Entertainment

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.

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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.

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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.

Dec 3 '13 09:24

Netflix announced that its Dutch service has signed an agreement with NBCUniversal International to acquire dramas such as Suits, Downton Abbey and Bates Motel.

Nov 29 '13 16:08

Holland's Got Talent contestant Xiao Wang is reportedly incensed by racially charged comments made by one of the show's judges. The PhD candidate at the University of Groningen has not made a statement since the show featuring him as a singer aired November 16.

Nov 28 '13 14:43

The derogatory remarks Holland's Got Talent host Gordon made to a Chinese contender of the popular TV show have led anti-discrimination group MDRA to call on television station RTL to apologize. Meldpunt definitively told RTL that Gordon insulted people of Chinese descent.

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Nov 27 '13 15:45

The Netherlands Film Fund and the Norwegian Film Institute have teamed up for the co-production of documentaries agreement, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Nov 26 '13 10:52

Dutch superstar Herman Van Veen will visit South Africa for four concerts in January 2014, Broadway World reports.

Nov 26 '13 08:30

Juror Gordon refuses to apologize to Holland's Got Talent-candidate Xiao Wang, according to his statement in KRO-program Oog in Oog.

Nov 23 '13 15:07

The nature film De Nieuwe Wildernis has already attracted more than 600,000 visitors to the cinema, announced distributor Dutch Filmworks. It's extraordinary for a nature film to attract so many visitors

Nov 22 '13 18:24

The screening of the Dutch film, Matterhorn, on a gay film festival in St. Petersburg, started hours later on Thursday, because the organization received a bomb threat, reported cameraman Dennis Wielaert, who attended the show

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