Yesterday, Luv' singer José Hoebee had a lunch at the café-restaurant "Ambacht" in Best, NL with her fans and friends: Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters (of Dutch Show Company and organizer of Luv's recent anniversary party), Jos Theuns, Yvonne Bal and Ben Misterb. José's sister, Ingrid, was present as well.
Here are pictures of this convivial moment (courtesy of Jos Theuns and Yvonne Bal):
from left to right: Ingrid, José, Jos, Ben, Yvonne and Anton
BNN/NPO 3's panel game "Ranking the Stars" (hosted by Paul de Leeuw and featuring Patty Brard as a panelist) drew 499.000 viewers (market share: 8.9%) on July 23rd, 2017. Once again, the former Luv' singer couldn't help dissing her ex-colleagues. She showed a photo of the current line-up of the trio posing with a policeman backstage at a concert at the shopping center "De Els" in Walwijk, NL (see news posted on May 20th, 2017). She made silly jokes about their outfit and Ria Thielsch (who replaced her).
"Marga (Scheide) once trademarked Luv's name because she wanted to protect it. Then I looked at her and I thought: "why don't you go first to the hairdresser?" Patty said making fun of her haircut. "I've only had troubles with these "chicks"," she added (referring to her problems with the girl group).
It's always the same old song. At first, Patty publicly declares she doesn't want to talk about Luv' anymore but then she criticizes the group who made her the so-called "star" she is today.
Without Hans van Hemert this Schroevers secretary wouldn't have done a great career in show biz.
Moreover, Patty told Paul de Leeuw that she was never asked to participate in "College Tour". This NTR/NPO 3 program interviews the most high-profile Dutch and international guests. Inspired by town hall meetings during United States elections, the majority of questions are asked by the audience.
On June 16th, American musician DJ Khaled featuring Barbadian superstar Rihanna and Bryson Tiller released the single entitled "Wild Thoughts" (taken from Khaled's tenth studio album "Grateful"). This mid-tempo Latin-inspired track consists of Latin percussion, acoustic guitar lines and riffs that are heavily sampled from the 1999 hit single "Maria Maria" by American Latin rock band Santana.
The song has become one of the biggest hits of this summer. It is a global sensation (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA, a Top 5 hit in Europe, #2 in Australia, many gold and platinum certifications around the world....).
As a Luv' fan, I noticed something special when I first saw Rihanna's short turquoise off-the-shoulder silk chiffon dress (designed by Alberta Ferretti) in the music video.
Music video for "Wild Thoughts" (already 187 million views on Youtube!!!)
I had a strong sense of déjà vu. The pop star's outfit reminded me of José Hoebee's costume for Luv's Greatest Lover in 1978.
More than two weeks ago, the Luv' ladies celebrated their 40th anniversary at the Quatre Bras restaurant in Best, Netherlands (see news posted on July 9th, 2017). This event generated many pictures and videos posted on social media as well as several articles on Dutch news websites and in celebrity gossip magazines.
Here are other pictures of this wonderful moment (courtesy of JM Koos):
Earlier this month, we announced a terrible news: Luv's father and legendary record producer Hans van Hemert fell from a tree as he was cutting a branch in the garden of his house in Marthomis, France. He injured his back and was ferried to hospital in Montpellier by helicopter (see news posted on July 5th, 2017). Thank God Hans survived. He is obliged to wear a corset and needs time to recover.
On July 7th, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf mentioned Hans' accident in an article published in its "Privé" section.
After this incident, several pictures showing the Maestro in a better shape with friends and family (including his partner Willy) have been posted recently on Facebook.