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!
JENNIFER LAWRENCE SAYS MILEY CYRUS TOLD HER TO "GET IT TOGETHER" AFTER SHE PUKED AT OSCARS PARTY
Jennifer Lawrence was on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Wednesday and talked about getting drunk at the Oscars and then vomiting at a fancy after-party. Lawrence said she was such a mess that after she “puked,” Miley Cyrus, who was standing behind the actress, told her to “get it together.”Â
NEW COUPLE ALERT
Yesterday on "The Wendy Williams Show," Wendy asked "Dancing with the Stars" winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy if they're dating. Meryl said they're not dating.
REALITY SHOW RATINGS WAR
In a battle of reality TV finales,Â Dancing with the StarsÂ pulled in more viewers thanÂ The VoiceÂ Tuesday night. The two-hour season finale of the ABC competition, won by Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was seen by 14.9 million viewers from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time. It aired opposite the season finale of NBC'sÂ The Voice,Â which drew 11.6 million viewers. The singing competition was won by Josh Kaufman. American IdolÂ had a disappointing night for part one of its season finale. Airing in the 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Time slot, it attracted an audience of just 6.6 million people.
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STAR WARS ANNOUNCES CONTEST TO BE IN MOVIE
Star Wars: Episode VII is giving away a role in the movie. Director J.J. Abrams made the announcement yesterday, revealing a contest for fans who donate $10 to the new Star Wars: Force For Change charity campaign. The winner gets the chance of a lifetime.
Last night's finale of "Survivor" it was Tony Vlachos as the winner., beating out Yung "Woo" Hwang for the big prize.
Seems like everyone and there mom performed on "American Idol" last night including Ryan Seacrest! If you stuck around to the final two minutes of the show you found out it was Caleb crowned this season's American Idol!
GEORGE CLOONEY GIVES MATT DAMON BEST MAN JOB
George ClooneyÂ has askedÂ Matt DamonÂ to be his best man. George proposed to his girlfriendÂ Amal AlamuddinÂ last month and although rumors had suggested he was planning to askÂ Brad PittÂ to be his best man, it's now been revealed that he's chosen his “The Monuments Men” co-star instead. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''A lot of people thought Brad was a certainty to be George's best man as they have been such good friends for years. But he is probably even closer to Matt. Besides many years ago, during one drunken night together, George made a promise to Matt that he would make him his best man if he ever got married - so Matt called to claim his prize.''
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Last night on “Dancing with the Stars,” Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy won the competition. Amy Purdy and Derek Hough came in second. Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas came in third.
THE VOICE FINALE
“The Voice” has a new champion. TheÂ NBCÂ singing competition crowned its season 6 winner last night. While finalistsÂ Christina Grimmie,Â Josh Kaufman, and Jake WorthingtonÂ each gave it their all during their last performances, only one could win the grand prize — a recording contract and $100,000. Based on viewers’ votes, the results were: In third place: Christina Grimmie; In second place: Jake Worthington. The winner was Josh Kaufman (Team Usher).
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JOE BIDEN TURNS DOWN CONNECTICUT TEEN'S PROM INVITATION..BUT SENDS HER A CORSAGE AND INVITES HER TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Vice President Joe Biden turned down a Connecticut teenager's prom invitation - but instead sent her a corsage and invited her to the White House.Â Talia Maselli, 18, wrote a letter to Biden seven months ago inviting him to be her date and edge out any competition. “I am inviting you so far in advance because I'm sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” she wrote. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.” Biden was unable to attend - but he had a handpicked corsage and handwritten note sent to her homeÂ the day before the big dance.Â “I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” the note read. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”
BRAD PITT READY TO SIGN DEAL TO STAR IN “TRUE DETECTIVE” SEASON 2?
There’s been rumors buzzing around that Brad Pitt is set to star inÂ True Detective season 2 since, well,Â True DetectiveÂ season 1 ended. The show was an international success, with both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey highly praised for their roles as detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart. It was unusual to see two such high profile actors taking time from their busy movie schedules to indulge in a little HBO series, but it sure did pay off. So, it’s no surprise that Brad Pitt potentially wants a piece of theÂ True DetectiveÂ pie. Since March, he’s been the bookie’s favorite to join the cast of the show, and theÂ Latin Post is now reporting that Pitt is close to signing off on the deal.
DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS
Part one of the “Dancing with the Stars” finale ended last night with a heartbreaking elimination to reveal the Final 3. So, whose quest for the Mirror Ball came to a premature end? Ultimately, James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated.
The couple hadÂ scored a 58 out of 60Â last night, much higher than Bure’s 51, which means fan votes likely put her and Ballas over the edge. Now PurdyÂ (59 points), DavisÂ (60 points), and Bure will all compete to get that sparkling trophy when the finale continues tonight.
JOSH GROBAN TO HOST NEW ABC SINGING COMPETITION "RISINGÂ STAR"
ABC is throwing its hat in the reality singing competition ring with the new seriesÂ Rising Star, and has announced what top musical talent will appear on the show when it debuts in June.Â Â First up isÂ Josh Groban, who'll host the competition.Â Serving as experts -- no coaches or judges on this show -- are rapper and actorÂ Ludacris, country superstarÂ Brad Paisley, and pop starÂ Kesha,Â who's been largely out of the spotlight since she finished a stint in rehab earlier this year for an eating disorder. Rising Star, which will premiere June 22, will follow a group of contestants as they perform live. What sets the competition apart from other shows is that the experts don't have a say in who goes, who stays and who moves on.Â Instead, viewers will vote in real time via an app to determine which contestant will advance in the competition.Â In fact, the performer will be able to witness the voting during his or her performance.
WEIRD RED CARPET MOMENT FOR AMERICA FERRERA
A man tried to crawl underÂ How to Train Your Dragon 2Â star America Ferrera's dress while she posed Friday with her co-stars at the film's premiere in Cannes, France. The man jumped onto the red carpet, then got on his knees and tried to crawl under her white tulle gown. Security had to come and drag the guy away, while the actress held her poise alongside co-stars Cate Blanchett, Jay Baruchel, Kit Harrington, and Djimon Hounsou. Afterward, the actress was noticeably shaken by the incident.
MARK BALLAS SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURY REHEARSING FOR DWTS - AND MAY EVEN MISS THE FINAL
Mark Ballas has suffered a serious injury while rehearsing for the Dancing with the Stars finale. He was practicing a freestyle routine with celebrity partner Candace Cameron Bure when the incident occurred yesterday. A rep for the ABC series toldÂ People: “His shoulder popped out during a lift and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released.” Adding to the drama, his chances of competing on the finale are still up in the air, as the rep added, “It's unclear whether or not he'll be able to perform on Monday's show.”
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