Articles Tagged 'James May'

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7 Roles Featuring Damian Lewis’ Real Accent

There are some Homeland viewers who didn’t even know Damian Lewis was, in fact, British. But then they heard his acceptance speeches from the Emmys and Golden Globes, and all of a sudden fans were asking themselves, “What! Who? He is…?” It takes a moment to sink in. Now that you’ve gotten a good feel […]

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Ed Sheeran’s First Driving Lesson, with the Stig

Tonight sees the return of Top Gear to BBC AMERICA (8:30pm ET) and as usual, they have put a star in their reasonably priced car. This week, the singer-songwriter-popstar Ed Sheeran has the chance to show what he can do around their twisty track, but in a startling break with tradition, Ed is the first […]

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Top Gear Thursday: 10 Best ‘Top Gear’ Moments of 2013

It’s hard to winnow down the craziness of another year of Top Gear to just ten moments, but the exigencies of end-of-the-year roundups gave us no choice but to attempt the task. 1. The Africa Special This year, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May took a trip to Africa, and the result was the series […]

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Top Gear Thursday: James May Tackles the ‘Monty Hall Problem’

On this week’s James May’s Man Lab, James takes on game theory. Or, really, game show theory. James sets out to explain the famous “Monty Hall Problem,” the counter-intuitive probability puzzle that sprang from the show Let’s Make a Deal. As you’ll remember, host Monty Hall would tell contestants to select from three doors, behind […]

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Top Gear Thursday: James May Tries Herding Cats

The phrase “herding cats” is commonly used to describe endeavors in which leaders or managers try to organize or coordinate individuals (like felines) who are inherently unable to be coerced into any sort of group activity. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that herding cats is exactly what James May attempts to do in next week’s […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Jay Leno Takes a Spin on the ‘Top Gear’ Track

Everyone knows Jay Leno is crazy about cars. He owns roughly 200 of them, as you can see on his website Jay Leno’s Garage. So the talk show host was thrilled to be invited to be the very first person, outside of the McLaren company, to drive its new supercar, the P1. And where did […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Benedict Cumberbatch Pulls His Punches

On next week’s show, Benedict Cumberbatch takes a swing at Jeremy Clarkson. No need to be worried, however. “He’s not some bar bralwer, not our Benedict,” writes Radio Times. Of course he isn’t. The star of Sherlock and Star Trek was just trying to demonstrate his knowledge of “Hollywood Fu” acting training to Clarkson by […]

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