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Tuesday, December 09, 2003
The bands Mule, Mike Stinson, Dale Peterson, Random Joe Citizen and Cody Lapow are doing a show in support of the Free Tommy Chong movement. The event takes place Saturday, December 13th at THE CINEMA BAR, 3967 SEPULVEDA BLVD, CULVER CITY, CA, 310-390-1328. Send an email to the organizer for more information. Be sure to bring a pen to sign petitions.
Update: Chongstock was a huge success. Mule and others played to a sold-out crowd this past Saturday. Petitions were signed and the crowd went crazy when Mule covered Earache My Eye. Mule says they may do another in the future.
Monday, December 08, 2003
To protest Chong's imprisonment Scott Thompson, of Kids In The Hall and Larry Sander's fame, spent the evening in a David Blane-esque booth suspended high above the theater. He sported a "Free Tommy Chong" t-shirt.
Friday, December 05, 2003
Thursday, December 04, 2003
In case you didn't notice, Cheech and Chong Dot Com has been running live spots on the Howard Stern Show all week. The next one airs tomorrow during the 8 o'clock hour (eastern time).
California magazine, LA City Beat published an in-depth story about Tommy Chong's arrest which includes an interview with Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin. During the interview, Chong says that it was a mistake to plead guilty and felt like he was ambushed. He also said that Taft had to change the visitation rules because people were visiting inmates just to get photos with him.
When he was arrested, he was in the middle of writing his auto-biography. The book will now include a detailed account of his arrest and prison life. The completion date for the book is unknown at this time.
Saturday, November 29, 2003
The annual Cheech and Chong Dot Com Holiday Auctions are underway. Nearly three dozen items will be listed during the next forty eight hours. We've outdone ourselves this year. Items include sealed out-of-print albums, one-of-a-kind animation cels, rare promotional items, LPs, 45s and more. The featured item this year is Tommy Chong's personal storyboards which were used in the making of Nice Dreams.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2003
The Free Tommy Chong movement is stronger than ever in California. Actor Bobby Capps has struck again. This time he wrote "Free Tommy Chong" using lime at a burnt out spot along Route 80. He had been planning it for weeks, but the rainy weather caused numerous postponements.
This mission was conducted under the dark of night. After his accomplice dropped him off, he proceeded to walk 1/4 mile up a muddy hill to access the ideal location. It required over forty trips up and down that steep embankment to make it absolutely perfect.
When asked what he learned from the experience, Bobby Capps said it best, "dont eat a big potroast dinner with all the gravy and taters before the mission...you just might end up hurling your dinner over the side of the freeway."
Brilliant words from a brilliant man!
Email us if you're interested in contacting or hiring actor Bobby Capps.
While you're at it, check out this hysterical flash animation of Ashcroft arresting Chong. It was created by Bad Dog Graphics.
Monday, November 24, 2003
For more parade information, check out http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.com
Update: The Doo Dah Parade was a huge success. Approximately 8,000 people participated in the parade and amazingly there were no arrests. The free Tommy Chong group drew tons of media attention.
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
This morning, aspiring actor/Chong supporter, Bobby Capps, risked life and limb when he hung a Free Tommy Chong banner from California's Foresthill Bridge. The banner, which we mentioned on the Allan Handelman show earlier this week, measured 80 X 6 feet.
According to Capps, "With Cars going by it was very hard to do it without getting caught." In fact, he almost did get caught. Two police officers asked Capp's wife (who was standing on the bridge) what she was doing there. She told the officers that she was just taking photos of the landscape. They believed her and left. If they had looked over the edge, they would have seen that her husband had climbed down the side of the bridge and was hanging the sign.
Monday, November 10, 2003
This Sunday, Tommy's wife, Shelby, returns to the Allan Handelman Show...and this time she's bringing Cheech Marin. They'll be discussing the movie, Tommy's sentencing and much, much more. See the official Allan Handelman Show website to learn how to hear it live.
Update: The show was great. If you missed it you can hear a re-broadcast tomorrow. Here are the highlights.
- Cheech indicated that his new sitcom, The Ortegas, has been shelved indefinitely.
- There is a possibility that Stacey Keach may return for the reunion movie.
- Shelby indicated that Tommy is being treated well in prison, he did not have to do kitchen duty, was given his own chair in the television room and begins school next week. She didn't indicate what he'll be taught at school.
- Shelby will continue touring without Tommy. She'll be appearing at Sanford and Son's comedy club in Kansas City this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. She'll be joined by the Family Stoned Band which consists of her son and others.
People keep asking for the latest information regarding the Cheech and Chong reunion movie.
Here's what we know:
- The current working title of the movie is Get Blunt.
- New Line Cinema will be releasing it.
- Shooting was set to begin summer 2004, but will be delayed by as much as year because of Tommy's legal woes.
- New Line Cinema says that the project will not be cancelled as a result of Chong's incarceration.
- New Line Cinema is presently looking for a director, as well as someone to pen the script.
- Cheech and Chong wrote the storyline together and had a great time doing it.
- The storyline: Pedro and Man invent a hair restoration marijuana lotion, but don't recall which marijuana they used. They go on a road trip testing and smoking numerous crops of marijuana, trying to find the type they used. All the while, they are being chased by law enforcement officials, who want to bust them, and the pharmaceutical companies that want the recipe.
- The original script penned by Tommy's two daughters was hysterical. However, Tommy and Cheech felt the premise was unrealistic...Man was a drug counselor in this script.
Saturday, November 01, 2003
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
There is still no word on whether or not the spice, oregano, will be outlawed because it sort of looks like marijuana.
Sunday, October 26, 2003
The quote of the day came from Cheech, however. When asked if he's concerned that he'll get in trouble for making movies about dope, he replied "everyone smokes dope."
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Thursday, October 23, 2003
"They really arrested my character...the stoner musician was just a character...they [the feds] told me if I didn't plead guilty, they would indict my wife and son...they said if I plead guilty, nothing [would] happen."
In other words, the feds lied.
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
The show times are:11:40 AM2:10 PM4:20 PM7:15 PM9:35 PM
Monday, October 20, 2003
Here are hightlights from Allan Handelman's interview with Tommy Chong's wife, Shelby. Cheech, unfortunately, was a no-show. Keep in mind that this is the first time Shelby has spoken to the media about the miscarriage of justice.
- Chong's legal problems began after two undercover agents in Pittsburgh purchased bongs from Chong Glass. Apparently, it is illegal to ship bongs via mail to certain states. PA is one of them. A new salesman was unaware that there were such shipment restrictions and sent the bongs to this fake headshop.
- The Chong's are suing Bill O'Reilly for falsely stating that Tommy had been arrested eighteen times previously for drug-related offenses. Such a claim may have negatively impacted Chong's upcoming appeal hearing.
- To show other prisoners that Tommy will not be receiving special treatment the prison has forced him to perform two months of kitchen duties. (note: This is reminiscent of Tommy's role as the Squirrel Master in Half Baked.)
- The Cheech and Chong reunion movie has been delayed by one year, but New Line said they will wait for Tommy.
Saturday, October 18, 2003
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Thursday, October 09, 2003
Tommy Chong reported to prison today to begin his 9 month sentence for selling bongs. The prison, located in Southern California, is the same prison where Robert Downey, JR also served time.
Chong may be released on October 16th while his lawyers file an appeal. As reported earlier, his lawyers are looking for house arrest in lieu of a prison term.
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Monday, September 22, 2003
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Update: In summary, Cheech said "They prosecuted Tommy for who he is, not what he did....what he represented and the image he represented to all of us...crucified as a warning to everybody." Cheech didn't provide insight regarding the reunion.
Monday, September 15, 2003
Thursday, September 11, 2003
This afternoon Tommy Chong was sentenced to nine months in prison, proceeded by one year probation. Everyone is shocked. New Line plans to continue development on the reunion film, but Tommy's sentence will certainly push back the release date.
Tommy is still scheduled to perform his stand-up with his wife, Shelby, this weekend in Arlington.
Read About His Sentencing Here
Also see Free Tommy Chong
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
But wait, there's more. He just signed with Miramax to do The Underclassman, a film about an undercover cop who discovers a private school crime ring. Cheech stars as the police captain.
Thanks to Cokewater for this info.
Thursday, September 04, 2003
Monday, September 01, 2003
Sunday, August 17, 2003
Saturday, August 16, 2003
You were probably chillin the other day watching your favorite C & C flick and then, all of a sudden wondered, "Hey, whatever happened to the green van from the movie Up In Smoke?"
Where has it been?.....
A bit player from the 1978 movie (the child in the beginning) acquired the van after production finished. In turn, he sold it to a friend, whose son blew the engine and nearly totalled the van after hitting a pack of deer.
Dave Cuslidge and Jesus Torres decided to purchase the van from Dave's friend for $700 and is now in the process of restoring it.
The owners occasionally display it at auto shows around California.
Note: Although this vehicle is associated with one of the most notorious drug movies of all time, the owners do not endorse the use of illegal drugs. In fact, they stand firmly against drugs. Visit D.A.R.E.
Click Here For Van Photos & Facts
Monday, August 04, 2003
Sunday, July 27, 2003
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Sunday, July 13, 2003
Friday, July 04, 2003
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Monday, June 16, 2003
Monday, June 02, 2003
"It was here in the cellar, say investigators, that rudolph grew high-grade marijuana and sold it to customers in nashville. Strangely enough, the man police say is responsible for killing two and injuring over 100 others enjoyed spending his free time getting high and laughing at cheech and chong movies. "
Remember folks...Cheech and Chong movies don't kill people, people kill people. :-)
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Saturday, May 24, 2003
By the way, Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin have just about completed the script for their new movie, Get Blunt. In the film, Cheech and Chong create a hair tonic for baldness made of hash oil. As a result, the DEA, pharmaceutical companies and the police are in hot pursuit.
Thursday, May 15, 2003
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Tommy was released on $20,000 bail and a sentencing hearing was set for September. Tommy could face up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Click Here For News Video and Read Here
Thursday, May 01, 2003
It's a day of golf, dinner, and socializing at the BIGHORN Golf Club. Teams and celebrities will tee off, sharing a fabulous game of golf while supporting the largest nonprofit provider of childcare services in the country.
To register, or for information on Trinity, call 800.543.7730 x264
Friday, March 21, 2003
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Just like (or almost like) the old days, the legendary comedy team is back together, writing together. Smoke on!
Monday, February 24, 2003
Tommy Chong's Chong Glass factory, as well as his home were raided by federal drug agents and other officials today. It was part of a nationwide DEA plan to close companies that manufacture and sell drug paraphernalia. It's unknown if charges have been filed against Chong or Chong Glass.
"Those under indictment face a maximum three years in prison, and/or a $250,000 fine, per count, if convicted."
The bust was organized by John Ashcroft and the Bush administration. Ironically, President Bush was a major drug user in his youth.
It's unknown if he and his wife, Shelby, will still be performing their stand-up act tonight and tomorrow at Laff's in Tucson, AZ.
02.25.2003 Update: This is an update to the story we ran yesterday. To the best of our knowledge, no Chong and Shelby stand-up gigs were cancelled. In addition, Chong Glass is owned by Tommy's son, Paris Chong. Neither Tommy, nor Paris were arrested. Other headshop owners weren't so lucky.
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Thursday, January 30, 2003
The working title is "Get Blunt," not "Still Tokin" as previously reported. Get Blunt begins with Cheech and Chong doing "community service as anti-drug preachers in a boys' home." At present, Rae Dawn is still shopping the script around to distributors. However, Cheech Marin has definitely signed on.
Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Monday, January 06, 2003
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