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It makes me laugh when celebrities use their position to embark on an escapade of destruction of another celebrity. Case in point, recently canceled talkshow host Piers Morgan and his ongoing spat with Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson.

Rather than writing something useful, Morgan used his Daily Mail column to further his personal grievance.

Morgan began his column by describing how Clarkson “vented his spleen in a manner so blatant in its seething pettiness and jealousy that even his own readers were appalled”.

He continued: “Should I point out that the pot-bellied, rotten-toothed, fag-stinking oaf has never himself been able to work in America because he is considered ‘too ugly for TV’ – the exact words used by the NBC executive (a friend of mine) who interviewed and rejected him when Top Gear was launched there?”

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TopGear2013While Top Gear has caused a bit of a stir in NZ this week with the Ninety Mile Beach controversy, it’s also been kicking off across the ditch.

Jeremy Clarkson’s escapades in Sydney are proving popular with the Australian media but not so much with Top Gear’s executive producer Andy Wilman.

Wilman has shut down talk that Clarkson and the show wouldn’t be returning to Australia after a member of Clarkson’s party told paparazzi: “You’re the reason we won’t come back to Australia”.

Wilman responded by describing Clarkson’s friend as a “halfwit”. Continue reading »

top-gear2013The Far North District Council has apologised to some local Maori for failing to consult them before granting access to the BBC to film Top Gear on Ninety Mile Beach this month.

The British motoring series will spend next week filming on the beach, which will be closured to the public for short periods between March 11 and 17.

However, the FNDC has today apologised to local iwi for not consulting them before granting special permission to the BBC to close the beach, which is classed as a public road.

Usually the permission process would involve advertising and two weeks for submissions but due to the short notice given by the BBC the council skipped the process. Continue reading »

The BBC has released footage of the helicopter crash that took place during filming for the South Korean version of Top Gear.

The AH1 Cobra helicopter was involved in a race against a Corvette ZR1 when it encountered difficulties and hit the ground.

No one was seriously injured.

DamianLewisTopGearWarning: Minor spoilers.

He may be pretty slick on Homeland but what’s Damian Lewis like behind the wheel? Continue reading »

Lewis heading to Top Gear

Top Gear has locked in Homeland’s Damian Lewis for its first episode of the 2013 series. The actor will feature in the “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” segment.

Sheen up for Two and a Half Men return

Charlie Sheen has said on The Late Show with David Letterman that is up for a return to Two and a Half Men for the shows finale. “I am dead,” he conceded, “But so is the show.” Continue reading »

7:00pm Wednesday, December 26 on Prime

Lifestyle

Middle East Road Trip

Join Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in this Boxing Day episode of the show, as the trio drive across the Middle East to follow the path of the Three Wise Men.

7:35pm Sunday, December 16 on Prime

Reality Series

The gear-busting, adrenaline-fuelled ride through Top Gear’s Top 40 challenges of all time is almost over. Join Top Gear Executive Producer Andy Wilman, as he hosts the one and a half hour special finale, revealing the ultimate top five. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to make amphibious vehicles from normal cars. Then the amphibious vehicles return as the trio attempt to cross the English Channel in them. Next the boys tackle motorhomes, as they build stylish, cool and functional motorhomes small enough for European roads. The team takes a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 to Europe in search of the best driving road. What will be number one?