Thursday, November 30, 2006

Special Pre-Holiday Giveaway For Women

As a pre-holiday gift to you, the first person to email us wins a free a/k/a Tommy Chong shirt. The shirt is white, sleeveless, with a black ringer collar. It's size medium.

They were given away at the aftershow party for the New York premiere.

Fans outside the US and Canada can enter, but they will be responsible for shipping and handling. There are no shipping and handling charges within the US and Canada. Must not have won anything from us within the past 90 days.

Sorry, giveaway is over. More giveaways to come.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

List Of Celebs Posted For 2007 Bob Hope Classic

The Desert Sun posted the list of celebrities that have committed to play the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. The event takes place January 17-21 in St. Augustine, FL.

Yogi Berra — Baseball, NY Yankees
Michael Bolton — Musician, Singer
Glen Campbell — Musician, Singer
Roger Clemens — Baseball player
Alice Cooper — Musician, Singer
Carson Daly — host, “Last Call” Late Night Talk Show
Tom Dreesen — Comedian, Entertainer
Andy Garcia — Actor, “The Untouchables”/“Ocean’s Eleven”
Huey Lewis — Musician, Singer
George Lopez — Comedian, Actor, “The George Lopez Show”
Cheech Marin — Actor, “Cheech and Chong”
Ed Marinaro — Former Football player, actor
Craig T. Nelson — Actor, “Coach”/“The District”
Ray Romano — Actor, “Everybody Loves Ramond”
Kurt Russell — Actor, “Overboard”/“Miracle”
Sterling Sharpe — Former Football player, NFL Analyst

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VH1 Rock Docs Rolls Out Five New Music-Based Documentaries

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 will expand its documentary series "VH1 Rock Docs" to include five new high-end feature-length programs. Each of the documentaries will reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip- hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries will tell some of the most unique stories of artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles, and musical perspectives.

"The Rock Docs franchise continues to grow and as long as there remain stories out there to tell, we will find a way to bring that story to life on- air and into the homes of our viewers," said Michael Hirschorn, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1.

The Return of Courtney Love

After drug addiction and 18 months of rehab, one of the most controversial and complicated women in modern pop culture is captured on her first ever documentary. Courtney Love is getting her life back on track as she records her new album, hustles to get work as an actress and rebuilds relationships with her friends. Writing and recording her new album has afforded Love the chance to look back at her tumultuous life, including her relationships, drug addiction, and the tragic death of husband Kurt Cobain. Filmed in her California home, at the studio and featuring unseen home movie footage of Cobain, this documentary tells the life story of Courtney Love with searing honesty.

1977 (tentative title)

Executive Produced by Nanette Burstein ("The Kid Stays in the Picture"), 1977 is a two-part, two-hour documentary that tells the story of one astonishing year in New York City. It was a time when the city had fallen into decay, with too few jobs, money, police, schools, or social services. There was a city wide black out with major looting, a serial killer on the loose, and the Bronx was burning.

And yet out of the chaos emerged one of the most creative times any city has ever encountered. Featuring interviews with major figures from the era, the documentary weaves together the stories of the emergence of hip hop, punk and disco, graffiti art, and sexual liberation. By the end of '77 all of this artistic expression was on its way to mainstream America, and would be with us for generations to come.

A.K.A. Tommy Chong

In 2003, Tommy Chong, the bandana-clad half of stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong, was arrested in a raid on his family business and charged with selling bongs over the internet. This was a result of Attorney General John Ashcroft authorizing a $12 million drug paraphernalia sting operation, "Operation Pipe Dreams." Chong, then 65, was singled out among 55 defendants and was sentenced to nine months in federal prison. He was the only one with no prior convictions to serve time. Filmmaker Josh Gilbert captures Chong in candid moments before and during his incarceration, and then as the comedian turns his absurd arrest-by-SWAT team into hilarious stand-up material. Chong emerges as an activist and de-facto symbol of governmental priorities gone awry and the film that results is a surreal Cheech & Chong fantasy come frighteningly to life. Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival, 2005. Winner, Best Documentary, US Comedy Arts Festival, 2006.

Air Guitar Nation

Every August, the Air Guitar World Championships bring thousands of fans all the way to Oulu, Finland to see the world's best air guitarists battle it out for 60 seconds of mock stardom. For years, the USA was missing in action. Enter the first official US Air Guitar Championships. This feature-length documentary chronicles the year that Air Guitar swept America and follows one person's journey to become world champion. What starts as a friendly contest above a New York strip club becomes a battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, world stage. Full of triumph and disappointment -- and of course invisible guitars -- this fake competition quickly turns very real. "Air Guitar Nation" captures the explosion of competitive air guitar through the eyes of former world champions, fans and media, and through the personal rivalries of those trying to attain the title of the best Air Guitarist in the world.

Sex: The Revolution! (tentative title)

The sexual revolution of the sixties and seventies was a time in our history that challenged century's old notions about sex and also a time that promoted unprecedented sexual honesty and expression. The four-part, four- hour series, "Sex: The Revolution!" produced by Perry Films ("And You Don't Stop," "The Drug Years") in association with VH1, features rare footage, classic clips, iconic music, and interviews with a broad and eclectic range of people. The series begins with the groundbreaking sexual research of Alfred Kinsey and takes the viewer through key moments in America's sexual history including Marilyn Monroe, Splendor in the Grass, Bettie Page, Citizens for Decent Literature, Sex and the Single Girl, the Pill, Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll, Make Love Not War, swinging, Midnight Cowboy, Burn the Bra, Stonewall, Deep Throat, Forty Second Street, the Continental Baths, Roe v. Wade, Hustler, Caligula, phone sex, herpes, AIDS, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, Angels In America, Bob Dole and Viagra -- and oh, so much more!

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel. Connect with VH1 at

Monday, November 27, 2006

New Low Prices On Cheech and Chong's Next Movie and Cheech Marin And Friends

Just in time for the holidays...we've reduced the price of the DVD, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie and Cheech Marin And Friends. Earlier this month, we also dropped the price of Born In East LA.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Win An Autographed The I Chong In Calgary

As part of the Charity Rock Auction, CJAY92 is auctioning of an The I Chong book autographed by the dopemaster himself, Tommy Chong. It takes place Thursday, December 7th at Outlaws Niteclub in Calgary. They also have items from Motley Crue, Aerosmith and more.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Cheech Has Been Cast For ABC's Lost

According to the Toronto Star, ABC hit show "Lost" has just announced casting of fan-favourite Hurley's dad: former pothead comic turned actor Cheech Marin."

We have confirmed that the episode will air February 28th. No word on whether or not he'll be on future episodes. This is most likely one of the infamous Lost flashback scenes.

Jesse Torres, Co-Owner Of The Green Van Has Died

Big Green Van

Jesse Torres, one of the owners of the green van from Up In Smoke, passed away earlier this month.

Dave Cuslidge and his beautiful daughter, Melinda, are the other owners of the van. Dave and Jesse purchased the van for $700 from Dave's friend. Friends and family helped restore the van. Jesse restored the fiberglass sunroof, windows, curtains, as well as the paint.

In his will, Jesse left part ownership of the van to his mother.

His family has not released the cause of death.

For the history of the van click here.
To see van photos click here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Win A Sleeping Beauty CD Booklet Autographed By Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong

Anyone who purchases anything from this site from 11.22.2006 thru 12.19.2006 is automatically entered to win a Sleeping Beauty CD booklet autographed by both Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. This is a very rare item. We have two in total to give away.

Each separate order counts as (1) entry. Winners will be contacted via email. Winners will have (10) days to respond to the email, otherwise the prize will be forfeited.

Cheech Tribute To James Taylor To Air Next Wednesday

This past February, Cheech Marin participated in a tribute to musician James Taylor. PBS will air this tribute on Wednesday, November 29th at 9PM.

See PBS for local times.

Tommy Chong Begins Work On New Book

We received confirmation today that Tommy Chong has begun working on the follow-up to his best seller, The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint. The book will be published by the same company, Simon & Schuster.

He asked that we keep the title and subject under wraps for the time being, but believe us folks, you'll love it.

Correction: According to Tommy, the book writing is complete.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Special Pre-Holiday Giveaway

We have leftover t-shirts from the The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint book promotion. As a pre-holiday gift to you, the first 3 people to email us win a free shirt. It's size small so only enter if it will fit. :-)

Fans outside the US and Canada can enter, but they will be responsible for shipping and handling. No shipping and handling charges within the US and Canada.

Giveaway is over. Congrats to the winners.

Cheech Attends Last Streisand Concert

Cheech Marin attended the last Barbara Streisand concert in Los Angeles yesterday. Other celebs in the audience included Barry Manilow, Quincy Jones, Ben Stiller, Rob Lowe and Bill Maher.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Cheech Attends Coppola Auction

This past weekend, Cheech Marin attended the Hands Across the Valley charity auction at Francis Coppola’s winery in Napa. The auction, which raises money for causes such as the Napa Valley Food Bank, was attended by numerous celebs including Rob Schneider.

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Cheech Turns Down Cheech & Chong Reunion Special?

According to Tommy Chong (see The Blog Of Chong), Cheech Marin turned down an offer by HBO to do a reunion special. "He does not want to "turn back the clock" and do any of the old bits!"

Editorial from Cheech and Chong Dot Com...In our opinion, Cheech doing the special and reuniting with Tommy would only strengthen his career. There are plenty of comedians with a R-rated comedy show and a G-rated voiceover/tv/film career. The reunion would give Cheech greater exposure.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Founder Of Crow's Theatre Steps Down

Jim Millan, founder of Toronto's Crow's Theatre, is stepping down after 23 years. Among other things, Millan staged the Marijuana-Logues tour. He says writing dope jokes with Tommy Chong was a "trip" and he's always been interested in the "oddballs of life."

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Cheech & Chong Influenced Jack Black

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jack Black says that his new film, Pick Of Destiny, was partly inspired by Cheech & Chong.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Third Miracle Needs A Miracle

According to the Austin Chronicle, Cheech Marin's new film, The Third Miracle, has been postponed indefinitely. The film which was supposed to have began filming in the Carolina's months ago is having funding problems.

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Order Santa Claus And His Old Lady

Be sure to order Cheech and Chong's double CD, Anthology. It contains two essential tracks for the holidays...Santa Claus And His Old Lady, as well as Moe Money. The double CD contains a booklet written by Dr Demento, along with tons of rare photos.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cheech In Florida For Chicano Visions Launch

Cheech Marin was at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, FL today for a preview of his Chicano Visions art exhibit.

The exhibit officially opens November 18th and runs thru May 1st.

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Tommy & Shelby Coming To The Improv In Irvine

Tommy Chong just announced on his blog that he and Shelby will be at the Improv in Irvine California this Friday and Saturday.

Friday: 8:30pm & 10:30pm
Sat. 7:00PM & 9:00PM & 11pm

Friday, November 10, 2006

Tommy Hints Of Cheech and Chong Deal

According to Tommy Chong on The Blog Of Chong, a Cheech and Chong deal is in the works. He said he can't go into details.

Whether it's a film or something else remains to be seen. The latter, "something else" is more likely.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Basketball Jones Cartoon Posted On YouTube In Its Entirety

Lou Adler produced an animated version of the song "Basketball Jones," which ran about four minutes, and released it in a few theaters in late 1973 for Oscar consideration. It was on the 35mm reels.

George Harrison is on guitar and The Beatles are depicted in it.

Someone did Cheech and Chong fans a huge favor and posted the entire cartoon on YouTube. Before this, the only place to see part of it was in the Peter Sellers film, Being There.

We're not even certain Cheech or Tommy has a copy of the full version.

Thanks to Shaw aka for the link.

Random Information On Director Of Borat

Did you know that Larry Charles, the director of the film Borat, was slated to be the director of the now cancelled Cheech and Chong film? Larry has also written for Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.

He did a great job with Borat. One can only wonder how great the Cheech and Chong film would have been.

Thanks to Cheech and Chong fan, John, for telling us that "Larry Charles also directed Bob Dylan's movie, Masked & Anonymous, which also starred Cheech for about 2 mins."

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Born In East LA DVD Price Drop

We're happy to announce that we've dropped the price of the Born In East LA DVD by $2.00. The price is now $8.99.

Some memorable moments...Paul Rodriguez thinks the Jesus painting is speaking to him. In reality, it's Cheech leaving a message on the answering machine. Daniel Stern working at a strip club.

Buy it today

Monday, November 06, 2006

Anjelica Huston to Chair Art for the Arts Benefit for the Los Angeles Ballet

The Los Angeles Ballet celebrates its much-anticipated arrival on the Southern California cultural landscape with a fundraiser on Thursday, November 9th at Bergamot Station. The evening will be hosted by Anjelica Huston and will feature a celebrity art auction including the works of Steve Martin, Orlando Bloom, Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Bridges, Julie Andrews, Tommy Chong, Leonard Cohen, David Cowles, Tony Curtis, Gil Garcetti, Joel Grey, Buck Henry, Dennis Hopper, Martin Mull, Jane Seymour, Richard Schiff, the evening's host Angelica Huston plus some surprise works. The benefit will also spotlight the Company's talented new ballet dancers as they make a special introductory appearance.

The evening will be accented with fine food donated by local restaurants including JiRaffe, Melisse, Angelini Osteria, Rockenwagner Bakery, L.A. Farm, Amici Brentwood, Buddha's Belly, Lemon Moon, Nook, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Three Square Bakery and Cafe, Whole Foods Market, The City Bakery and La Terza. The evening's spirits and water sponsors include Korbel California Champagne, Little Black Dress, Campari, Five Rivers, Badoit Sparkling Natural Spring Water and Volvic Natural Flavored Spring Water.

Los Angeles Ballet makes its debut as the city's own professional ballet company focused on capturing the creative aesthetic unique to Southern California. With a professional ballet presence in Los Angeles, balletomanes will no longer have to rely on visiting companies to experience world class dance; they will now have a home-based outlet for their passion. Additionally, a new generation of dance enthusiasts can regularly enjoy the company's dynamic dance productions.

Tickets for the evening are $125 per person and tickets can be purchased at or 310-284-3541. Ticket purchase includes a one year charter membership to Los Angeles Ballet

Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica.

Tales From The Crypt Season Five Now On DVD

Season Five of the HBO series Tales From The Crypt is now on DVD. Cheech Marin is in episode #64 "Half-Way Horrible" which originally aired 12.01.2oo3.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Video From NYC Alice In Chains Concert Posted

Cheech and Chong Dot Com was at the Alice In Chains concert in New York City (Nokia) on Wednesday. We've posted great video of the show here. It requires the latest edition of itunes to play.

Cheech and Tommy were not there. Only worth downloading if you're an Alice In Chains fan.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Tommy Chong Doodle Auction

Tommy Chong and other celebs donated doodles which will be auctioned off this Saturday, November 4th. The auction benefits and takes place at the Live Bait Theater in Chicago.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Third Miracle Moved To Austin

The new film Cheech is working on, The Third Miracle, was set to begin filming in the Carolinas. However, due to a shortage of a film crew, the film has been moved to Austin.

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