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The Celebrity Cafe has an interview with Casey Webb, host of Man v Food. He is not sure if he will be brought back for a fourth season.
The Krystal Square Off and Johnsonville Bratwurst telecasts from 2006 will be rerun on ESPN 2 on August 8 as part of its "The Ocho" themed day focusing on rarely televised sports.
Minnesota competitive eater Kai "Kai Eats World" Chan will appear on Wednesay's episode of TKO: Total Knock Out on CBS (trailer).
On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Carolla criticized Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest and proposed that every 10th hot dog in the contest should be a chili cheese frankfurter which had to be eaten conventionally.
Derek Jacobs will attempt the Roc-A-Fella's Bomber pizza challenge with host Casey Webb on Monday's episode of Man v Food recorded in Cincinnatti.
The Ringer calls the wing eating contest held at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo on tonight's episode of The Batchelorette "A COMPLETE SHAM".
Leah Shutkever announces she will appear on tomorrow's episode of You vs. Chris & Kem on the British channel ITV2 at 10pm. (Trailer video).
The broadcast of the Nathan's Finals on ESPN2 was the highest rated cable program for July 4 despite a ratings decline from .45 in 2017 to .43 this year.
ESPNMediaZone reports that Adam Amin will replace Indy 500 annoucer Paul Page as the play-by-play voice for the coverage of the contest on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. Paul Page most famous line covering Nathan's was probably calling the champion "Joey Chitwood".
The ESPN schedule for July 4 is out. The men's Nathan's finals will be televised live on ESPN2 at noon Eastern and rerun three times later that day. The women's contest has yet to be added to the ESPN3 streaming schedule. (ESPN2 will broadcast First Take at 10am when the female division takes place.)
Gadget guru Katie Linendoll says she was the runner-up for the host of Man v Food to Adam Richman. She says she completed a big sandwich at Katz's Deli as part of her audition.
Gideon Oji, Juan Rodriguez, Juan Neave, Sarah Reinecke, Matthew Raible, Andrew Kogutkiewicz, Tanner Varner, Michelle Severino, Mark Williams Michael Blue and Andrew Webber are expected to compete in the Canteen sandwich eating contest in Ottumwa, IA on Saturday. In January, the contest organizers claimed the event would be televised on ESPN, but the competition is not listed in the ESPN schedule for June 2.update Ottumwa Courier has an interview with Sarah Reinecke about competing in the contest.
Yesterday, George Takei ("Sulu" from Star Trek), retweeted a tweet about a Molly Schuyler mini-documentary.
Foodbeast.com has a writeup of an interview Adam Richman did with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling. The former Man v. Food host claims that Munchies in Sarasota, FL put an entire bottle of ghost chili extract into its 420 hot wings challenge, which made breathing difficult.
Last night's episode of WWE Smackdown Live had a pancake eating contest where the objective was to break Matt Stonie's record of 113 pancakes in 8 minutes. Joey Chestnut was also mentioned.
MLive.com has has an article about tonight's episode of Man v Food, which will feature three restaurants in western Michigan. The challenge will be the DC Challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The program will conclude the second season of the relaunch with Casey Webb; a third season with the new host has been announced. Broadway World reports that ratings have been improving.
Nef Jones has placed a casting call for a New York City area competitive eater to appear in a food-related ad for the TNT cable network. The winner will receive $1500 for a shoot the week of March 12.
Parade.com has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in The Amazing Race. He says that Tim "Eater X" Janus was his first choice for partner and he wouldn't change that decision despite their elimination in Wednesday's episode. He says he is disappointed there was no big eating challenge during the race and he wishes he had ran more before starting to get in better shape. update Jan 30 Reality TV World also has an interview with Joey Chestnut.
Team Chomp, consisting of Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus, was eliminated from season 30 of The Amazing Race after they had difficulty solving a puzzle based on a Van Gogh painting at the end of last night's episode recorded in south France. They were beat out for the final spot by Team Wellstrung, a pair of bodybuilding violinists. Other challenges Team Chomp did yesterday included boating with a single person sailboat, catapult construction, sandal making and a bocce style game called petanque. Team Chomp was the only duo to attempt the painting challenge; other teams did a challenge in a Roman arena now used for bullfighting.
The Amazing Race youtube channel has a preview video for Wednesday's episode recorded in Tangiers, Morocco starring Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus. It appears one of the challenges Team Chomp will face will be belly dancing.
Youtube has an episode of Ripley's Believe it or Not containing a hot dog eating contest (starts around 34:00) in which "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti faced off against "Bayou" Boyd Bulot, who passed away in 2015.
The Amazing Race youtube channel has a video Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus doing the Icelandic drinks challenge that did not appear in last week's episode. Crossfit champion Katrín Davíðsdóttir was their server. There is another outtake video of "Team Chomp" discussing their competitive eating records.
Wayne Algenio announces that he will appear on the Action Bronson show tomorrow on the Viceland televison channel.
Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus, competing as Team Chomp, managed to avoid finishing in last place in yesterday's debut episode of the 30th season of The Amazing Race and will appear in week 2. The most daunting challenge of the episode was traversing a gorge in Iceland using a zipline. Teams also had to imbibe Icelandic alcohol; Team Chomp's drinking did not appear in the episode. This is not the first reality TV show, the duo appeared in. In a 2010 episode of Shaq vs. Joey Chestnut faced off in a hot dog eating contest against the NBA great after he was coached by Tim Janus (via 2 paragraphs)
Chicago.CBSLocal.com has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in The Amazing Race with Tim "Eater X" Janus as Team Chomp. He says he hopes to have an undefeated 2018 in competitive eating. The season will premier tomorrow on CBS.
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