Showbiz Shelly is the entertainment reporter and co-host for The J Show on B96 Radio (96.3 FM). At 7:15 am, every weekday morning she also takes on listeners in a pop culture quiz: The Showbiz Shelly Smackdown.
Growing up in Chicagoland, Shelly would listen to B96 while driving to New Trier High School. She later graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a degree in broadcasting. It is at Northwestern where she discovered her passion for entertainment news being head of the Arts and Entertainment division of Northwestern’s television station. She started as a B96 promotions intern her sophomore year of college and worked her way up to the morning show. During her last ten years as an entertainment reporter at B96, she has met celebrities ranging from Miley Cyrus to Michael Jordan. Shelly has also contributed entertainment scoops to ABC’s Windy City Live, CBS and more.
One of Shelly’s favorite activities outside of work is beach volleyball.
Kenny Baker, the man who played R2D2 in Star Wars passed away last week. What was the name of R2D2’s humanoid robot best friend in the Star Wars films?
Britney Spears doesn’t know the meaning of “Oops! I Did It Again…”
Amy Schumer is currently filming a new comedy in Hawaii and she talked Goldie Hawn out of retirement to play her mother. Who is Goldie’s actress daughter?
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart split!
Evan Ross posted a happy family pic with his daughter and wife, Ashlee Simpson. What short lived TV drama did Ashlee play the newbie, Violet Foster?
Demi Lovato is being sued for copyright infringement!
This Saturday is the big Hollywood in Chicago event, MixKnowledgy: Chicago!
Leo DiCaprio called up Justin Timberlake to replace him as host at a Hillary Clinton event. What state is Timberlake from?
Rob Kardashian practices his parental skills and tells King Cairo to stop cussing!
Dennis Graham just released a new song. Graham is the 60 year old father of Aubrey Graham. What is Aubrey’s performer name?