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BEYONCE: Pop star Beyonce is to kick off her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" in Belgrade, Serbia, April 15, Parkwood Entertainment announced.
This is Beyonce's first multicity tour in more than three years. She gave birth to her daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012.
The European leg of her upcoming tour will include stops in Dublin, Ireland, Berlin, Germany; Paris and a four-night stint at The 02 in London, England.
Live Nation said the North American leg of the tour is to begin June 28 in Los Angeles. Stops will include New York's Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team of which Beyonce's husband, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, is a part owner.
She also is scheduled to play Atlanta, Houston, Toronto and Boston.
"'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' promises to be the entertainer's most ambitious undertaking to date," a news release said. "It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia."
The tour news follows Beyonce's triumphant performance at the "Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show" in New Orleans.
FALL OUT BOY: Fall Out Boy, a pop-punk band from Illinois, announced it had recorded a new album and would go on tour to support it.
The group went on hiatus in late 2009 so members Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley could pursue their own side projects.
"When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music," the group said in a message on its website Monday. "It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now."
The band's new CD, "Save Rock and Roll," is set for release May 6. The tour was to kick off Monday night with a sold-out gig in Chicago.
RICK LAKE: Ricki Lake's U.S. daytime talk show, which started in September, has been canceled after one season due to low ratings, Twentieth Television announced.
"We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as executive producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development for Twentieth Television, said in a statement Monday to The Hollywood Reporter about the cancellation of "The Ricki Lake Show."
"While we are proud of the topics the program tackled including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce and addiction, we were simply not able to break through the crowded talk show marketplace."
"I am so proud of the shows we completed this season, sparking important conversations about everything from raising children to mental illness to suicide prevention to coming out. I will continue to be an active and passionate voice for subjects that are close to my heart through a variety of platforms -- and a return to my documentary film-making work with Abby Epstein. I am excited to create meaningful and provocative films similar to our 2007 project, 'The Business of Being Born,'" Lake said.
Lake previously served as host of the talk show "Ricki Lake" from 1993 to 2004.
"Sometimes in life, you think you found the one. But then one day you find out, that she is just some [expletive]!" Hollywood Life quoted Timberlake as saying at this past Saturday's concert as he introduced his breakup anthem, "Cry Me a River."
The remark was met with a backlash online from fans who thought he was trash-talking Spears, who can be heard saying, "It's Britney, [expletive]," in two of her hit songs -- "Gimme More" and "Scream & Shout."
"Ok. I see you. Wouldn't disrespect ANYONE personally. Ever. #Relax #ItsBritney[Expletive] I do love that saying though*with accent* #Respect," Timberlake tweeted to upset fans.
The couple dated for three years and broke up in 2002. Spears went on to have two sons with her now-ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Timberlake is now married to actress Jessica Biel.
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