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Take Your Schadenfreude And Schove It

Apr 23, 2009

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Barrie Hardymon

In the grand tradition of the shameful joy we feel when someone talented and beautiful is revealed to be mediocre and airbrushed, came this little tidbit from Howard Stern by way of TMZ (whose tagline, I believe, is "we put the 'reude' in 'schadenfreude'").

If you've ever wondered what a cat sounds like when it's being strangled, then you're gonna love the supposed raw, unedited, "board mix" of Beyonce Knowles from her "Today Show" performance last year — courtesy of Howard Stern. The King of All Media ran the supposedly leaked audio clip on his Sirius radio show yesterday.

Listen, I've seen the Destiny's Child Behind The Music more than once — I knew that gal could sing. So, when the whole thing was revealed as a hoax — I felt virtuous.

Just as Mathew Knowles told us, the audio clip that many people believed was leaked from "Today" was indeed a fake. In fact, TMZ found the person behind the prank who was surprised it went as far as it did, saying, "It's a little bit crazy. No one in their right mind would sound like that, and no one would cheer for someone singing like that."

Britney, you are not off the hook.

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