A celebrated hat designer who provided headwear for British royals including Queen Elizabeth II and a long line of Bond girls has died. Milliner Philip Somerville passed away on Sunday (14Sep14) aged 84. No more details about his death were available as WENN went to press.
Somerville spent decades making hats for the British monarch, and he also created designs for Diana, Princess of Wales and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the Swedish and Dutch royal families.
He also made hats for Joan Collins, opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and he worked on a number of James Bond movies.
Somerville's creations were seen on Famke Janssen in Goldeneye and Sophie Marceau in The World Is Not Enough.
He retired in 2008.
DJ superstar Tiesto has created the first-ever Electronic Dance Music sequence for the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. The Sin City attraction usually features music from artists such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley for the choreographed water sequences, but Tiesto has teamed up with architects at design firm WET to create a score comprised of all EDM music.
The Dutch DJ's fountain set will feature a medley of three songs from his latest album, A Town Called Paradise, which was inspired by Las Vegas.
Tiesto is no stranger to the city - he's a headliner for MGM Grand Hotel's Hakkasan nightclub as well as the Wet Republic event.
Antonio Banderas' new love interest has been identified as Dutch investment consultant Nicole Kimpel The Mask of Zorro star, 54, announced his split from Melanie Griffith, his wife of 18 years, in June (14) and he has wasted no time in moving on with his love life.
The Spanish actor was previously spotted dancing and flirting with a mystery brunette during a dinner date in Saint-Tropez, France in August (14), and they were photographed hiking together along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the south of France last week (begs01Sep14).
She has now been identified as Kimpel and an eyewitness tells America's Star magazine, "Antonio seemed so relaxed with Nicole. They seemed absolutely smitten. They were laughing and obviously having a great time!"
Meanwhile, Griffith appears to be keen to get on with her life as well - she has removed a tattoo tribute to her husband and was spotted househunting in the Hollywood Hills last week (ends05Sep14).
Dutch musician Frans Bruggen has died at the age of 79. The recorder player passed away on 13 August (14) in Amsterdam, according to the New York Times.
Bruggen, uncle of recorder soloist Daniel Bruggen, was best known for co-founding the Orchestra of the 18th Century with Sieuwert Verster in 1981.
He also conducted the Netherlands' Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Illinois and Britain's Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Dutch opera star Cristina Deutekom has died, aged 82. The singer passed away on 7 August (14) from injuries sustained in a fall at her home.
Deutekom made her breakthrough in the 1960s with Amsterdam's Dutch National Orchestra, and went on to perform all over the world with leading men including Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.
She retired from the stage in the mid-1980s after suffering heart problems during a performance in Spain and turned to teaching, but made a brief return in a Dutch production in 1996.
Deutekom stepped away from public life for good after suffering a stroke in 2004.
"I did direct and write and act in a play at five, with Hope Davis, the actress, in my backyard for the neighborhood called The Dutch Doll, about a doll that gets sick and has to be taken to the doll doctor and it almost dies!" Oscar winner Mira Sorvino on her early directorial 'debut'.
Supermodel Doutzen Kroes has given birth to her second child. The Dutch beauty welcomed daughter Myllena Mae with husband Sunnery James early on Wednesday (30Jul14).
She tells People.com, "Both of our families are beyond thrilled to finally meet our beautiful and healthy little girl. She's a true blessing!"
She debuted the tot in a family photo on Instagram.com. In the accompanying caption, she writes, "A miracle saw the light of day this morning. Welcome Myllena Mae Mommy, Daddy and big brother Phyllon are super proud!"
Kroes and her DJ husband are already parents to son Phyllon Joy, who was born in 2011.
The couple wed in 2010.
Justin Bieber's habit for stripping off has reportedly landed him an endorsement deal for Calvin Klein underwear.
The Baby hitmaker has become known for showing off his branded boxer shorts in recent months by posting a number of 'selfies' online, and now sources tell DailyMail.co.uk he is set to be unveiled as a new spokesmodel for Calvin Klein by the end of 2014.
An insider says, "Justin has shot for Calvin Klein, we hope the results will be released later this year."
If the news is true, Bieber will join the likes of rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg and British supermodel Kate Moss, who have both previously posed for Calvin Klein underwear.
Dutch model Lara Stone fronts the brand's current advertisements.
Beyonce was the toast of the 2014 BET Awards after scooping three top prizes and closing the show with a taped performance of Partition from her On The Run tour with husband Jay Z. The Crazy in Love hitmaker picked up Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, the FANdemonium Award, and Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love with her rapper partner.
Pharrell Williams kicked off the proceedings with his Miley Cyrus collaboration Come Get It Bae, but instead of performing with the Wrecking Ball hitmaker, he had a little help from reclusive rap superstar Missy Elliott. The pair then burst into a rendition of her 2003 hit Pass That Dutch.
The pair received a rapturous welcome from the crowd, and Williams went on to be named the winner in the Best Male R&B/ Pop Artist category and Video of the Year for Happy.
Drake saw off competition from Jay Z to win the Best Male Hip Hop Artist prize, while Nicki Minaj went home with the female equivalent. Best Group went to Young Money, Lil Wayne's collection of artists.
Oscar-winning drama 12 Years A Slave swept the board in the movie categories, being named Best Film, while its stars Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor won the top acting prizes.
Chris Brown surprised the crowd with a performance of his new track Loyal. He was joined by Lil Wayne and Tyga for his first high-profile post-prison show. Other performers to wow the crowd included T.I. and Iggy Azalea, Robin Thicke, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Lionel Richie, who performed a medley of hits after being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Although they couldn't be there in person, Beyonce and Jay Z closed the show with a pre-recorded performance from their collaborative tour.
Chris Rock acted as host. The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/ Pop Artist
Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Gospel Artist
12 Years a Slave
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Jhene Aiko - The Worst
Best International Act: Africa
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan.
Madonna is dating a 26-year-old choreographer, according to a U.S. report. The pop icon, 55, was spotted on numerous dates with Dutch dancer Tim Steffens in January (14), but the Material Girl's representative brushed off reports of a romance.
However, the pair stepped out together again on Monday (16Jun14) to see new Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me in New York City, sparking fresh speculation about their relationship status.
A source tells EOnline.com the pair met in Switzerland while Madonna was staying at the estate of fashion designer Valentino and the insider claims the romance "is not serious".
Madonna previously dated professional dancer Brahim Zaibat for three years before calling off the relationship in December (13).