Thursday, May 31, 2007

Watch Cheech On Tr3spass, Crashing the ALMA Awards

MTV Tr3s has an all-access to the hottest Latino party in Hollywood and is taking viewers along in a 30-minute special "Tr3spass, Crashing the ALMA Awards" that premieres on Tuesday, June 5th at 8:30 PM Eastern. MTV Tr3s VJ Carlos Santos will have a prime spot at the ALMA Awards to catch the who's who of Latino Hollywood as they make their way down the red carpet: Calle 13, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Oscar de la Hoya, Jorge Garcia, Jay Hernandez, Cheech Marin, Carlos Mencia, Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez and others. Carlos will also score some time with Eva Longoria, host and producer of the 2007 ALMA Awards, to find what it takes to make it big in Hollywood and get a preview of the fashions 10 different Latino designers created for Eva to wear throughout the awards show.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cheech To Present At The 2007 Alma Awards

Cheech will be one of the presenters at this year's Alma Awards. He will be honoring George Lopez. It airs Tuesday, June 5th at 9 p.m. on ABC-TV.

"The 2007 Alma Awards" is organized by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. The annual ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards recognize and celebrate Latino artistic achievement in American film, television and music.


Filmed on location in England and Mexico, filmmakers Michael Mileham and Phillip Schuman teamed up to make this hour-long special documentary about the film Yellowbeard. An unbridled free hand was used to come up with a remarkably irreverent film. Known as the funniest behind-the-scenes film ever made, Group Madness, now is available on DVD. Filming took place in 1982. The filmmakers were granted complete access to the stars including Cheech, Chong, Marty Feldman and more. This was Marty Feldman's last film. Michael reflects on some on-set and off-set happenings, including insight on Marty Feldman's death. Likened to "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" for the shear number of comics, this film is a comedy classic.

• The creators had an agreement with Orion that they would license the film to them for a one-time TV showing. That happened in 1983. It pre-empted Saturday Night Live.

DVD Features: Audio in English. Antidotes and inside information from Michael Mileham while he introduces various clips from the film. The DVD is Region Free!

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Trailer Park Chong, I Mean Russ

There's this guy, Trailer Park Russ, that often posts comments on The Blog of Chong. He wants someone to create a movie on Tommy Chong's life so he can star in it. Russ created an audition tape and posted it on youtube. His impersonation of Chong is dead on. In the video, he also recommends casting the Outlaw Bobby Capps as Cheech.

Cheech To Host The King of the Blues Grand Finals Event

On Saturday, June 16, 2007, Hubert Sumlin, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and Keb' Mo' will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk at Los Angeles nightspot The Music Box @ Fonda. Following the RockWalk Induction ceremony, Guitar Center's The King of the Blues Grand Finals Event, hosted by Cheech Marin, will feature The Black Crowes, Hubert Sumlin, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, plus the top four undiscovered blues guitar players in the country performing with Grammy Award winner Pete Anderson.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Cheech Pays Tribute To George Clinton

Music composer, George Clinton, was given the career achievement award at the Film and TV Music Award dinner of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Wednesday night. Cheech Marin couldn't attend so he submitted a video which was played.

Cheech recalled that Clinton scored Still Smokin' and The Corsican Brothers. Clinton was also an actor in The Corsican Brothers.

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Outlaw Bobby Capps Cast For Blood Zoo

Resulting from his support for the "Free Tommy Chong" movement and his affiliation with Cheech and Chong Dot Com, The Infamous Outlaw, Bobby Capps, has been cast in the film "Blood Zoo." "Blood Zoo", a super-paranormal horror film, will be directed and starred by Jim Hanks, Tom Hanks' brother, and written/produced by John Isabeau, second unit director or assistant director for Borat. Capps will also be part of production.

Bobby said, "I could have never gotten this far this fast if it weren't for the inspiration of Tommy Chong."

Capps is currently the Locations Production Manager and Liaison to the Film Commission of Placer County California and is best known for his Free Tommy Chong publicity stunts.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

The brilliant Tommy Chong turns 69 on Thursday. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Happy Birthday Tommy!

Updated: Maxim Magazine: Cheech Vs Chong

In the latest issue of Maxim Magazine, they have a section titled "Fightin’ Words! 25 greatest arguments of all time…Settled!"

The writer compares two things or people to see who should win. For example, Bruce Lee vs Jackie Chan.

Cheech vs. Chong
Their winner...Chong.

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We here at Cheech and Chong Dot Com feel it's a draw. We've hung out with both of them and both are a blast.

Friday, May 18, 2007

George Lopez Kicks Off BMW Golf Tournament

The host of this year's BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, George Lopez, kicked off the tournament yesterday. He said he's been trying to get there for three years because "Cheech raves about it."

When asked about his sitcom being canceled, Lopez said "I don't think it was ever a priority for ABC. I don't think comedy was. They got into hour-long dramas."

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Video Of Cheech Speaking At Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tommy Comments On Paris Hilton Going To Prison

TMZ asked Tommy Chong for his thoughts on Paris Hilton going to prison. "She'll learn a new way to clean her carpet."

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tee Times Set For This Week's BMW Golf Tournament

Anyone in the Greenville, SC area should check out the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs. This celebrity-packed golf tournament runs this Thursday thru Sunday. If you're not in the area, it will be on the golf channel.

Here's Cheech's tee time:
No. 10 tee — Sterling Sharpe, 8:50; Cheech Marin, 9:30; George Lopez, 9:50.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (864) 297-1660.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chicago's Superstation WGN To Show Nash Bridges

Chicago's Superstation WGN has acquired the rights to televise all six seasons of the cop show, Nash Bridges. Nash Bridges starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. Tommy Chong appeared in one episode. There will be back-to-back episodes shown daily.

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Reminder: See Chong On The Bronx Bunny Show Wednesday

Tonight, the Starz channel will debut a new program called the The Bronx Bunny Show. The show is a hilarious, cutting-edge talk show which features two foul-mouthed furry animals - Bronx Bunny, the star-struck title character, and his cranky sidekick Teddy T, the politically incorrect panda. The duo, who recently moved from the Bronx, invites celebrity guests into their crummy East Los Angeles TV studio/apartment where they run a low-rent uncensored public access show.

It airs every Wednesday at 11:45PM.

Tommy Chong and Harland Williams will be guests on May 16th. Check your local cable guide for the location of the Starz channel.

George Lopez Canceled. "TV just became really, really white again,"

We're sorry to report that George Lopez, one of the best sitcoms on tv today, has been canceled. It was a great show, but consistently got poor ratings. ABC-TV kept changing its day, but it was always competing against American Idol. Nothing can compete against American Idol so George Lopez got a bum deal.

It's been replaced by a shitty show called Caveman. It's about cavemen living in modern day. Also shocking is that a lot of really bad new shows were renewed.

If you recall, Tommy Chong played a neighbor on an episode this past season and Cheech Marin played George's homosexual dad in season two. Season two is available on DVD.

In better news, George Lopez has an upcoming HBO special, a film coming out this summer and is on tour. He'll be at New York's Radio City Music Hall this June. If you see him live, you'll notice that Carlos Mencia ripped off George's act.

Read this article. George Lopez completely goes off on the network. Says "TV just became really, really white again."

Sunday, May 13, 2007

New DVD Double Feature In Stock And Lower Prices

Now in stock and ready to order...DVD Double Feature: Next Movie/Born In East LA. Special Double Feature giftset consisting of two of their most popular films in a cool-looking gift case.

The price is a lot lower than buying each separately.

We've also cut the price on Nice Dreams, Next Movie and Born In East LA.

Say Hello To Doctor Cheech

Yesterday, Otis College of Art and Design awarded Cheech Marin an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.

If you see Cheech on the street, you can now refer to him as Doctor Cheech.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cheech Goes South Of The Border

Last month, we reported that Disney is working on a new film titled South of the Border. According to Cinema Blend, "Chloe, a Chihuahua from Beverly Hills, is arrogant and rich. She goes on vacation to Mexico (presumably with her owner) and gets lost. She then must find her way home."

Cinema Blend speculated that Cheech would be involved in such a film.

They were correct. Shortly after posting this story, Cheech Marin received an offer from Disney. The deal was finalized today.

The film will be directed by Raja Gosnell, best know for Big Momma's House and Home Alone. He was also an editor on the Cheech and Chong film Yellowbeard.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Chong Booked For Hempstalk, But Event Denied Permit

Tommy Chong has been booked to perform at the annual Hempstalk festival in Portland, Oregon. Unfortunately, Portland refuses to issue the event a permit.

The city claims that at least year's event there was widespread illegal drinking and pot smoking. However, the attorney for The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCF)—a medical marijuana provider and Hempstalk's main organizer, "calculated that, based on other weekends, there were 40 percent fewer arrests at the park during our event than usual."

They're going to keep fighting for a permit, but it doesn't look good.

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Live In Texas? Help Find Chevelle's Stolen Gear

The Weedmaster is a big fan of the band Chevelle. The rest of their tour has been postponed because...

We regret to inform you that we are unable to perform our scheduled tour dates
(until further notice) due to the entire trailer full of our gear getting STOLEN TODAY
05/09/2007 from the Clarion Dallas Park Central hotel at approx 11:00 A.M.

If anyone has any information, or sees a light gray KZ Cargo trailer, with an Illinois plate 57002. Please call 911 or your local police authority.

Most items are labeled "chevelle" and if you notice anything suspicious on ebay or other online resellers selling "authentic" Chevelle items...guitar, basses, drums amplifiers, risers, backdrops, tee shirts... please call the police... or email:

Thank you for your support and understanding. Lets catch these crooked &^*^%!!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Cheech To Be On LATV Live Today

Cheech Marin will be on LATV live today. The show is only available in select cities and on DirecTV.

Cheech's beautiful girlfriend, Natasha, will be modeling clothing by Chicano artist George Yepes.

View list of stations. It airs from 4-6PM PST.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Old Clip Of Cheech On Sesame Street

This is an old clip Cheech on Sesame Street. It's from 1993 and also features Rosie O'Donnell, Gladys Ormphby, Maya Angelou, Michael Chang, Garth Brooks, John Goodman, the Neville Brothers, Sally Jesse Raphael, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Kevin Kline and of course Savion.

Cheech is in costume, doing a split, at the 2:20 mark. Blink and you'll miss it.

Video Of Cheech Playing Celebrity Game Of Poker

On April 7th, Cheech Marin participated in a celebrity game of poker at Binion's in Vegas. Other celebs on hand were Jeremy Ratchford, Jason Preistley, Mimi Rogers, Liz Lieu, Andrew Niccol and his wife Rachel Roberts, NFL stars Ray Lewis , Jack Trudeau, and Elston Ridgle.

The clip is 9 mins. Unfortunately, you never see Cheech. The full, unedited version can be seen on pokernetcast.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Cheech On Dancing With The Stars

Cheech Marin and his girlfriend were rooting for Joey Fatone on Monday night's edition of ABC-TV's Dancing With The Stars.

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire episode here.

Stacy Keach To Star In St John's University Docudrama

Stacy Keach will star in the docudrama "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" during the fine arts performance season at St. John's University. You may best remember him as Sgt Stadanko in Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke and Nice Dreams. However, he's also a world-renowned Shakespearean actor.

Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, St. John's University.
$20, $17 for seniors and youths.

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Update: Problems At The Argosy Casino This Past Weekend?

A huge Tommy Chong fan emailed us saying she and about a dozen are people were refused entrance to the Tommy and Shelby comedy show this past weekend because of problems with their identification.

The shows took place this past Friday and Saturday at the Argosy Casino in Alton, IL. When this fan arrived for the show on Friday night, her fiance was refused entrance because the corner of his driver's license was starting to peel. Security called it "mutilated" and refused him entrance.

Approximately, a dozen other people experienced the same problem.

"Nowhere on the info that the casino sent out did it say that you needed a perfect license to get into the show", the fan said. "Nor were we told that when I called and ordered the tickets three weeks before the show".

At first, the casino manager refused to refund the money fans paid for the tickets. However, after some arguing, he relented.

Tommy and Shelby had nothing to do with this problem. It was the casino security.

We've let a message for the casino to get their side of the story. We'll post their response when it's received.

Update: We received this response from the casino.

"Yes it is correct that individuals were turned away on Saturday evening. This was the result of damaged photoID. The state of Illinois requires that everyone has valid photo ID to enter the property. ID that is damaged in anyway is not considered valid. Often times false IDs have flaws with them such as this and we have too high of risk by admitting guests with these flaws. We are subject to fines from the state starting at the six figure mark foranyone that is not of age. We are not saying that these individuals were underage, however we cannot accept the risk and have firm internal controls that we must follow in order to stay in compliance with the state gaming regulators.

When individuals purchase tickets, they are informed that everyone must be at least 21 years of age. This communicates that ID is required for admittance. It is the responsibility of individuals that they carry ID that is in proper form. The casino informing guests that we do not accept damaged ID is beyond what needs to be communicated, but rather the burden falls on the guest.

We have refunded everyone in which this occurred. "