Shania Shows up

Shania Twain, whose reappearance usually foreshadows a new album or live performances, is once again in the public eye.

Twain, who last made news because of her May 2008 divorce from Robert “Mutt” Lange, made a brief appearance at the Country Music Association awards in November.

But now she is expected to appear as a guest judge on “American Idol” during the Chicago auditions, and posted a personal letter and video travelogue on her Web site.

“The country music industry is ready for Shania Twain to come back, definitely,” Reba McEntire told the Associated Press. “You could see that at the CMA Awards. They gave her a standing ovation when she walked out on stage.”