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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 would be a weekly digest keeping all the single ladies (and everybody else) up to speed.

Even though yeah, we fell for it at first too, Rocks Off was shocked - shocked! - to discover the audio clip of Beyonce mangling "If I Were A Boy" on the Today Show last fall that Howard Stern played on his show Tuesday was a hoax. Kudos to tmz.com for taking time between rounds of "Name Dat Butt!" to clear this up.

Even if you're as sick of "Single Ladies" as we are, bet you haven't heard it mashed up with the theme to The Andy Griffith Show.

As you can see above, these single ladies in London's Picadilly Circus were very excited to learn B will be performing a free concert, sponsored by Trident Unwrapped, in the UK capital come November.

But first, she'll be spending the 4th of July with her homeboys and homegirls when her I Am... tour stops at Toyota Center.

Because her nephew - son of Beyonce's Twitter-crazy sister Solange - is a fan, B will guest star (or guest voice) as the lead singer of a girl group in Nickelodeon's preschool animated series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Her episodes air next Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. Houston time.

Beyonce's latest movie, the stalker thriller Obsessed, opens tomorrow. The Wire's Idris Elba plays her husband, and Heroes' Ali Larter, co-stars as the office temp trying - foolishly, we assume - to steal B's man. 

Current Billboard Chart Positions

I Am... Sasha Fierce: No. 22, Billboard 200; No. 13, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 

"Halo": No. 12, Hot 100; No. 18, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; No. 6, Hot Dance Club Play

"Diva": No. 22, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs  

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)": No. 50, Hot 100; No. 40, Pop 100; No. 44, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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