Chorizo contest to heat up culinary department at Ivy Tech
The El Popular-Ivy Tech Chorizo Contest will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Ivy Tech Community College's East Chicago campus, 410 E. Columbus Drive. Professional chefs will be among judges for the event. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $250, $150 and $75. Tickets to taste the chorizo creations are $2. Tickets can be purchased at the finance office. No tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call (219) 392-3600, ext. 245. - Eloise Marie Valadez
Ernie Pyle Museum to be open during Parke County Festival
The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum, in Dana, Ind., will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20 during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, which runs Oct. 11 through Oct. 20. Requests for private tours of the museum will be accepted outside normal museum hours. Location of the museum is on Indiana 71, north of U.S. 36 in Dana, Pyle's hometown. Pyle was a World War II newspaper correspondent who was killed in the South Pacific in 1945. Museum admission is $3.50 for adults age 55 and older; $2 for children ages 4 to 12; Children 3 and younger are admitted free. - Eloise Marie Valadez
Hayden Panettiere engaged to Wladimir Klitschko
"Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere is confirming her engagement to Olympic boxer Wladimir Klitschko. Appearing on Wednesday's "Live with Kelly and Michael," the 24-year-old actress was flashing a large diamond ring that prompted host Kelly Ripa to inquire what it might signify. Panettiere confirmed she's engaged as the studio audience cheered. She added she and longtime boyfriend Klitschko haven't set a wedding date. Panettiere made her entrance on the show wearing a huge, live boa constrictor meant to startle host Michael Strahan who is not a snake fancier. Clearly Panettiere's ring, and big news, upstaged even her pet reptile. On ABC's "Nashville," Panettiere plays scheming up-and-coming country music star Juliette Barnes.
Drake, Macklemore, Thicke set for Grammy nods show
Drake, Robin Thicke, Keith Urban and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform on the Grammy Awards nominations special in December. The Recording Academy made the announcement Wednesday. The show will be held Dec. 6 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Rapper-actor LL Cool J will host "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night." The one-hour special will air on CBS starting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Thicke is a top Grammy contender. His "Blurred Lines" is the year's biggest smash. He has won Grammys for writing songs for Usher and Jennifer Hudson. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also have a strong chance for Grammy gold. Their breakthrough year includes three international hits and a platinum debut with "The Heist."