Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tommy Chong Press Conference Cancelled

A press conference for Grammy-award winner and comedian Tommy Chong has been cancelled, according to James Castro, marketing manager for Mid-Pacific Distributors, Inc.

Chong will be performing on Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

Tickets are $25 per person for general admission and $35 per person for VIP seating, available at Docomo Pacific, Scooter World in Tamuning, Jamaican Grill in Tumon and Hagåtña and MWR.

Video: Stars Arrive for Machete Premiere

Here is video of the stars of Machete arriving for the premiere at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday.

Machete Premiere Held at Orpheum Theater Last Night

Robert Rodriguez' new film, Machete, premiered at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles last night. Danny Trejo arrived on his customer motorcycle. Jessica Alba looked stunning. His good friend/collaborator, Quentin Tarantino, was also in attendance.

Here is the cast list:

* Danny Trejo as Machete, “a legendary ex-Federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match.”
* Steven Seagal as Torrez, a druglord.
* Michelle Rodriguez as Shé, “a taco-truck lady with a rebellious spirit and revolutionary heart.”
* Jeff Fahey as Michael Benz, “a ruthless businessman with an endless payroll of killers.”
* Cheech Marin as Padre, “a priest who’s good with blessings, but better with guns.”
* Lindsay Lohan as April Benz aka The Sister, “a socialite with a penchant for guns” and “a nun with a gun.”
* Don Johnson as Von, “a twisted border vigilante leading a small army.”
* Jessica Alba as Sartana, “a beautiful Immigrations Officer torn between enforcing the law and doing what is right.”
* Robert De Niro as Senator McLaughlin
* Rose McGowan as Ginger, hired by Benz
* Electra and Elise Avellan as The Nurses at the hospital where Machete is treated.
* Cheryl Chin as Torrez’s Henchwoman
* Tom Savini as Unknown character. He was seen in the first official trailer as a man with a machine gun who Machete stalked.
* Daryl Sabara as Julio
* Carlos Gallardo as Deputy Carlos
* Alicia Rachel Marek as June Benz, socialite wife of Benz and April’s mother.
* Tim Roth as Agent Orange, the title character of Quentin Tarantino’s rumored fake trailer.
* Rick Yune as Li Chan, Agent Orange’s South Vietnamese Sidekick.
* Sacha Baron Cohen as Colonel Weathers, in the Agent Orange trailer.
* Stacy Keach as Doc Franklin, the rumored antagonist of the fake trailer.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

The V Foundation Raises $2.2 Million for Cancer Research at Napa Valley Wine Celebration

Saint Helena, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2010
The 12th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration took place August 6&7 in the Napa Valley, raising a total of more than $2.2 million for critical cancer research. The event is a signature fundraiser for legendary sportscaster and coach Jim Valvano's eponymous V Foundation, raising more than $35 million since it was first held in 1998. 
As guests sipped glasses of single vineyard Nickel & Nickel Cabernet, Chairman Bob Lloyd announced that The V Foundation had reached their goal of raising $100 million dollars for cancer research.  The room cheered as Duke Coaching Legend Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski joined Lloyd onstage alongside Nick Valvano, Jimmy V's brother, to pledge their support in raising the next $100 million. "Give till it hurts, you can afford it," teased Krzyzewski, who offered up a heartfelt, albeit humorous, keynote speech to kick off the evening. Local Vintner, Chicago-Area Socialite and cancer survivor Teri Kuhn spearheaded an impassioned Fund-A-Need to benefit Leukemia research. Cyril and Blakesley Chappellet were also honored with a Vintner Grant to benefit Melanoma research in honor of a cherished family friend.
Giving was the order of the day for the roughly 530 guests who assembled in the Napa Valley to enjoy private dinners and receptions, as well as an update on research advances from The V Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board, before arriving at the grand finale gala dinner and auction at Nickel & Nickel Winery. The evening was one of extraordinary generosity on all fronts, with the largest and most diverse auction catalog ever assembled for the event. "As our cause catches on, the donations have exceeded our wildest dreams," notes Julie Constantin, the Marin-based Venture Capitalist who helped create the first V Wine Celebration event more than a decade ago. Original owner of Screaming Eagle, Jean Phillips, donated a 3-liter in honor of fellow vintner and good friend, Teri Kuhn of Pillar Rock, and her battle with Leukemia. Tickets to events such at the ESPYs, the Superbowl, and court side seats at the Duke University vs. UNC college basketball game were just a few of the outstanding auction lots offered.  Popular items included a week's stay in a luxurious Maui oceanfront home, an Audi drive-and-dine experience, international vacations in Fiji, Bali, Tuscany and Argentina, and lots of fabulous wine. Spotted in the crowd were V supporters including Steve Bornstein (President of the NFL Network), Cheech Marin, Donna Orender (President of the WNBA) and  Robin Roberts (Network Anchor GMA/ABC).
"Cancer touches everyone, and everyone has the power to do something about it. This group and this event are a great example of that -- we are very proud of everyone who's involved here; donors, bidders, and researchers. This weekend is always about saying thanks, and renewing our commitment to the fight. An organized team is a really, really powerful thing. I think we proved that again this year, and we'll keep doing it until we've got a cure," says Bob Lloyd, Chairman of The V Foundation. "But it doesn't mean we can't have fun doing it, right?"
The V Foundation Wine Celebration will be held again August 5 & 6, 2011, with 100% of all net proceeds and new cash donations from events applied directly to innovative cancer research grants and opportunities. For  more information or tickets to the 2011 event visit
About The V Foundation: Since 1993, The V Foundation has raised more than $100 million, awarding cancer research grants to 92 institutions in 38 states and the District of Columbia. The V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of some of the top physicians and research scientists from prominent universities and cancer centers nationwide, assures that only the cancer research projects with the most potential are funded.  Best of all, 100 percent of all new direct cash donations and net event proceeds go directly to cancer research and related programs. Recognized for its prudent fiscal management, The V Foundation has earned a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for a seventh consecutive year. Only 2% of the charities in the US have achieved this high honor.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

3 New Clips from Robert Rodriguez' Machete

Here are 3 new clips from Robert Rodriguez's new film, Machete. The second features Cheech Marin.

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Cheech & Chong Coming to Poughkeepsie

The Cheech & Chong: Get It Legal tour is coming to Poughkeepsie, NY.

October 8
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 28th via the Ticketmaster link above.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cheech & Chong to Host 10th Annual HIGH TIMES Stony Awards

Cheech & Chong will be hosting the 10th High Times Stony Awards this September 30th at the Music Box in Los Angeles.

This promises to be the most exciting Stonys in history. Help HIGH TIMES celebrate a decade of stoner films, including Scary Movie, Grass, Super Troopers, The Simpsons, Weeds, Family Guy, a/k/a Tommy Chong, Grandma's Boy, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Entourage, The Wash, and, of course, the all-time box-office winner: Pineapple Express. Notable nominees for this year's awards include: South Park, Treme, Get Him to the Greek, Alice in Wonderland, The Runaways, It's Complicated, and Cheech & Chong's Hey, Watch This.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Will the Cheech & Chong Reunion Continue?

Richard 'Cheech' Marin's career is stronger than ever right now.  He has Robert Rodriquez's star-studded, Machete, being released September 3rd.  He also has a lucrative Disney Pixar Cars 2 film and merchandising deal.

So the question is 'Will Cheech & Chong's November 20th reunion show in San Antonio be their last?'

Cheech and Tommy have both admitted they're only doing this tour for the money.  That's why they refer to it as their 'felimony' tour.  Chong has numerous legal bills from his felony conviction for conspiracy to mail drug paraphernalia to undercover federal agents in Pennsylvania.  Richard Marin has large alimony payments for his ex-wives. 

During their summer hiatus, Cheech has been keeping busy with mainstream film roles.  Tommy, on the other hand, is back to doing stand-up with his wife at clubs such as the Hyatt Regency in Guam.  Yes, Guam.

They both say they're each like a piece of a treasure map.  They need both pieces to find the treasure ($$).  However, the hope for a movie deal has failed to materialize and the release date for the Cheech & Chong Animated Movie keeps getting pushed back.

Only time will tell what happens.

Disney Welcomes Rookie Racers to Its Newest Virtual World DisneyPixar World of Cars Online

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Racers - log onto your computers - and start your engines! Disney•Pixar World of Cars Online ( of, a new online virtual world for kids based on the hit animated movie “Cars,” debuted to fans, car enthusiasts and the press on Wednesday, as announced by Disney Online Studios, a unit of the Disney Interactive Media Group.

The World of Cars Online premiere event featured celebrity guests Cheech Marin and Jenifer Lewis, voices of “Ramone” and “Flo” from the Disney•Pixar animated feature “Cars” and new online video game, as well as Disney Channel stars, the Road Kings classic car club and other Hollywood families and fans. The event was held at California historical landmark, Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Burbank, a real life example of the 1950s style “car hop” coffee shop, reminiscent of Radiator Springs’ Flo’s V-8 Café depicted in the “Cars” movie and virtual world.

“Our goal with World of Cars Online is to provide a creative and social environment where kids can have fun and use their imaginations in new ways,” says Lane Merrifield, executive vice president of Disney Online Studios. “Our teams worked tirelessly to ensure World of Cars Online authentically represents the characters and storylines that kids and families have come to know and love from the movies, and we’re looking forward to hearing what ‘Cars’ fans think of it.”

“At Pixar, we love seeing the worlds we create in our films extend into other media,” said Jay Ward, Cars Franchise Manager. “We are excited to bring the world of ‘Cars’ to online audiences in a fun and imaginative way.”

World of Cars Online is an expansive virtual world on the Internet that constantly changes with new games, adventures and community activities for kids and their friends to enjoy together. Features include:

•Create a Car – create a custom car with loads of modifications and upgrades to choose from

•Meet “Cars” Movie Characters – engage with quirky “Cars” characters in offbeat adventures and more

•Explore the Open Road – play fun games and activities in Radiator Springs and beyond

•Make New Friends – meet, chat and play with thousands of other Cars or race against them on a variety of tracks

•Start a Racing Career – race to become the new Piston Cup Champ. Cars can work their way up from local dirt tracks to the national circuit

•Build a Yard – outfit a yard for friends to check out and visit, and eventually build custom race tracks

There is no third party advertising in World of Cars Online, it is a free-to-play browser-based game. For access to additional features in the world, a sponsorship subscription of $5.95 a month is required.

A special parents section is featured in World of Cars Online, where parents can learn more about the game and parental controls that are offered. Parents may use the Account Manager to control a variety of community settings for their child’s car, including two chat options, SpeedChat and SpeedChat Plus. In addition to the parental controls, World of Cars Online employs a highly trained, on-site staff to continuously monitor the world and provide personalized player support. More information on the parents section can be found at:

About Disney•Pixar's "CARS"
Disney•Pixar's "Cars" has become among the fastest growing Disney franchises, generating nearly $2 billion per year in global retail sales of licensed merchandise since the film’s release. “Cars” is an unstoppable force delivering on boys' classic play patterns and fueling imaginations with products that extend the storyline from the film to books and magazines and into the home with a lifestyle merchandising program from toys and home décor, apparel and stationery to food and personal care items. “Cars” continues to resonate strongly with consumers and is supported by a robust line of new titles from Disney Publishing Worldwide and, “Cars Toons” animated interstitials on Disney Channel that offer ongoing connection with key characters, a franchise site at and a new virtual world, World of Cars Online where users can create and customize their own virtual Car. The highly anticipated sequel “Cars 2” will release theatrically June 24, 2011 and promises to deliver a whole new adventure.

About Disney Online Studios
Disney Online Studios, a business unit of the Disney Interactive Media Group, produces an award-winning portfolio of online virtual worlds for kids and families including Disney Club Penguin, Disney’s Toontown Online, Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Disney•Pixar World of Cars Online. Guided by an unwavering commitment to safety and creativity, Disney’s virtual worlds offer continuously updated content and endless hours of online fun in rich, story-based environments filled with games, adventures, parties and special events.

Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) is an affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS - News).

About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up and most recently, Toy Story 3. The Northern California studio has won 24 Academy Awards® and its eleven films have grossed more than $5.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney•Pixar is Cars 2 (June 24, 2011).

For Game and Event Artwork go to:
•Disney•Pixar World of Cars Online Game Assets:

•August 11, 2010 – Media Launch Event Photos: and

Cheech to be in Disney's Cars 2

Cheech Marin has said young fans of Disney/Pixar's Cars have a lot to be excited about.

"There is a Cars 2. I've just signed a deal for it, so it will be out," the actor, who voices Ramone in the lucrative animated film, announced.
The Cheech And Chong star came out to party with his young fans in Los Angeles as the movie launched its very own interactive website

"You can go on to this online site and there are a zillion doors in it, you can make a new car, get in to a game, get your fortune told, you can go to the moon," Cheech explained.

The actor revealed he hadn't anticipated how huge the first movie would be.

"It's amazing, I've never seen anything like it, and I've been in a lot of hits.

"The ancillaries that have come out of this movie, I'm in the studio all the time doing voices for Cars. When will it stop?" he laughed.

The actor said to get in to character he simply has to "channel my inner low-rider and away I go."

Cheech laughed about how he's become incredibly cool to kids of a certain age.

"I do the voice and they're like star struck. It's like Leonardo DiCaprio or the Jonas Brothers," he said.

Cars 2 will be released in June 24, 2011.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Audio: Interview with Director Lou Adler

In this interview conducted by Alex Ben Block of Off-Ramp, Lou Adler discusses "uncovering" and working with Cheech & Chong.  It's a great interview.

The Cheech & Chong part of the interview is around the 25 min mark.

Lou failed to mention and the interviewer didn't ask about the lawsuits between Lou and Richard Marin and Thomas Chong.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Will Cheech & Chong Return to Cypress Hill Smokeout?

Cheech & Chong did the Smokeout Festival last year.  However, they already have a Get It Legal tour show schedule for the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, Kansas.  No word on whether or not Cheech & Chong will cancel to do Smokeout.

Guerilla Union, the independent live events company behind world-class platforms such as ROCK THE BELLS and PAID DUES, has announced the return of the annual CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT 2010 Saturday, October 16 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. The mind-opening music festival and cannabis expo made its celebrated return in 2009. The CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT is back with its most eclectic and impressive line-up to date. Making their only North-American appearance, Grammy-nominated, alternative rock band, Incubus will headline. Celebrated for his diverse and multi-genre blending musical style International musician, Manu Chao makes his first US return since 2008. Additional performance highlights include Cypress Hill, Deadmau5 “unhooked”, MGMT, Slightly Stoopid, Nas and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Atmosphere and more.

The CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT is a world-renowned platform that harnesses the power of music to celebrate self-expression, individuality and the freedom to choose one’s own way of life. The festival will showcase over 20 acts on 3 stages. “The Smoke Out is one of Guerilla Union’s most successful live music artist partnerships and this year’s show may be our most important and historic ever. It represents our company’s independent spirit and passion for creating unique live experiences. It’s truly an honor to work with Cypress Hill and all of this year’s world-class artists. Smoke Out is not only a well respected music festival, but also a platform for compassion, activism, and education for the entire medical marijuana community. With the help of Americans For Safe Access, Cypress Hill’s Smoke Out will continue to support the legalization of Medical Marijuana and patient’s rights. We need to encourage our community to vote this November. The timing of this year’s show in October (Californians will be voting on tax and regulation this November) along with the incredible coalition of cannabis friendly artists, activists, and industry leaders joining this year’s bill will help raise awareness and support for important medical marijuana issues locally and nationally. With all that said, Smoke Out has always been about great music and positive vibes. There’s going to be another line-up announcement soon. I promise our fans will not be disappointed.” Chang Weisberg, Founder of Guerilla Union.

Following their landmark performance of Black Sunday in its entirety at last year’s event, Cypress Hill will make history again. The group will perform their ground-breaking, debut self-titled album, Cypress Hill for the first time in their career. The two-time platinum album was released in 1991, which included chart-topping singles, “Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk”, “How I Could Just Kill A Man”, “Latin Lingo” and “Hand On The Pump”. Described by Rolling Stone (10/3/91) as “innovative and engaging”, Cypress Hill catapulted the group into major critical and commercial success and has since made influential albums lists by leading publications including, Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine and The Source. “Performing our self-titled album in its entirety is going to be a celebration and opportunity to treat our fans that have been supporting our music for nearly twenty years. We have a few more surprises to unveil as we prepare for Smoke Out and the upcoming vote in November. The Smoke Out exists to protect medical marijuana patient’s rights and we encourage our fans to go to to learn how they can make a difference. There are a lot of artists on this year’s show that we love and respect. I can’t wait to see all our fans, friends, and family back at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino.” B Real of Cypress Hill.

The full line-up for the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT to date includes: INCUBUS, MANU CHAO, DEADMAU5 “unhooked”, MGMT, CYPRESS HILL, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, NAS & DAMIAN ‘JR GONG’ MARLEY, ATMOSPHERE, LIVING COLOUR, LIVING LEGENDS (Aesop, Bicasso, Eligh, The Grouch, Luckyiam, Murs, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz), IRATION and AGAINST THE GIRL. Another major line-up announcement will be made this week, before on-sale.

Following the successful integration of the first-ever cannabis expo at the festival in 2009, the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT Medical Marijuana Expo will serve as the ultimate destination for advocates, businesses, consumers and like-minded individuals to congregate and interact. The expo will host leading hemp industry exhibits featuring activists, cannabis education and legal workshops. An array of expert panel discussions, guest speakers and celebrity appearances will be featured though out the day. A 4:20 movie night will feature classic cannabis-themed films. Fans will also be treated to a Cypress Hill meet and greet, massive munchie gardens and a diverse lifestyle vendor village. A complete program of activities and attractions will be announced at a later date. Southland Health Center is a proud sponsor of this year’s Cypress Hill Smoke Out.

Ticket pre-sale begins Thursday, August 12 at 10:00am PST exclusively through Tickets will go on-sale to the general public via on Saturday, August 14 at 10:00am PST. Visit to sign up for the newsletter and receive the latest information, festival updates and announcements.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Video: Tommy Chong Gets in Fight with MikeHuckabee and Curses

Tommy Chong got into a major argument over marijuana on The Huckabee Show today.  Tommy repeatedly accused Huckabee and fellow guest David Evans of lying about the effects of pot use. Eventually, Chong just got mad and started directly fighting with Huckabee.

Watch the video here.