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  • Music

    October 3, 2013

    The New Sasha Fierce

    Houston is "Crazy In Love" with drag performer Tyoncé Moore.

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    April 30, 2013

    I Hate Beyonce's New "Back to Black" Cover With My Entire Soul

    Since the first thing that comes to mind about New York during the roaring 1920's is dubstep, Autotune, and, of course, Andre 3000 and Beyonce, the producers of the new The Great Gatsby movie have forced this little ditty upon us from the upcoming soundtrack. Bey and Andre's collaboration on Amy Wi ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Report: Beyonce At U of H RIGHT NOW

    Rocks Off's glitz-tracking colleagues/rivals over at CultureMap are reporting that Beyonce has just dropped in at the University of Houston to watch her mom, designer Tina Knowles, get interviewed for the university's Women's Archive and Research Collection. Like, RIGHT NOW, y'all. So is about half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Rappers And R&B Stars Who Would Make Great Tween Authors

    Beanie Sigel will NOT be asked to illustrate 50's book.​So did you hear the one where 50 Cent writes a young-adult book about bullying called Playground? No, this one is not a joke. Apparently, 50 wants to explores his inner tween and examine the negative effects of bullying on young people be ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Musical Dads & Daughters: The Good, The Bad & The Awkward

    OK Magazine​Blood, they say, is thicker than water. When Matthew Knowles and Beyonce ended their business relationship earlier this week, both stressed the fact that family is still family. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," Beyonce said in her statement. "I love my daughter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Beyonce, Dad No Longer Client, Manager

    ​Beyonce has severed business ties with her father and longtime manager since the days of Destiny's Child, Mathew Knowles, according to a press release from Houston-based Music World Entertainment. "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual," Mathew Knowles, Mu ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Beyonce In Blackface: Innocent Or Insult?​Good intentions are one thing. Perception vs. reality is another. So goes the story with the recent outpouring of outrage and defensive stances over Beyonce's French fashion magazine photo shoot for L'Officiel Paris. The Houston icon used dark brown facepaint to pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Mr. Blonde Is Definitely a Butt Man

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Texans Have Down Year In Grammy Nominations

    ​Texas artists, or artists with Texas roots, scored fewer nominations than usual when the Recording Academy announced its choices for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards Wednesday night. Perpetual nominees Beyonce and George Strait were nominated for residual tracks from I Am... Sasha Fierce and Twa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Beyonce Nip Slips: Five Of The Net's Best

    Houston's Beyonce is -- ha ha!! -- catching some heat in Britain over a TV ad for her new fragance Heat. The ad, allegedly, shows a nip slip. It's not surprising that the web has gone nuts over this; it turns out the net is full of people obsessed with Beyonce nip slips. A sampling (NSFW, we guess) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Beyonce: Pregnant?

    TBeyonce: Look for the baby bump​he celebrity journal of record, US Weekly, is reporting as authoritatively as it can that Houston's Beyonce is pregnant.Their source? According to the headline, it's a "Source." So there you go."B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn't ready to be a mother jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Bama Boyz On Producing Beyonce's "Why Don't You Love Me"

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Beyonce Meets Bettie Page In Steamy New Video

    "Why Don't You Love Me" - Beyoncé from Beyoncé on Vimeo. Holy smokes. Have you seen the new Beyoncé video for "Why Don't You Love Me"? It is, shall we say, steamy. Maybe even steamier than "Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)". First Beyoncé swiped choreography from Bob Fosse. Now she's finding ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    A Day At The Beach For Beyonce, Dad

    ​ One of the things Rocks Off is most grateful for is our Google alert for Beyonce, which provides us with a never-ending stream of amusing and occasionally newsworthy anecdotes concerning the escapades of Houston's hometown diva and her extended family. This morning's was especially rich, because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rocks Off Exclusive: Things Beyonce Will Be Doing on Her Break from Music

    ​ On top of everything else this week, sadly the news has come out that our beloved Beyonce is taking a break from music. Just when we need her the most, right? We miss B and Ms. Fierce already, and we're already speculating what she might get up to while taking her sabbatical away from the public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Beyonce Leads 2010 Grammy Field With 10 Nominations

    Beyonce leads all nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, reaping the benefits of her smash double album I Am... Sasha Fierce and her prominent role on the soundtrack to last year's Chess Records docudrama Cadillac Records, in which she appeared as an R&B diva from an earlier age, Etta Jame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Beyonce: Not Just Dangerously In Love, Dangerous To Your Computer

    Daniel Kramer​Via the Houston site of, anti-viral software company McAfee ranks Beyonce near the top of celebrities for whom Internet searches are likely to lead to pages containing spyware, viruses or other technology-borne maladies. Searching Beyonce and other boldfaced names like J ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Beyonce at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Imagine, if you will, being invited to the most lavish party, held just for you and about 15,000 of your closet friends. The host, a beauty from McGregor, whose only mission is to give her guests 100 percent of herself and satisfy their needs for a night of entertainment. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: B Acts... Like What?

    Rocks Off can't argue with the fact that Beyonce Knowles is a stone-cold fox when she gets on the microphone and belts out a song, dripping in glitter and wearing a barely-there outfit. Her voice is at once menacing and thundering, but also femininely fragile. Plus she has to be super-cool behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Who Dares Cover the Queen?

    Not strictly a cover, just one of those things we never get tired of posting... As if Queen B weren't (Sasha) fierce enough on her own, it seems her majesty's minions - let's face it, we're all her royal peons; there isn't anyone left on Earth who hasn't heard one of her songs, or doesn't tap their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: BET Awards, Remembering Jacko, Michelle Obama in Crowd and More

    Queen B: Rocks Off usually loves your style, but this just equals two words: Ask somebody. From one superstar to another: Beyonce pays tribute to Michael Jackson at her concert. "He taught me everything I know," she told the crowd at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center last week. Tyra vs. Beyonce: Who'd ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: The Kanye Remixes "Ego," Crossing the Street, Hairstyle Retrospective, Jonas Brothers Love and More

    Can the world handle this much "Ego"? Kanye remixes B's latest hit. TWIB loves Beyonce so much that we even put up with people covering her songs, for example up-and-coming R&B crooner Mateo and Teairra Mari doing "Diva." "Diva" is definitely our word of the day, but then again, we are talking ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    This Week in Beyonce: Bjork, BET Awards, "I Saw Beyonce at Burger King" and A Two-Year Break?

    TWIB may be folding up shop soon: B says she's considering taking a two-year break. Gay New York rapper Cazwell, self-described as "imagine if Biggie Smalls ate Donna Summer for breakfast, has a song called "I Seen Beyonce at Burger King" (see video above) on next month's album Watch My Mouth. Cat ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Obsessed No. 1 No More, Parisian Holiday, Glamour Cover, Dutch Tantrum and More

    Jezebel, via infdaily.comWell, what's Beyonce been up to this week? For starters, Wolverine blew B's semi-erotic thriller Obsessed out of the No. 1 box-office spot, notching $87 million last weekend. Obsessed was also edged by Matthew McConaughey's equally panned romcom Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, w ... More >>

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    May 1, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Obsessed Rules, The Great Vienna Caper and More

    Just today, as Rocks Off was remarking that "people are sick of PG-13 kiddie-suspense movies where there's no graphic violence or tits," he was informed that Beyonce's PG-13 thriller Obsessed took the No. 1 spot at the box office last weekend with $25 million, and had the largest-grossing opening of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: Howard Stern Hoax, Obsessed Opens, Toyota Center Date and More

    Following the exploits of the world's most famous Houstonian is a full-time job - to say the least; that must be why her publicist never seems to return our emails - but here at Rocks Off we do our best. Because Ms. B is never very far from the headlines, we decided the best thing to do wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Chart Check: Texans on Billboard

    A periodic look at how Lone Star natives are faring in the national music biz...Hot 100 (singles) 10. Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You" 12. Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain, "Blame It" 16. Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" 21. Beyonce, "Diva" 41. Beyonce, "Halo" Billboard 200 ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Chart Check: Texans on

    [Rocks Off scrolled through the various Top Sellers lists on this afternoon to see which albums by Texas artists are moving, and where.] Top Sellers Overall 2. Steve Martin, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo 7. Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel, Willie and the Wheel ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Return of Chart Check: Beyonce Runs "Rings" Around the Competition

    [Note: Chart Check is back, now spotlighting Texans on this week's various Billboard lists.] The Billboard 200 (albums) 4. Beyonce, I Am... Sasha Fierce 8. Jaime Foxx, Intuition Hot 100 (singles) 2. Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" 19. Beyonce, "If I Were a Boy" Digital Songs 5. Beyonce, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    November 27, 2008
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    November 26, 2008

    Beyonce and Luke the Drifter

    Because her public appearances are stage-managed to the hilt, and otherwise she generally stays out of trouble (or out of sight altogether), Beyonce is of constant interest but limited use to gotcha!-media outlets like TMZ. "It's hard to imagine Beyonce scratching an itch without undergoing a little ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    Beyoncé's Back

    Alter ego (and two movies) in tow

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Ike Can't Stop Parker Elementary's 50th Birthday

    You're an elementary school celebrating your 50th anniversary, you have such proud alumni as Beyonce, and what happens? Ike knocks your damn sign out. Parker Elementary in Westbury is a magnet school specializing in music, and it's long been known as a great school. (Even if other schools claim Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Welcome Back, Beyonce

    Beyonce has returned - though she never really seems to go very far, does she? - and is now hitting the world with dual singles hoping to flood both pop and urban radio with her regal presence and glass-shattering vocals. The pop ditty she’s offering is a track called “If I Were A Boy.” Prod ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Googlism with Houston Musicians, or Why Beyonce Is Stealing My Mojo

    Have you ever played around with Googlism? Here’s how the site, which is not affiliated with Google in any way, describes itself: “Googlism was created as a fun tool to see what Google ‘thinks’ of certain topics and people. Of course, the results are not really Google's opinion, they're yo ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007
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    November 18, 2004

    Destiny's Child

    Destiny Fulfilled (Columbia)

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    August 19, 2004

    Pop-Up Pop Stars

    With the help of city government, Matthew Knowles hopes to find the next Destiny's Child. You got a problem with that?

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    December 5, 2002

    When Nelly Met Kelly

    A St. Louis rapper helps a hometown girl step out of the shadow of a multiplatinum band

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    January 10, 2002

    Top Ten of 2001

    The top-ranked -- and stanked -- Chronicle stories of the year!

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