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'Top Gear' Presenters Cleared in Investigation Over 'Mexican' Comments

April 05, 2011 12:04:29

The presenters of hit British motoring show have been cleared by TV watchdog officials of breaching program rules after taking aim at Mexicans during a controversial episode broadcast in earlier 2011. Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May came under fire from London's Mexican ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora after they mocked his countrymen during a discussion about a Mexican sports car.

In the segment, which aired on the BBC in January, Hammond told viewers, "Why would you want a Mexican car? Because cars reflect national characteristics, don't they? Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

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'Top Gear' Mexican Jibe Cut for U.S. Airing

February 12, 2011 11:02:30

Bosses of British motoring TV show "" have decided to cut a scene of the hosts mocking Mexicans before it is aired in America. Presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May came under fire from London's Mexican ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora after making jibes about his countrymen during a program broadcast in the U.K. last month.

In the section of the show, the presenters discussed a Mexican sports car and Hammond told viewers, "Why would you want a Mexican car? Because cars reflect national characteristics, don't they? Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

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Steve Coogan Blasts 'Top Gear' Hosts for Mocking Mexicans

February 07, 2011 02:02:10

Actor has hit out at the presenters of British motoring show "Top Gear", after they made derogatory remarks about Mexicans in a recent episode. The British funnyman was stunned to see hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May make the rude comments during a programme broadcast in the U.K. last month.

During a section of the show, the presenters discussed a Mexican sports car and Hammond told viewers, "Why would you want a Mexican car? Because cars reflect national characteristics, don't they? Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

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Identity of Tom Cruise's Driving Instructor on 'Top Gear' Revealed

September 02, 2010 10:09:38

The mystery motoring expert who taught stars including , , , and how to drive like a pro has finally been unmasked. The identity of 'The Stig' - resident racetrack guru on hit British TV show "" - has remained a closely-guarded secret for years.

But he was finally named on Wednesday, September 1 as racing driver and stuntman Ben Collins, after an extraordinary court case in London. Collins' main role on the show is to coach celebrity guests on how to tackle a racetrack as part of the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" sequence - which sees famous faces bidding to beat their showbiz rivals' previous lap times. Grant, Wahlberg, Diaz and Dame are among stars who have taken part in previous programmes, and Cruise is currently heading up the leaderboard after an impressive display of driving when he appeared on the show in July.

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First Trailer of U.S. 'Top Gear' Released

August 07, 2010 02:08:45

A trailer for the U.S. version of "" was played during History's presentation at the Television Critics Association tour on Friday, August 6. This is an adaptation of the successful BBC series where a secret race driver will test vehicles and celebrities will be invited for interviews and to drive vehicles around a test track.

In the American version, comedian Adam Ferrara, professional racing driver Tanner Foust and roving racing analyst Rutledge Wood are the hosts. Apart from Foust, Ferrara and Wood are actually not the original line-up when NBC picked up the show and shot the pilot for Fall 2009 line-up. was in Ferrara's position while Eric Strommer was in Wood's.

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Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz to Do 'Top Gear'

July 23, 2010 10:07:29

is swapping "Top Gun" for "" as he takes on "" co-star in a car race on the cult British motoring show. The pair will be pitted against each other for the programme's "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" track drive in an episode which airs in the U.K. on Sunday, July 25.

A string of stars have previously revved up for the challenge, including , Dame and . "Harry Potter" actor currently holds the record for the celebrity with the fastest lap time.

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