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Kim Guilfoyle, co-host of Fox New's, The Five, says a July 4, 2012 wing eating contest was one of her favorite memories of working on the program. She will do a hot dog eating contest against fellow co-host Greg Gutfeld in the future.
Priyanka Chopra of Quantico will do a hot wing eating contest on tonight's episode of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. update March 4 A youtube video of the appearance
During tonight's Miss Universe pageant, Miss Peru, Laura Spoya, claimed she could beat anyone in a lasagna eating contest (picture)
Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo and Taylor Hill competed in a wing eating contest on Monday night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert< ?I>.
Coneypedia posted a picture of actress Thelma Pelish from a 1958 newspaper. The caption says she ate 25 hot dogs at Charcoal Dan's in Coney Island, beating Babe Ruth's hot dog record of 24. (I think 25 hot dogs would remain the American female record for a Coney Island contest for the rest of the 20th century.(IMDB page)
Nela Zisser is not the only pageant winner with competitive eating credentials. New Miss Rhode Island Alexandra Curtis won a wing eating contest when she was at Syracuse University. According to a 2012 interview, she was wearing a Hilary Clinton Halloween costume when she won the competition.
New Magazine reports that Australian actress Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street & Focus) needed the attention of a nurse who gave her a drug to induce vomiting after she ate 4 pounds of spaghetti in a lunchtime eating contest while filming an episode of the soap opera Neighbors.
Model Rebeca Marcos was the runner-up in last night's wing eating contest at Epstein's Bar in Manhattan last night.
Actress Donna Douglas passed away earlier this week. A 1962 Miami News article describes how she defeated the reigning champion at a pepper eating contest in New Iberia, LA before landing the role of Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies. (She was hired to be a model at that competition).
On Friday's episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon challenged actress Glenn Close to three eating contests: spaghetti (using kitchen whisks), nachos (using salad tongs) and pie (hands-free).
The episode of The Anna Nicole Show where the star participates in an eating contest can be viewed on youtube.
Maria Menounos, cover model for the next issue of Health magazine, claims she participated in competitive eating events in college where she bested football players.
On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ashley Judd claimed to be a big eater who can eat the entire menu at Perini's, a steakhouse near Abilene, TX and challenged the host to an eating contest. (video link).
On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Australian actress Margot Robbie, co-star of Wolf of Wall Street, retold a story of how she ate 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) of spaghetti in an hour to win an eating contest.
Taylor Swift watched Ed Sheeran, an opening act on her summer tour, complete the "Big Kahuna" challenge at Mel's Downtown Creamery in Pawcatuck, CT yesterday. Taylor played Eye of the Tiger on her phone to provide encouragement for the British singer. update July 31 a video is available
The Guardian has an interview with Margaret Rhodes who says she defeated her cousin, the future Queen Elizabeth, in a bread eating contest during a visit to Balmoral Castle.
British models are doing a Girl vs Food Domino's pizza eating challenge on Friday for charity. More than $3000 / £2000 has already been raised. (donation page, not safe for work)
Yahoo! Movies has a blog entry about the release of a promo video made to congratulate Barbra Streisand for receving a Golden Globs nomination for Guilt Trip (She was not nominated) where she talks about filming the 50 ounce steak challenge scene: "It was disgusting because I don't love steak".
Yahoo has a trailer for the upcoming movie The Guilt Trip where (at 1:50 mark) Barbra Streisand attempts a 50 ounce steak challenge. (via I am Rogue) (In a 1966 article in Detroit Magazine, Barbra Streisand is called "the biggest eater I ever saw")
Someone claiming to be Jordan Lloyd, winner of the 11th season of CBS' Big Brother, is listed as having finished the 72 ounce steak at the Big Texan in Amaraillo, TX on May 8. Jordan appears to be the first female 72 ounce steak finisher of 2012. Jordan's boyfriend Jeff Schroeder, another Big Brother cast member, also finished a 72 ounce steak.

Olivia Wilde vs. Chris Farley eating contest called into question

Actress Olivia Wilde (House M. D., Tron: Legacy) relates the following tale from her childhood in the April edition of GQ:

I wanted to be on Saturday Night Live since I was ten. My father took me to a live taping on my birthday. Chris Farley was still in the cast and at the after-party he had a brownie eating contest.

It became, like, a very valuable, powerful moment in my childhood. Although it was the only eating contest I have ever lost.

This story is either incorrect or Olivia Wilde’s public birthday (March 10, 1984) is inaccurate. Saturday Night Live was never televised live on March 10 during Chris Farley’s tenure as a cast member, which started in fall 1990 and ended in 1995. During that time period March 10 fell on Sunday (1991), Tuesday (1992), Wednesday (1993), Thursday (1994) and Friday (1995).

If a new episode was televised live on Saturday, March 9, 1991, the last hour of the program would have taken place just after midnight on March 10 (when Olivia would have turned seven). No episode was produced on that date; the first live SNL episode of March 1991 was broadcast on March 16.

Olivia Wilde shares a March 10 birthday with Jon Hamm of Mad Men, who was recently caught in an apparent fib about playing baseball at the University of Texas with Roger Clemens.

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Cath Panagiotopoulos, fiance of Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, announces she ate two Mac n' Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melts at Denny's to win a $300 bet today.
Joey of Kiss 107 will attempt to be the first woman to finish the 4 pound pasta challenge at Padrino's in Milford, Ohio tonight. Spectators can receive 20% off of their bill. update Aug 25 Joey ate 3.5 pounds of the challenge
Monsters and Critics reports that actress Olivia Wilde appeared on this morning's episode of Live with Regis and Kelly where she talked about her competitive eating history and mentioned using a special technique to eat 33 pancakes in 20 minutes to win a contest. The possiblity of her competing in the women's division of the Nathan's hot dog contest was raised and she said she would consider it if the competition had a vegetarian option. update A video of Olivia's appearance is available.
AJC.com reports that Paul Barlow will play a lawyer in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds / Jason Bateman movie, The Change Up, which is currently filming in Atlanta. Olivia Wilde, who claims that she lost a brownie eating contest to Chris Farley of Saturday Night Live when she was ten, will also co-star.
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