Monday, December 31, 2007

Hempy New Year!!!!

Hempy New Year!!!!

- The Weedmaster

Sunday, December 30, 2007

HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival is No More

HBO has pulled the plug on its 13th annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. This was a huge event in the comedy world. Lots of people have been on that stage such as Monty Python and the cast of The Simpsons. In fact, this is where Cheech and Chong had announced their now defunct reunion.

No explanation has been given for why it was canceled. The festival may return next year.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Release Date Set for South of the Border

Disney's new film, South of the Border, will hit theaters August 8th, 2008.

Cheech Marin was one of the first people cast for this film. Others include Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek, George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Placido Domingo, Edward James Olmos, and Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo.

"South of the Border" chronicles the adventures of a pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe (Barrymore) accustomed to riding in a purse. While on vacation in Mexico, she gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home.

Garcia is playing a German shepherd who was kicked off the police force because he lost his sense of smell and has now given up on life. Hayek is Chloe's spirit guide who helps her find her true heritage.

Lopez is Papi, a macho romantic Chihuahua who will do anything for the love of Chloe.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Interview with Bobby Taylor

Once upon a time, long before Cheech met Chong, Tommy Chong was the guitarist in the band Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers. Their biggest hit was in the late '60s..."Does your mama know about me?."

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Bobby Taylor about Vancouver, Tommy Chong and the band.

Some highlights:
  • Bobby met Tommy in 1962 when Tommy came to San Francisco with his band looking for work.
  • Tommy offered Bobby Taylor $750/week and half ownership in his club to perform at the club.
  • Tommy and Bobby discovered the Jackson 5 in 1968 when they opened for the Vancouvers.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Pick Up Santa Claus and His Old Lady


Be sure to pick up Where There's Smoke, There's Cheech and Chong. This 2 CD set contains two essential, hilarious holiday trax, Santa Claus and His Old Lady, and Moe Money (featuring Rudolph).

Not only do you get their greatest bits, but you also receive some awesome unreleased material. The two Up in Smoke radio commercials, found in Rhino Records'™ vaults, haven't been heard since the 70s. These commercials are hysterical, featuring Arab, Saydis Saydat, as well as Horrendo Revolver.

The last track, Old Man in the Park, is a live sketch from a concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It's about a punk harassing an old man. The old man, Chong, fakes a heart attack to get back at him. You have to hear it. This sketch can be seen on their out-of-print "Perform" video.

Besides the great sketches, the 2 CD set includes a booklet laced with photos and the most comprehensive Cheech & Chong bio we've ever read (written by the legendary Dr Demento).

Q & A with Cheech Marin

The Smithsonian, which recently honored the comedian for his commitment to Chicano artists, conducted a Q & A with Cheech Marin.

Our favorite quote from Cheech, " [In School] I was a teacher's worst nightmare: I was a class clown who got straight A's."

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Update: Now Taking Pre-Orders for Tommy Chong's New Book

Update: Release date has been changed to August and just as with Tommy's last book, this will be followed by a huge book tour.

Tommy Chong is finishing work on "Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography." This 224 page hardcover book will be released by Simon and Schuster August 2008.

It will detail the history of Cheech & Chong and includes lots of stories never before disclosed such as which celebs they lit up with.

More details will be released within the next few months.

Order it here.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Last Chance to Order Santa Claus and His Old Lady, and Rudolph


The days are winding down til Christmas so be sure to pick up Where There's Smoke, There's Cheech and Chong. This 2 CD set contains two essential, hilarious holiday trax, Santa Claus and His Old Lady, and Moe Money (featuring Rudolph).

Not only do you get their greatest bits, but you also receive some awesome unreleased material. The two Up in Smoke radio commercials, found in Rhino Records'™ vaults, haven't been heard since the 70s. These commercials are hysterical, featuring Arab, Saydis Saydat, as well as Horrendo Revolver.

The last track, Old Man in the Park, is a live sketch from a concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It's about a punk harassing an old man. The old man, Chong, fakes a heart attack to get back at him. You have to hear it. This sketch can be seen on their out-of-print "Perform" video.

Besides the great sketches, the 2 CD set includes a booklet laced with photos and the most comprehensive Cheech & Chong bio we've ever read (written by the legendary Dr Demento).

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hobotrashcan Interviews Tommy Chong

The website, hobotrashcan, conducted a very thorough interview with Tommy Chong. This is rare. Frequently, interviewers know very little about their subject and don't do any research. hobotrashcan asked some fantastic questions and Tommy gave really intelligent answers.

Tommy discusses the Cheech & Chong movies/albums, his relationship with Cheech, their on again/off again reunion, pot, what he'd do if he were president, stand-up and more.

Read the entire interview here

Cheech & Chong Interview, Australia 1978

Someone posted a really funny interview conducted by Australian TV host Norman Gunston in 1978.

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I miss the days when they were still performing together. Van Halen reunited. Why not Cheech and Chong?

Sunday, December 09, 2007

**CONTEST** Win A Sleeping Beauty or Let's Make a New Dope Deal CD Booklet Autographed By Cheech Marin

We have a really cool gift for Cheech and Chong fans this holiday season. We are giving away (5) Sleeping Beauty and (5) Let's Make A New Dope Deal CD booklets (not the CD, just the booklet) autographed by Cheech Marin.

Cheech was gracious enough to autograph them for us at his Cheech The School Bus Driver book signing last month.

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Click here if you'd like to purchase the CDs (not autographed).

While you're at it, pick up Where There's Smoke, There's Cheech & Chong. This 2 CD set includes all their greatest hits, previously unreleased tracks, Santa Claus and His Old Lady and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

**SALE** Cheech & Chong Up In Smoke Incense Burner OVER 10% OFF


For a limited time only, the Cheech & Chong Up In Smoke Doobie Incense Burner is over 10% off.

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**CONTEST** Win That 70’s Show Season 7 on DVD

Film School Rejects is giving away Season 7 of That '70s on DVD. Tommy Chong a/k/a Leo hosts a special featurette titled "A '70s Show Flashback."

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Cheech and Chong Dot Com Sale on Ebay


We have a great deal on ebay right now. We are clearing out our inventory of CDs with damaged cases. The CDs are perfect and unscratched, but the plastic case is cracked. The booklet may or may not be wrinkled.

They're only $5.99 and make a great gift. You're saving $8 off retail. Limited quantity remaining.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tommy Chong is Marcus Henderson's Guitar Hero

Who is Marcus Henderson? A couple songs from the band Drist are featured in the video game Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II. He was the guitarist in Drist and that's him playing guitar in the game.

Marcus says Tommy Chong was his first guitar hero. Tommy's "solo from Cheech and Chong's next movie is still the coolest shit ever."

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Details on Final Season of That '70s Show Announced

The final season of Fox-TV's That '70s show is coming to DVD March 25th. There were a lot of cameos during the final season, including Don Knotts, in one of his final roles before his death.

There's even a special featurette titled "A '70s Show Flashback" hosted by Tommy Chong and Josh Meyers.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Chatty Nardwuar the Human Serviette Interviews Tommy Chong

MuchMusic will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of its hosts, Chatty Nardwuar the Human Serviette, with a show titled "Welcome to My Special." The special, which airs Sunday, features all new interviews with Tommy Chong, Snoop Dogg and more.

When asked about his Tommy Chong interview, he said "We were at (a festival) beer garden backstage and he came up to us and started telling us these incredible stories. He didn't hold anything back. He called Joe Jackson (father of pop superstar Michael) stupid. That's one of my all-time favourites."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tommy Chong Tour Dates Added

Tommy and Shelby Chong are touring all over the place. Check out the dates we've added under "Current Events."

They're hysterical! Don't miss the show.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cheech Marin's House Doesn't Go Up In Smoke

Cheech Marin's house barely escaped fire this past weekend. The drought and arson keeps causing major wildfires in California. Forty-five homes were destroyed.

Cheech and his girlfriend, Natasha Rubin, were in Palm Springs this past Saturday when they received a call from the fire department. The fire department told them that the fire was closing in on their house.

They rushed home to try to protect it. Luckily, the wind stopped and the fire was put out four miles away.

Close call!

Other celebs weren't so lucky. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers told the LA Times that his house burnt to a crisp.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Video: More Clips of Tommy Chong @ 20th Annual Cannabis Cup

Tommy Chong comes on stage to talk about Cheech and Chong's induction into the High Times Counterculture Hall of Fame.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Video: Tommy Chong @ 20th Annual Cannabis Cup

Tommy Chong is currently attending the 20th annual High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. High Times will be inducting Cheech and Chong into the Counterculture Hall of Fame.

This video was taken at the opening ceremony earlier this week.

Tonight, Tommy and Shelby are performing their comedy act at the Powerzone, one of Amsterdam's largest night clubs.

Hippy Thanksgiving!

Hippy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What Has Zane Buzby a/k/a Jade East Been Up To?

Remember that sexy stoned-out redhead hitchhiker Cheech and Chong drove "all the way" in Up In Smoke? During the Up In Smoke commentary, Cheech briefly mentions that she's now a television director (Married with Children, Blossom).

She's multifaceted. Besides directing, she runs the Survivor Mitzvah Project. She corresponds with Holocaust survivors and when she can, helps them financially.

In additional, she's been developing a live-action comedy titled "Stomp the Run," which will be available on cell phones and the web.

Read and see her photo here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Comedians Pay Tribute to Marilyn Martinez

Last week, dozens of comedians, including Andrew "Dice" Clay, Gabriel Iglesias (Comedy Central), Luenell Campbell ("Borat"), Joey Medina ("Original Latin Kings of Comedy"), gathered at The Comedy Store to eulogize comedienne Marilyn Martinez.

When cohorts became aware of her illness last March, they held a number of benefits to help pay her bills. Cheech Marin hosted a benefit at the Comedy Store this past spring.

Cheech was a big fan of her humor. So much in fact, that in 2006, he took her on his Cheech Marin & Friends comedy tour.

Marilyn Martinez, 52, died on November 3rd of colon cancer.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Celebrity Golf Ratings

Each year, Golf Digest comes out with its list of celebrity handicaps.

Jack Wagner is number one with +0.3 Cheech is thirty-one with 9.8, down from 14.4 last year.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cheech to Play in Murray Tournament

The ninth annual Jim Murray Invitational Golf Classic at SilverRock Resort will be December 3rd in La Quinta, California. Entry fee is $800 per player or $2,800 per foursome.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit journalism scholarships at universities across the country. Entry fee includes breakfast from Mimi's Cafe and a catered awards luncheon from Sullivan's Steakhouse. Tee sponsors are still available for $150.

Celebrities confirmed to play in the event include 2007 tournament honoree Luc Robitaille along with Cheech Marin, Tom Dreesen, Steve Garvey, Charlie Hough, Rosie Casals, Jim Tunney, Marc McClure, Sinjin Smith and Kip Gilman. Presenting sponsors are the Los Angeles Times, latimes.com, CBS2-TV, California Bank & Trust and Cadillac/Rydell Automotive Group.

The Murray Scholars-Great Ones awards dinner will be Dec. 2 at the Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa. Dinner tickets are $150 or a table of 10 for $1,000.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Video: Tommy Chong @ 36th Annual NORML Conference

NORML has posted video and photos of Tommy Chong at the 36th annual National Conference. The event took place October 12th.

Video Clip

Photos

Audio of Entire Speech

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sponsors Pulling Out of Gary Player's Golf Tournament

Cheech Marin and other celebs are slated to play in the “The Children’s Charity Invitational,”a charity golf tournament taking place later this month. It was originally called the Nelson Mandela golf tournament, but "Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu blasted its host, Gary Player, for his involvement in building a golf course in military- ruled Burma."

As a result, Nelson Mandela and sponsors, including Coca-Cola and SuperSport, are withdrawing their support.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Comic Marilyn Martinez, Dead at 52

Comic Marilyn Martinez died this weekend at the age of 52. She's been on television numerous times and was one of the "Original Latin Divas of Comedy."

This past summer she performed at some of the Cheech Marin and Friends comedy shows.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Video: Cheech at Ratatouille Blue Ray DVD Release Party

This past week, Cheech Marin was at the Blue Ray DVD release party of the Disney-Pixar film Ratatouille. Cheech jokingly says that you can see his character naked in the Blue Ray edition of Cars.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tommy Chong Narrates 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards

"Of all the Film Festivals in the world, Sundance or Tribeca, ARTIVIST is the Film Festival of the future" Martin O'Brien, Filmmaker

This year's Artivist is partnering with KPFK Radio and CURRENT TV, reaching more than 25 million people. Join us in celebrating the 4th ANNUAL ARTIVIST. "ARTIVIST" is the 1st international Film Festival & Awards dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy. Our purpose is to strengthen the voice of international activist artists - "Artivists" - while raising public awareness for social global causes. 60 FILMS * 25 COUNTRIES * 1 MISSION: GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Join filmmakers, artists, and the progressive community from around the world as we unite at the annual Artivist Film Festival to address the importance of art and activism in our global community. This year's extensive and diverse Film Program includes narrations from: the Dalai Lama, Harrison Ford, Ted Danson, Paul Newman, Kevin Costner, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Smits, Mary Steenburgen, Val Kilmer, Ingrid Newkirk, Peter Segar, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Gene Baur, Ray Bradbury, Tommy Chong, Ralph Nader, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Eve Ensler, Daryl Hannah, and Stuart Townsend, narrating various issues and taking us on diverse journeys that lead to the healing qualities of compassion, teamwork, preservation, and reminding all of us of the interdependence between Humanity, Animals, and the Environment.

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XM's Holiday Music Programming Begins Today

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 8.5 million subscribers, today announced that it will once again offer a suite of dedicated holiday music channels during the upcoming holiday season. XM kicks off its seasonal programming today with the launch of contemporary holiday hits channel "Holly" (XM 103). Additional channels will launch later in the month, including XM's Radio Hanukkah, the first-ever national broadcast channel devoted exclusively to Jewish Culture, which will also return for the 2007 holiday season.

Available beginning November 1 at 12 midnight ET through January 1 Features contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected traditional favorites from popular artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Amy Grant and more. -- Holiday Traditions (XM 104)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features traditional holiday recordings from the 1940s through 1960s with classic artists such as Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole and more. -- Music City Holiday (XM 105)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features contemporary and traditional holiday hits from popular country music artists, including Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers, and more. -- A Classical Christmas (XM 106)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features traditional holiday carols performed by celebrated classical musicians Luciano Pavarotti, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and many others.

-- Special X-Mas (XM 107)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through December 25 Features a unique mix of novelty songs, parodies, and retro oddities by a broad range of artists, including Cheech and Chong, Bob Rivers, Weird Al, Tiny Tim, Monty Python, and more.

-- Radio Hanukkah (XM 108)- Available December 4 at 12 midnight ET through December 12 Features eight days of Hanukkah music and celebration of Jewish culture, including exclusive live performances; specials focused on contemporary and traditional Jewish music, film, children's programming and more; and nightly broadcasts of the traditional Hanukkah candlelight blessings. Listeners will hear songs by Neil Sedaka, The Klezmatics, and Craig Taubman, among many others.

Select channels will be available on XM Radio Online beginning November 12. Complete schedule and information on XM's dedicated holiday channels is available online at: http://www.xmradio.com/holiday.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Cheech to be at Ratatouille DVD Launch Party

Next week, Disney Pixar is hosting a party to promote the DVD release of Ratatouille. The event, which takes place at Social Hollywood, will feature Cheech Marin and chef Michel Richard serving food dishes to celebs and filmmakers.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hanging with Stonerdude and Stern Regulars in NYC


The Weedmaster ran into Stonerdude outside New York's Sirius Satellite Radio headquarters Thursday night. He is in town for Stern Fan Roundtable, as well as for tonight's Stern Fan Halloween party in the village.

Also outside, were Howard Stern Show regulars High Pitch Erik and the Bleeding Deacons.

Stonerdude is the designer of the "F*ck The FCC" and "Free Tommy" shirts. He also plays drums for a band named Bong.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Catch Tommy at this Weekend's Wonders of Cannabis Festival

Roll it, weave it, smoke it, eat it; the benefits of cannabis and hemp are featured in this two-day concert, expo and festival.

San Francisco, CA - Pot, weed, bud, herb, hemp, ganja and grass; whatever you choose to call it, the cannabis plant has permeated the fabric of American culture and counterculture, with the San Francisco Bay area a hot-bed for continued activism and debate.

On October 27 and 28 the Wonders of Cannabis Festival returns for the 3rd year at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Emceed by special guest Tommy Chong with his wife Shelby, the indoor/outdoor showcase will feature live music, comedy, speakers, forums, and vendors. The enlightening two-day event is meant to educate and celebrate this versatile plant and the dynamic culture that has surrounded it for over five thousand years, and will touch on important topics suck as user rights, advances in research.

Hours are: Saturday, Oct 27th from 11am-7pm, and Sunday, October 28th from 11am-6pm. Tickets are $25; $20 seniors/disabled, and are available at the door. The Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is located near 9th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Along with Tommy Chong, comedians Ngao Bealum and Geechy Guy will keep the crowd laughing during the “green” event, which will also feature a full line up of entertainment including live music from the JGB band, BLVD, Ry Kihn Band, and The Basics, among many others. The large exhibit hall will feature a celebration of the craftsmanship and artistry alive within the culture. Each day will feature the popular Rolling Contests with prizes for the fastest, longest, fattest, and best one-handed joints.

“Cannabis is a helpful herb used by millions of people,” says Ed Rosenthal, activist and founder of the event. “We want to educate the public about the truth gained through legitimate research.” In order to playfully, yet pointedly, draw attention to the magical qualities of the herb, Ed will appear at the event in full magician's gear with cannabis elements to add flare.

The Wonders of Cannabis Festival is a fundraiser in support of Green Aid, a medical marijuana legal defense and education fund based in Oakland, CA.

DEA Administrator Resigns

DEA Administrator, Karen Tandy, has resigned to take a job at Motorola. She was one of George Bush's henchman who helped take down Tommy Chong.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cheech to be on Bloodsucking Cinema this Friday

This Friday, film critic Richard Roeper is hosting Bloodsucking Cinema on Starz. The horror film marathon begins at 8PM. From Dusk Til Dawn, which includes an interview with Cheech Marin, begins at 12:35 a.m.

Updated: Tommy Chong Coming to PIttsburgh

Tommy and Shelby Chong will be coming to Pittsburgh, PA this weekend for a gig at The Improv.

The Post Gazette conducted an interview with Tommy.

The funniest quote was about hosting High Times' Stony Awards last weekend.

"Can you imagine a stoner comedian playing to an audience that's too stoned? Because you got no reaction time. You're working in front of a brick wall. Their brain cells are busy trying to figure out: 'Am I sitting or standing?'"

He also discusses the chances of a Cheech and Chong reunion.

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Update: Pittsburgh Live also conducted an interview with Tommy. Regarding the breakup with Cheech... "Cheech chose to sort of disown it. He wants to have his cake and eat it, too. You can't go to the Geraldo Rivera parties and expect old stoners to stay in your corner. Especially when you go on TV and disown them."

He also mentions that he's writing "The Unauthorized Biography of Cheech and Chong." This is set to hit stores summer 2008.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Recap: Chong at the NORML 2007 National Convention

Tommy Chong was at the NORML 2007 National Convention last weekend.

A great quote from Chong, "About three months after I got to prison, I woke up one night and thought 'Man, I shouldn't have put my face on those bongs."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Owner of Pittsburgh's Giggles Arrested...Again

Akhil Mishra, the owner of a Pittsburgh novelty shop named Giggles, was arrested again. The police charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited weapons, including daggers and stun guns.

His first bust in 2000, led to the fed's launch of Operation Pipe Dreams. This investigation led to the wrongful arrest of Tommy Chong and other wholesalers and distributors. Chong spent 9 months in prison.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cheech at the Great Read in New York City




Cheech Marin was at New York's Columbia University today, as part of the New York Times/Target Great Read event. The annual Great Read brings together author's of children books, albums and whatnot.

Cheech was there to promote his new book Cheech The School Bus Driver. He came on stage at 1:50PM to read his book to the hundreds of excited children who eagerly looked on.

Cheech picked a little girl from the audience to come on stage and turn the pages for him.

Afterwards, he signed autographs at the signing tent. He was nice enough to autograph anything that was presented to him. In fact, one Cheech and Chong fan had the newspaper advertisement signed to "Sister Mary Elephant."

We had a pile of Sleeping Beauty and Let's Make A New Dope Deal CD booklets signed. We will be giving them away this holiday season (late Nov-Dec).

Watch the video of Cheech's reading here (please pardon the shaky hands). It's mpeg4 format. Unzip and play using Apple's Quicktime or itunes.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cheech Donates Prints to El Paso Museum

Cheech was in El Paso this week for the Haskins Sports Fund Charity Pro-Am. While in town, he donated prints to the El Paso Museum of Art. Cheech has been donating series of prints of his "Chicano Vision: American Painters on the Verge" exhibit to various museums across the country. The series of prints is valued at $31,950.

Don't forget that Cheech will be at the Great Read at New York's Columbia University this Sunday.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

American Conservation Film Festival Announces Schedule

Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Vocus/PRWEB ) October 9, 2007 -- In recent years, a new category in filmmaking has emerged which can be referred to as “eco-cinema,” movies that focus on nature and our environment. The American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia prides itself on providing high quality eco-cinema that educates and inspires moviegoers. Films and filmmakers featured at ACFF combine masterful storytelling with a passion for the environment.

“Our films aren’t just about animals and trees. The films featured at the American Conservation Film Festival examine humans and nature, and how the two interact,” stated David Lillard, Executive Director of ACFF. “This year, we have an incredible line-up with over 20 films, including nine award-winning films and two world premieres.”

This year’s festival will highlight films that have been described as inspirational, informative, and simply beautiful. The complete schedule is as follows:

Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the Shepherdstown Opera House ($7 admission)

7:00 pm: Greasy Rider (47 mins.) From French fries to fuel, a cross-country trek to avoid high-gas prices with talking heads Tommy Chong, Yoko Ono and others.

7:50 pm: Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa (70 mins.) A hardscrabble community of eco-pioneers living on the fringe in Northern New Mexico. Viewer discretion - contains adult language and subject matter.

9:00 pm: Southbounders (85 mins.) Feature film adventure walking south from Maine to Georgia along America’s longest national park--the Appalachian Trail. Viewer discretion – contains brief nudity.

Friday, November 2, 2007 at National Conservation Training Center (free admission)

6:45 pm: Conversing with Aotearoa (15 mins.) Explores our most intimate relations with wild places—a blend of animation and the so-called real world.

7:00 pm: National Geographic's Arctic Expedition (60 mins.) Explorer Jon Waterman hosts this special preview of an upcoming film on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

8:00 pm: Gates of the Arctic (57 mins.) In this world premiere, take a spectacular journey to the Gates of the Arctic National Park focusing on the people who live there.

9:15 pm: Aeon (15 mins.) A landscape documentary of life and death in Wellington, New Zealand.

9:30 pm: Red Velvet (58 mins.) A haunting and graphic look at the subsistence lifestyle of a remote Russian village harvesting deer antlers. Viewer discretion – adult content and brief depictions of antler harvesting. The animals are released afterward.

Saturday November 3, 2007 at National Conservation Training Center (free admission)

Family Film Festival

1:30 pm: Critter Quest (22 mins.) Find the wilderness and wildlife in your backyard on this hi-definition safari from the Smithsonian Channel.

2:00 pm: Charlotte’s Web (80 mins.) The most poetic of children’s tales gets a spectacular film treatment. Some pig … some movie!

4:00 pm: The Worst Journey in the World (60 mins.) The tale of an epic hunt for penguin eggs during Captain Scott’s polar expedition of 1910-1913.

Student Film Competition

11:45 am: Aeon (see description above)

12:00 pm: Conversing with Aotearoa (see description above)

12:15 pm: Eco Views (28 mins.) Students collaborate to tell short tales on the environmental history of the Chesapeake Bay from four different perspectives.

12:45 pm: Greasy Rider (see description above)

1:30 pm: Against the Current (19 mins.) Examining the balance between ranching economy and the natural river systems that support native trout.

Independent Film Forum

2:00 pm: Restoring Balance (28 mins.) Monty Python alum John Cleese investigates an ongoing battle against invasive rats.

2:30 pm: Bird Song and Coffee (56 mins.) How caffeine and conservation are united in shade grown coffee.

3:30 pm: Blowing Up Paradise (60 mins.) The A-Bomb meets a tropical paradise in this tragic tale of the Cold War in French Polynesia.

4:30 pm: Lusha of Samage (25 mins.) Fascinating Chinese film exploring the rarely seen black and white snub-nosed monkey.

5:00 pm: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (53 mins.) What happens when the oil runs out? Find out how one nation faced this energy crisis.

Filmmakers’ Forum

5:00 pm: Strange Days on Planet Earth: Predators (58 mins.) This futuristic National Geographic film examines the most dangerous animals on the planet.

6:00 pm: The Town That Was (58 mins.) The stranger than fiction tale of a town that’s had the life burned from under it by a coal fire that’s been burning for more than 20 years—and of one man obsessed with keeping the town alive.

7:00 pm: Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People (58 mins) Sissy Spacek, E.O. Wilson and Henry Louis Gates explore our amazing mountains, people and culture.

8:00 pm: Student Award - The best student film of the year will be honored and screened.

8:30 pm: Summercamp! (85 mins.) The day-to-day drama of a summer camp in northern Wisconsin.

Sunday, November 4, 2007 at National Conservation Training Center (free admission)

1:00 pm: When Pigs Fly (62 mins.) One woman’s attempt to protect 700 pigs. Viewer discretion – contains adult content.

2:30 pm: Charlotte’s Web (80 mins.) The most poetic of children’s tales gets a spectacular film treatment.

2:00 pm: Gates of the Arctic (56 mins.) Encore presentation of this world premiere.

3:00 pm: Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People (58 mins.) Encore presentation of this world premiere.

Since 2003, ACFF has shared more than 100 films featuring landscapes, cultures, and topics ranging from endangered species to urban environmental justice. The 2007 ACFF will be held in conjunction with the Potomac Arts Festival (www.PotomacArtsFestival.org) and the Goose Route arts collaborative performances of Remember (www.GooseRoute.org) at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. For more information about the American Conservation Film Festival, visit www.ConservationFilm.org or call (304) 876-7373. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tommy Chong to be on Yo on E! Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon, Tommy Chong will be a special guest on Yo on E!. Michael Yo is the host of E!'s brand-new, call-in talk show on Sirius. His three-hour live show tackles the hottest topics in Hollywood and features listener calls, emails, IMs and voicemails, so fans can share their opinions.

Schedule
Live daily 4-7 p.m. ET on Sirius Channel 107
Encores 5-8 p.m. PT

Recap: Cheech at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Convention

Earlier this week, Cheech introduced Latino comics at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute convention in Washington, DC. The crowd was laughing hysterically watching Alex Reymundo, Carlos Mencia and more performing their stand-up acts.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Update: Tommy Chong's Bunkmate Writes a Book

Jordan Belfort was Tommy Chong's bunkmate at California's Taft Correctional Facility.

Belfort was in the joint for cheating investors out of $200 million. He lived a life of sex, drugs and money.

"He signed off on a midget tossing event, took turns having sex with a female subordinate and woke up in restraints on a flight to Switzerland after groping a flight attendant, according to his memoir, ["The Wolf of Wall Street"], published by Random House Inc.'s Bantam Books".

Belfort hadn't written a book before, but Tommy encouraged him to do so.

Read Here

Update: The film rights have been sold. Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jordan Belfort. Film will be directed by Martin Scorsese.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Interview with Tommy Chong

Link Sioux Falls interviewed Tommy Chong about what he'd do if he were President, the key to a happy marriage and of course, drugs.

Tommy and Shelby will be at Nitwits Comedy Club this weekend.

Read Here

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tommy Chong Tour Dates Added

Tommy and Shelby Chong are touring all over the place. Check out the dates we've added under "Current Events."

It's a really funny show. Don't miss it.

Recap: Cheech Lecture at Indiana University

This past Tuesday, Cheech Marin gave a lecture on Chicano art at Indiana University-Purdue University.

Cheech spoke about how he became interested in Chicano art and spoke of its influence on culture. It was a lot of fun. He frequently used his Pedro voice to tell jokes and answer questions.

Read more about his lecture here.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The New York Times Announces Third Annual ‘Great Read’

The New York Times today announced the third annual New York Times Great Read to be held rain or shine on Sunday, Oct. 14. The day-long celebration will feature two distinct events: The Great Children's Read, a free celebration of reading featuring live entertainment for children and families, presented by Target and held at Columbia University; and The Great Literary Brunch, featuring several best-selling authors and held at TheTimesCenter, a new performance space and cultural center located in The New York Times Building.

A list of New York's Top 20 All-Time Favorite Children's Books was specially selected this year by children's librarians from the three public library systems of New York City: Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library and Queens Library. Celebrities from film, TV and Broadway will read from the 20 books on the list at The Great Children's Read.

Featured entertainment at the Target Children's Stage this year will include performances by They Might Be Giants, Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players, Playhouse Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites" and "Choo-Choo Soul," Laughing Pizza!, Peter Himmelman and T Squad. There also will be readings and signings by many favorite children's book authors and illustrators, including Academy Award-winning actress Julie Andrews Edwards and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, Cheech Marin and Michelle Knudsen. The Target Children's Stage is part of Target's national initiative, Ready. Sit. Read!, a program that fosters a love for reading at an early age. Admission to The Great Children's Read at Columbia University is free and open to the public. Columbia University is located in Manhattan at Broadway & 116th Street.

The Great Literary Brunch will feature new books by Alan Alda, Amy Bloom, Stephen L. Carter, Chris Matthews, Ann Patchett and Tom Perrotta, and will be held at TheTimesCenter at 242 West 41st Street. The brunch will be hosted by Robert Lipsyte, a New York Times contributing writer. The sold-out event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes discussions with the authors, a buffet brunch and book signings. For more information, please visit www.NYTimes.com/GreatRead. Programs and speakers may change.

Selected portions from the list of New York's Top 20 All-Time Favorite Children's Books for young readers ages 6 to 12 will be read by Miss New York USA 2007 Gloria Sophia Almonte, "Mary Poppins" actress Ashley Brown, musician and original "Blues Clues" host Steve Burns, film and stage actor Brian Dennehy, WCBS-TV meteorologist Elise Finch, NBC's "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay, Fox's Judge Glenda Hatchett, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan, TLC's "What Not To Wear" co-host Stacy London, ABC's "Nightline" and "Primetime" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden, PBS's "Sesame Street" actress Sonia Manzano, "Are We Done Yet?" actor Tahj Mowry, "Twitches Too" actress Tamera Mowry, New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" actress Jennifer Simard, "Guiding Light" actress Michelle Ray Smith and "The Fantasticks" creator, star and director Tom Jones, among others. The selected books are, in alphabetical order:

"Abiyoyo" by Pete Seeger, illustrated by Michael Hays
"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo
"The Bossy Gallito" by Lucia M. Gonzales, illustrated by Lulu Delacre
"Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis
"Bunnicula" by James Howe
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White
"Clementine" by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
"Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine
"Frog and Toad are Friends" by Arnold Lobel
"From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg
"Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss
"Harriet the Spy" by Louise Fitzhugh
"Holes" by Louis Sachar
"Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli
"Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything" by Lenore Look, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
"The Stories Julian Tells" by Ann Cameron
"The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith
"Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein
"The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh" by A. A. Milne
"We're delighted to again host this fantastic celebration of reading as a way to give back to all New Yorkers," said Alyse Myers, vice president, brand programs, The New York Times. "Whether you visit the Target Children's Stage for all their exciting entertainment, listen to celebrities read from everyone's favorite children's books, or come to our new state-of-the-art TimesCenter for the literary brunch, it will be a great day to enjoy books and authors. We are also pleased to again welcome Target as the presenting sponsor of The Great Read."

The lead sponsor of the Great Read is "Bee Movie," from Dreamworks Animation, opening nationwide Nov. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Hall of Science and The New-York Historical Society are the supporting sponsors of the Great Read. WCBS-TV is the media sponsor.

For updates and the latest schedules of participating authors and events, please visit www.NYTimes.com/GreatRead. Visitors can register for a free e-mail newsletter that will keep them up to date on the latest news about The Great Read.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Man Arrested for Stealing Cheech and Chong Incense Burner



On Wednesday, an Arizona man was arrested for threatening employees with a knife while trying to steal a Cheech and Chong incense burner.

Read Here
Don't steal! Buy the incense burner here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Update: Cheech to Perform at 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Comedy Night

Update: For the comedy night, Cheech Marin is the host. Performing comedians: Lisa Alvarado, Kiki Melendez, Alex Reymundo, Carlos Mencia (in addition, Mario Lopez may stop by).

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced the schedule for its 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Events with the theme "Hispanic America: A Legacy of Honor," taking place in Washington, DC, on September 30 - October 3, 2007. Highlighted by its Annual Awards Gala, CHCI will also host its 2007 Public Policy Conference, a Presidential Candidates Forum, Reyes of Comedy show, a performance by the East L.A. Classic Theatre, and its Ready to Lead Program with 200 local high school students.

Where: Washington, DC Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

CHCI 2007 Hispanic Heritage Month Events Agenda
Public Policy Conference
Reyes of Comedy Night
30th Annual Gala

Sunday, September 30, 2007
CHCI Welcome Reception Honoring House Congressional Committee Leaders:
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: 101 Constitution Ave, Rooftop

Monday, October 1, 2007
(all events at Washington DC Convention Center unless noted)
Opening Breakfast: "Celebration of Labor Leadership"
Honoring Linda Chavez Thompson
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary: "Paving the Way: Hispanic Women of Congress"
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Policy Summits 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BANKING & FINANCE - Hon. Loretta Sanchez
CORPORATE AMERICA - Hon. Joe Baca
EDUCATION A - Hon. Ruben Hinojosa
HEALTH A - Hon. Hilda Solis
MENTAL HEALTH - Hon. Grace F. Napolitano
WORKFORCE - Hon. Ed Pastor

Opening Lunch: "Lunch with Hispanic Senators"
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

General Session: "Leading Practices: Latinos Achieving in Education"
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arts & Culture Reception
(Transportation provided to off-site location TBD)
Featuring East L.A. Classic Theater and founding member Tony Plana
"Much Ado About Nothing - Mariachi Style" and
"Romeo & Juliet: A Zoot Suit Musical"
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Expo / Continental Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Policy Summits 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CIVIL RIGHTS - Hon. Charles A. Gonzalez
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Hon. Albio Sires
EDUCATION B - Hon. Ruben Hinojosa
HEALTH B - Hon. Hilda Solis
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - Hon. Henry Cuellar
TECHNOLOGY - Hon. Joe Baca
VETERANS - Hon. Ciro Rodriguez

Closing Plenary: "Achieving Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
Where Do We Go From Here?"
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tribute to Veterans featuring Brigadier General Angela Salinas (invited)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Closing Lunch: "Latinos behind the Camera"
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Latina Leaders Celebration: Event Chair, Hon. Hilda Solis (CA-32)
2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Including: America Ferrera of ABC's "Ugly Betty" (invited), U.S. Olympian
Lisa Fernandez (invited), and Gloria Molina, LA County
Supervisor, among eight honorees

Reyes of Comedy Night @ The Warner Theatre
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Comedy Night lineup features:
Carlos Mencia - from Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia"
Lisa Alvarado - from NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
Cheech Marin - Legendary Latino Comic, Actor, Director
Kiki Melendez - Creator of "Hot Tamales Live"
Alex Reymundo - Original Latin King of Comedy

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Alumni Breakfast featuring 10th and 20th Alumni Reunion
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Presidential Candidates Forum
Washington, DC Convention Center
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

30th Annual Gala
Washington, DC Convention Center
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders and corporate executives. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit http://www.chci.org.

Friday, September 14, 2007

CHCI Releases Agenda for 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Events

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced the schedule for its 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Events with the theme "Hispanic America: A Legacy of Honor," taking place in Washington, DC, on September 30 - October 3, 2007. Highlighted by its Annual Awards Gala, CHCI will also host its 2007 Public Policy Conference, a Presidential Candidates Forum, Reyes of Comedy show, a performance by the East L.A. Classic Theatre, and its Ready to Lead Program with 200 local high school students.

Where: Washington, DC Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

CHCI 2007 Hispanic Heritage Month Events Agenda
Public Policy Conference
Reyes of Comedy Night
30th Annual Gala

Sunday, September 30, 2007
CHCI Welcome Reception Honoring House Congressional Committee Leaders:
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: 101 Constitution Ave, Rooftop

Monday, October 1, 2007
(all events at Washington DC Convention Center unless noted)
Opening Breakfast: "Celebration of Labor Leadership"
Honoring Linda Chavez Thompson
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary: "Paving the Way: Hispanic Women of Congress"
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Policy Summits 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BANKING & FINANCE - Hon. Loretta Sanchez
CORPORATE AMERICA - Hon. Joe Baca
EDUCATION A - Hon. Ruben Hinojosa
HEALTH A - Hon. Hilda Solis
MENTAL HEALTH - Hon. Grace F. Napolitano
WORKFORCE - Hon. Ed Pastor

Opening Lunch: "Lunch with Hispanic Senators"
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

General Session: "Leading Practices: Latinos Achieving in Education"
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arts & Culture Reception
(Transportation provided to off-site location TBD)
Featuring East L.A. Classic Theater and founding member Tony Plana
"Much Ado About Nothing - Mariachi Style" and
"Romeo & Juliet: A Zoot Suit Musical"
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Expo / Continental Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Policy Summits 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CIVIL RIGHTS - Hon. Charles A. Gonzalez
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Hon. Albio Sires
EDUCATION B - Hon. Ruben Hinojosa
HEALTH B - Hon. Hilda Solis
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - Hon. Henry Cuellar
TECHNOLOGY - Hon. Joe Baca
VETERANS - Hon. Ciro Rodriguez

Closing Plenary: "Achieving Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
Where Do We Go From Here?"
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tribute to Veterans featuring Brigadier General Angela Salinas (invited)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Closing Lunch: "Latinos behind the Camera"
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Latina Leaders Celebration: Event Chair, Hon. Hilda Solis (CA-32)
2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Including: America Ferrera of ABC's "Ugly Betty" (invited), U.S. Olympian
Lisa Fernandez (invited), and Gloria Molina, LA County
Supervisor, among eight honorees

Reyes of Comedy Night @ The Warner Theatre
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Comedy Night lineup features:
Carlos Mencia - from Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia"
Lisa Alvarado - from NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
Cheech Marin - Legendary Latino Comic, Actor, Director
Kiki Melendez - Creator of "Hot Tamales Live"
Alex Reymundo - Original Latin King of Comedy

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Alumni Breakfast featuring 10th and 20th Alumni Reunion
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Presidential Candidates Forum
Washington, DC Convention Center
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

30th Annual Gala
Washington, DC Convention Center
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders and corporate executives. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit http://www.chci.org.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Audio: KJZZ Radio Interviews Cheech Marin

Arizona's KJZZ radio interviewed Cheech Marin about Chicano art and his exhibition, Papel Chicano:from the Collection of Cheech Marin, which is on display at Mesa Contemporary Arts Center.

Cheech will be giving a speech tonight to kick off the exhibition.

Listen to the radio interview here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Up In Smoke/Still Smokin is #5 Best Selling DVD In Toronto

According to Rogers Video of Toronto, the Up In Smoke/Still Smokin Double Feature was the 5th best selling DVD last week.

This re-packaged DVD set was released in August.

Remembering 9-11



I can't believe it's been 6 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.
-Weedmaster

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.



ANOTHER GOOD MOVIE, LOOSE CHANGE.













Read about conspiracy.
Buy the DVD with bonus footage.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tommy Chong to be at NORML's 36th Annual National Conference

The 2007 NORML Conference will be held on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA. The 36th annual National NORML conference is proud to announce and highlight the High Times Magazine’s Stony Awards—where cannabis, cinema and culture are righteously celebrated—which will be the Saturday night NORML fundraising event at the conference this year.

HIGH TIMES Stony Awards

Even if you can’t attend the October 12-13 NORML conference, don’t miss the Stony Awards—NORML's Benefit Fundraiser Saturday Evening at the Knitting Factory. Great comedians, live musical acts and presentations of the only awards in the entertainment industry that can be used immediately backstage.

If you’re serious about cannabis and cannabis law reform, please register ASAP and attend NORML’s 36th annual national conference: Cannabis, Creativity and Commerce. With only a few weeks left to make your plans to attend NORML 2007 in Los Angeles, don’t delay as conference registrations are going fast, and our deeply discounted hotel rooms even faster.

Panels/Speakers

There will be featured speakers as well as panels led by internationally recognized cannabis law reform activists, legal/medical experts and anti-prohibitionist businesspersons, examining important topics such as:

Medical access to marijuana, despite federal opposition
How to grow one’s own medicine
Cannabis consumer safety
Cannabis activism for the young and old
Why is California (and the west coast) so pro-marijuana?
Better with Age: Marijuana use among senior citizens
Cannabis law reform legislative and initiative round up for 2007
The patient-physician-lawyer relationship regarding medical marijuana
How to establish and defend a medical marijuana dispensary
Speakers to include, but not limited to:

Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director of NORML
Keith Stroup, Esq. NORML Founder
Paul Armentano, Senior Policy Analyst, NORML
Steve Dillon, Esq., Chair, NORML Board of Directors
Rick Steves, Best selling travel author/TV host (NORML Advisory Board member)
Tommy Chong, Comedian and Author (NORML Advisory Board member)
Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D, Drug Policy Alliance
David Nott, Executive Director, Reason Foundation
Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Director CA NORML
Mikki Norris, Cannabis Consumer Campaign
Numerous attorneys from NORML’s Legal Committee as well as practicing physicians and medical researchers
A complete listing of over 40 speakers and 20 panels will be released soon @ www.norml.org.

NORML, cannabis law reform’s best and brightest, sunny Los Angeles and terrific cannabis-centric entertainment—don’t delay, register and book your room today!

Photo of Cheech Receiving Smithsonian Award

The Smithsonian Latino Center's gala and awards ceremony took place yesterday at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The Associated Press has posted a photo of Cheech receiving the Legacy Award for Arts Advocacy.

View Here

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cheech to Play in Nelson Mandela Golf Tournament

ARABELLA COUNTRY ESTATE, WESTERN CAPE – Speaking on behalf of tournament host Gary Player at a media briefing to launch the 2007 Nelson Mandela Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, Marc Player, CEO of the Gary Player Group, announced the return of South Africa’s stars of the world’s professional golf tours to tee it up at the country’s premier charity sports event.

Back in the line-up, which features professionals from both the Champions and regular Tours, as well as celebrities and businessmen, are Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman and John Bland.

Joining the confirmed list of celebrities is iconic comedian Cheech Marin, best known perhaps for the irreverent Cheech and Chong movies, but also famous for his roles in the animated classics The Lion King and Cars (as Ramone), as well as the television series (with Don Johnson) Nash Bridges.

The Nelson Mandela Invitational is now in its eighth year, and has raised some R20 million for its beneficiary charities, making it South Africa’s premier golf charity event.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Up In Smoke/Still Smokin is #9 Best Selling DVD In Toronto

According to Rogers Video of Toronto, the Up In Smoke/Still Smokin Double Feature was the 9th best selling DVD last week.

This re-packaged DVD set was released in August.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Outlaw Bobby Capps Checks in from Summer of Love

This weekend, the infamous outlaw Bobby Capps was at California's 40th annual Summer of Love Festival.

According to Capps, "people were stopping me to take pictures of me and my shirt and many said, "Alright Tommy Chong!"

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Up In Smoke: High-Larious Edition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of our Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke: High-Larious Edition DVD contest. We've contacted all the winners via email and are still waiting for a few to respond with their mailing address.

Here are the winners that have come forward thus far:
Shaw of Winsted, CT.
Joseph of Chino Valley, CA.
John of Richmond, VA.
Michael of Cortaro, AZ.
Vinnie of Minneapolis, MN.
Russ of Cape Canaveral, FL.
Bobby of Foresthill, CA.
Daryl of Stittville, NY.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Review: Up In Smoke: Special Collector's Edition



We just finished watching the brand new DVD, Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke: Collector's Edition (aka High-Larious Edition).

Lou Adler's team put a lot of work into this DVD. It's spectacular. The graphical intro to the DVD is sharp as hell.

Not only does it include all the great content of the original DVD release, such as really funny deleted scenes and commentary with Cheech and Adler, but it also includes brand new stuff.

There are new interviews with Cheech and Tommy in 'A Look Back At Up In Smoke.' In these interviews, Cheech and Tommy reveal how they met, how they came up with bits from their albums and reveal inside information about the making of the movie. Tommy is seen wearing his infamous 'hemp is a herb, Bush is a dope' t-shirt.

The Paramount Home Entertainment animation team animated Earache My Eye. The animation is almost as funny as the song. It even includes the Earache My Eye b-side 'I don't wanna go to school.'

If that wasn't funny enough, Paramount edited together every time the word "man" was said in Up In Smoke and put it to music.

Last, but not least, they included and animated two vintage radio spots used to promote the movie. The first features Horrendo Revolver. The second features Saydis Saydat. We had never heard these before.

The DVD is awesome.

Pick it up today.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Chong Appeared On Fox News Channel Today

Tommy Chong was on the Fox News Channel today to promote the paperback edition of his book, The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint.

During the interview, Tommy mentioned that his reality show wasn't picked up because it was boring. He said the most exciting thing was him getting into a fender bender, where he cursed a lot.

Regarding the reunion...he said Cheech, more or less, just wants him to be a back-up guitarist for him. That, he said, he will not do.

Up In Smoke: Collector's Edition Hits Stores Tuesday

Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke: Collector's Edition hits stores Tuesday. We have them already and have begun shipping. It's awesome!

Buy Now

High-Larious has tons of extras the original DVD release did not have.

DVD Features:
New Interviews With Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.
Commentary by Cheech Marin and Director Lou Adler. Tons of rare information.
Roach Clips (Deleted Scenes) With Optional Commentary.
"Lighting Up" - A Look Back at Up In Smoke.
"Basketball Jones" - Cartoon Short w/Intro (NOTE: At the last minute, Paramount decided not to include.).
"Earache My Eye" - Animated Music Video. The animation is newly created by Paramount's DVD production group. This idea came from the film’s director, Lou Adler. The animation is new, not the dialogue.
"The Man Song" - Compilation of film clips showing all the times Cheech and Chong say “man” in the film. It plays somewhat like a song.
Still Smokin' Tie-in.
2 Vintage Radio Spots:
Up In Smoke #1 Featuring Horrendo Revolver.
Up In Smoke #2 Featuring Saydis Saydat.
Theatrical Trailer.

The UP IN SMOKE High-Larious Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French Mono and English and French subtitles.

2007 Global Comedyfest Line-up

Returning crowd favorites, comedy legends and hot newcomers set to storm the city!

This year’s Global ComedyFest has grown from a six day event to a ten day extravaganza, jam-packed with uproarious side-splitting performances. Combining bigger venues, shows and names the 2007 Festival is a true international event with the best comic entertainers from all areas of the world.

Warm up your funny bone at Lafflines September 13-15 (8pm/ 10:30) to kick off the 2007 Festival. Join comedy icon Tommy Chong at Lafflines Comedy Club, a Grammy Award winning comedian legendary for his contribution to American counterculture as part of the comedy team Cheech & Chong. Also at Lafflines Comedy Club September 21-22 (8pm/ 10:30), Canada’s hottest comedian is back: Mr. Standing Ovation Jeremy Hotz (The Newsroom).

At Boulevard Casino’s Red Robinson theatre two of Saturday Night Lives greatest and longest running cast members hit the stage. 8pm Thursday September 20 – Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live) and 8pm Friday September 22 – Darrell Hammond (Saturday Night Live).

At the Fabulous Commodore Ballroom L.A.’s Hottest comedy show “Comedy Death Ray” featuring David Cross (Mr. Show and Arrested Development), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, The Larry Sanders Show), Neil Hamburger (Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Brian Posehn, (Just shoot me), Maria Bamford (The Comedians of Comedy) and many more to come stay tuned….

Vancouver’s home of rhythm and blues – The Yale will host our first annual “Baked Sale” 8pm Thursday September 20 th. Burning up the stage is special guest host Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Rebagliati. He will be joined by a bushel of talented comics dealing jokes about the wonders of Marijuana. The line up includes Canadian Legend Mike MacDonald, co-creators of the Marijuana- Logues Doug Benson and Tony Camin along with Wreck queen and pot diva Watermelon.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Man Collects Posters of Bands from the 60s

Rob Frith collects posters of bands from the 1960s. In fact, he's a super collector. Rob Frith's collection includes a 1960 poster for Tommy Chong's first band, the Calgary Shades.

" Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame was astonished to see that Frith had a 1960 poster for Chong's first band, the Calgary Shades, at a long-gone Chinatown nightclub called The Moon Glow. So Frith made him a copy."

Check out the article and poster here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Launch the National Radio Series 'The Big Read'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio today announced that XM and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will introduce a national radio series called "The Big Read," named after the NEA's national reading program, which celebrates great books and their place in American life.

Every weekday, the show will air audio recordings of classic novels in 30-minute installments, plus NEA-produced programs about each book, featuring interviews, commentary, and readings by actors, authors and other celebrated personalities: Mary Louise Parker, Robert Duvall, Colin Powell, Sandra Day O'Connor, Garrison Keillor, Cheech Marin, Alice Walker, Edward Albee, Amy Tan, Tony Hillerman, and many others.

"The Big Read" will premiere nationwide September 10 on Sonic Theater (XM Channel 163), the channel dedicated to books and contemporary drama. The first book in the series will be Ray Bradbury's science-fiction novella Fahrenheit 451. Content for the series will be produced by XM, the NEA, and Audible, the leading digital provider of audio books and other spoken-word entertainment.

The NEA first launched The Big Read in 2006 as a national initiative to encourage communities to come together to read and discuss one book. Local organizations receive grants to host community-based programs devoted to a single book, such as The Great Gatsby. More information about the NEA's Big Read initiative is available online at http://www.neabigread.org .

The radio show seeks to build on the success of the NEA's reading program and expand it to a national radio audience. XM has more than 8.2 million subscribers nationwide.

"The Big Read initiative is making a profound difference in communities across the country, encouraging people to embrace the pleasure of books," said Josephine Reed, program director for Sonic Theater. "This new radio show fulfills a long-held goal of mine: to bring different communities across the country together to listen to, think about, and discuss literature. I'm thrilled to be working with NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, as well as our partners at Audible, to bring these great books to XM listeners nationwide."

At the end of each novel, Reed will host a discussion about the book with authors, teachers, and other book lovers.

"The launch of the Big Read on XM Satellite Radio is a major literary event. Creating a daily, national, drive-time show devoted to presenting and discussing great American novels is just what we need to revitalize reading in America," said NEA Chairman Dana Gioia. "This is the perfect marriage of technology and literature to increase the appeal of both. Our partnership with XM Satellite Radio has helped make the largest literary program in American history even bigger."

Each new installment of the "Big Read" radio show on XM will air three times a day, Monday through Friday, on Sonic Theater at 2:30 am, 10:30 am, and 4:30 pm (all times ET) starting September 10 with Fahrenheit 451.

Future installments of the "Big Read" radio show will be devoted to Willa Cather's My Antonia, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

More information about "The Big Read" radio show on Sonic Theater is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=163

Subscribers listen to XM on satellite radio receivers for the car, home, office, and portable use.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cheech to Speak at Indiana University



Indiana University's Omnibus Lecture Series is dedicated to presenting diverse ideas through educated, respected, and entertaining speakers for the university community and the residents of northeast Indiana. Celebrating its 13th year, Omnibus has featured such notable presenters as Betty Friedan, James Earl Jones, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Ralph Nader, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Depak Chopra, Eric Schlosser, Seymour Hersh, and Gail Sheehy.

This season features:
Cheech Marin, comedian and actor
Carl Bernstein, reporter and author
Samantha Power, journalist and professor
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and scholar
Jerry Greenfield, entrepreneur,
Daniel Glaser, US Treasury Department Financial Terrorism official

Best known as one half of the hilarious counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo of “Cheech and Chong,” Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. As an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, he’s a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything.

For the past few years, Marin is finding a whole new audience through his Chicano art collection, which is one of the largest in the world. His collection forms the core of Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, a traditional art exhibition, and is accompanied by Chicano Now: American Expressions, an interactive multimedia exhibition. In 2002, a coffee table book featuring highlights of his collection and exhibition was published.

Marin’s speech is titled “An Interpretation of a Culture through Chicano Art.”

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 | 7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall, John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center

The lectures are free and open to the public. Free parking is accessible in nearby lots and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sign language interpretation is available upon request. For more information, visit www.omnibuslectures.org or contact University Relations and Communications at 260 481-6808.

Monday, August 27, 2007

RIP Kay Dotrice

This news is a bit belated. Kay Dotrice (1929-2007), the actress who played the midwife in Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers, died of a heart attack August 2, in Hollywood. She was the wife of actor Roy Dotrice, who played that film's Evil Fuckaire.

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Cheech to Receive Smithsonian Honor

On September 5th, the Smithsonian Latino Center will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a signature black-tie benefit to acknowledge and honor the impact of Mexico on American heritage and culture. This event will gather 700-1,000 national Latino community leaders, elected officials, members of the diplomatic community, corporate executives and other prominent guests, to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C.

The evening’s festivities will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, with vibrant d├ęcor and live entertainment highlighting the rich, ancient culture of Mexico as well as the present day impact of Mexican heritage on U.S. society. The gala will feature a special awards ceremony to recognize prominent individuals of Mexican descent who have made positive contributions to American art and culture.

Cheech Marin will be a Legacy Award Honoree for Arts Advocacy.

Tickets for the gala are $250 per individual and funds raised from the event will support the Center’s educational activities, public programming and outreach.

For more detailed information please call (202) 298-7704 or email slcconsabor@linderassociates.com.

International Songwriting Competition Deadline Approaching

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for 2007. One of the largest songwriting competitions in the world, ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $20,000 in merchandise. ISC offers artists the most exposure, the best judges, and the biggest cash prize, unmatched by any other songwriting competition. ISC winners benefit from extensive press and publicity, gaining exposure and recognition from an international music market of industry professionals and fans.

Paste Magazine says, "How do you show the world that you have just made history? You could sit back down on the couch and hope for a record executive's phone call, or you could be proactive and win $25,000. The latter approach is not a dream; it merely requires talent and a submission to the 2007 International Songwriting Competition."

ISC is proud to announce a new category for 2007: Comedy/Novelty. Judging the new category will be comedy icons "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Cross (FOX TV's Arrested Development), and Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong). All original comedy, parody, and novelty songs are welcome in the new category. In all, ISC offers 19 different categories to enter: Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Rock, Country, Americana, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica, World Music, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Lyrics Only, Teen, and Performance.

ISC is unique because of its judges. Since its inception, ISC has become internationally renowned for having the most prestigious judging panel of any songwriting competition in the world, offering entrants the unprecedented opportunity to have their songs heard by the industry's top recording artists and influential music executives.

Continuing in that tradition, the ISC 2007 judging panel includes recording artists Tom Waits; Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The Kinks); Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); Nelly Furtado; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Ornette Coleman; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; Jerry Lee Lewis; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Cassandra Wilson; David Cross; Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac; Michael W. Smith; Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Hinder; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Macy Gray; Peter Hook (New Order); Paulina Rubio; and Tiesto

Also judging will be music industry executives Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Peter Gabriel, and more); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami, pioneer of Latin radio); Angel Carrasco (President, 605 Discos and Sr. VP A&R, Sony BMG Latin America); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Nancy Wolpert (VP Home Entertainment and Nick Records, Nickelodeon/BMG); Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People); and Paul Majors (CEO/Founder Majors Music)

ISC is open to musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from amateur to professional. Artists may submit as many songs as desired in each category or enter the same song in more than one category.

Entries are accepted online or by mail. For more information or to enter ISC 2007, please visit www.songwritingcompetition.com. The deadline is quickly approaching, so enter now!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cheech Marin Recalls Listening to Perfect Game

The New York Daily News interviewed Cheech Marin about his new film The Perfect Game. In the interview, Cheech recalls playing baseball when he was a kid and listening to this perfect game on the radio.

"There's this scene, where they play on this really good grass field in McAllen, Texas, and it was like heaven," he said.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cheech Sighting in Falmouth, Massachusetts

A reporter spotted Cheech Marin at the Marion Antiques Show in Massachusetts last weekend. He was in town for an Ocean Spray charity golf tournament.

The reporter was a huge Cheech and Chong fan and was honored to meet him. According to the reporter, "Cheech said he has been staying with a friend in Marion for the summer. I have since found out who that friend is, but I’m not telling. I’m one of the few journalists that do try to protect people’s privacy, when possible."

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Cheech Cast in Nano Dogs the Movie

Cheech Marin will be a doing the voice of Pedro in Nano Dogs the Movie. The plot: Nano-scientist Richard Spano invents devices that, after being swallowed by dogs, allows them to talk.

The film is in pre-production and will be released in September 2008.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fan Photo: Andy with Tommy in South Bend


After Tommy Chong's comedy show in South Bend, he took the time to sign the bong of Cheech and Chong fan, Andy.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Cheeb and Bong to Open for Buddy Miles


Brett Alexander (pictured with Tommy Chong)

Writer/comedian/musician, Brett Alexander, informed us that beginning September 12th, Cheeb and Bong (his comedic creation) will be opening for legendary blues musician, Buddy Miles, on the California leg of his tour. It will consist of a fifteen minute comedy set to warm up the crowd.

In case you didn't know, Buddy Miles, performed on some of Cheech and Chong's albums. He's fantastic.

Buddy Miles' Myspace Page

Purchase Cheeb and Bong's CDs

Video: Tommy Chong at Kansas City Elvis Parade

Video has been posted of Grand Marshal Tommy Chong at Kansas City's Elvis Parade this past Friday.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

**CONTEST** Win Up In Smoke: High-Larious Edition DVD



Here's your chance to win a copy of Paramount Home Entertainment's new DVD Up In Smoke: High-Larious Edition. (10) lucky winners in all.

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New DVD Will Satisfy Every Craving September 4, 2007 Featuring New Interviews with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, Deleted Scenes, Vintage Radio Spots and Much More

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – It’s time to fire up the DVD player and invite your buds over to your place because the UP IN SMOKE High-Larious Edition DVD is lighting up September 4, 2007 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made their feature film debut in this outrageously funny classic inspired by their now legendary comedy routines of the early ‘70s. Following massive success with over 10 million comedy albums sold, Cheech and Chong took Hollywood by storm when UP IN SMOKE became a smash hit, establishing the pair as the reigning comedy duo of a new generation. In UP IN SMOKE they play out of work stoners who unwittingly smuggle a van made of marijuana from Mexico to L.A. Their drug-laced humor keeps their spirits high as they unknowingly elude the police and meander their way to an outrageous finale at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood where Cheech performs in a pink tutu and Chong dresses as a large red Quaalude. The UP IN SMOKE High-Larious Edition DVD is loaded with special features including new interviews with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, commentary by Marin and director Lou Adler, Roach Clips (deleted scenes) with optional commentary, “Lighting Up—A Look Back at UP IN SMOKE”, “Earache My Eye”, an animated music video featuring Alice Bowie, Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”, two vintage radio spots and the original theatrical trailer.

DVD
The UP IN SMOKE High-Larious Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French Mono and English and French subtitles. Bonus features included on the DVD are as follows:

o Lighting Up—A Look Back at UP IN SMOKE—includes new interviews with Cheech and Chong
o Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
o Roach Clips (deleted scenes) with optional commentary
o “Earache My Eye” animated music video featuring Alice Bowie
o Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
o Two vintage radio spots
o Original theatrical trailer

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Chong to be Elvis Parade Grand Marshal

This Friday, Tommy Chong will be the Grand Marshal at the Kansas City's 20th annual Elvis parade. It takes place at Barney Allis Plaza.

During an interview with Fox News this morning, Tommy says that Lisa Marie was actually at his house playing with his daughter when Elvis died.

Watch the newscast here.

If anyone has any photos of Tommy in the parade, please send them our way.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The '80s Awesomely Invade Encore for 80 Hours This Labor Day Weekend

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- This Labor Day weekend, get ready for an invasion from the '80s. You don't need a License to Drive to take this holiday trip with the "Big 80s Weekend" on Encore beginning at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Friday, Aug. 31.
"Due to its immense popularity, Encore is taking another blast to the past for our third annual "Big 80s Weekend" marathon this Labor Day weekend," said Jonathan Shair, vice president of network operations, Starz Entertainment. "Hosted by one of the original MTV VJs, Alan Hunter, Encore will celebrate the decade that defined pop culture with its over-the-top fashion, big hair, movies and music with a weekend of programming that will bring you back in time."

For 80 awesome hours the "Big 80s Weekend" will feature 48 '80s movies, a look at classic '80s pop culture with trivia, news, movie videos, and more. Plus interviews with '80s rockers Ted Nugent, Bret Michaels, and others. Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter will host the weekend festivities.

The "Big 80s Weekend" schedule (all times are ET/PT):
Friday, Aug. 31
-- 8 p.m. - Revenge of the Nerds
-- 9:35 p.m. - Wall Street
-- 11:45 p.m. - Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Saturday, Sept. 1
-- 1:20 a.m. - The Wild Life
-- 3 a.m. - Amazon Women on the Moon
-- 4:30 a.m. - The Woman in Red
-- 6 a.m. - Vice Versa
-- 7:40 a.m. - The Care Bears Movie
-- 9 a.m. - Conan the Destroyer
-- 10:45 a.m. - Project X
-- 12:35 p.m. - Broadcast News
-- 2:50 p.m. - The Fabulous Baker Boys
-- 4:45 p.m. - Cujo
-- 6:30 p.m. - Doctor Detroit
-- 8 p.m. - Dirty Dancing
-- 9:45 p.m. - Romancing the Stone
-- 11:35 p.m. - Less Than Zero

Sunday, Sept. 2
-- 1:15 a.m. - A Little Sex
-- 2:50 a.m. - Hollywood Shuffle
-- 4:20 a.m. - The Pirate Movie
-- 6 a.m. - North Shore
-- 7:40 a.m. - Solarbabies
-- 9:20 a.m. - Three O'Clock High
-- 10:50 a.m. - The Legend of Billie Jean
-- 12:30 p.m. - Say Anything ...
-- 2:20 p.m. - Wargames
-- 4:20 p.m. - Howard the Duck
-- 6:15 p.m. - Big
-- 8 p.m. - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
-- 9:35 p.m. - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
-- 11:30 p.m. - License to Drive

Monday, Sept. 3
-- 1:05 a.m. - The Allnighter
-- 2:50 a.m. - Summer Lovers
-- 4:35 a.m. - Fresh Horses
-- 6:20 a.m. - Full Moon High
-- 8 a.m. - Gleaming the Cube
-- 9:50 a.m. - Bustin' Loose
-- 11:30 a.m. - Continental Divide
-- 1:15 p.m. - The Incredible Shrinking Woman
-- 2:45 p.m. - History of the World, Part I
-- 4:20 p.m. - F/X
-- 6:15 p.m. - Tango & Cash
-- 8 p.m. - Commando
-- 9:35 p.m. - Red Heat
-- 11:30 p.m. - Rambo: First Blood Part II

Tuesday, Sept. 4
-- 1:10 a.m. - He's My Girl
-- 3 a.m. - The Hotel New Hampshire
-- 4:50 a.m. - Little Monsters

This programming will also be available to view on Encore On Demand. An interactive "Big 80s Weekend" website featuring '80s trivia, exclusive videos and more will also be available to visit at http://www.encoretv.com/.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 16.1 million and 28.4 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and Vongo®. Starz Entertainment (http://www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

Cisco Adler Living The Rock Life

Cisco Adler, son of Lou Adler (Director of Up In Smoke, producer of the Cheech and Chong albums), is living "The Rock Life." "The Rock Life" is the title of his reality show which has been airing Monday nights on VH1.

Here's a brief synopsis of the show...
Malibu, California. It's 27 miles of the most exclusive coastline in the country. It's also home to the rowdiest rock band you've never heard of--WHITESTARR. They're a mixture of rock royalty and wide-eyed wannabes...five guys on one mission: to single-handedly save rock and roll. All they need now is for someone to take them seriously. Each week this band of brothers puts bros before hos as they set out on a musical odyssey to get drunk, get laid and get famous.

You may have seen his naked photos on the web. He's frequently getting naked for no apparent reason. He's also known for dating OC actress Mischa Barton.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed him. You can read it here.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Video: DVX Interview with Tommy Chong

DVX conducted this really funny interview with Tommy Chong shortly before he went to prison.

Tortilla Art?

Fifty-seven year old Hispanic artist, Joe Bravo, creates art in a very unusual way. He uses tortillas. That's right, tortillas.

Bravo's art is becoming more and more popular. In fact, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers recently purchased a large-format tortilla for approximately $3200. Bravo says that Cheech Marin is also looking to purchase a piece.

Bravo has an upcoming exhibit in China and won the "play with your food" award at the 2007 Food Network Awards.

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