Jeremy Clarkson: We’ll Do a Silent Episode of Top Gear

  • Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has found a solution for all of those people offended by his politically incorrect statements on the show: “One day we’ll do an episode of Top Gear in which none of us speak. It’s the only way they will have nothing to complain about. I don’t think I’ve done anything naughty this year, though, have I?” Somehow I think Clarkson could still offend someone without the benefits of spoken language. (Telegraph)
  • On Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Robbie Williams confirmed that he’s back in Take That. (BBC)
  • Robert Pattinson says being chased by fans “excites” him. (Digital Spy)
  • Hex hunk Michael Fassbender will star opposite Forest Whitaker, William H. Macy, and Thomas Haden Church in the thriller, A Single Shot. According to Variety, “Fassbender plays a poacher who finds himself on the run from a gang of hardened killers.”
  • Gerard Butler will star in actor Ralph Fiennes‘ directorial debut. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The German version of The Office is a record ratings success. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Bee Gees may have been the kings of disco, but don’t expect them to dance. (Telegraph)
  • The Beatles‘ 14 remastered albums will be released on apple-shaped USB sticks in December. Methinks EMI is having a laugh at Steve Jobs‘ expense right now. (NME)
  • Wayne Rooney and wife Coleen McLoughlin are the parents of new baby boy, Kai. (Daily Mail)
  • Mark Ronson got pantsed by Little Britain‘s David Walliams at a charity gig. (Daily Mail)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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