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2006-03-16 10:35:29

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bank got a bonus on Thursday when police turned up with its stolen Van Gogh painting during an earnings news conference. "The Pollard Willow" was one of the last works the Dutch painter made in Nuenen in 1885 before leaving the southern region of the Netherlands where he was born. The still life on a wooden panel, valued at several million euros, was stolen from a meeting room at F. van Lanschot Bankiers' Den Bosch headquarters in May 1999 in a heist...

2006-02-07 07:24:12

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Buscemi is in final negotiations to star as a drug dealer in the comedy feature "We're the Millers." The New Line project revolves around a dealer who decides to do one more job so that he can retire from the business. He must travel to Mexico and create a make-believe family, the Millers, in order to bring 1,400 pounds of marijuana into the United States. Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") was originally slated to star in the...

2006-02-01 15:44:11

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent Van Gogh's portrait of a cafe owner, based on a sketch by his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin, could fetch more than $40 million when it is auctioned in New York later this year. "L'Arlesienne, Madame Ginoux" was executed in February 1890, five months before the Dutch artist's suicide. It depicts the proprietress of a cafe in Arles, France, frequented by Gauguin and Van Gogh. It is expected to be a highlight of Christie's...

2005-12-18 22:39:20

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi, Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Clarkson will star in U.S. remakes of two films by slain Dutch director Theo van Gogh, their producers said Thursday. Shalhoub and Clarkson will star in Stanley Tucci's "Blind Date" as a couple trying to repair their shattered lives and rebuild their relationship after their child passes away. In Buscemi's "Interview," the actor-director plays a faltering political journalist...

2005-12-05 12:20:39

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A group of suspected Islamists, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, watched films of beheadings, a court heard as they went on trial on Monday for plotting attacks and belonging to a terrorist group. Dutch police arrested the 14 men after the murder of Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri, who shot and stabbed the filmmaker before slashing his throat, an act prosecutors said at his trial in July "evoked beheadings in the...

2005-12-05 06:58:41

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fourteen men, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, went on trial on Monday accused of plotting attacks and membership in a terrorist network. Dutch police arrested the men after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri. Bouyeri was sentenced to life in jail earlier this year. He and most of the other men are descendants of Moroccan immigrants. The trial is a key test of a new Dutch law, which...

2005-10-12 08:09:10

By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent van Gogh's paintings have a universal appeal, but curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art hope it will be his drawings that will take New York's breath away. The largest collection of the Dutch Impressionist's drawings ever shown outside the Netherlands will go on display at the museum next Tuesday. "Van Gogh's drawings have curiously escaped the fame that has been attached to his painting, in part because they are rarely exhibited,"...

2005-10-11 17:27:55

By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent van Gogh's paintings have a universal appeal, but curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art hope it will be his drawings that will take New York's breath away. The largest collection of the Dutch Impressionist's drawings ever shown outside the Netherlands will go on display at the museum next Tuesday. "Van Gogh's drawings have curiously escaped the fame that has been attached to his painting, in part because they are rarely exhibited,"...

2005-09-15 04:08:29

By Gregg Goldstein TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Bob Balaban have signed on to direct U.S. remakes of three films by the late Dutch director Theo van Gogh. The distant relation of the famous artist was murdered last November in Amsterdam by Islamic radical Mohammed Bouyeri, who confessed to the slaying and was jailed for life. Van Gogh's murder followed a televised airing of his short film "Submission," which portrayed violence against women in...

2005-07-26 04:57:40

By Paul Gallagher and Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court sentenced the self-confessed killer of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam to life in jail on Tuesday for a religiously motivated murder which whipped up racial tension in the Netherlands. Mohammed Bouyeri, an Amsterdam-born Muslim, was convicted of killing Theo van Gogh as he cycled to work in Amsterdam on Nov. 2, 2004. He was found guilty of shooting and stabbing Van Gogh, slashing his throat and pinning a note to...


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