Articles Tagged 'Jeremy Clarkson'

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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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5 Things You May Not Know About Paddington Bear

Now that Paddington the movie is finally hiting U.S. theaters, it seems a perfect moment to try and fill in some of the crucial details about the film’s hero for anyone who doesn’t quite understand what is going on, or why anyone should care enough to give the movie a go (apart from the fact […]

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The Story of Paddington Bear and Jeremy Clarkson

Let’s get one thing clear before we start, the U.K. may be a small country by U.S. standards, but we don’t all know one another and it’s perfectly possible for two people to be incredibly well known in Britain and never interact in any way whatsoever. That said, sometimes curious links emerge between globally famous […]

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6 Ways for Benedict Cumberbatch to Celebrate His 38th Birthday

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year. Today (July 19), Benedict Cumberbatch turns 38. And what a year it has been for the fabled Busy Benedict. He featured in 2013’s Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave. He breathed life into a variety of iconic personas like Smaug the dragon, Julian Assange, and Kurt Vonnegut. A new batch […]

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Top Gear Thursday: World’s Biggest Gearhead Is… an Owl?

It’s old news that Top Gear is the world’s most popular factual program. Among humans, that is. But now it appears that Top Gear is also extremely popular among owls. Okay, it’s one owl, so the sampling size isn’t that large. But still, this particular owl, an Asian brown wood owl named Haru, is completely […]

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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: Official Magazine Celebrates 20 Years

Top Gear magazine is marking its 20th anniversary. TopGear.com points out that the magazine has sold more than 66 million copies worldwide, spawned editions all over the world, and driven over 5,000 cars more than one million miles. Editors of the October special issue are pulling out all the stops to celebrate. Among the features […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Comedy Duo Write a Song About Jeremy Clarkson

“You buy a bag of peanuts in this town, you get a song written about you,” said Orson Welles as the title character of Citizen Kane. Well, Citizen Clarkson has had a new song written about him, by a British singing comedy team known as Hawkeye and Windy, who describe their musical talents as including “mildly amusing lyrics, questionable singing […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Africa Trip Revives Subaru Impreza’s Popularity

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond rewrote the annals of exploration in their search for the source of the Nile and there are indications that they also changed the way Britons perceive estate cars (station wagons, to us Yanks). Specifically, the Subaru Impreza WRX got a new image boost, reports MSN Cars […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Want Stars Like James McAvoy and Bruce Willis? Watch ‘Top Gear’

Red hot James McAvoy is next week’s Star in A Reasonably Priced Car (premiering March 4). The Scottish actor’s driving, writes TopGear.com was “tire-melting” (actually, it was “tyre-melting” – it’s a British website, after all) and it was “even more impressive considering the Last King of Scotland star’s only had his license for a shade over […]

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