NEW YORK – A Japanese eating champion who sat out this year’s Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog contest apparently couldn’t resist the temptation to hotdog afterward.

Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gobbled his way to a fourth consecutive championship Sunday. But he was suddenly upstaged by the surprise appearance of his biggest rival — six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi, who crashed the stage after Chestnut’s win.

“Let him eat! Let him eat!” the crowd chanted as police handcuffed the world’s No. 3 professional eater, dubbed “The Tsunami.”

The 32-year-old Kobayashi did not eat this year because he refused to sign a contract with Major League Eating — the fast food equivalent of the NFL.

Kobayashi, wearing a black T-shirt that said “Free Kobi,” mingled with the crowd watching the contest, standing inside a police-barricaded pen just under the stage. When the eating ended, he slipped up the stage stairs and was welcomed by host George Shea.

Then, several security officers tried to usher him off. He grabbed a metal police barricade with both hands, holding on tightly as the officers pulled at him. Finally, they dragged him down the stairs.

He was under arrest Sunday afternoon, charged with resisting arrest, trespass and obstructing governmental administration.

Sales of jam made from Di’s hair surreal

LONDON – Jam made from one of Princess Diana’s hairs has been selling strong at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.

Sam Bompas said a tiny speck of the late princess of Wales’ hair has been infused with gin, then combined with milk and sugar to make the “occult jam,” which sells for $7.60 per 5-pound jar.

Bompas says he bought the hair off eBay for $10 from a U.S. dealer who collects celebrity hair.

He said 500 jars have sold in the first week of the surrealist show.

Dethroned beauty queen marries QB

SAN DIEGO – Former Miss California Carrie Prejean is now Mrs. Kyle Boller, after marrying the Oakland Raiders quarterback at a San Diego resort. The San Diego Union Tribune said the dethroned beauty queen and the 29-year-old quarterback tied the knot late Friday in a private ceremony at the Grand Del Mar.

Among the guests were Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Nordgren.