category... Young Adults!! Check out the findings of a new study:
THE AMERICANS WHO TIP LESS THAN 15%Â
- Ages 18 to 34:Â 30%
- Age 35 and older:Â 16%
- Midwest diners:Â 26%
- Western diners:Â 24%
- Southern diners:Â 22%
- Northeastern diners:Â 15%
- Americans on average:Â 20%
MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE COULD RELEASE EIGHT MOREÂ ALBUMS
Michael Jackson's legacy continues to live on through his music. Luckily for fans, there could be more new material following the King of Pop's latest posthumous album “Xscape.” According toÂ Rolling Stone, the late singer's estate has revealed that there's enough unreleased songs to create as many as eight posthumous albums. Famed producerÂ Rodney Jerkins, who contributed to the most recent Jackson project, told the publication, "We got more surprises coming." There's no word on when the new content will be released. The Jackson estate has grossed $600 million since the King of Pop's death in 2009, according toÂ Rolling Stone.
LINDSAY LOHAN MISSED YOUNGER BROTHER CODY'S GRADUATION
Lindsay Lohan missed her brother’s high school graduation because she was in London. The 27-year-old skipped her 17-year-old sibling's special day, instead opting to spend yet another weekend hanging out at the Chiltern Firehouse, in Marylebone. Instead, Cody was joined at the event in Long Island by their proud mother Dina, sisterÂ Ali, older brother Michael Jr., and his grandma. Their father Michael was also missing from the occasion, however he toldÂ TMZÂ he couldn't be there because his son Landon was rushed to hospital with a high fever. The news comes after Lindsay spent another weekend out and about in London, where she is currently living.
BEN AFFLECK, MATT DAMON, PRINCE WILLIAM MAKE “TOP CELEB WORKING DADS”Â LIST
In honor of Father's Day, which is this Sunday,Â Working MotherÂ magazineÂ has named its "25 Top Celeb Working Dads" of 2014. As you'd expect, the list is mostly filled with Hollywood heavyweights. The stars are ranked in alphabetical order, from Ben Affleck to Pharrell Williams. Of Affleck -- who has three kids with wife Jennifer Garner -- the magazine writes, "Ben champions his kids and doggedly works to protect theirs and others’ privacy in a paparazzi-controlling campaign." Here's Some Big Names On The List:
Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Children: Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2
Producer, Director, Comedian, Screenwriter
Children: Maude, 15, and Iris, 11
Children: Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, 9, and Harper, 2
Children: Thomas, 6, and Tatum, 3
TRACY MORGAN IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER 6-CAR CRASH
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in intensive care Saturday after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said. The vehicle carrying the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" cast member and six others was involved in a six-vehicle accident on the turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. First Class Greg Williams said. Yesterday, Morgan underwent an operation on his leg — one of theÂ manyÂ bones which were broken in the crash. In a statement, Morgan’s rep says, “While Tracy remains in critical condition, he has been more responsive today, which is an incredibly encouraging sign.” “He sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. He had surgery earlier today on his leg,” says his spokesman. His rep goes on to note, “We expect him to remain in the hospital for several weeks,” adding, “His family is tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
MELANIE GRIFFITH AND ANTONIO BANDERAS SPLIT AS SHE FILES FOR DIVORCE AFTER 18 YEARS OF MARRIAGE CITING IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES
Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from Antonio Banderas, according to a report fromÂ TMZ. The actress, who has reportedly hired power attorney Laura Wasser, has cited irreconcilable differences. The site has legal documents on the filing. No date of separation was listed. The couple, who fell in love on the set of the 1995 film Two Much, have been plagued by split rumors for most of this year. Griffith is asking for child support and sole physical and joint legal custody of their 17-year-old daughter Stella. The Working Girl star is also asking for spousal support.
“I’M OFF THE CLOCK”: DAUGHTRY DITCHES FOX & FRIENDS ATTEMPT TO SING “MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE”
Former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry stepped in a pile of outrage this weekend when he awkwardly ditched a Fox & Friends attempt to sing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” during the morning show’s after-show. Friday morning was the 70th anniversary of the D-Day attacks, and so F&F host Steve Doocy suggested Daughtry (whose band was off-stage) sing a patriotic tune with the hosts, including Anna Kooiman, Clayton Morris, and Heather Childers. Caught off-guard by the request, Daughtry joked that he is “off the clock,” which prompted some laughter and then an awkward pause in which the hosts fiddled around and seemingly tried to figure out what to do with themselves. Childers grabbed a tambourine and declared it time to sing “My Country,” with Kooiman on lead. Daughtry turned to leave, telling the co-hosts they’ve “opened a can of worms,” and that “this is where I bail.” After considerable backlash, Daughtry took to his YouTube page to apologize, explaining that he was caught unprepared by the “patriotic song” request and was worried that had he messed up the lyrics or sang poorly, there would be even worse backlash than the one he faces now.Â
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