Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May won’t be returning for the next season of Top Gear, but that doesn’t mean that the BBC is giving up on the property altogether. In fact, on Wednesday morning, the BBC announced an online spinoff called Extra Gear, which will launch alongside the new season of Top Gear in May.
A new Top Gear season is coming to BBC soon, but it’ll be a different show without Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at the helm. Not a bad one, just different. Meanwhile, the three popular TV hosts are having a tough time naming the Amazon show they’re currently developing. A short teaser trailer was posted on Amazon’s U.K. YouTube channel with their musings regarding an appropriate car show title. And no, it won’t have the word “gear” in it, for legal reasons. More →
There was a great deal of controversy when Jeremy Clarkson was let go from his hosting gig on Top Gear. Fans of the show were upset, but despite the outpouring of support for the fired host, there was no way the BBC was going to let one of its most valuable properties vanish because of a personnel change.
So they decided to bring on Matt LeBlanc from Friends. More →
Regardless of any other movies or TV shows he appears in, actor Matt LeBlanc will forever be Joey Tribbiani to us. And the fact that LeBlanc turned Joey into such a lovable and memorable character on Friends should be enough to make you watch anything else the actor might appear in – and he wasn’t bad in Episodes either, which got him a Golden Globe in 2011.
So with all that in mind, we can’t help but be thrilled to hear that LeBlanc has been confirmed as the newest co-host of the hit show Top Gear. More →
Have you ever heard the phrase: “Your eyes are playing tricks on you”? It’s often used in a metaphorical context, but in fact, your eyes do have the capacity to convince you that you’re seeing something that isn’t actually there. If you’d like an illustrative example, just watch the following clip from the BBC Four series Colour: The Spectrum of Science.
Nearly a decade ago, New Line Cinema attempted to bring one of the most beloved works of British literature to the silver screen in the form of The Golden Compass. After the colossal success of the Harry Potter franchise, it must have seemed like a surefire hit at the time, but the end result was disappointing to both fans and critics. More →
Not long ago, news broke that the Top Gear crew you know and love might be reunited a lot sooner than anticipated, but not on BBC. Instead, Netflix is believed to have signed all three hosts, including Clarkson, Hammond and May, but the deal is yet to be confirmed. However, Jeremy Clarkson has now told a British publication that the trio will indeed make a new car show on a different TV network. More →
In May BBC launched its official BBC News Android application, but unfortunately it was only available in the UK after its debut. Now Android users worldwide can download and install the application from the Android Market. We typically used to install third-party BBC News apps, but the official one blows those out of the water. Top stories are side-scrollable with beautiful headline thumbnails, and you can easily quickly listen to the World News Bulletin, the Live BBC World Service, or view a quick 1-minute global news summary — all from the home screen. There’s also an option to be notified of breaking news stories. If you’re a news fiend, this app is a must have.
[Via Android Central]
BBC announced the availability of its free mobile news application for Android on Wednesday. The application provides quick access to BBC’s top stories complete with pictures, videos, and the option to share stories on Facebook or via email. Other features include breaking news notifications, pre-cache viewing, background sync, and a compact widget for viewing headlines from your home screen. There’s even an option to stream live BBC News video content, provided you’re running a phone with Android 2.2 and Flash pre-installed. BBC News for Android is available for free in the Android Market now. Update: for now it’s only available to U.K. residents. More →
In a recent BBC interview, Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis was not digging a line of questioning posed about India. RIM’s co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed about what the interviewer perceived as “security issues” with his company’s platform. In fairness to Lazaridis, we are only given a brief, sixty-second excerpt of the interview — we don’t see what the previous questions were, or the overall tone of the conversation before the CEO terminated the sit-down. Despite soaring shipment numbers, the company has been taking heat from the media hive-mind; who have relentlessly rained criticism upon the company for its business decisions. Hit the read link to watch the video and be sure to swing back by to let us know what you think. More →