Jeremy Clarkson

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    Fans of the original "Top Gear" cast may vaguely recall an incident from a promotion for their new Amazon show in which Jeremy Clarkson dropped on a piano from a crane onto a small black sedan. You likely forgot the sedan, but remembered the piano. And the results. The hapless British car was actually a 1980 Morris Marina, and through an unusual chain of circumstances, it's now for sale midway through a restoration. The hard parts have been done: The entire roof, or what was left of it, was sliced off and replaced with the roof from another Marina, one that had not had a piano dropped on it...

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    Jeremy Clarkson hospitalized for pneumonia

    It's been a tough year of shooting for the trio of car crazies from "The Grand Tour." First, Richard Hammond crashed in a Rimac Concept_One and broke his leg, and now Jeremy Clarkson has wound up in the hospital with pneumonia. The brash British presenter, who says he doesn't do hospitals, wasn't...

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    Jeremy Clarkson shares his list of "The Terrible 10"

    Jeremy Clarkson is a man with a burning passion for all things automotive. He doesn't hold back heaping helpings of either praise or disdain for any vehicle he drives. We recently shared a list of his ten favorite drives of recent memory. Now it's time to take a look at his list dubbed "The...

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    Former BBC exec admits letting Clarkson go was a mistake

    I'm not sure if you're aware, but Jeremy Clarkson was fired from his job with the BBC. He worked for a show you might've heard of called Top Gear. There was a fracas. There was an apology. There was no turning back really. Still, it seems the head of the BBC at the time wishes it all shook out a...

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    Jeremy Clarkson Fracas Chapter Officially Closed, Apology Made

    Jeremy Clarkson and his legal team have closed the chapter on the ugliness that ended Top Gear as we used to know it. If for some reason you've been living under a rock, here's what happened: Clarkson got quite upset at a BBC producer by the name of Oisin Tymon. It revolved around being told he...

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    Producer At Center Of 'Top Gear' Fracas Sues Clarkson, BBC

    Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC will face a racial discrimination lawsuit over the presenter's fracas with producer Oisin Tymon, The Guardian is reporting. Damage awards are uncapped in the United Kingdom and have been known to exceed the equivalent of $150,000. But given the high profile nature of the...

  • Clarkson, Hammond, And May Sign With Amazon

    Update: Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed via Twitter that his new show being produced by Amazon and also starring fellow former "Top Gear" hosts Richard Hammond and James May won't be called "Gear Knobs". Rumors about the possible name emerged last month went a trademark filing for the name, made by a law firm with close links to Clarkson, was discovered. I see that many people think our new show is called Gear Knobs. Well you heard it here first. It isn't. — Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) October 9, 2015 Original: Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are...

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    Jeremy Clarkson to earn top bucks for Amazon-produced "Top Gear" rival

    Now that Amazon has struck a deal to bring the Top Gear trio back to work, the world is waiting to see just what the crew can produce. We're even more curious now that we know just how much money is being dumped in the laps of the team. The entirety of the deal is worth around $250 million, and...

  • What car did Jeremy Clarkson use for his final lap on the Top Gear Test Track?
    Clarkson’s Final Top Gear Test Track Lap Done In Ferrari 488 GTB

    Late last week, Jeremy Clarkson let it be known that he had driven his final lap on the famous Top Gear Test Track, the 1.75-mile loop at the old Dunsfold Aerodrome in the U.K., and that he had used one of three cars—either a Mercedes-AMG GT, Ferrari LaFerrari or 488 GTB. It’s now been...

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    Clarkson’s Last Lap On Top Gear Track Done In Either A LaFerrari, 488 GTB Or Mercedes-AMG GT

    With Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set to star in a new show at a rival broadcaster, it means the BBC’s Top Gear will never be the same again. It also means that Clarkson and his cohorts will—most likely—never be testing cars again on the famous Top Gear Test...

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    Jeremy Clarkson Returns To The BBC To Finish Up His Last Top Gear Episode

    Recently, the BBC released a teaser trailer for a special episode of Top Gear that will round out the current season 22 of the popular car-themed show and, more importantly, be the last to feature Jeremy Clarkson. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, Clarkson...

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    Final 'Top Gear' Episode Starring Jeremy Clarkson Teased: Video

    It was only yesterday that we brought you news that filming for the final episodes of Top Gear set to star Jeremy Clarkson had been wrapped, and that those episodes were likely to air sometime in the summer. The BBC has now confirmed that it will air a single “special” episode with...

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    In a surprise move, Jeremy Clarkson shared the sale of his 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series with Twitter followers on Monday. Clarkson tweeted, "Sad day, I just sold my AMG black." Thousands of people responded including Richard Hammond who stated, "to be fair, it'll be a sadder day for the poor bugger who bought it." Sad day. I just sold my AMG black. — Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 1, 2015 // Many of Clarkson's Twitter followers were equally as sad while others questioned whether he had financial issues. Rest assured, Clarkson is well off and surely will replace it...

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    Has Jeremy Clarkson Gone Back To Work Already?

    Jeremy Clarkson has already said he'll be back with a new car show—and it looks like it could be sooner rather than later. On Tuesday—in a message which manages to be simultaneously cryptic and specific—Clarkson posted a photo to his Twitter feed, along with the description "I...

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    Jeremy Clarkson to "pick up the pieces and start again" with new car show

    We don't know where or when, but Jeremy Clarkson will return to television with a new car show. The news comes by way of his Sunday column in The Times, and helpfully summarized by Britain's The Week. Whether he'll enlist Richard Hammond and James May to join him on the venture is one of the many...

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    Clarkson Returning To BBC, But Not 'Top Gear'--And Later Than Expected

    Jeremy Clarkson is both loved and hated—and that, in part, is his magic. Fans and foes alike have fueled the Clarkson brand over the years, even up to and after the fisticuffs fracas that put an end to the world’s greatest motoring TV show. Now, just a month after his termination...

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    Top Gear Live To Move Forward In Australia--Clarkson Included

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May will all be in attendance for an upcoming Top Gear live festival in Australia, despite Clarkson recently being fired from the actual Top Gear television series. The name is going to be changed, and the venue has been moved from a race track to an...

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    'Top Gear's' Hammond And May Respond to Clarkson's Dismissal

    After the BBC dropped a bombshell yesterday with the announcement that it would not renew Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson's contract, speculation about what will happen to the show has begun. While on screen they showed little love for the co-host they sometimes referred to as "the orangutan,"...

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    After years of controversial comments, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has finally reached the end of the road with the BBC. The network confirmed today that it will not renew Clarkson's contract, which is set to expire at the end of the month. That effectively brings an end to his BBC career and his stint as the host of the world's most popular car show. ALSO SEE: Angry Supercar Hater Throws Rocks At Lamborghini Aventador: Video BBC director general Tony Hall made the announcement, saying the decision was made after an investigation of the "fracas" involving Clarkson and a Top Gear producer...

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    Jeremy Clarkson Reveals Profanity-Laced Thoughts On Top Gear Future

    On Thursday, the BBC announced that the world would have to wait until next week to learn of its decision regarding Jeremy Clarkson's future as a Top Gear presenter. ALSO SEE: Lexus LFA & Porsche 918 Spyder Face Off With Expected Results: Video Since then, the network has been silent on the...

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    Jeremy Clarkson Says Top Gear Season 21 Commences January 23

    Depending on how much of an optimist you are, January can often be a bit of a depressing month. Christmas is over. You're broke. There's no vacation planned any time soon. Worry not: At least Top Gear is returning. Jeremy Clarkson himself confirmed it to a fan via Twitter, stating that the next...

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    Some Say: Former Stig Ben Collins Answers Questions On Reddit

    "Some say, he's illegal in 17 U.S. states, and that he blinks like this [sideways]." Actually, it's 18 states, according to former Stig Ben Collins, who answered questions about his life as Top Gear's "tame racing driver" on Reddit. No comment on the sideways blinking thing. Collins says he got to...

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    Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Is The BBC's Biggest Earner

    If you believe that cynicism and snark can’t be turned into a lucrative career, perhaps you’ll want to rethink that position after we disclose Jeremy Clarkson’s approximate 2011 income from the BBC. As reported in The Telegraph, Clarkson took home some 500,000 pounds ($781,150) in...

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    TomTom Pulls The Plug On Clarkson-Voiced Top Gear GO Live Models

    Earlier this week we told you that TomTom would be launching a TopGear themed GO Live navigation system, complete with voice guidance from none other than Jeremy Clarkson himself. It turns out there’s a problem with that idea: under BBC’s editorial guidelines, Top Gear presenters are...

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