| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Potential patrons in search of stars at the Adler Planetarium have been out of luck for the last couple days, as the "American Idol" entourage took over the museum in search of their own kind of star.
The show has previously discovered finalists like...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:09 PM
With freshmen handling the bulk of his team's pitching this season, Palm Beach Gardens coach Randy Jackson wasn't sure what to expect.
What he's seeing is that every game provides new teaching opportunties for his starters.
Friday, at Gulliver Prep's...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Scotty McCreery's decision to enroll at North Carolina State University last fall might not have created as big of a buzz in the media as James Franco's and Emma Watson's pursuit of a college education, but that doesn't mean the 2011 “American Idol&...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Well, so much for playing nice.
“American Idol” has barely gotten underway and a purported feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj -- they’ve both denied the beef -- has become a full-blown diva showdown, as seen in video leaked by...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:30 PM
It's not difficult to understand how Janina Gavankar, as Luna Garza in "True Blood," managed to steal Sam Merlotte's heart. When the Joliet native talks about the romance between the shapeshifters—shifters because they can switch from human to any...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Hundreds of loyal Michael Jackson fans are expected to mark the third anniversary of the pop icon’s death today at his final resting place in Glendale, including, apparently, his brother.
In a message posted to his Twitter account, Randy Jackson...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 10:45 AM
I think summer has finally made it to our fair valley. It has been quite hot enough for me. How about you?
On Tuesday my neighborhood lost its power for about an hour. Of course I was working on my computer at the time. Suddenly, everything shut down....
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:41 PM
There was no need to begin lining up for "American Idol"auditions outside the United Center early Thursday. Aspiring singers were given their 30 to 45 seconds with "Idol" producers based on when they picked up their wristbands during pre-registration,...