Articles Tagged 'Top Gear'

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Get to Know Matt LeBlanc in 10 Videos

How you doin,’ Matt LeBlanc? The Friends and Episodes star has been announced as a co-host of BBC AMERICA’s Top Gear alongside Britain’s Chris Evans. A major car and motorcycle enthusiast, LeBlanc has already appeared on Top Gear twice, posting the fastest lap time ever for a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, and he […]

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New ‘Top Gear’ Host Chris Evans Talks to Tom Hanks

He gets the best celebrities, but few bigger than this one: New Top Gear host Chris Evans spoke with film icon Tom Hanks on Friday’s episode of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show in the U.K. The eight-minute interview covered Hanks’ new film Bridge of Spies, but naturally, the discussion veers a bit to cars. Hanks […]

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New ‘Top Gear’ Host Chris Evans: 10 Things You Need to Know

The new series of Top Gear is on its way, with new presenters, including Chris Evans, who holds a very special place in British affections. It’s partly because he’s been a cheeky imp, partly because he’s a live wire, and mostly because he’s been involved in some of the most inspired and entertaining television moments […]

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6 of the Most British Cars that Ever Existed

In praising the automotive excellence of an entire country, it’s never the middle ranking vehicles that take the credit. You’re not going to see too many appreciative blog posts hailing the Austin Princess or Ford Granada as icons of a bygone age (although in a sense that’s exactly what they were). No, to really cut […]

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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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Fraser’s Phrases: What Does ‘Taking the Mickey’ Mean?

Before Twitter and hashtag games, before The Onion, before satirical stand-ups and waggish revues, Brits commonly expressed all emotions through the filter of mockery. No matter what the occasion, from a night in the pub to a wedding, from a funeral to a wartime foxhole, the truest, most reliable barometer of British affection was (and […]

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Why Do the Brits Drive on the Left?

Let’s be honest, this question is only phrased this way to appease the two-thirds of the drivers of the world that now drive on the right-hand side of the road. The real question, the question that deserves to be asked, is this: why did everyone else stop driving on the left? Taking the left hand […]

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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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