mardi 20 mars 2018

Patty Brard in the new season of "Ranking Stars"

Recently, Dutch media personality Paul de Leeuw announced on Radio 538 that Patty Brard would take part again in his panel show "Ranking the Stars" on BNNVARA/NPO 3. He referred to Patty as ‘Twiggy Brard’ due to the announcement of her gastric bypass.

The broadcast date of the new season of "Ranking the Stars" has not been revealed yet. 

Source: Radio 538, Televizier

Win a Meet & Greet with Patty!!!

Patty Brard's shapewear line "Patty sexy correctie" is distributed in Op=Op Voordeelshops. You can win a Meet & Greet with the diva if you buy three pairs of her panties. More info at

On March 22nd, Patty will attend the opening of a new Op=Op Voordeelshop in Katwijk, NL.

Source:, Patty Brard on social media

Gastric bypass puts Patty Brard in the spotlight!!!

Patty Brard's recent announcement of her gastric bypass caused a sensation in the Netherlands (see news posted on March 13th, 2018). 

The diva graces the cover of the latest issue of Weekend magazine:

Her latest column for Weekend deals with this subject. Click here to read it. Patty puts the record straight after some Dutch media spread rumours about the circumstances of the gastric bypass (see news posted on March 11th, 2018). 

Moreover, the latest issue of Story magazine features an article about Patty's operation. 

On March 16th, the ex-Luv' singer appeared on two TV programs to discuss this topic and to promote her vlog for

  • Tijd voor MAX on MAX/NPO 1 which drew 485.000 viewers (market share: 20.3%). Click here to watch it (Patty appears at 32:00). 

  • RTL Boulevard on RTL 4 which attracted 990.000 viewers (market share: 22.1%). La Brard was interviewed by her former Shownieuws colleague Bridget Maasland. Click here to watch the interview. 
Bridget Maasland & Patty Brard

Source: Weekend, Story, MAX,, RTL 4, SKO...

vendredi 16 mars 2018

EUROPE’S STARS OF 80s DANCE POP VOL. 2 (feat. José Hoebee): OUT NOW!!!

Facebook friend James Arena is an American author, commentator and creator of a series of books spotlighting dance music artists. Good news: his latest book entitled "EUROPE’S STARS OF 80s DANCE POP VOL. 2" (digital and print version) is out now worldwide! It is the follow-up publication to "Europe’s Stars of ’80s Dance Pop: 32 International Music Legends Discuss Their Careers" which came out last summer (see news posted on August 6th, 2017). 

Previously released by the author as "Stars of 80s Dance Pop-The European Edition", which is now out-of-print (see news posted on March 9th, 2015), this new version has been updated, re-edited and redesigned. 

James Arena's publication celebrates 33 incredible singers, songwriters, DJs, producers and industry pros from one of dance music’s most spectacular eras. Foreword by Sandy Marton of "People From Ibiza" fame. 

Here is the full list of artists interviewed in this edition:

Mario Aldini - "Italo Boot Mix" Series
Judy Cheeks - "I Still Love You"
Debut De Soiree - Sacha Goëller - "Nuit De Folie"
Christian De Walden producer of Amanda Lear, Thomas Anders, et al.
Edelweiss - Walter Werzowa - "Bring Me Edeleweiss"
Engelbert - Engelbert Humperdinck - "Traumen Mit Engelbert" LP
Tony Esposito - "Kalimba De Luna"
Five Star - Stedman Pearson - "All Fall Down"
Pierluigi Giombini - producer of Ryan Paris, Gazebo
Gold - Alain Llorca - "Capitaine Abandonné"
José Hoebee - "I Will Follow Him"
Chaz Jankel - "Glad To Know You"
Les Avions - Jean-Pierre Morgand - "Nuit Sauvage"
Ben Liebrand - remixer of "Happy Station" (Fun Fun), et al.
Pedro Marín - "Aire"
MC Miker G & DJ Sven - Sven van Veen - "Holiday Rap"
Francesco Napoli - "Balla..Balla - The Italian Hit Connection"
OKAY - Marcus Gabler - "OKAY!"
Opus - Kurt René Plisnier - "Live Is Life"
Carlos Pérez - "Las Manos Quietas"
Rondò Veneziano - Maestro Gian Piero Reverberi - "La Serenissima"
Lian Ross - "Fantasy"
Marco Sabiu - remixer of "I Love My Radio" (Taffy), et al.
Savage - "Don't Cry Tonight"
Silent Circle - Jürgen CC Behrens and Martin Tychsen - "Touch In The Night"
Tracy Spencer - "Run To Me"
The Three Degrees - Helen Scott - "Set Me Free"
The Twins - Ronny Schreinzer - "Ballet Dancer"
Valerie Dore - Lino Nicolosi - "The Night"
Precious Wilson - formerly of Eruption, "Cry To Me"
Afterword by Christa Mikulski - General Director of ZYX Records
Bonus Beats: Noteworthy albums - commentary from Michael Scholz of Blue System and Johann Perrier (producer of Bad Boys Blue)

An interview with José Hoebee of Luv' appears in this book. The singer discussed her glory years with Holland's greatest girl group in the late 1970s and her solo career in the 1980s. 

Click here to buy a copy. E-book & Kindle can be downloaded right now.

Source: Facebook (James Arena), Amazon. 

mercredi 14 mars 2018

José @ Musical Tribute to Hans Vermeulen

Last fall, legendary singer, musician and songwriter Hans Vermeulen died at age 70 (see news posted on November 10th, 2017). José Hoebee had the honour to collaborate with him in the 1980s. The Luv' singer was devasted by his passing. She considered him "the best singer from the Netherlands". 

On April 8th, José will be part of the event known as "Copyright©Hans Vermeulen" to pay tribute to Hans. The homage (hosted by media personality Tineke de Nooijwill be held at "de Boerderij" in Zoetermeer, NL and is already sold out.

Among the other guests are Anita Meyer, Jody Pijper, Jan Rietman, Bert Heerink, Ton op ’t Hof, Dianne Marchal, Polle Eduard, Len Bouman, Beau Wassenbergh, Hans Jansen, Lex Bolderdijk, Andre Sommer, Martha Pendleton, Ron Knoester, Eric Tagg, Tim Vermeulen, Edward Reekers, Shell Schellenkens, Marcel Schimscheimer, Juan Antonio Caffiero, Erik Westra, Suzanne Michels and Dennis Pajic.

The March 11th edition of the local newspaper "Delft op Zondag" featured an article about this special event. Thanks Hans R. De Vries for sending me a copy of it.

Source: Facebook, Delft op Zondag,

mardi 13 mars 2018

Patty vlogs for and admits that she underwent gastric bypass surgery!!!

Yesterday, Patty Brard announced on that her vlog about "her fight against kilos and other issues" would be launched on (Linda de Mol's video app) on March 22nd. Click here to watch a short video of the enthusiastic diva. 

The vlog is entitled "Patty Brard: nog een keer slank" (Patty Brard: slim once again). Moreover, the ex-Luv' singer posted on Instagram a picture of herself looking thinner:

Patty admitted that she underwent gastric bypass surgery in Belgium after denying it (see news posted on March 11st, 2018). 

On January 4th, she took an important decision. "On this day, I weighed 97.9 kilos. I was terrified and I thought: "enough is enough!". How can I be so fat whereas I don't eat much?," she told "I've already lost 10 kilos after my operation," she explained.

The larger than life TV personality felt like a new person. "I don't recognize myself. I feel so different," she said.

Earlier today, La Brard was interviewed by Eva Koreman on her radio show on NPO 3FM to promote her vlog and to discuss her weight loss. Click here to listen to the interview. "This vlog is different from my previous reality shows on TV because now I don't have a camera crew with me and I have to film on my own. I have to get used to it," she told Eva. "People will see what happens to me after the bypass. You will observe my life in Ibiza and in the Netherlands," Patty added. "I have to lose 25 kilos," she confirmed.

Source:, NPO 3FM, Instagram,, RTL Boulevard,

dimanche 11 mars 2018

Shownieuws: 15th anniversary

On March 9th, SBS 6 aired a special broadcast of the entertainment news program "Shownieuws" to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Between 2007 and 2017, Patty Brard was involved in this program (see news posted on September 1st, 2017). 

The special broadcast of Shownieuws drew 487.000 viewers (market share: 13.5%) and featured the best moments of the show from the past 15 years (including Patty's interview with Ruud Schepers about his relationship with the former Mayor of Maastricht Onno Hoes - see article posted on December 16th, 2013). 

In addition to these unique moments, the most memorable showbiz weddings were also shown. Among them was Bonnie St. Claire's and Anne-Jan Jongebloed's wedding ceremony (including José Hoebee as a witness) which aired live on "Shownieuws" in December 2004. 

Source: SBS 6, SKO, TV-Visie