Entertainment

Dec 25 '13 04:32

DJ's Giel Beelen, Paul Rabbering, and Coen Swijnenberg collected 12,302,747 euros during the tenth edition of the 3FM fundraising campaign, "Serious Request," a record amount.

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Dec 24 '13 11:31

Dutch content company Endemol has acquired a 33% stake in Channel 2 franchisee Reshet.

Dec 24 '13 10:36

Both shows of the musical "Soldaat van Oranje" were canceled for Tuesday. The roof of the foyer of the Theater hangar near former airfield Valkenburg, was partially blown off by the storm.

Dec 24 '13 10:11

The morning show by the "Groot Kerstcircus" (large Christmas circus) on the Malieveld in The Hague has been canceled for Tuesday. The organization canceled the 11:00 show as a precautionary measure, due to the storm.

Dec 24 '13 04:34

The tracks in the top 2000 are getting younger each year. The average production year of the tracks in this year's list is 1984. During the first edition of the radio-event in 1999 the average production year per track was 1975.

Dec 23 '13 09:59

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shortlisted a total of nine movies for best non-English language film for the 2014 Oscar nominations.

Dec 23 '13 04:36

After four days of "Serious Request" the counter hit the 4,328,242 euro. Sunday evening another provisional score was announced in the campaign of 3FM and the Red Cross. The amount is slightly higher than last year after four days, but the gap is narrowing.

Dec 23 '13 04:35

The concert "Serious Record" in Leeuwarden is the longest concert in the world as of Saturday night. It lasted 363 hours, over 15 days.

Dec 19 '13 11:15

Paul Bäumer, DJ of the hit group Bingo Players, died this week at age 37 from cancer.

Dec 19 '13 04:33

The door is locked and will be opened again on Christmas Eve: the 3FM campaign, "Serious Request" has officially launched. Sportsman of the Year, Epke Zonderland, locked up the three DJs in the Glass House in Leeuwarden around 20:45 pm.

Dec 18 '13 04:35

Designer Jan Taminiau received a Cultural Fashion Stipend in Amsterdam. The scholarship amounts to 50,000 euros and is intended for Dutch designers who designed at least fifteen collections.

Dec 18 '13 04:34

Bad news for fans who have not yet succeeded in getting their hands on a ticket. Even Beyoncé's extra concert, scheduled on March 19 in the Ziggo Dome, is sold out. The second show was inserted when all tickets were sold in the blink of an eye on Monday.

Dec 17 '13 12:55

Rotterdam has decided not to punish the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival for statements made by the group's namesake linking homosexuals and pedophiles. On Sunday, the largest party on the city council, PvdA, demanded conductor Valery Gergiev's resignation for his September comments.

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Dec 16 '13 12:14

A benefit concert featuring top jazz artists from the Netherlands has collected €15,000 euros to keep the Netherlands Jazz Archive (NJA) open.

Dec 14 '13 04:36

In preparation for an auction at Sotheby's in New York, a special chair by Gerrit Rietveld surfaced. It is a prototype of the so-called 'low chair' that was made by the furniture designer from Utrecht in 1950. Until now it was assumed that this prototype was lost.

Dec 13 '13 13:50

Netflix today will premiere the second season of its original series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt in the Netherlands, Broadwayworld reports.

Dec 13 '13 04:31

RTL Netherlands regrets that Gordon gave out Connie Breukhoven's phone number, Wednesday evening in a live broadcast on RTL 4. RTL will discuss the matter with Gordon.

Ari Folman
Dec 12 '13 14:39

Ari Folman, director of the Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir, will write and direct an animated movie on the life of Anne Frank, hollywood Reporter reports.

Dec 12 '13 13:39

Dutch cable group Ziggo said it is in discussions with American cable company Liberty Global about a potential takeover.

Dec 12 '13 04:32

In the last couple of years more Dutch have visited a Christmas market. Once again busloads of shoppers cross the border to visit a German 'Weihnachtsmarkt'. The fairs with festive stalls and glühwein stands in the Netherlands are also expected do good business.

Dec 7 '13 04:33

Rock Werchter 2014 will be taking place from Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6 on the Festival grounds in Werchter (Belgium), near Leuven. Ticket sales will start Saturday, December 7th at 14:00 on the dot.

Dec 6 '13 04:31

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make a one-time donations of 28 million euros to the Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT). The Tropics Museum will receive 11 million.

John de Mol
Dec 5 '13 13:56

Dutch media tycoon John de Mol is planning to take full control of Dutch television broadcaster SBS.

Dec 3 '13 17:03

The "Rijksmuseum" in Amsterdam has already attracted 2 million visitors since the reopening on April 13 this year. The museum welcomed the two millionth visitor, a young tourist from Israel, Tuesday.

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