Friday, September 29, 2006

Celeb Duets...It's A Wrap

Celebrity Duets, that Fox-TV show which critics called horrible is finally over. Alfonso was the winner. Cheech was on-hand to sing a final song with all the contestants.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Paul Rodriguez Lawsuit Strained Relationship With Cheech

In 2002, comedian Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin and George Lopez produced a live comedy show, The Original Latin Kings of Comedy.

Earlier this month, Rodriguez reached a settlement with his former manager, Scott Montoya. The manager was accused of forging Paul's signature on a contract and then signing a deal with Paramount to distribute his film The Original Latin King's Of Comedy.

"He paid nobody. Consequently, my friendship with George (Lopez) and Cheech (Marin) is strained," Rodriguez said. "Because Scott and I were so close, I'm sure they think we were playing good cop/bad cop to hold onto the money."

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Norm MacDonald Inspired By Cheech & Chong

In an interview conducted by VH1, Norm Macdonald says that a Cheech and Chong album was one of the first albums he ever purchased. In addition, he says Up In Smoke was the first R rated movie he ever saw. He goes on to say that Up In Smoke kept him smoking pot longer than he should have.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Good Street Vibrations

"Free Tommy Chong" was the chant as I waded through a tsunami of bikers from all walks of life. Forty to Fifty thousand showed up for Reno Nevada's Street Vibrations. I had on my original, "Free Tommy Chong" shirt in order to gain their attention. It was like Tommy Chong had become the white Nelson Mandela over night and I was his messenger.

Many of them knew of Cheech was duet crooning his way on the Fox show while others recanted their favorite lines from old C&C movies and albums. I loved it when Tommy had his bike in the living room. Earache My Eye was a fan favorite. What's Tommy doing now? Is he out of Jail? When they going to do the next movie? I replied,"Tommy currently has a brand new blog and there's all kinds of information on the web site." Just being there promoting the new comic strip or telling folks about the Chong art store coming, made huge mammoth size long haired biker bros get all giddy. They are jonesing like a junkies for one more fix of Smokin Madness .

Bikers Brenda and Donny gave us the thumbs up to one more movie and said if Cheech and Chong ever get yourselves a scoot, they will save some pavement for you in our pack. Throttle on and smoke'em down the highway.

Canadian Press Interviews Tommy

Tommy Chong has been in Canada as part of his "The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint" book signing tour. The Canadian Press had the chance to interview him at his hotel.

During the interview, Tommy joked about Cheech on Fox-TV's Celebrity Duets.
"If he'd stayed on another a week, I would have voted him off." "There's a reason we went into comedy. We were going to start a band, but I heard him sing and I said: 'We better stick with comedy.' "

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More On Cheech's Black Eye

During last week's Celebrity Duets, Cheech Marin appeared to have a black eye. We're happy to report it was not a black eye...It was bad make-up and bad lighting.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Cheech Is Sent Home

On tonight's Celebrity Duets, Cheech absolutely killed performing with Al. He was having a lot of fun out there.

Unfortunately, he was voted off. We appreciate everyone who voted. Cheech said he enjoyed performing with all these great musicians. Cheech also said he was happy that his mother got to see him.

He appeared to have a black eye. We'll try to find out where that came from.

Some articles on the show...
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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tommy Chong Is Now Blogging

We have officially launched The Blog Of Chong. Tommy, Shelby and family are posting messages. You can comment and ask them questions.

The Blog Of Chong


Cheech did a great job tonight on Celebrity Duets. He performed a jazz song with Al Jarreau.

They briefly showed Cheech's dad in the audience. Last week, they showed his mom. They've also frequently shown his girlfriend.

Vote after the show...10PM EST.


The results will be announced tomorrow, Friday, at 9PM. If the phone lines return a busy signal, then the polls are closed. Try to vote again next Thursday.

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Vote for Cheech Marin after the conclusion of this evening's episode of Celebrity Duets. The phone number will be posted during the show. We'll post it here, too.

It's at 9PM EST on Fox.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Celebrities Fight to Prevent Breast Cancer with eBay Auction

(PRWEB) September 20, 2006 -- In October, several thousand walkers are uniting and participating in the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraiser. Not only have participants agreed to walk 60 miles over the course of 3 days, participants have each committed to fundraise a minimum of $10,000 to help fight breast cancer. Yes, this is a big endeavor – but it must be bold to match the mission to eradicate breast cancer.

Cock Blocker Clothing and Mark James (creator) hope that you will join them in this fight against breast cancer. If willing, there are various ways to support their efforts and they would certainly appreciate any or all that you are able to help with. Not only would a monetary donation be of great significance, but going to their online auction on eBay and bidding on celebrity autographed 3-Day T-shirts and Cock Blocker Clothing items, would absolutely help this cause. The Online Auction ends 10/01/06 8pm Pacific. The Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3-Day will take place on October 4 through the 6th. Net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Days (there are 11 other 3-Days around the country this year) benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs, as well as the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, to provide an endowment for breast cancer initiatives.

The Philadelphia 3-Day community is strong, in part due to a tremendous amount of community support. Breast cancer has affected Mark James own mother Darlene, and too many of your loved ones. They are determined to fight against this disease so no one else will have to. Please remember, all of us have the power to change lives and contribute to society.

We look forward to talking with you further about any support that you will be able to provide to help them reach their fundraising goal of $10,000. If you would like to volunteer, sponsor or donate celebrity autographed apparel for the auction you can reach Mark James at 808-728-2781. Or contact Melanie Munyan’s fundraising page on the 3Day website listed below. More information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day can be found at, or by calling (800) 996-3DAY.

Actor Cheech Marin, NFL All-Pro Ladainian Tomlinson, World Series of Poker Champion Scotty Ngyun, Hall of Fame Mike Schmidt and 30 more available. To see which celebrities have generously participated in this charity event and take a look at the playful hats, ties, shorts, and t-shirts Cock Blocker Clothing has donated, please go to the web-site at:

eBay Online Auction is currently LIVE and ends on 10/1/06 at 8PM Pacific.

Thank you for your support,

Mark James / Creator Cock Blocker Clothing Breast Cancer 3-Day Fundraiser

Monday, September 18, 2006

Get Ready To Vote Thursday

Hey everyone,

We need to keep Cheech alive on Celebrity Duets.

Watch Celebrity Duets on Fox this Thursday at 9pm. After Cheech performs, they will give you a toll free phone # to call and vote for Cheech.

Immediately following the show (10PM), call that number to vote for him. It'll be the biggest upset ever and will be a big F YOU to the judges that keep dissing him.

If you miss it, we'll post the phone # here.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Chong Fan Gets Chong Tatt

Kasim, a Tommy Chong fan from Cali, had Tommy's face tattooed on his arm. Kasim will be at Tommy's show this Sunday in Ontario.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Cheech Survives Week 3 of Celebrity Duets

Cheech survived Week 3 of Fox-TV's Celebrity Duets. Carly was voted off this evening.

We need to vote for Cheech next Thursday. Let's take him to the end.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

This Week On Celebrity Duets

Cheech Marin performed with Aaron Neville on this evening's edition of Fox-TV's Celebrity Duets. Cheech still seems like he's holding back. All the judges agreed that he should be voted off.

Let's keep Cheech on. Vote for Cheech. Call 866-90-DUET-5

Paul Rodriguez Settles Dispute With Former Manager

Paul Rodriguez reached a settlement with his former manager. The manager was accused of forging Paul's signature on a contract and then signing a deal with Paramount to distribute his film The Original Latin King's Of Comedy. The special also starred Cheech Marin.

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Bill Maher Comments On Tommy's Arrest

The A.V. Club asked Bill Maher.

"AVC: Your pot use and your support for legalization. In the wake of Tommy Chong's arrest and conviction, are you concerned at all that someone might try to make an example of you?

BM: Well, as truly ridiculous as that bust was, it was a different situation. He was actually selling things, paraphernalia and such, and it was clear what he was doing. Whereas in my case, I joke about it more than I actually do it, so no, I'm not all that worried."

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New Chong Book Signings & Comedy Show Dates Posted

Tommy has added Barnes & Noble in Lansing, Michigan to his list of The I Chong book signing dates.

Tommy & Shelby have also announced a string of dates for their comedy tour. It includes dates in New York, Michigan, Tampa and more. Their show is killer so don't miss it.

See the complete list of dates on the right side of this page.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The I Chong Is #10 In SoCal

According to the Los Angeles Times, Tommy Chong's book, The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint, is the tenth best selling non-fiction book in Southern California.

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Bankrate interviews Tommy Chong

Bankrate interview Tommy Chong about his book and life in prison.

When asked if he's going to appeal his conviction, he says "No. I'm waiting for this administration to disappear, then I'll go there ... or, I might not. I looked into it, and it's a process that ... it's like my high school GED. Eventually I'll get it, but it's not necessary in my life. That's the way I look at this appeal process."

Tommy goes on to say that he's probably lost $2 million total. He "lost about a half a million with the glass company, another half a million in legal fees, and then about a million was loss of income."

The article also briefly discusses Tommy's income.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering 9-11

I can't believe it's been 5 years since that tragic day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Kristine. She was a close friend of mine that died in the towers.

While on the subject of 9-11, it's important to for everyone to realize what did and did not occur that day. There's a great film created by Power Hour Productions titled In Plane Sight. Some of the points-of-view are open to interpretation. However, there are items in the film that are undeniably true.

For instance, a missile hit the Pentagon, not a plane. The hole was only 16 ft in diameter before the building collapsed. There were dozens of surveillance cameras on top of the Pentagon, as well as at a gas station, that captured what happened. However, the existence of these tapes has been denied. Most shocking is that there was no plane wreckage at the Pentagon.

The creators encourage bootlegging of the film so post it, upload it, rip it. It's allowed.


Read about conspiracy.
Buy the DVD with bonus footage.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Old Radio Interviews With Cheech and Chong

Al Horta, a big Cheech and Chong fan we met at the Bookends book signing provided us with these awesome clips of Cheech and Chong on the Alex Bennett radio show. The interviews took place on WPLJ-New York in 1971 and 1974.

During the interviews, they play clips from and discuss their first album, their recent performances at the Academy, television offers they've turned down, censorship and politics.

There are very few tapes of classic radio interviews with Cheech and Chong. Furthermore, there is only one tape of their live stand-up act, Perform and Perform Again. Why they didn't tape their live shows, we don't know.

If you have any old Cheech and Chong radio or TV appearances, please let us know.

Clip #1 1971

Clip #2 1974 Part One
Clip #3 1974 Part Two

NY Times Article Discusses Latino Art

Today's edition of the New York Times discusses Latino art exhibits, including Cheech Marin's Chicano Visions which is currently on display in San Francisco.

"And for a look at patronage in action, there’s “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge as Collected by Cheech Marin” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through Oct. 22. Mr. Marin, the Mexican-American comedian and actor, has been buying work by some wonderful artists, Margaret Garcia, Gronk, Carmen Lomas Garza and Patssi Valdez among them. They’re all here, along with an interactive installation designed by Mr. Marin to give a multimedia immersion into Chicano creative life."

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Friday, September 08, 2006

Cheech Survives Week 2 of Celebrity Duets

As predicted, Cheech Marin survived Week #2 of Celebrity Duets. However, he was in the bottom three.

Lea Thompson was voted off tonight. She sang great on the show. The competition is more of a popularity contest, than a singing competition. Carly clearly had the worst voice.

Everyone out there needs to vote for Cheech. Watch the show and vote!!!!

Misc articles on the results.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Will Cheech Survive This Week's Celebrity Duets?

Cheech showed a big improvement on the second episode of Fox-TV's Celebrity Duets. Cheech showed more confidence while performing with Clint Black.

The results show is Friday (tomorrow) at 9PM. We think he should survive this week.

Cheech would win for sure if he belted out an old Cheech and Chong song.

We will post reviews as they come in. The reviewers are all fairly positive towards Cheech, but all wonder what David Foster, a judge, has against him. All of David's Cheech comments are negative.

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Cheech Signs On For The Third Miracle

Cheech Marin has signed on for a lead role in the film The Third Miracle, "based on a group of boys from Mexico who became the first team from outside the United States to win the Little League World Series."

It will be filmed in Rock Hill, SC.

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pixar's Cars Coming To DVD

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 05, 2006 --
From the Winning Team of Disney and Pixar

Racing to DVD in Time for the Holidays -- November 7!

Loaded With Bonus Materials Including an All-New Exclusive Short Film "Mater and The Ghostlight,"
Deleted Scenes, Behind-the-Scenes and More

The high-octane Disney/Pixar team announce the DVD debut of the smash hit #1 animated and #2 biggest film of the year, CARS, in time for the holidays -- November 7! From Pixar's Academy Award® winning director John Lasseter ("TOY STORY," "A BUG'S LIFE," "TOY STORY 2") and the creative team that thrilled audiences with unforgettable hits including "THE INCREDIBLES" and "FINDING NEMO," CARS is a musically charged, comedy-adventure box office favorite about a hotshot rookie race car who, with a fun cast of car-actors, goes on the ride of his life. Starring Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers"), the legendary Paul Newman (Oscar® winner Best Actor "The Color of Money" 1986) and an all-star cast, CARS takes audiences of all ages on an incredible adventure that blends a heartfelt story, great music and breathtaking animation.
Loaded with a full tank of electrifying DVD bonus features, the highly anticipated CARS DVD debut includes an exclusive all new animated short "Mater and The Ghostlight," starring Mater, the rusty but trusty tow truck. This exclusive bonus feature was produced by the creative and technical teams who developed CARS. The story is set in the town of Radiator Springs and tells the legend of the Ghostlight -- a mysterious blue light that haunts the town and its residents. Also included for the first time on DVD is Pixar's Academy Award®-nominated "One Man Band" (Best Animated Short 2005) which played with the film in theatres and spins the hilarious tale of two competing street musicians vying for a little girl's attention. Revving up and rounding out the CARS DVD bonus features is the fascinating behind-the-scenes "Inspiration for Cars," an exciting journey with John Lasseter that explores how the story of CARS was born, as well as deleted scenes and a special sneak peek at the highly anticipated next Disney/Pixar feature RATATOUILLE.

Available in separate widescreen and fullscreen editions on November 7, 2006, CARS is priced at U.S. $29.99 (SRP) and Canada $36.99 (SRP) from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios and Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter, hit the road with this fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. In addition to Owen Wilson and Paul Newman, CARS includes an all-star vocal cast including Bonnie Hunt (as Sally, a snazzy Porsche), Larry The Cable Guy (as Mater, a wise-cracking, rusty but trusty tow truck), George Carlin (as Fillmore, the town's resident hippie van), Paul Dooley (as Sarge, the no-nonsense Army Jeep) and Cheech Marin (as Ramone, the low-riding, car painting Impala). As well, the fast-action film favorite includes the voice of Jenifer Lewis (as Flo, the sassy, no-nonsense '50s big-fin show car), Tony Shalhoub (as Luigi, the excitable, tire-brokering Italian import), Michael Wallis (as Sheriff, the Mercury Police Cruiser), Michael Keaton (as Chick Hicks, Lightning McQueen's nemesis), Richard Petty (as The King, the classiest champ on the race-car circuit) and John Ratzenberger (as Mack, the big-hearted Super-liner who ferries McQueen across the country). Ratzenberger is the only actor to appear in all of Pixar's feature films.

Supercharging CARS is a fantastic soundtrack, including tracks from many of the top acts in music today. For the project, director John Lasseter enlisted his longtime collaborator and Academy Award® winner Randy Newman (Best Song "If I Didn't Have You" from "MONSTERS, INC." 2002). Melding perfectly with Newman's score are performances from Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, James Taylor, John Mayer, and more. The songs range from originals such as the heartfelt "Our Town" (written by Randy Newman and performed by James Taylor) to rousing renditions of the famous tune "Route 66." The Disney/Pixar Cars Original Motion Picture Soundtrack debuted in June at #8, making it the first Pixar soundtrack to enter the Billboard Top 10 and to ship gold.

The driving force behind CARS is John Lasseter, who returns to directing for the first time since "TOY STORY 2" in 1999. In addition to guiding CARS through the production process, Lasseter has executive produced and overseen all of Pixar's creative endeavors (including "MONSTERS, INC.," "FINDING NEMO," and "THE INCREDIBLES"), produced at Pixar's state-of-the-art studio in Emeryville, California. CARS taps into Lasseter's personal love of cars, racing, and animation.

Direct prebook: September 12, 2006
Distributor prebook: September 26, 2006
Suggested retail price: $29.99 US and $36.99 Canada
Rated: U.S. G, Canada G.
Bonus materials not rated and subject to change.
Feature run time: Approximately 116 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
and separately
1.33:1 formatted 4x3
Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 EX Surround Sound
Dolby® Digital 2.0 Surround Sound
THX Certified
Languages: English audio. Close captioned.
Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Jeremy London Gets Married

Party of Five's Jeremy's London got married to Melissa Cunningham yesterday. "London and Cunningham met in 2000 when she auditioned for a film he was producing, the Tommy Chong comedy Secret Agent 420 (she got the part). "

Secret Agent 420 was a low budget film which was never released. It was supposed to go to DVD, but the only place we've ever seen it is on Netflix. DVD distributors don't even carry it. Hank The Angry Drunken Dwarf of the Howard Stern Show was also in this film.

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NORML interviews Tommy About His Book

NORML posted an interview with Tommy Chong about his book, The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint. The interview was conducted by Steve Goldstein as part of his Daily Audio Stash Podcast.

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10 Questions For Tommy

The Chicago Tribune asked Tommy Chong 10 questions in their article about his book, The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint. The questions are "home and garden"-esque such as what's under his bed, what he reads in the bathroom, etc.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Cheech and Chong Dot Com Debuts Renovated News Page

Today, we are officially debuting our renovated Cheech and Chong news page. It has a much cleaner look.

Click on the archive link on the right to access the older news. We hope to convert the old stories to the new format as soon as possible.

Thanks and contact us with any feedback you may have.

-The Weedmaster