samedi 28 décembre 2013

The Best of 2013

2013 saw the reunion of Luv's 1980-1981 lineup, the relaunch of José Hoebee's singing career (solo and with Bonnie St. Claire) and the profusion of projects for Patty Brard....

* José Hoebee on "Sterren Dansen op Het Ijs"



In early January 2013, the former lead singer of Luv' was a candidate of "Sterren Dansen op Het Ijs", SBS 6 figure skating competition. She trained very hard with her partner Simon Crowhurst and was rapidly eliminated. 

related posts:
  • January 4th: José enters the second round of SBS 6 figure skating competition : click here to read it
  • January 6th: José eliminated from "Sterren Dansen op Het Ijs": click here to read it.

* Patty's comeback on "Shownieuws"/"Show Laat"


2013 saw Patty's comeback on "Shownieuws", SBS 6 entertainment news program. From 2007 to 2011, she co-hosted the program with Viktor Brand. After a twenty-month hiatus, the diva worked as an "expert" on "Shownieuws" (whose late-evening edition was later renamed "Show Laat"). Some broadcasts scored good ratings.

related posts:
  • Patty temporarily back on "Shownieuws" (January 18th): click here to read it. 
  • "Shownieuws" featuring Patty Brard scores good TV ratings (February 1st): click here to read it. 
  • Patty back as an anchor on "Shownieuws" (March 20th): click here to read it.
  • Shownieuws: still a success (June 22nd): click here to read it. 
  • Shownieuws: good viewing figures...once again!!! (August 16th): click here to read it.

* January 25th: Patty's fan club meeting


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  • Patty Brard: meet'n greet evening with fans (January 26th): click here to read it.
  • Video: Patty's fan club meeting (January 31st): click here to read it.

* First semester: Patty Brard as a "freelance" TV personality



Patty Brard's participation in "Sterren Springen" (aka "Celebrity Splash") in late August 2012 gave a boost to her career on television. She was later involved in short-term projects with SBS and RTL

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  • New season of "Wie is de reisleider?" premieres on January 8th (January 6th): click here to read it. 
  • Patty: Happy days are here again (January 9th): click here to read it.
  • "Echte Meisjes op de Prairie" premieres on March 5th (January 25th): click here to read it.
  • The Dutch version of "Snog Marry Avoid?" with Patty Brard on RTL 5 (January 31st): click here to read it
  • Patty to be judge on celebrity ski jumping competition (February 11th): click here to read it.
  • SBS 6 ski jumping competition to debut very soon (February 19th): click here to read it
  • "Vliegende Hollanders" in a tough ratings war (February 23rd): click here to read it.
  • Patty "torn between two lovers" (February 24th): click here to read it.
  • Reinout Oerlemans: Patty made his fortune (March 24th): click here to read it. 
  • "Lust, Liefde of Laten Lopen": Patty's disapproval of the program's title (May 7th): click here to read it. 
  • La Brard: very competent on "Koffietijd" (May 13th): click here to read it.
  • SBS and RTL want Patty (May 27th): click here to read it.

* José's new apartment in Hilversum


José's husband, record producer Will Hoebee died in June 2012. This tragedy led to financial problems and José was obliged to leave Lommel, Belgium. She settled down in a modest wooden house in Muiderberg, NL but this accommodation was too depressive. In February 2013, the singer moved to Hilversum (a key center for Dutch radio and television broadcasting).

related posts:
  • José is moving to Hilversum (February 19th): click here to read it.
  • José's new apartment (February 23rd): click here to read it. 
  • José's new life in Hilversum (April 25th): click here to read it.

* Marga Scheide and former competitors in "Story" Magazine


Marga Scheide's presence in the media is rare. In February, she appeared in "Story" Magazine with two former competitors: Debbie Jenner (of Doris D. & The Pins) and Gemma van Eck (of Babe).

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  • Marga, Gemma & Debbie in "Story" Magazine (February 16th): click here to read it.

* May 25th, 2013: Luv's 1980-1981 lineup reunited


The original Luv' formation disbanded in August 2012.  Luv's 1980-1981 lineup reunited during a fan club meeting in late May 2013. José Hoebee, Marga Scheide and Ria Thielsch (Patty Brard's replacement) devoted time to their fans for pictures and autographs. The ladies received a copy of a double DVD with unique footage conceived by Peter Boonstra. The "Dutch Show Company" performed classic hits of José and Luv'.

related post:
  • Luv's 1980-1981 lineup (briefly) reunited (May 26th): click here to read it.

* Patty on "Ranking the Stars"



Patty took part in BNN/Nederland 3's panel game show "Ranking the Stars" (hosted by Paul de Leeuw).

related posts:
  • Patty to taken part in "Ranking the Stars" (May 24th): click here to read it.
  • Patty @ Ranking the Stars (June 27th): click here to read it.
  • Patty on "Ranking the Stars" (New Year's special) (December 8th): click here to read it. 

* José in the Press


The relaunch of José Hoebee's singing career led to the publication of articles in the press.

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  • José in "Beau Monde" (May 6th): click here to read it. 
  • José in celebrity gossip magazines (September 5th): click here to read it. 
  • José is looking for happiness (Weekend Magazine): click here to read it. 
  • José Hoebee in "Story Magazine" (November 6th): click here to read it. 
  • Magazine scans: Primero (featuring José Hoebee) (November 21st): click here to read it. 
  • José: beauty "makeover" in "Party" magazine (November 28th): click here to read it.
* Patty in "Sinterklaas en de Pepernoten Chaos"


Patty Brard played the role of Gerard Joling's assistant in "Sinterklaas en de Pepernoten Chaos" (Saint Nicholas movie directed by Martijn van Nellestijn). The film cracked the Dutch Box Office Top 10 and even won a "a "Gouden" award in recognition of 100,000 tickets sold. 

related posts:
  • Patty and Gerard in a Saint Nicholas movie (June 20th): click here to read it. 
  • St. Nicholas film "Sinterklaas en de Pepernoten Chaos" to open in Dutch theaters on October 2nd (September 10th): click here to read it. 
  • St. Nicholas movie presented to the press: click here to read it.
  • Patty at the premiere of "Sinterklaas en de Pepernoten Chaos": click here to read it.
  • Gouden Film award for "Sinterklaas en de Pepernoten Chaos: click here to read it. 

* José at "Amsterdam Gay Pride"


José and her friend, TV personality Viola Holt attended the "Canal Parade" (Amsterdam Gay Pride) on August 3rd.

related post:
  • José @ Amsterdam Gay Pride (August 7th): click here to read it. 
* August 2013: José's solo comeback


José went through tough times after Luv's break-up and the loss of her husband. She didn't have the ability to perform. The songstress made her solo comeback in August 2013 at a "Simone FM on Tour" party in Vlagtwedde, NL and later at "Hollandse Hit Festival" in Woerden.

related posts:
  • José back on stage (July 28th): click here to read it. 
  • José's performance @ "Simone FM on Tour" Party (August 9th): click here to read it
  • José @ Hollandse Hits Festival in Woerden (August 25th): click here to read it.
* "Bonnie & José" relaunch their duo


It all started with a short message posted on the websites of Dutch talent agencies in early June 2013: Bonnie St. Claire & José Hoebee wanted to relaunch their legendary duo of the 1980s and could be booked for live show. Later, they gave interview to the press and did a couple of gigs. They even appeared once on TV ("Nederland Muziekland"). 

related posts:
  • Book "Bonnie & José" (June 2nd): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José want to relaunch their duo (July 28th): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José: The Way Old Friends Do 'August 14th): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José on "Nederland Muziekland" (August 17th): click here ro read it.
  • Bonnie & José backstage at "Nederland Muziekland" (August 28th): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José to perform at Aalsmeer's Flower Parade (September 21st): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José in "Party" and "Story" (September 27th): click here to read it. 
  • Bonnie & José: recording projects (October 1st): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José: pictures of the performance in Aalsmeer (October 6th): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José: TV comeback on "Nederland Muziekland" (October 13th): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José to perform at "De Echte Pirate" Festival (October 14th): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José: "Zoals Vrienden Doen" on "Nederland Muziekland" / YouTube Video (November 3rd): click here to read it.
  • Bonnie & José @ "Pirantenfeest Spalink" (November 18th): click here to read it. 
* Patty's exclusive contract with SBS 6


After short-term projects as a "freelance" TV personality, Miss Brard finally signed a two-year contract with SBS 6 in August. 

related post:

  • Patty signs an exclusive contract with SBS 6 (August 31st): click here to read it. 


* Marga Scheide believes in Renée's innocence



Marga Scheide reacted to the rumour of an affair between Renée Gunning (the daughter of Michiel, Marga's partner since 2006) and Jeroen Rietbergen (Linda de Mol's boyfriend).

related post:

  • Marga to the rescue of Renée (September 7th): click here to read it.

* Patty on "Show Vandaag"


On October 21st, SBS 6 launched a new infotainment program: "Show Vandaag" (featuring La Brard as an "expert). The first broadcast was disappointing in terms of viewing figures but the TV show later scored better ratings. 

related posts:

  • Show Vandaag: Patty puts the record straight (October 11th): click here to read it. 
  • Get ready for "Show Vandaag" (October 20th): click here to read it. 
  • Difficult start for "Show Vandaag" (October 22nd): click here to read it.
  • Show Vandaag: better viewing figures (October 24th): click here to read it. 

* Patty on "Bonje met de Buren"


SBS 6 announced in early December that Patty would present "Bonje met de Buren" (a TV format produced by John de Mol's Talpa and whose international title is "Trouble with the Neighbours"). Patty and Jochem van Gelder join forces to solve conflicts between neighbours.

related posts:
  • Patty Brard to present "Bonje met de Buren" on SBS 6: click here to read it. 
  • Taping of "Bonje met de Buren" (Trouble with the Neighbours) has started: click here to read it. 
* Connie, Patty & Patricia: the impossible reunion


Connie Breukhoven, Patty Brard and Patricia Paay were supposed to perform in December on RTL 4's benefit show with Gerard Joling and Gordon. Patty wasn't given the opportunity to rehearse and Connie got into a highly mediatized argument with Gordon. Unfortunately the guest appearance of Holland's greatest Divas never happened. 

related posts:
  • Connie, Patty & Patricia: guest appearance on RTL 4's benefit show (November 28th): click here to read it. 
  • The guest appeareance of Connie & Patty on RTL 4's benefit show is cancelled (December 10th): click here to read it. 

* The Onno Gate



Onno Hoes is the Mayor of Maastricht and is married to "RTL Boulevard" host Albert Verlinde. Pictures of Hoes kissing another man not being his husband caused controversy in the Netherlands. On December 12th, SBS 6 entertainment news program "Show Laat" aired Patty Brard's "tell-all" interview with Ruud Schepers, the 24-year-old man who kissed Hoes. Patty later became angry with Hoes after he declared: "I don't want to yield to Miss Brard". 

related posts:

  • Patty: exclusive interview with Ruud Schepers (December 16th): click here to read it.
  • Onno gate: funny infographic (December 19th): click here to read it.
  • Onno Hoes: "I don't want to yield to Patty Brard" (December 20th): click here to read it.

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