To all those out there who dream of being the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Champ. Competitive eating has its consequences.
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, the hot-dog eating champ of New York City’s Coney Island has been diagnosed with arthritis of the jaw. According to a message he sent his fans on his website,
“Already I can’t open my jaws more than just a little bit. There’s no pain only if I open my mouth about enough for one finger. More than that is painful and I can’t open it. To tell the truth, I’m desperate about healing completely before the July 4 contest”
Fans need not worry that their won’t be a wowing wiener champ. Already Joey Chestnut, 23, of San Jose, Calif., beat Kobayashi’s world record in a Coney qualifying event, the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship at the Arizona Mills Mall, by eating 59.5 hot dogs in 12 minutes. The record that Kobayashi set last year was 53.75 wieners in 12 minutes.
I’m sure the Mustard Belt will go to a dynamic Wiener winner. I feel sorry for Kobayashi…kind of funny however that he has paralized his jaw by eating too many wieners. I know some girls that I went to college with that had the same problem.
Fashionista Liz Claiborne passed away on Tuesday, the company she founded announced today. She was 78.
Claiborne founded her company in 1976 with a goal of creating fashions for the growing number of women entering the workforce.
“In losing Liz Claiborne, we have not only lost the founder of our company, but an inspirational woman who revolutionized the fashion industry 30 years ago,” said Bill McComb, CEO of Liz Claiborne. “Her commitment to style and design is ever present in our thinking and the way we work. We will remember Liz for her vision, her entrepreneurial spirit and her enduring compassion and generosity.”
So what has Paris been up to since her release from jail early Tuesday morning?
Perhaps not surprisingly, she’s been playing dress-up. After sporting a $440 Petro Zillia jacket and $300 Marcella Toshi heels during her catwalk to freedom, Paris had a 9:30 am hair appointment where she got new hair extensions put in. Immediately after, she sat down for an exclusive photo shoot and interview with People magazine.
In the interview, Paris talks about her difficult first nights in jail. “I was basically in the fetal position, basically in hysterics. All of the inmates were very supportive. There were girls next to me. We could talk through the vents and they were just really sweet.”
While People has Paris on their cover, US Weekly is both retaliating at Hilton and scoring some smart PR for themselves by blacking out Paris Hilton coverage in this week’s issue. “The staff and I felt what I believe a lot of people in America are feeling. Which is just enormous Paris fatigue,” said editor Janice Min. “I don’t think we even mention the city of Paris.”
Paris will appear on Larry King Live tonight to do her first televised interview since leaving jail.
Hugh Grant may be off the market once again. After splitting from heiress Jemima Khan in February, it appears Grant had a recent change of heart. The two were spotted together at the Ritz in Paris.
Said a source: “The time they spent apart made Hugh realize just what he was missing without Jemima.”
Rumor has it that Grant may have even proposed to Ms. Khan, although neither of them will comment on that point.
You know, in looking through pictures of the couple, it occurred to me that Jemima Khan is what you’d get if you bred Elizabeth Hurley with Sandra Bullock and then beat the child with an ugly stick. I’m just saying.
The anti-Heidi parties it up at Hyde last night. I like Audrina; she’s cute and seems down-to-earth, and, when she’s photographed, it’s because she happens to be in the same place as the photogs, not because her boyfriend/manager called to let them know she’d be at the beach in a bikini.
After battling ex-wife Dina Lohan in court to get visitation rights with his children, Michael Lohan issued the following statement:
“I look forward to order being restored to the chaos that our family life has become. Lyndsay, Michael, Ali and Cody need stability and both of their parents in their lives. I am anxious to spend time with them and end this cruel, needless separation.”
â€” Michael Lohan
For additional info or to speak with Michael contact the following:
Leslie Kellner Taylor
Big Machine Media
575 Lexington Ave.; 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
This statement has everyone up in arms, because, of course, Lindsay’s name is not spelled “Lyndsay,” and, as her father, he should probably know this.
Look, I’m not about to throw my full support behind Michael “Shoe Assault” Lohan, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the misspelling is the fault of one Leslie Kellner Taylor, who was all too happy to sign her work.
Mentos has hired Trevor, a lovely little intern, to do stuff on the web that people suggest all day long. You can log onto Trevor’s website and put something in his schedule for him to do the next day. If you are really bored at work today at 3pm today he will be teaching us the Electric Slide.
The website is kind of addictive and I haven’t figured out what I want him to do yet. Our friends at Dlisted have asked him to do dirty things but I guess he won’t do anything too racy. Darn. He actually did just make out with a giant tube of Mentos.
I’m thinking I want him to do Britney Spears’s “Hit Me Baby One More Time”…the dance and all. That seems fun. He probably does have a musical theatre degree from Northwestern anyway.
Go ask Trevor to do something and let me know when he is doing it. Yes…I have no life.