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!

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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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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Review of Tales from Earthsea

London's Hamstead and Highgate Express reviewed Tales from Earthsea, an anime film based on the Earthsea fantasy novels. Cheech Marin, Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Matt Levin, Mariska Hargitay and Blaire Restaneo do the voices.

The editor summed up the review by saying "There's nothing to excite the eyes in this movie but plenty to deaden the other senses."

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Stacy Keach's Advice For Young Addicts

In Page Six, Stacy Keach, star of Up In Smoke and the upcoming feature "The Honey Dripper," gave advice to young addicts like Nicole, Lindsay and Britney. "I did my most important rehab in the Reading Gaol, England's version of very tough love. So tough they wrote songs about it. A 6-by-6 cell for six months, talk about 666," Keach told Page Six. "

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Real Life Nice Dreams

The New York Post reports that a Mister Softee ice cream man was busted for selling drugs out of his truck. Sounds a lot like Nice Dreams.

I wonder if he had any "big sticks."

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Be in the Crowd for 'The Perfect Game'

This Wednesday, crowd scenes for the film 'The Perfect Game' will be filmed at the San Bernadino little league field. Anyone at this game of Southern versus Northern California has a chance to be seen.

The film is based on a true story about a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. Shooting has already been completed in Valencia, CA and Mexico.

The film stars Cheech Marin, Clifton Collins Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr.