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!
SHAKIRA SUGGESTS UPCOMING HIATUS FROM THE VOICE WILL BE PERMANENT
Shakira has suggested that her hiatus from the upcoming seventh season of The Voice will be a more permanent one. While it was previously reported that she and Usher would continue to alternate seasons with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, Shakira has revealed that her busy schedule means this may no longer be the case after two successful seasons. “For now, no, I don't have any plans of coming back,” she told reporters on the red carpet yesterday. “This was always a temporary thing for me to do.”Â
ALEC BALDWIN STOPPED BY NYC COPS FOR RIDING HIS BIKE THE WRONGÂ WAY
Alec Baldwin was stopped by police in New York City yesterday for riding his bicycle the wrong way on Fifth Avenue and was issued two summonses. According to the New York Police Department, Baldwin, who did not have ID on him, was cycling north; the street is southbound. When stopped by police, Baldwin reportedly "got arrogant and loud." He received a summons for the wrong-way cycling, and another for disorderly conduct. Baldwin was then taken to the local precinct, and when officers were running his name for the warrant check, the actor reportedly said, "How old are these officers? They don't even know who I am." A rep for Baldwin declined to comment, but a source said: "He was riding his bicycle the wrong way and he didn't have ID on him."
CHANNING TATUM ADDS BIG ROLE
Channing TatumÂ will playÂ GambitÂ in futureÂ X-Men movies. The casting was confirmed by producerÂ Lauren Shuler DonnerÂ at anÂ X-Men: Days of Future Past event on Monday. Tatum has been discussed for the role for months, but it’s now official. It’s not clear at this point whether Gambit will have his own stand-alone movie, or debut inÂ X-Men: ApocalypseÂ (planned for 2016), or elsewhere.
KIM KARDASHIAN, BEYONCE NAMED MOST POWERFUL MOMS
Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham have been named among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2014. The trio, along with other famous faces including Christina Aguilera, Kerry Washington, Shakira, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sandra Bullock, have been recognized by Working Mother magazine In their annual list as parents who ''inspire us to keep striving for bigger and better.''
NEWÂ FLINTSTONES, POWER RANGERSÂ MOVIES IN THE WORKS
According toÂ The Hollywood Reporter,Â Will FerrellÂ andÂ AnchormanÂ directorÂ Adam McKayÂ are currently working on a new FlintstonesÂ animated movie.Â The CampaignÂ scribeÂ Chris HenchyÂ is writing the script for the project, based on the animated series that ran from 1960 to 1966. Most recently, two live action Flintstones movies were released in the '90s. Â Family Guy'sÂ Seth MacFarlaneÂ unsuccessfully attempted to launch a TV series reboot two years ago. But that's not all. TheWrap.com also reports that Lionsgate plans to resurrect theÂ Mighty Morphin' Power RangersÂ for a new live action movie. Since launching as a TV show in 1993, theÂ Power RangersÂ empire has expanded to comic books, video games and even a 1995 feature film starring the original TV cast.
AMERICAN IDOL RESULTS
“American Idol” had a major results last night, revealing the Top 3 of Season 13. Caleb Johnson,Â Jena Irene,Â Jessica Meuse andÂ Alex PrestonÂ were all in the running to snag one of the three Hometown Visits awarded to the finalists. But based on viewer votes, Meuse was eliminated. The singer was in tears and quite upset.
- Fox has officially renewed “American Idol” for its 14th season.
Boston MarketÂ is giving moms aÂ free mealÂ on May 11 with the purchase of any individual meal of equal or greaterÂ value.Â There are more than 450 Boston Market restaurants nationwide.
RedboxÂ has aÂ Mother’s Day special offerÂ that lets you receive 50 cents off a second movie or game through May 11 if you rent one movie or game at the regular price.Â TheÂ special offerÂ applies to select titles.
Texas RoadhouseÂ has a Mom’s DayÂ GetawayÂ sweepstakes for a three-night stay at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, roundtrip airfare for two and a $500 spa certificate.Â Sweepstakes ends May 12.Â You can enter through the Texas RoadhouseÂ FacebookÂ orÂ PinterestÂ page.
Starbucks:Â When you purchase one Oprah Chai hand-crafted beverage, you can get another one free.Â This offer is available only on May 11th at participating locations.
JAY CUTLER IS A DAD AGAIN
Kristin CavallariÂ gave birth to a baby boyÂ yesterday. The star announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Welcome Jaxon Wyatt CutlerÂ 7lbs 11oz 5/7/14” The baby is the second child for Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler, whoÂ welcomed sonÂ Camden JackÂ in 2012. Cavallari and Cutler gotÂ marriedÂ last June.
MILEY CYRUS REFUSES TO PERFORM ON “THE VOICE”
Miley CyrusÂ has snubbed “The Voice” because ofÂ Christina Aguilera. Miley has reportedly turned down multiple requests to perform on the hit talent show due to her severe dislike of Aguilera who first appeared as a judge on the series in 2011. Although the 33-year-old is currently on a two-season break from “The Voice,” Miley has refused to appear on the show over its affiliation with Christina - who, like the 21-year-old, shot to fame as a young Disney star. It’s believed that Miley became angry after Christina commented on a pair of chaps she had worn on stage in February - which were similar to those worn by Christina in theÂ videoÂ for her single “Dirrty.”
KIM KARDASHIAN CONFIRMS WEDDING WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
While standing out in a stunning blue gown alongside fiancé Kanye West at Monday's Met Gala, Kim Kardashian denied rumors the two were already married.Â Yesterday, Kim took to Twitter to say the same thing: “We are not married yet!” She also mentioned that her nuptials, which will reportedly take place on May 24 outside Paris, won't be televised. “We are not filming our wedding for Keeping up with the Kardashians,” she added. “You will see everything leading up til and after! (sic).” She added: “Privacy is our main priority.”
“TORI SOLD MY WEDDING INVITE FOR FIVE BUCKS!” JASON PRIESTLEY DISHES DIRT ON HIS FORMER BEVERLY HILLS 90210 CO-STAR
Jason Priestley has revealed the moment he found out that his former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Tori Spelling had sold her invitation to his wedding at her yard sale - for just $5. “I happened to be at home watching the local news one night, something I rarely got to do. Tori Spelling’s yard sale made the broadcast,” Jason said, according toÂ Us Weekly.Â “I saw my very own wedding invitation on the screen. Apparently, it had gone for five bucks, including a personal autograph by Tori. She sold my wedding invitation to a stranger.”
HUGH JACKMAN ALMOST CUT OFF PENIS WITH WOLVERINE CLAW
Hugh JackmanÂ has admitted to nearly cutting off his penis while filming a nude scene forÂ The Wolverine.Â The actor had the near miss as he tried to cover himself when he encountered a group of women on set.Â Speaking onÂ The Graham Norton Show, he said: "There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set. I ran around the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there.Â I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh - it was just the inner thigh thankfully! The metal claws had to go - you can't have bits and pieces flying off", he added.
MAGIC MIKE DETAILS
“Get ready to see a whole lot more ofÂ Zac Efron,” reportsÂ OK!, which claims the star “is trying to sweet-talk his way into the upcomingÂ Magic MikeÂ sequel,Â Magic Mike XXL, and is willing to take it all off for the stripper film.” According to the magazine, Efron “believes a starring role in the sequel would take his career to the next level.” And a friend of the actor tells the tab, Efron “would even go full monty to show the world that he’s no longer that kid from the Disney movies.”
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