Leah Shutkever's donut record makes Guinness World Records' best of May 2020 video. (starts at 3:00)
Dan Kennedy will announce the first Elite Eats Entertainment online video-based eating contest on Wednesday.
Paul's Pantry announced the cancellation of their July 4 cinnamon roll eating contest. Last year's contest in Mission Viejo, CA awarded $2550.
Joey Chestnut posted a picture of a practice session for 2020 Nathan's hot dog eating contest to his instagram.
Molly Schuyler posted a video of her attempt with Dan Kennedy to each eat 33 Big Macs and surpass a mark set by Joey Chestnut by one burger.
The Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship, scheduled for October 3, has been removed from the MLE calendar.
A video of Leah Shutkever vs. Rob Frampton, billed as Britain's Strongest Man in a burger eating contest held at Polo 24 Hour Bar in London has received over a million views in less than 24 hours on LadBible's facebook page.
A Universal Newsreel about a 1929 spaghetti eating contest held in Baltimore has been posted to youtube.
Kate Ovens appearance on a 2016 episode of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 can be viewed on youtube.

Food Challenge youtube channels with 400K – 999K subscribers

Here are food challenge youtube channels with 400K – 999K subscribers that I know:

Channel # Subs # Views Joined
🇸🇬 Peggie Neo ☑️ 994K 174,312,832 Sep 26, 2015
🇬🇧 Beard Meats Food ☑️ 967K 182,223,581 Jan 12, 2015
🇯🇵 “Russian” Sato ☑️ 790K 347,956,685 Sep 14, 2015
🇮🇳 Wake N Bite ☑️ 766K 127,534,414 Jun 2, 2017
🇫🇷 Alan Food Challenge ☑️ 721K 101,495,106 Jan 23, 2010
🇹🇼 Ding Ding ☑️ 702K 127,723,054 Mar 29, 2015
🇺🇸 Wreckless Eating ☑️ 632K 165,822,521 Jun 10, 2010
🇯🇵 Draco 531K 207,229,811 Oct 30, 2014
🇯🇵 Max Suzuki 512K 264,005,178 Sep 23, 2012
🇪🇸 Joe Burgerchallenge ☑️ 474K 66,335,096 Nov 10, 2015
🇯🇵 Onokako twins 472K 161,531,780 Nov 14, 2017
🇺🇸 Nate Figgs ☑️ 461K 101,623,889 Nov 17, 2011
🇯🇵 Moe Azuki 421K 49,302,233 Jun 18, 2018

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The Colorado State Fair, scheduled for August 28 - September 7 in Pueblo, still intends to hold a MLE Slopper eating contest. The could be the first MLE contest open to the public in over 6 months.
Joey Chestnut did an interview on KROQ yesterday. He says that Nathan's hopes to have some type of July 4 competition, but plans have yet to be fixed. They are looking at a Brooklyn site for the event away from the traditional Coney Island venue.
Five Guys burgers are the food for the new CrossFAT competition. The deadline for entries is June 1.
The ill-fated pie eating contest in "Stand By Me" makes Broadway World's list of top 101 movie scenes of all time.
The Three Rivers Festival in Fairmont, WV announced that it would not be holding the pepperoni roll eating contest scheduled for June 13. The competition was removed from the MLE calendar last week.

Food challenge channels with over 1 million subscribers

I have updated the list of food challenge youtube channels with over a million subscribers to include Randy Santel. I have also added Nikocado Avocado since he did a burger challenge at the Heart Attack Grill.

Channel # Subs # Views Joined
🇺🇸 Matt Stonie ☑️ 11.5M 2,150,557,507 Aug 23, 2012
🇯🇵 Yuka Kinoshita ☑️ 5.47M 2,002,036,170 May 21, 2014
🇨🇦 Furious Pete ☑️ 5.17M 1,011,189,368 Aug 10, 2006
🇸🇦 Hussain Sallam ☑️ 4.69M 651,791,167 Mar 2, 2006
🇪🇸 Esstik ☑️ 3.09M 320,339,749 Feb 28, 2013
🇺🇸 LA Beast ☑️ 2.54M 414,812,082 Aug 7, 2010
🇺🇸 Nikocado Avocado ☑️ 1.87M 456,016,948 May 27, 2014
🇧🇷 Corbucci Eats ☑️ 1.75M 228,671,952 May 2, 2006
🇺🇸 Badlands Chugs ☑️ 1.66M 153,900,117 Sep 25, 2012
🇨🇦 Veronica Wang ☑️ 1.63M 283,818,966 Jun 26, 2010
🇹🇼 Chien Tsu ☑️ 1.47M 189,742,324 Jul 10, 2016
🇯🇵 Taniyaaan1125 1.35M 281,444,399 Sep 17, 2016
🇺🇸 Erik Lamkin ☑️ 1.17M 197,824,171 Aug 10, 2013
🇺🇸 Randy Santel ☑️ 1M 290,978,285 Sep 23, 2011
🇸🇬 Peggie Neo ☑️ 993K 174,180,440 Sep 26, 2015
🇬🇧 Beard Meats Food ☑️ 965K 181,771,015 Jan 12, 2015

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Salvation Army of San Diego announced it would not be holding a MLE donut eating contest this year on June 5, National Donut Day.
https://www.instagram.com/hotdogeatingshort/ has released a trailer for an upcoming short cartoon about competitive eating.
The Owensboro Times has an article about Bartley Weaver, IV competing in the Titan Games. The second season of the series produced and hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will premier tonight on NBC.
The 2020 California State Fair held in Sacramento has been cancelled. Previous fairs had a corn dog eating contest awarding $6100.
The Three Rivers Festival pepperoni roll eating contest has been removed from the MLE calendar page. The competition had been rescheduled for June 13 in Fairmont, WV after its original date of May 23 had been postponed. The Buffalo Wing Festival Buffet Bowl is currently the next upcoming contest on the schedule on September 5.
The New York Times has an article about Feltman's Hot Dogs which also covers the history of Coney Island frankfurters. The pandemic has reportedly resulted in a surge for hot dog purchases, with sales for Nathan's Famous increasing by over 50%.

Ed Helms on “The Office” Beach Games episode

CheatSheet.com has a post about actor Ed Helms’ memories of filming the “Beach Games” episode for the sitcom The Office. He shares this story about the hot dog eating competition:

“What I remember is eating tons of hot dogs and spitting them into a bucket,” Helms recalled. “For me, the act of spitting chewed food out of my mouth activates my gag reflex. It was so upsetting.”

The Office star described the nauseating visual that came along with putting the scene together. “The worst part is the prop folks are walking around with a big plastic bucket and like four people are spitting into it. You have to spit out, but you’re looking at other people [doing the same thing]. It’s just disgusting.”

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Matt Stonie signs with Night Media

Business Insider reports that Matt Stonie has signed with Night Media for exclusive representation and will be managed by Nick Brotman. Other Night Media social media personalities are Mr. Beast and neekolul, famed for her “OK Boomer” video. Brotman intends to pivot his client away from YouTube:

“Matt has been someone I’ve had my eye on for a while as he’s been consistently doing crazy numbers for years,” Brotman told Business Insider. “After getting to know him it was a great match. He’s interested in branching out from just creating YouTube content, which aligns with our philosophy of creating larger businesses around our clients’ influence.”

We will see how this deal affects Matt’s relationship with Major League Eating. Expulsion from the top 50 has been the traditional indication that a signee has fallen afoul of the MLE contract. Matt currently remains ranked at #3.

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