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Next up for busy Beyonce: world tour starting in April

Show to open in Serbia, go on to Europe, U.S.

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Beyonce performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in New Orleans.

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Beyonce was just warming up at the Super Bowl: The singer has announced a world tour.

“The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” will kick off April 15 in Belgrade. The European leg of the tour will wrap up May 29 in Stockholm.

The tour’s North American stint starts June 28 in Los Angeles and ends Aug. 3 in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center.

It was also announced Monday that a second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia, and Asia later this year.

Beyonce was the halftime performer at Sunday night’s Super Bowl, where the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers. She performed a 13-minute set that included hits “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and a Destiny’s Child reunion.

Annie Awards

Walt Disney’s video-game romp Wreck-It Ralph has won top animation honors at the Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.

The comedy hit about a video-game villain who wants to turn hero was named best animated feature at Saturday night’s Annies. Wreck-It Ralph won out over a field that included Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, and Hotel Transylvania.

With a voice cast led by John C. Reilly, Wreck-It Ralph dominated the film categories, also winning Annies for director Rich Moore, voice co-star Alan Tudyk, and for its music and screenplay.

Among live-action films, The Avengers won the Annie for animated effects and Life of Pi won for character animation.

On the TV side, an episode of Robot Chicken won for best general audience animated show.

No criminal charges

Frank Ocean says he won’t pursue criminal charges against Chris Brown, who is alleged to have punched Ocean in a recent fight.

“As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man,” the R&B star wrote on his Tumblr page Saturday. “But as a man I am not a killer. I’m an artist and a modern person. I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit.”

Brown remained under investigation for his role in a fight outside a West Hollywood recording studio on Jan. 27, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

Witnesses told deputies that Brown punched Ocean during an argument over a parking space. Ocean later tweeted that he “got jumped by Chris and a couple guys” and suffered a finger cut.

Brown has not commented on the allegation.

Whitmore said Ocean had said he “desired prosecution.” He said the investigation was continuing because Ocean has not told authorities that he’s had a change of heart.

Brown, 23, remains on probation for attacking Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards and is due back in court on Wednesday to update a judge on his progress.

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