In June, Rae Dawn Chong, actress and Tommy Chong's daughter called into Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.
Besides the well-documented Oprah Winfrey controversy, the interview was packed full of great stories.
Here are some highlights:
- In 6th grade, she was busted for selling weed. Tommy comes to the school with his really long hair and they assumed she was selling his weed. It wasn't.
- She's only done heroin twice in her life, despite what Mackenzie Philips said in her book. She didn't shoot it.
- Rae Dawn went with Mackenzie to a publisher meeting at Tavern on the Green in NYC and Mackenzie kept nodding off. Rae Dawn was such a drug novice that she didn't even realize Mackenzie was on heroin at that time.
- Rae Dawn disputes Mackenzie Philips incest allegations. She says Papa John Philips was a junkie who had no interest in sex. He was only interested in drugs and money.
- Tommy Chong discovered the Jackson 5.
- Michael Jackson was so obsessed with Rae Dawn that he cast a Rae Dawn look-a-like for the The Way You Make Me Feel video.
- Steven Spielberg cut most of her scenes from The Color Purple, scenes which could have scored her an Oscar.
- Steve Spielberg put the moves on Rae Dawn during filming.
- Her former husband, C Thomas Howell, was well-hung.
- She was hired to be on Good Times, but she was fired because she spoke too well.
- She didn't get along with Jim Belushi while filming The Principal.
- Recently, she shot a pilot for a new show called The Celebrate. She wrote it. It's about a woman that travels around New Hampshire to see the human condition.
Listen to the entire interview here