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The MLE video game made the geek.com list of "The Most Shameless Food Product Placement in Video Games"
Wayne Algenio will face off against World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an eating contest on an episode of "Eddie Eats America" that will be televised on the UK channel Dave on Sunday. The competition was recorded at Mac Shack NY, whose owner Kevin "BlaccLyte" James recently passed away.
Youtube has an Alka Seltzer commercial set at a pie eating contest recorded at Yankee Stadium in the 1960s. (I am not aware of any actual eating contests being held at Yankee Stadium.)
SopranosCon will hold a cannoli eating contest in Seacaucus, NJ on November 23. In "The Ride" episode of the series, televised in 2006, Crazy Legs Conti competed in a cannoli eating contest.
Gage Talent has a casting call for a restaurant commerical with a rib eating contest to be filmed in Birmingham, AL later this month. The listed compensation is: 600 Session Fee, $3,100 Usage Fee x 3 years. $75 Fitting Fee. Plus $200 travel, pre-paid hotel, per diem.
A movie about Indian competitive eater Theeta Rappai (not in English, no subtitles) can be viewed on youtube.
Crazy Legs Conti has self-published a book titled The Loneliness of the Long Distance Eater: A Competitive Eater's Diary available on amazon.com.
Nashville Scene has a review of You Are What You, a new play with a female competitive eater protagonist.
BirthMoviesDeath.com has a post titled A Love Letter To STAND BY ME’s Pie-Eating Contest
Adam Amin of ESPN is the guest on the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
"Hulk Smash Food" and Jesse "Food Coma" Freeman ate 2.5 pounds of butter in a minute on Australia's Got Talent.
Yesterday, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran and original Man v Food host Adam Richman feuded on twitter after a head to head matchup was proposed.
George Chiger and Julie Goldberg competed in a Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on Fox & Friends this morning in observance of National Hot Dog Day.
A segment about Leah Shutkever from the recent Channel 4 documentary titled "Battle of The Super Eaters" can be viewed on youtube. The documentary can be viewed in its entirety for the next three days for free on the channel's website.
Sports Media Watch reports the ESPN broadcast of the men's Nathan's finals received 1.36 million viewers, the highest amount for a live broadcast since 2011 (a rerun after a 2014 World Cup game was watched by 2.8 million). The telecast was the highest rated sports program for July 4, beating MLB and Wimbledon. update Zap2It.com has a list of the top 25 original cable shows for July 4. First Take which was televised on ESPN2 while the women's Nathan's finals were taking place, does not appear in the list.
Tim "Eater X" Janus announced that ESPN wanted him to provide commentary during the Nathan's telecast in 2017, but he was blocked from that role by someone he does not name.
Marty Smith of ESPN did a podcast with Ronnie "Megabyte" Hartman.
ESPN has a press release about next Thursday's coverage of the Nathan's finals. Adam Amin will be a commentate on the men's contest, which will be televised on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. The women's contest will be streamed on ESPN3. Segments about Geoff Esper and Darron Breeden will be shown before the contest.
The Sunderland Echo has an interview with Kyle Gibson about his appearance in Battle of the Super Eaters: 3000 Calories a Minute on Channel 4 on British television Thursday night. Leah Shutkever and Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran are other featured UK competitive eaters.

2019 ESPN July 4 schedule

The ESPN schedule for early July is now out. The men’s Nathan’s finals will be televised on ESPN at noon Eastern and rerun at 3PM and 4PM. The women’s finals will be streamed on ESPN3 for the ninth consecutive year. (ESPN2 will be showing First Take during the women’s Nathan’s finals). ESPN3 will also show camera feeds focused on Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.

The Good, The Bad, The Hungry will be televised on ESPN on July 2 at 8 pm and be rerun at 9:30 pm.

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"Battle of the Super Eaters: 3000 Calories a Minute", featuring Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Leah Shutkever and Kyle Gibson, will be televised on Channel 4 on British TV on June 13. Footage from last year's Hwy 55 burger eating contest will be included.
A BroadwayWorld article about The Good, The Bad, The Hungry trailer closes with broadcast information about the 2019 Nathan's finals. The men's finals will be shown on ESPN2 starting at noon Eastern. For the ninth year in a row, the women's finals will be relegated to ESPN3 streaming starting at 10:50 am.
The 30 for 30 twitter has posted a trailer for the documentary The Good, The Bad, The Hungry about the rivalry between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi. The airdate for the film will be July 2 at 8 pm eastern.
Leah Shutkever announced she has received two Guinness World Records for egg and burrito eating. The feats will appear on a Channel 4 program next month.
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