Category: TV

Eating champion Joey Chestnut ate 54 hot dogs on the fourth of July to clinch yet another mustard belt, having won four contests in a row.

When a boxer is finished with a match, he has to wait a few months before he can compete again to let his body heal. One would think professional eaters such as Chestnut would take the same approach.

Shaq has challenged Chestnut to a hot dog eating contest that will air on his show Shaq Vs., and footage of the match has been leaked.

You’d think the number one eater in the world would take it easy during a friendly competition, but if you put the clips of the one below and the one on July 4 side by side, I don’t think I could tell the difference.



Shaq’s Dance-Off Vs Justin Bieber

Shaq Vs has officially premiered, which means we’re that much closer to seeing a Shaq-Bieber dance-off.

Raw video footage has emerged of Shaq prepping for his contest with the pop star. He joined Bieber’s dance crew to try and learn some dance routines, prior to the actual dance-off, I assume.

I guess if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. He even gets his jumpshot involved when he starts to freestyle. Watch below.

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Shaq Goes on Jimmy Kimmel Live

There aren’t many scenarios in sports off the field that are more entertaining than an unscripted Shaquille O’Neal in action, so I would imagine the producers at Jimmy Kimmel Live jump at every opportunity to have him on the show.

Shaq went on to promote his TV series Shaq Vs, which is in its second season. The show centers around the big man challenging the best of the best at whatever their respective specialty is.

I think it’s safe to say that the spelling bee episode at the very least will be entertaining. Watch the interview below, divided into two parts.


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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols was in New York for a series against the Mets recently and decided to drop by ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ to talk baseball, and managed to work some batting practice in as well.

He faced-off against Letterman, who surprisingly has some pop in his bat, and not to mention an athletic-looking swing.

Actor and comedian Denis Leary was a guest on the show as well, and was kind enough to play the role of pitcher for both of the contestants.

Watch the face-off first, followed by the interview.

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Newly acquired Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is recognized around the NBA for making funny and creative YouTube videos, almost as much as he is known for his production on the court.

Bosh went on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ and took his shot-blocking ability with him. The two discussed Bosh’s new move and YouTube glory for a bit, but what ensued afterward has to my knowledge never been attempted before on a late night talk show.

Fallon challenged Bosh to a little one-on-one, as a basketball goal was provided on set. As you may have guessed the match was far from a competitive, but entertaining nonetheless.

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Dwyane Wade Goes On Jimmy Kimmel Live

One-third of the Miami Heat’s terrific trio managed to get away from all the hoopla in Miami, if only for one day. 

Of course he didn’t quite avoid the spotlight in Los Angeles either, as he appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ to talk Miami Heat basketball.

The interview is divided into two segments.

As usual Kimmel provides the humorously blunt sarcasm, and D-Wade’s not too bad either.

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Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher also made the cut, and according to the magazine it was because “in an era when most of the notable white NFL players are quarterbacks and kickers, Urlacher stands out as one of the most well-known and successful linebackers in NFL history.

Fox News TV personality Glenn Beck was included as well, and decided to go on his show and analyze the list, with a display set up of pictures of each person included.

Beck tried to pick out the faces he recognized, and arriving at the photo of Urlacher he commented “I think this guy is a neo-nazi.” Watch the video here, the last one on the bottom.

Urlacher may look the part of a thug, but he is known to be active in the community as well as frequently volunteer for the special olympics.

Beck has since apologized, although I’m not sure if that will do the comment justice in the eyes of Urlacher. Let’s just say Beck should be thankful he doesn’t live near Chicago.

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Last night during the ESPYs we witnessed actors Steve Carell and Paul Rudd spoof LeBron James’ “The Decision,” where  Carell tells Rudd an important decision of his own.

The two actors are promoting their new movie “Dinner for Schmucks,” and did brilliantly in the skit below.

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Season 2 of the TV Show Shaq Vs, featuring the big man himself, will premiere on ABC August 3, and will contain some different elements than the first season.

In season 1 The Big Diesel faced off against different athletes at their respective sports. Ben Roethlisberger, Misty-May Treanor and Kerri Walsh, Albert Pujols, Oscar de la Hoya, and Michael Phelps were his opponents.

Now Shaq will not only face athletes, but icons of the entertainment industry as well. Pop star Justin Bieber has been confirmed as an opponent, which probably means we will get to see Shaq’s musical side and dancing skills.

No word on whether or not Shaq Daddy plans on growing his hair out for the competition. I guess it’s either that or a wig.

George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld

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Today legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died, and even though he will be forever missed by the game of baseball, he will not be forgotten.

During his tenure as Yankees owner Steinbrenner made several appearances in pop culture, including Saturday Night Live in 1990, which he hosted.

 He was also portrayed on the TV show Seinfeld, although he never actually made an appearance on air, as Larry David usually did voiceovers while the back of “Steinbrenner’s” head was shown.

He did however shoot some scenes that appeared in the deleted scenes on the Season 7 DVD, and thanks to YouTube they are available for viewing.