| Mar 11, 2013
People still look at me funny when I say Rodale is headquartered in the Lehigh Valley. Sometimes I'll say Emmaus, sometimes Allentown or Bethlehem. But unless they are longtime organic gardeners or farmers, in which case Emmaus (the birthplace of the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Chicagoans will get their first glimpse of “American Idol’s” brand new judges panel when the Fox singing competition visits the Adler Planetarium for auditions Tuesday and Wedneday.
Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Nicki...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 6:28 AM
The temperature was in the 30s Saturday evening in downtown Chicago, but you wouldn't know it from looking at Lee DeWyze.
The former "American Idol" winner and Mount Prospect native was wearing flip-flops and a black t-shirt while smoking a cigarette...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The Bears' Jay Cutler and former fiancee Kristin Cavallari had drinks with friends at Public House Friday. The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews also hit the River North sports bar that night.
Bears coach Lovie Smith, the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Kid Rock will be taking the stage Friday in Illinois, but not in Chicago like he did at the United Center and House of Blues in 2011.
No, the “Cowboy” and “All Summer Long” rocker will be performing on the Illinois Valley Regional...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 6:51 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have added a second daughter to their family, born through a surrogate mother.
The couple announced Monday the arrival of Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born on Dec. 28 at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:01 AM
After what felt like months of rampant speculation, Fox has finally announced that the “American Idol” judges' panel will include pop-rap vixen Nicki Minaj and country statesman Keith Urban. The two are joining fellow newbie, pop diva Mariah...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
The Academy of Country Music announced the nominations for its 46th annual awards Tuesday morning (Feb. 1). Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year. In addition,...
| Feb 14, 2011
Uprisings have been in the news of late, and here was another one. This year's Grammy Awards ceremony, telecast from Staples Center Sunday night, was a generational takeover and an airing of the widening gap between the traditional corporate music...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Coen brothers' "True Grit," which plays out over rural Arkansas and the Indian Territory of the 1870s, is the duo's highest-grossing film to date, and last week it became the second-most-nominated movie in this year's Oscar race.
Earlier in January,...
| Nov 16, 2010
The ups and downs of Keith Urban's life in the last few years have all the makings of a great country song: he's soared to the top of the sales charts, headlined sports arenas, married a movie star ( Nicole Kidman), relapsed then emerged from a stint in...
| May 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Urban performed his 2010 single "Long Hot Summer," which has so far been released in only Canada and Australia. Perhaps this is the single's coming out party in the United States?...