Holland's Got Talent finalist Lars de R. along with four other men are on trial in Belgium this week for making and distributing child pornography. The Dutch man is suspected of sharing files of child pornography he made in India with his Belgian "child porn club", RTL Nieuws reports.
The court in Alkmaar sentenced 26-year-old Lars de R. from Krommenie to four years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing 10 underage boys in Netherlands, India and Croatia, NOS reports.
De R. became famous when he reached the finals of talent show Holland's Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2009. The court found him guilty of having sex with ten boys multiple times over the course of eight years. The youngest victim was 4-years-old at the time.
Lars de R., the now 25 years old guitarist who reached the finals in the talent show Holland's Got Talent in 2009, is accused of child sex abuse. He is suspected of abusing five children in the Netherlands and six in India, was revealed in a hearing in the Court of Alkmaar on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.
Dutch teen Nick Nicolai is getting international attention after his Holland's Got Talent audition hit the internet. The bullied 18-year-old boy even reached the attention of American entertainment blogger Perez Hilton, who heaped praise on him in a recent blog.
Singer-presenter Gordon was severely injured in a hit and run accident on the Greek island of Mykonos on Thursday night. He was hit by a car as he was walking to his hotel from a restaurant.
The Chinese singer and PhD student Xiao Wang who appeared on Holland's Got Talent last year, only to be ridiculed to no end by judge Gordon, was invited by King Willem-Alexander to be present at the state banquet by honor of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping.
Holland’s Got Talent panelist Gordon has admitted that he now understands the fall-out over his racially insensitive joke better.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features an Anti-Islam sticker by PVV leader Geert Wilders draws anger on the social network, Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, Irish airline Ryanair plans to cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport, Delft University of Technology unveils a new a small flying robot, Guyana taking action after dead caimans found at the Schiphol airport, Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands offering their menu’s number 39 for 39% off and a 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol air
Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories
features the unfortunate fall of an Ajax fan, leaving him severely injured, Gordon's racial slurs causing national and international commotion, a dark-skinned intern rejected on his skin color, the news of Obama and Putin attending an international summit in The Hague, the discovery that Sinterklaas is an ex-con, and the Marechaussee haven't had a dull moment this week with drug busts, fake marriages, and new barracks.
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.
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.
Juror Gordon refuses to apologize to Holland's Got Talent-candidate Xiao Wang, according to his statement in KRO-program Oog in Oog.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: singer Trijntje Oosterhuis underestimates the power of social media, the arrival of Sinterklaas and his helpers in The Netherlands, Hungarian pimps arrested for human trafficking, diplomats assault a reporter, 'Holland's got Talent' and 'RTL Late Night' in the spotlight for racism, an Euro Atlantic Airways aircraft continues to it destination despite potentially dangerous problems, and Joran van der Sloot demanding a new trial.
RTL Late Night talk show host Humberto Tan was told by actor Jack Spijkerman, “My God, you’re not only dark [skinned], you’re dumb as well.”
Holland's Got Talent judge Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth, who goes by the nickname Gordon, has come under fire for making racist comments about an Asian contestant.