Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tommy Chong Visits Futurola in Amsterdam

Tommy was out in Amsterdam this past weekend to launch his partnership with Futurola.
Here is some video from the events. I guess his Dancing with the Stars smoking hiatus is over.

 

Legendary writer/actor/comedian Tommy Chong of the Grammy Award-winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong, and 2014 competitor in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has inked his first-ever international co-branding deal with Europe’s top purveyor of roll-your-own smoke accessories, Futurola, to introduce premium Dutch rolling equipment to the expanding U.S. market.

Headquartered in “the smoker’s capital of the world,” Amsterdam, Netherlands, Futurola opened its first U.S. branch office in early 2014 to bring its line of high-quality smoke accessories to legal medical marijuana patients and American smoke enthusiasts nationwide. The collaboration, which unites Europe’s top brand of smoker’s equipment with America’s most famous toker, will feature a co-branded collection of roll-your-own essentials including fine, handcrafted rolling papers, herb grinders and Futurola’s patented rolling machine -- the only device on the market which rolls cone-shaped cigarettes, the preferred style in Dutch coffee shop culture.

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hempy Holidoobies! Free Cheech and Chong Disc for You

Hempy Holidoobies!

It's time for our annual Holidoobie sale, but this year it's even better. Beginning immediately and running until Saturday December 20th at 12PM New York, there's no domestic shipping on anything, plus you get a FREE CHEECH AND CHONG CD (our choice) with every order of $25 or more.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Comedian Cheech Marin to guest star on CW's 'Jane The Virgin'

CW’s Jane The Virgin is getting a dose of serious comedy cred: EW has learned exclusively that legendary comic Cheech Marin will guest star as abuelita Alba’s love interest.

The Mexican-American comedian—who gained notoriety as half of the successful counterculture comedy duo Cheech & Chong—is set to star in an episode of Jane The Virgin that’s slated to air when television’s favorite twentysomething virgin returns from its winter hiatus in January. The 68-year-old Nash Bridges alum will play Edward, whom Alba meets in physical therapy.

“We are so thrilled to have him join the show,” executive producer Jennie Urman tells EW.
Marin is the latest in a slew of Latin celebrities tapped to appear on the American revamp of popular Venezuelan telenovela Juana La Virgen. Colombian rock musician Juanes and third-season X Factor USA judge Paulina Rubio are scheduled to appear in upcoming episodes of the family comedy, which received a full series order last month.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tommy Chong Launches Reviver Swipes

Comedian Tommy Chong, known for the marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedies, has partnered with Reviver Clothing Swipes to launch a line of swipes designed to remove the smell of cannabis and tobacco odor on clothing.

Reviver said the product helps keeps marijuana usage discreet, a need that is more relevant than ever with the growing legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana.

"While our culture is rapidly accepting cannabis consumption as a way of life, it's fair to acknowledge that smelling like cannabis in many public settings may not be cool," Chong said in a statement.

"I could have used my Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipe 10 years ago to save me from a lot of headache," he added, referring to a nine-month prison sentence he received in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania. "Now, those who partake in it can keep it to themselves."
"We are honored to collaborate with the legendary Tommy Chong," said Reviver founder and CEO Ben Kusin. "With his input, we were able to develop the ideal product that's long overdue for cannabis consumers."

The swipes are portable and reusable, Dallas-based Reviver said. Customers can place a swipe on their fingers, rub the applicator across clothing to neutralize odors, and replace it into its re-sealable package.

Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipe is available for $10.99 per 3-pack at www.chongswipes.com and will be landing in head shops and dispensaries nationwide in the coming months.

As part of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Grammy Award-winning Chong minted six gold records and released eight films. Chong went on to star in several films and television shows, including his regular character, "Leo" on the comedy series "That 70s Show."

In 2012, Chong announced he was battling prostate cancer and decided to combat his illness with a controversial cannabis oil protocol. On July 5, 2012, he revealed that the cannabis treatment had been effective and he was cancer free.

FastFunds Financial Corporation Announces Completion of Agreement for Production and Promotion of Tommy Chong Branded Cannabis GreenCard

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - FastFunds Financial Corporation ("FastFunds" or the "Company") (OTC: FFFC) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannabis Angel, Inc., and The 420 Development Corporation, announced today that a definitive licensing agreement with Chongson, Inc. ("Chongson") regarding the production, promotion and sale of a Tommy Chong branded Cannabis GreenCard has been finalized. An extensive sales and marketing program is currently being organized with plans to roll-out the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard into the market.

Tommy Chong is an actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech Marin, as well as playing the character Leo on Fox's That '70s Show. Tommy Chong most recently starred in ABC's Dancing with the Stars and continues to be an active proponent of the legalization of marijuana.

As previously mentioned in a press release dated June 19, 2014, the Company's 49% ownership in Cannabis Merchant Financial Solutions, Inc., allows for the development and marketing roll-out of the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard. The Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard will be initially marketed to over 1,000 cannabis dispensaries in the Colorado, Washington State and California regions. Following the initial roll-out, all medicinal and recreational cannabis dispensaries will be targeted as prospective customers of the product.

The Company is organizing an extensive online presence and marketing program that will offer customers and distributors of the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard the opportunity to purchase their card, reload their card with additional money, view points earned and track reward eligibility. Being able to offer a solution in the marketplace that will replace the cash-only component to the cannabis industry is expected to generate significant demand for the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard.

"We have made significant progress in developing a product that will benefit cannabis dispensary owners. We look forward to bringing our product to market and capturing a significant portion of this thriving industry," commented Mr. Kurt Martig, President of Cannabis Merchant Financial Solutions, Inc.

"We're pleased to have entered into an agreement with Chongson and look forward to working alongside Mr. Tommy Chong and his team in bringing the Tommy Chong Cannabis GreenCard to market," commented Mr. Henry Fong, President and CEO of FastFunds Financial Corporation.
The Company believes that recurring revenues can be derived from its ownership in Cannabis Merchant Financial Solutions, Inc. and the Tommy Chong branded Cannabis GreenCard product. Given the numerous transactions that take place within the cannabis industry within retail environments on a daily basis, processing fees are expected to cumulatively multiply as the industry itself grows and matures.

Additional information will be released to shareholders of the Company pertaining to this development in the coming weeks.

About FastFunds Financial Corporation
FastFunds Financial Corporation ("FastFunds" or the "Company") is a holding company that is publicly traded on the OTC Pink exchange, under the symbol "FFFC." Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannabis Angel, Inc. and The 420 Development Corporation, the Company is focused on acquiring and building a portfolio of revenue producing companies that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry. FastFunds does not engage in activities that violate Federal laws.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may include "forward-looking statements" regarding FastFunds Financial Corporation, and its subsidiaries, business and project plans. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections. Where FastFunds Financial Corporation expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is believed to have a reasonable basis. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. FastFunds Financial Corporation does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tommy and Peta Voted Off of Dancing with the Stars

As we 'predicted?' yesterday, Tommy Chong and Peta were voted off of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.  Tom Bergeron said that of all the contestants this season, he was most looking forward to Chong.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Tommy Chong to be on Gotham Comedy Live

Tommy Chong will at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City this Thursday hosting Gotham Comedy Live.  Can't get to New York?  Don't worry, it will be broadcast live on AXS-TV (which I believe is only on Fios).

Tommy will already be in town because the script says he's 'scheduled' to be voted off of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars Monday night.  The voted off contestant comes to Good Morning America the following morning.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dutch Rolling Company, FUTUROLA Celebrates U.S. Expansion with Release of Tommy Chong Signature Line of Smoke Accessories

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

Legendary writer/actor/comedian Tommy Chong of the Grammy Award-winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong, and 2014 competitor in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has inked his first-ever international co-branding deal with Europe’s top purveyor of roll-your-own smoke accessories, Futurola, to introduce premium Dutch rolling equipment to the expanding U.S. market.
Headquartered in “the smoker’s capital of the world,” Amsterdam, Netherlands, Futurola opened its first U.S. branch office in early 2014 to bring its line of high-quality smoke accessories to legal medical marijuana patients and American smoke enthusiasts nationwide. The collaboration, which unites Europe’s top brand of smoker’s equipment with America’s most famous toker, will feature a co-branded collection of roll-your-own essentials including fine, handcrafted rolling papers, herb grinders and Futurola’s patented rolling machine -- the only device on the market which rolls cone-shaped cigarettes, the preferred style in Dutch coffee shop culture.

Futurola’s exclusive line of Tommy Chong smoke accessories are expected to begin hitting medical marijuana dispensaries and smoke shops in both Europe and the U.S. as early as November, coinciding with a special promotional event showcasing the collection at the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, November 23-27, 2014. Chong fans with plans to be in Amsterdam on November 29, 2014 are invited to enter a special contest to get “Lifted and Drifted” with Tommy Chong. Grand prize winner will attend a private dinner aboard a boat through the Amsterdam canals to a coffee shop for a chance to smoke with Tommy Chong. Ten runners up will receive a premium gift box from Futurola. Follow @FuturolaUSA on all social media or visit http://www.futurolaUSA.com for information on how to enter.

About Futurola:
Since 1996, Futurola has been Amsterdam’s leading brand of rolling papers and smoking equipment. Founded by brother and sister Evert & Yvonne Brandenburg, Futurola’s roots date back to 1984 when the siblings opened the popular coffee shop, “Future” near Central Station. The Brandenburgs expanded their family business with the launch of Future Bags in 1989, a wholesale storage bag company, made from sustainable materials, designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the coffee shop industry. The duo continued to set the standard for excellence by developing their signature line of high-quality rolling papers and roll-your-own equipment, spawning the renowned Futurola brand in 1996. Now widely recognized as Europe’s top brand of hand-crafted rolling papers, rolling machines, and superior smoke accessories, Futurola is expanding its operation by bringing their signature line of products to the U.S. http://www.futurolaUSA.com

About Tommy Chong
Iconic actor, best-selling author, and Grammy Award-winning comedian Tommy Chong is perhaps best known as one-half of the legendary cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong which minted six gold records and released eight films during their reign, for which Chong also co-wrote and directed. Chong went on to star in several films and television shows, including his regular character, “Leo” on the popular series, “That 70s Show.” In addition to entertaining audiences everywhere with his unique brand of comedy, Chong is a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tommy Chong Explains His Suggestive Remark on Dancing with the Stars

Tommy Chong was hysterical last night.  After his second dance, he was asked how it was dancing with the two girls.  He said it was "very hard."

This isn't the first time Tommy slipped a sexually suggestive comment by the censors.  A few weeks ago, he said that after his dance, there wasn't a dry seat in the house.

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dancing with the Stars Tommy Chong and Peta Safe

Great news.  Tommy Chong and Peta received so many votes that they're safe until next week on ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.

Don't get too comfortable.  They need your votes for next week.  Vote as many times as they allow via the methods below.



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He barely survived last week with his leg injury on ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.
Let's get him to next week.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR Coming to Minnesota

Cheech and Chong have started announcing their 2015 tour dates.

On January 23rd, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, November 14th via the ticket link above. 

Cheech and Chong and WAR Coming to Iowa

Cheech and Chong have started announcing their 2015 tour dates.

On January 22nd, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Tickets go on sale next Thursday, November 13th via the ticket link above. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR Coming to North Dakota

Cheech and Chong have started announcing their 2015 tour dates. 

On January 24th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Tickets go on sale next Thursday, November 18th via the ticket link above. 

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tommy and Peta Survive Another Week

Tommy Chong and Peta survived another week at Dancing with the Stars.  Tommy has a huge fan base.
Thanks to everyone for voting.

Keep voting now for next week.

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Great Tommy Chong Quotes from Dancing with the Stars

ABC's Dancing with the Stars was really funny tonight.

After Tommy and Peta finished their dance, Len Goodman said "Tommy, you're like a hot dog.  Tastes great, but there are questions about the content."

Tommy hurt his calf during rehearsal and said he "can't take his favorite painkillers."  Erin pretended like she didn't know what he was talking about.

Vote now!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thanks for Voting for Tommy

Tommy and Peta have survived another week on ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars. We'll find out Monday if they received enough votes last night.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tommy Chong to Guest on Uncle Grandpa

During NYC Comic Con, Uncle Grandpa creators Pete Browngardt announced that Tommy Chong, Henry Rollins and Weird Al Yankovic will on an upcoming episode of Adult Swim's Uncle Grandpa.

Monday, October 20, 2014

DWTS: Tommy Chong and Peta Survive Another Week

Tommy Chong and Peta survived another week on ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.
Don't get too comfortable.  They need your votes.  Vote as many times as they allow via the methods below.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BBK Holdings Enters Agreement To Acquire MEDL Mobile

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 15, 2014) - BBK Holdings, LLC, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the Custom Application Development Division of MEDL Mobile Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MEDL), a leading developer of mobile applications for the Apple® iOS and Google Android™ platform, and the Hang w/ live social video platform (hangwith.com). The MEDL Mobile Custom Development Team will join BBK Holdings, which comprises BBK Worldwide, a leading clinical trial marketing firm for patient engagement and recruitment, TCN Technologies, and Agency320, the company's advertising, branding and media firm.

Leveraging MEDL Mobile's work with clients in the areas of mHealth and related services, the acquisition of MEDL is consistent with BBK's strategy to deliver the kinds of tools and services needed to innovate across the healthcare continuum and streamline key business processes, from clinical research to patient care.

Longtime partners and collaborators, MEDL Mobile was instrumental in the development of BBK's award-winning mobile app for patient and site engagement, My Clinical Study Buddy℠. Based in Fountain Valley, Calif., where the business unit will remain, MEDL Mobile was founded in 2009 and employs approximately 25 people. The transaction is subject to board approval and other customary closing conditions.

"Delivering patients and providers with the information they need, when they need it, is a key differentiator in today's increasingly competitive clinical landscape -- and a moral imperative when it comes to patient advocacy and engagement," said Bonnie A. Brescia, BBK founding principal. "The MEDL Mobile team brings invaluable consumer engagement expertise to BBK, and together we will ensure that our clients have the tools required for optimal patient partnerships."

"As a pioneer in this space, we have seen the impact of mobile applications across every industry, from retail to entertainment -- and bringing the power of the mobile experience to healthcare is particularly satisfying," said Dave Swartz, MEDL President and Chief Creative Officer. "Having created and monetized hundreds of successful mobile apps, including BBK's My Clinical Study Buddy, we look forward to combining our experience in all things mobile with BBK's deep expertise in healthcare and life sciences to further accelerate innovation in mHealth."

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About MEDL Mobile
MEDL Mobile, Inc. is a mobile industry pioneer that has architected, created, developed, marketed and monetized hundreds of mobile apps for the Apple iOS and Google Android platform -- with many of them reaching as high as the top ten in the App Store. MEDL has led mobile strategy, ideation, development, marketing and monetization in areas diverse as entertainment, telecom, medicine, education and retail -- for such prestigious clients as About.com, Experian, Hyundai, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Monster.com, The New York Times Company, Taco Bell, and Telefonica. The Company has entered into partnerships to mobilize and monetize IP with such notable names as Cheech & Chong, Encyclopedia Britannica, Marlee Matlin, Media Rights Capital and Real Madrid.

MEDL has incubated, developed and brought to market the revolutionary, patent-pending Hang w/ app over a period of nearly two years. The Hang w/ app connects people through live-streaming video and simultaneous chat, allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device to broadcast live to dozens, hundreds or even millions of viewers around the globe. To learn more visit www.medlmobile.com and www.hangwith.com.

About BBK Holdings
Anchored by BBK Worldwide, the global leader in patient recruitment for the clinical trial industry, BBK Holdings brings multiple communications, technology and marketing disciplines to the clinical research, patient engagement, and healthcare delivery markets. Other subsidiaries include TCN Technologies, developers of the TrialCentralNet℠ patient recruitment management software, as well as advertising and branding firm Agency320. BBK Holdings has positions in a number of other companies that support the biopharmaceutical marketplace in the United States, the European Union, and Asia. BBK is a privately held, women-led business, headquartered in Needham, Mass. For more information, visit www.bbkworldwide.com.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cheech and Chong to Start Work on New Film

Cheech Marin told the Huffington Post today that he and Tommy Chong expect to start shooting their new film this January.  The plot is top secret, but it is being written by the Super Troopers writers, Broken Lizard.  So if you enjoyed Super Troopers, you'll like this film.

Cheech Marin Does New York City Press Tour

Cheech Marin was all over New York City today doing a press tour for his upcoming movie, The Book of Life.

He was on NBC-TV's Today.


Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

He was also on Huff Post.



Opie and Jim Norton

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cheech Marin to be on Today Tomorrow

Cheech Marin will be on NBC-TV's Today show tomorrow morning.  He will be promoting his new movie, The Book of Life, with his co-star, Hector Elizondo.

In this animated film, Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

 


Interview - Cheech Marin for The Book of Life on TrailerAddict.

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Monday, October 06, 2014

Tommy and Peta Survive Dancing

Tommy Chong and Peta have survived another week of Dancing with the Stars.
They'll be returning next week.

Vote for Tommy Chong on Dancing with the Stars


Tommy is dressed as a prisoner tonight because they have to dress as the most memorable time of their life.  Tommy is referring to the 9 months he was incarcerated at Taft Correctional.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tommy Chong Made it to Next Week

Tommy Chong survived this week of Dancing with the Stars.  He and Peta make it to next week.
Thanks to all who voted.

Vote for Tommy Chong on Dancing with the Stars


In case you missed it, Tommy Chong is competing on this season of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.

Cheech and Chong Get Doug with High

Comedian, Doug Benson, was finally able to get Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong on his show, Getting Doug with High.  Shockingly, Cheech and Tommy are actually friends now.  When they first reunited, they would take separate planes and wouldn't even talk backstage.

Tommy couldn't smoke because he promised his Dancing with the Stars trainer, Peta, that he wouldn't.  However, Cheech didn't have any qualms lighting up.

Doug is awesome and this is a really great interview.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cheech Marin's Guitars Stolen from Los Angeles Warehouse

Cheech Marin's collection of four acoustic guitars were stolen from a private warehouse in Los Angeles on Monday.  They are one of a kind works of art valued at $55,000.

If you have any information, contact the Los Angeles police department.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Watch Up in Smoke with Beastie Boy's Ad-Rock

The Modern School of Film is proud to present, as part of its ongoing FILM:ACOUSTIC series where musicians pick the films, Adam Horovitz aka AD-ROCK of The Beastie Boys as he screens and discusses the seminal cult comedy Up In Smoke.

Join us as Adam describes his love for the film, even more relevant given the cultural/political times that certainly are a-changin'. We're honored to have Adam with us for a true New York moment.

Location:
Village East Cinemas
189 Second Ave. New York, NY 10003
Date:
Friday, October 10th Time: 4:20 PM
Directed by:
Lou Adler Run time: 86 Min.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tommy Chong Survives Dancing with the Stars Week 2

This is great.  Tommy Chong got enough votes to make it onto Dancing with the Stars Week 3.

In case you missed it, he ripped his shirt off during tonight's interview.  Erin Andrews looked at his hard nipples and asked if he was cold.  He asked "you wanna touch my nipples."

Classic!

And in the AfterBuzz interview, he says, in not so many words, that his Salsa gets the ladies wet.

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vote for Tommy Chong on Dancing with the Stars


In case you missed it, Tommy Chong is competing on this season of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.

Are you going to vote?
Do you see Cheech and Lou Adler?

800-868-3413
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tommy Chong Survives Week One of DWTS

Last night, Tommy Chong surprised everyone with how good he can dance.  The judges gave him six and sevens.

People are calling Tommy the sexiest man in America.  The media is calling him Rico Suave.

The voters agreed.  He survived this week's vote and he's so good, he may survive next week, too.  I guess the salsa lessons with his wife, Shelby, paid off.
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Who is Watching Tommy Chong on Dancing with the Stars Right Now?


In case you missed it, Tommy Chong is competing on this season of ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars.

Are you going to vote?

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Cheech and Chong and WAR Coming to Reading

On October 30th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to Reading, Pennsylvania.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday via the ticket links above.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

DWTS: Tommy and Peta's First Rehearsal

ABC-TV posted video of Tommy Chong and Peta's first Dancing with the Stars rehearsal.  It starts off with Tommy coming out of a van filled with smoke and then she accidentally calls him Cheech.  Bad start!

DWTS: Tommy and Peta Talk Universal Appeal

ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars posted this interview with Peta and Tommy Chong where they discuss universal appeal.

He says the stoners will vote 4 or 5 times because they'll forget.
   

Friday, September 05, 2014

Cheech and Chong Macon, Georgia Show Canceled

The September 19th Up in Smoke Tour show in Macon, Georgia has been canceled.  It's NOT related to Tommy Chong signing onto Dancing with the Stars.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Lots of Photos and Video from Dancing with the Stars Cast Reveal

Today, the cast of this season's Dancing with the Stars was announced on ABC-TV's Good Morning America.  As we revealed last month, Tommy Chong is one of the contestants.

The line-up was announced at approximately 8:30AM New York in a closed GMA studio to avoid having a mob of people crashing into the glass.  Then, at 8:50AM the cast came into Times Square for a quick hello before the show sign-off.

Tommy Chong was looking dapper.

Afterwards, everyone was escorted back into the building and out the back entranceway...into the Dancing with the Stars bus.

Most of the cast came into town last night.  Tommy said he was going to visit A/K/A Tommy Chong Director, Josh Gilbert, who has been battling cancer.

Here are photos and video from us here at Cheech and Chong Fans Dot Com.  In addition, we've included some video from television interviews.











Tommy Chong Dancing with the Stars Reveal

Today on Good Morning America, the Dancing with the Stars cast was revealed.  As we reported last month, Tommy Chong is one of the competitors.


The reveal was made on the second floor of the GMA studios.  However, everyone came out for the last few minutes of the show.

We have no idea how Tommy will be able to rehearse all week and fly to Cheech and Chong gigs on weekends.  Maybe, this will help ticket sales.

We have tons of photos and videos so keep checking back.



Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Tommy Chong's Dancing with the Stars Announcement

Tune into ABC-TV's Good Morning America Thursday to hear the list of celebrities participating in this season's Dancing with the Stars.  Tommy Chong is rumored to be paired with Peta Morgatroyd.

Tommy Chong has a lot of dancing experience.  He has taken dancing lessons with his wife, Shelby, for years.

Seventy-six year old Tommy is going to be exhausted.  Training for DWTS is a full-time gig and Cheech and Chong already have shows every Saturday and Sunday through the rest of the year.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR Coming to Alaska

On October 10th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Tour, featuring WAR, is coming to the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaskan fans have been waiting for years for Cheech and Chong to come so now's your chance to see them.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR are Coming to Tacoma

On November 8th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour, featuring WAR, is coming to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Washington.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tommy Chong Gets Iced

Tommy Chong took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Unlike other celebs, he actually had ice in his bucket.

He challenged Jack Black.
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tommy Chong Signs on for Dancing with the Stars

Tommy Chong has signed on for the upcoming season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The contestants will be officially announced on Good Morning America September 4th. The show premieres September 15th.

Tommy is a great dancer. He has taken salsa lessons with his wife Shelby for years.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why do Cheech and Chong Keep Canceling Shows?

Without explanation, Cheech and Chong have canceled three shows over the past month.  But why?  Are they not getting along?  Is there a personal issue?  Do they have a better gig?  Are the tickets not selling well?

We don't know.

Albany, NY.
Big Falls, NY.
Beaumont, TX.

All canceled!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Brandon Cruz Pilot Featuring Tommy Chong

Pilot episode for a cooking/talk show (think 'The Tonight Show' meets 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' meets 'Cribs') featuring actor/musician Brandon Cruz (The Courtship Of Eddie's Father/Dr. Know/Dead Kennedys) as host, and actor/comedian Tommy Chong (Up In Smoke/That 70's Show) as a guest. This premiere episode features Tommy at home in his kitchen showing Brandon how cooking healthy food "Chinese-Style" in a wok can have significant health benefits. The two of them also discuss coming up in Hollywood in the 60's and 70's, craft service trucks, and 'special' cookies and brownies.

 

Cheech Marin to Kick Off the 2014-15 Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

Cheech Marin is best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent duo of Cheech and Chong, yet he has developed what is arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art. Marin’s multi-media presentation, Chicano Art: Perspectives of an Art Advocate, launches the TTU Landmark Gallery exhibition of Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection, October 3 – December 14. Exhibit reception October 3, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., Art Building.

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Tour Coming to Topeka

On September 17th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Kansas Expocentre, in Topeka, Kansas.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tommy Chong on Seattle News

Great interview with Tommy Chong on Seattle's New Day morning show. He talks about the old days, meeting Cheech and being in prison with the Wolf of Wall Street.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR are Coming to Georgia

On September 19th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Georgia.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am local time via the ticket link above.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SiriusXM to Launch "Reefer Radio"

Limited-run series, "Reefer Radio: Presented by High Times" brings listeners inside cannabis culture
SiriusXM listeners will hear celebrity interviews with Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong, Jack Black and more SiriusXM's Pete Dominick to broadcast from the Denver County Fair's first-ever "Pot Pavilion" and give listeners special coverage of Blue Ribbon competitions including "hash brownie bake-offs," "speed rolling," and "Doritos-eating contests"

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced it will broadcast Reefer Radio: Presented by High Times, a limited-run series with HIGH TIMES Magazine. The series will culminate with a broadcast hosted by SiriusXM on-air personality Pete Dominick from Denver, CO, where the newly legalized recreational marijuana industry continues to grow.

Reefer Radio: Presented by High Times helps celebrate 40 years of HIGH TIMES with a joyful exploration of the pro-pot movement and culture. Hosted by Jen Bernstein, Managing Editor, and Mike Hughes, Entertainment Director, of HIGH TIMES, Reefer Radio will spotlight classic interviews from the HIGH TIMES archives, including conversations with Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong, and Jack Black.  Fans will also hear broad discussions on cannabis culture and lifestyle ranging from decriminalization to classic movies and music, the finest munchies, clothing and style, etiquette, and answers to burning questions like "Were any major historical documents written on hemp paper?" Reefer Radio: Presented by High Times will debut Saturday, July 19, at 10:00 am ET and rebroadcast at 9:00 pm ET on the Indie channel, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.  Subscribers will also be able to listen to the show via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at siriusxm.com.

The series culminates with a special celebration from the Denver County Fair's first-ever "Pot Pavilion."  SiriusXM on-air personality Pete Dominick will preside over Reefer Radio: A Mile High Celebration – where SiriusXM listeners will hear from fair-goers and exhibitors and experience special coverage of the fair's Blue Ribbon competitions including "hash brownie bake-offs," "speed rolling," and "Doritos-eating contests."  The all-day/all-night broadcast will also feature specially selected music and comedy in the marijuana spirit.

Reefer Radio: A Mile High Celebration will air on Saturday, August 2, at 4:20 am ET (a time-stamp in honor of April 20, the unofficial but acknowledged stoner holiday), through Sunday, August 3, at 4:20 pm PT, on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, channel 99, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.  Subscribers will also be able to listen via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at siriusxm.com.

For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour Coming to Kissimmee, FL

On September 20th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Silver Spurs Arena At Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10AM local time via the ticket link above.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Richard 'Cheech' Marin Turns 68

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 68 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR Coming to Beaumont, Texas

On August 22nd, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM local time via the ticket link above.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Up in Smoke is Now Streaming on Netflix

Beginning this July, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke will be streaming on Netflix.

Enjoy!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hemp-infused Cheech & Chong Relaxation Ice Cream Set for US Launch

Relaxation Solutions, a subsidiary of Bebida Beverage Company (BeBevCo), has partnered with 80s comedy duo Cheech and Chong to launch a hemp-infused relaxation ice cream in the US.

Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams Ice Cream, named after the 1981 film in which Cheech and Chong (played by Richard ‘Cheech’ Marin and Tommy Chong) make millions of dollar selling marijuana while disguised as ice cream vendors, contains “a high level of supplements” around 5mg of hemp per half pint serving.

“If you ate half a pint, it would be very effective,” Brian Weber, CEO of BeBevCo told DairyReporter.com.

Weber dreamed up the product, which comes in Chillin’ Chocolate and Groovy Vanilla variations, in 2009. He imagined a product that combined ice cream with BeBevCo’s own Koma Unwind relaxation drink.

“The concept came to me while I was sat on the sofa eating ice cream,” he said

“Relaxation and after-dinner ice cream just seem like a good marriage to me.”

Set on developing the concept, Weber decided to “latch on to a recognizable brand” and thought no further than Cheech and Chong.

“I just reached out to them,” he said. “Within a couple of hours I had an email from their team. Within two or three days we had come to an agreement.”

The licensing agreement secured by Relaxation Solutions enables it to use the Cheech and Chong brand for three years. After this, Relaxation Solutions has the option to renew the license for a further five years.

US launch

Weber expects the product, which will initially be available in pint tubs, to hit the US market “in the next four or five weeks.”

“We have just signed off on everything. The functionality has been approved. We’re ready to go, and we have a number of people that are keen to distribute it,” he said.

“We have had interest from distributors in the Northeast, on the East Coast, in Arizona, and Colorado.”

“And I suspect that California, where these guys are still big Hollywood stars, will come around quickly as well.”

Once on shelves, Weber added that Relaxation Solutions will consider other pack sizes, such as an on-the-go 4oz single serve tub.

“I am absolutely confident we will do well with this product,” he said. “They’re on royalties as well, so the better we do, the better they do.”

Hemp infused Cheech & Chong relaxation ice cream set for US launch
Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams Ice Cream is named after the duo’s 1981 movie.
Tranquil Moments

Already confident of the success of Cheech and Chong Nice Dreams Ice Cream, Weber revealed that Relaxation Solutions plans to market an own-brand version brand called Tranquil Moments in the US “in February or March of next year.”

He then dismissed concerns about the potential for competition in its newly-formed category from US ice cream giants such as Ben & Jerry’s.

“Ben & Jerry’s could make it,” said Weber. “They have more money than us, but I think they would have trouble peddling it.”

“But in time I can imagine a big company saying, ‘We have the distribution.We have a bite of your ice cream; you have a bite of ours’.”

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

See Tommy Chong's Podcast Live

For the first time ever, you can watching Tommy and Paris Chong's podcast live. It takes place Tuesday, July 24th at the Improv Comedy Club in Ontario, California.

There will be a special guest that night.

Description: Comedy legend and marijuana activist Tommy Chong, his son Paris and a very special guest take their podcast LIVE to the stage for a fun night of comedy! Tommy and Paris have an insightful and hilarious look at the world of marijuana focusing on both the impact it has had on culture and comedy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mario Lopez Interviews Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin will be on the upcoming season of Mario Lopez: One on One.

Here are some clips.




Monday, June 09, 2014

BeBevCo Adds Cheech and Chong Chillaxation Drink(R) To Its Liquid Relaxation Beverage Lineup

STATESVILLE, N.C., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Bebida Beverage Company (OTC: BBDA), (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy products, announced today that the company and its partially owned subsidiary, Relaxations Solutions Inc., have "doubled down" on the very well developed Cheech and Chong brand with the addition of Cheech and Chong Chillaxation drink(R).

BeBevCo's industry experience with its growing KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation(R) products success, as well as Relaxation Solutions Inc.'s recent announcement of the first mass produced Cheech and Chong Nice Dreams Relaxation Ice Cream prompted this decision.

"We are so excited to bring the Cheech and Chong brand to a Chillaxation drink(R)," announced BeBevCo CEO Brian Weber. "The drink will use natural supplements, natural flavors and sweeteners as well as a dose of Hemp.

"We feel as a company we are now rounded off in our products. Cheech and Chong Chillaxation drink(R) will be more of a head-to-head competitor to the popular Marley's Mellow Mood demographic, whereas the demographic of our premium KOMA Unwind product is more mainstream of those looking to relax, reduce stress or sleep better," Weber added.

Daisy Ramirez, BeBevCo chief operating officer, added, "My first thought was 'how much more can we take on?' However after looking at the market trends, the power of the Cheech and Chong brand and realizing that we will have two of the biggest names in the Liquid Relaxation drinks, the decision was easy.

"Of course, having a complete infrastructure doesn't hurt. The shareholders we have that understand the mission and know our team have been amazingly supportive. They are as confident as we are that Bebida Beverage Company can have global sales in the hundreds of millions in the not too distant future, " she concluded.

Like Cheech and Chong Ice Cream on Facebook, by clicking here. Also follow Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams Relaxation Ice Cream on Twitter @CheeChongCream.

Unite with KOMA Unwind for its "Relaxation Revolution" by joining us on Facebook (Facebook.com/KOMAUnwind) and following us on Twitter @KOMAUnwindNews.

Like BeBevCo on Facebook, by visiting here.

For those consumers who still cannot find KOMA Unwind and our other products locally, please visit our website and Amazon.com to place an order.

Shareholders, investors and potential new distributors are invited to be added to the corporate e-mail database for the future distribution of corporate press releases and industry updates by sending an e-mail to lcgroup@mindspring.com.

About BeBevCo:

BeBevCo. (Bebida Beverage Company) develops manufactures and markets liquid relaxation products including KOMA Unwind "Liquid Relaxation" (TM), KOMA Unwind Sugar-free "Liquid Relaxation" (TM) and KOMA Unwind "Liquid Relaxation" Shot (TM) as well as POTENCIA Energy, POTENCIA "BLAST" energy shot, Relax 5 shots and Piranha Water.

Corporate websites accessible at BeBevCo.com, Relaxfive.com and KOMAUnwind.com.

Contact: 704.660.0226 extension 5 or investorrelations@bebevco.com or info@cheechandchongicecream.com.

Safe Harbor Statement:

Except for historic information contained in this release, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results in the future to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the company's ability to attract qualified management, raise sufficient capital to execute its business plan, and effectively compete against similar companies.

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SOURCE BeBevCo

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Cheech and Chong Hand Out Free Weed at Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards

When Cheech and Chong came on stage to present an award at last night's Spike TV's Guy's Choice Awards, they had a big surprise for the audience.  There was a bag of dope under everyone's seat (stunt dope, not real dope).


Location: Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA

Spike TV's Guys Choice is everything that a typical award show is NOT – a hilarious, unpretentious, heartfelt event where comedy is king and the world's greatest stars (past and present) align to toast the mega- splendor of all things GUY.

This year's star-studded homage to the year in Guydom once again brings together the biggest names in entertainment and sports. The show will be taped Saturday, June 7 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and air on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV.


APPEARING AT GUYS CHOICE 2014:
Andy Samberg
Cameron Diaz
Chris Hardwick
Chrissy Teigen
Nina Agdal
Keanu Reeves
Emily Ratajkowski
Jason Segel
Johnny Knoxville Jaime King
Rosario Dawson
Kit Harington
Lauren Cohan
Olivia Munn
Damon Wayans Jr.
Jake Johnson
Rob Riggle
Cheech & Chong Jessica Alba
Aaron Paul
Kevin Hart
Keegan-Michael Key
Jordan Peele
Lily Aldridge
Mark Wahlberg
Matthew McConaughey
Norman Reedus

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Cheech and Chong and WAR on Entertainment Tonight

Cheech and Chong and WAR will be on Entertainment Tonight this weekend (check your local listings).

Noble Subsidiary Enters Letter of Intent to Acquire Tommy Chong Endorsed - Canna-Saver.com

Jun 05, 2014 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Toronto, ON / ACCESSWIRE / June 5, 2014 / Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. (the "Company", "Noble" or "NOB") CA:NOB -12.50% (otc.pk:NLPXF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent whereby its wholly owned subsidiary ("Noble Subsidiary"), would acquire a 50% interest in Canna-Saver.LLC ("Canna-Saver"), with a right to acquire the remaining 50% interest upon completion of certain conditions. It is Noble's intention that the subsidiary would become a separate public company with a listing on a Canadian and US stock exchange or market place, and Noble would distribute to its existing shareholders a unit of Noble Subsidiary that would be comprised of one share and 1/4 of a warrant, with each full warrant being exercisable at $0.20 into a share of Noble Subsidiary. These units would be distributed pro rata to the shareholders of Noble at a ration that, based on Noble's current capitalization, is expected to give rise to approximately 1 unit of the Noble Subsidiary distributed for every 6 shares of Noble currently outstanding.

Canna-Saver.com was the first website in the world to focus solely on cannabis coupons and deals catered to the marijuana demographic that has emerged as a result of marijuana decriminalization and legalization in certain parts of the US and the world. In less than a year, Canna-Saver has exceeded all industry expectations to become one of the most recognized brands in the Cannabis industry. The Canna-Saver trademarked logo has grown to represent the industry standard for marijuana coupons and deals. The company is based in Denver, Colorado, and recently won a Cannabis Industry business award for invention of the year. Canna-Saver has been hailed as the "Groupon of Marijuana" on CNN's Outfront with Erin Burnett, highlighted on Fox News, and in High Times Magazine. The founder of the company, Brian Shapiro has been called the Coupon Don and named the inventor of the marijuana coupon. The company now intends to expand into the California and Washington State markets and will be actively seeking additional acquisitions in this space.

Canna-Saver also has an Agreement with Tommy Chong, a well known comedian, movie star, and long time advocate for marijuana use. The agreement calls for Tommy Chong to act as the key spokesperson for the Canna-Saver.com web platform and to perform other duties to increase brand awareness for Canna- Saver.

Regarding the transaction, Mr. Vance White, President of Noble, stated: "We are extremely pleased with this new business relationship as it will provide Noble Mineral Exploration Inc.'s existing shareholders, through the unit distribution, an opportunity to participate in a new industry with what we believe will have very strong growth potential."

Regarding the transaction, Mr Brian Shapiro Founder and CEO of Canna-Saver stated: "We are very excited to form this new business relationship which we feel will be instrumental in our efforts to expand our platform and services into other markets, as well as to acquire synergistic acquisitions in the marijuana industry. We believe that we're at the beginning stage of an explosive market, with tremendous growth potential--especially as more and more states in the US become involved."

Following the execution of its Letter of Intent with Canna-Saver, Noble will now work to complete its due diligence of Canna-Saver, to negotiate and enter into definitive agreements for the transactions outlined in

the Letter of Intent, to otherwise to embark upon the steps outlined in the Letter of Intent and to obtain all regulatory and stock exchange approvals. For the time being, the Letter of Intent remains non-binding.

Noble Minerals will continue to focus its attention on the vast mineral potential of its Project 81 - Block A land holdings in the Timmins-Cochrane district and its Holdsworth Gold Oxide Sand project in the Wawa district. Both projects are located in Northern Ontario, and Noble will continue to work to advance the exploration of this property though initiatives that Noble hopes will include joint venture arrangements with senior exploration and mining partners.

About Noble Mineral Exploration Inc.

Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. is a Canadian based junior exploration company holding in excess of 72,000 hectares of mineral rights in the Timmins Cochrane areas of Northern Ontario. The Company also holds a portfolio of diversified exploration projects at various stages of exploration Gold in the Wawa area of Northern Ontario, and Uranium in Northern Saskatchewan.

More detailed information is available on the website at www.noblemineralexploration.com

Cautionary Statement

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the Company's plans and expectations. These plans, expectations, risks and uncertainties are detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with the TSX Venture Exchange and securities regulators. Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward- looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Cheech and Natasha Marin Performing at the 56th Annual Thalians Gala

This past April, Cheech and his wife, Natasha Marin, performed at the 56th Annual Thalians Gala Honoring Smokey Robinson.   Here's video of the Second that Emotion.

Monday, June 02, 2014

2 for 1 Tickets for this Friday's Show in Austin

Sometimes you just need to dance and get silly. Sometimes in life you just need to let go. CHEECH AND CHONG will show you how it’s done and American funk band, WAR will provide the soundtrack! It's all going down in Austin, Texas at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheater this Friday June 6th.

And for the entirety of Tuesday June 2nd (12:01 am to 11:59 pm) use promotion code "2for1" to get one free ticket with every ticket purchased! That's right, bring a friend for free! Come dance to the hits, laugh at the skits, and watch ‘em get lit in Austin’s most charming outdoor venue, The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheater! For tickets visit: www.thebackyard.net.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team Visits Cheech and Chong Shooting Locations

Danny Boy's (House of Pain) Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team visited two shootings locations from Cheech and Chong's 1978 film Up in Smoke.

First off was a market at 3727 Marmion Way, Lincoln Heights, California. "What are you talking about paddies? Ain't no paddies, just Chicanos, man."

Second off was Strawberry's House located at 112 East Avenue 38, Lincoln Heights, California. "I wasn't lookin at his neck man."

Everyone should check out his Facebook page.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Shrimp on the Barbie Director Dies

Michael Gottlieb who wrote and/or directed such films as Mr Nanny (starring Hulk Hogan), The Shrimp on the Barbie (starring Cheech Marin and Emma Sams) and Mannequin (starring Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy), died in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles Friday.

He most recently taught screenwriting classes at the Art Center College in Pasadena.

Michael Gottlieb was 69 years old.


Carlos has had it with the dismal business at his Mexican restaurant in Australia and is ready to pack it in and move back to the States. A spoiled heiress needs someone to pose as her fiance in a plot to get her father to let her marry her current beau. But when the masquerade starts, the plot thickens. Director Smithee takes a bow.

Cheech and Chong to Perform at Walmart AMP

ROGERS, AR-- Pepe Aguilar, Cheech & Chong and Foreigner are the newest guests added to the lineup for the new Walmart AMP.

Aguilar will perform on August 2, Cheech & Chong on August 23 and Foreigner on August 29.

Tickets to see Aguilar will go on sale Friday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. and range from $24-$44.

Tickets for Cheech & Chong range from $49-$69 and Foreigner tickets will range from $39.50-$49.50.

Both performances will go on sale Friday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Cheech and Chong to Perform at Festival Supreme

Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed Greatest Band in the World, have revealed the lineup for this year’s Festival Supreme. The one-day comedy and music festival will take place October 25 at the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, and will feature Metalocalypse, Cheech and Chong, Workaholics, Margaret Cho, Fred Armisen & Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Peaches, Comedy Bang! Bang! starring Scott Aukerman, Drunk History, Janeane Garofalo and many more. This year’s performers will take the stage alongside a Circus of Death, though the “gory” details on that have not yet been revealed.

Tickets for Festival Supreme, which sold out in advance last year, are now on sale May 30th. Fans must be 18 years of age or older to attend the event.

Festival Supreme 2014 Lineup:
Metalocalypse
Cheech and Chong
Workaholics
Margaret Cho
The State
Fred Armisen & Bill Hader
Nick Kroll
Peaches
Drunk History
Norm Macdonald
Janeane Garofalo
Comedy Bang! Bang! starring Scott Aukerman
Maria Bamford
T.J. Miller
Kumail Nanjiani
Eagles of Death Metal
Jenny Slate
Dr. Demento
Doug Benson
Heidecker & Wood
Natasha Leggero
Bo Burnham
The Dan Band
Mary Lynn Rajskub
The Aquabats
DJ Lance Rock
Eric Andre
Bridget Everett
The Protomen
Ron Lynch
Jerrod Carmichael
Nick Thune
Arj Barker
The Tulsa Skull Swingers
Rob Zabreck
The Upper Crust
Awkwafina
The Kyle Gass Band
The Haden Triplets
Tenacious D

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday. Tommy Chong Turns 76

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 76 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cheech and Chong to be on Arsenio Hall Tonight

On tonight's Arsenio Hall Show, WAR will be joined by Cheech & Chong onstage, along with the USC Marching Band to perform their new song, “That L.A. Sunshine” from their first studio album in 20 years, Evolutionary.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cheech and Chong Announce Summer and Fall Tour Dates

Cheech hasn't been able to get any of his pilots picked up and I don't think the new Cheech and Chong movie is happening anytime soon, if ever, so they've extended their Up in Smoke tour.

Cheech and Chong and WAR will be all over the United States with takes going through November.

Tickets are available or will be available via the ticket links above or via the venues' web pages.

Cheech and Chong Perform with WAR on Queen Latifah

On today's Queen Latifah show, WAR was joined by Cheech & Chong onstage, along with the USC Marching Band to perform their new song, “That L.A. Sunshine” from their first studio album in 20 years, Evolutionary.

There's also a bonus performance below of them performing Low Rider.







Friday, May 16, 2014

Cheech and Chong to Perform with WAR on Queen Latifah

Cheech and Chong will be performing with WAR on the Queen Latifah Show today. They'll be performing a song from WAR's new album.

Check your local listings for the time and channel. In New York, it's on WLNY at 5PM.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New WAR Album Features Cheech and Chong

On May 19th, the legendary and groundbreaking group, WAR, will release their first new studio album in 20 years, titled EVOLUTIONARY, on Far Out Records/UMe. Available on 2CD and digitally, the package includes the new EVOLUTIONARY album and WAR's digitally remastered, multi-Platinum GREATEST HITS collection, originally released in 1976 and never before released digitally or on CD.
Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef, and the USC Marching Band, EVOLUTIONARY showcases WAR's multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin. The band also announced U.S. tour dates starting March 20, including co-headlining performances with Cheech & Chong at The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16 and at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre on May 24 (see confirmed dates below).

Produced by Jerry Goldstein and Lonnie Jordan, the new set touches on WAR's L.A. roots, while also updating the band's classic sound for a new generation of fans. EVOLUTIONARY was recorded at Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach, California by WAR founding member/vocalist Lonnie Jordan, percussionist Marcos Reyes, guitarist Stuart Ziff, bassist Francisco "Pancho" Tomaselli, drummer Sal Rodriguez, saxophonist/flautist David Urquidi, and harmonica player Stanley Behrens.

EVOLUTIONARY includes the autobiographical first single, "That L.A. Sunshine," featuring Cheech & Chong, who memorably used WAR's "Low Rider" in their movie debut, Up in Smoke. Cheech & Chong and WAR are co-headlining the ongoing "Up In Smoke Tour."

The album also includes "Mamacita," which revisits the band's Latin heritage and the Hollywood streets that inspired them accompanied by special guest Joe Walsh on guitar and the Tower of Power horns. "Inspiration," a song set to a Lonnie Jordan-penned poem, celebrates the band's unique relationship with its fervent fan base. Additionally, five-time GRAMMY winner and member of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. posse, Malik Yusef brings his hip-hop pedigree to the smooth R&B ballad, "Outer Space," the "Low Rider" sample of "Bounce," and the gospel choir on "Everything." Yusef also contributes the rap to Motown writers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "War" (a hit for Edwin Starr), which also features the famed USC Trojan Marching Band.

WAR is the quintessential Los Angeles street band, first discovered by producer/writer Jerry Goldstein in a North Hollywood club. Eric Burdon and WAR burst onto the charts with the classic worldwide hit "Spill The Wine." Burdon and WAR toured extensively across the United States and Europe, until Burdon departed the band during the tour. The tour continued and the band returned to Los Angeles to record their first album as WAR. The rest is history.

WAR has achieved 31 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA sales honors, 11 Top 10 pop hits, and 15 Top 10 R&B hits, including "Low Rider," "Spill The Wine," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "The Cisco Kid," "The World is a Ghetto," "Gypsy Man," and "Summer."

Over the years, WAR's songs have been sampled by a broad range of artists, including the Beastie Boys, George Clinton, The Geto Boys, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Janet Jackson, Method Man, Redman, Smash Mouth, Tupac Shakur, Barry White, ZZ Top, Portishead, Korn, and many more.

Songs from the group's legendary catalog have been featured on the soundtracks for several hit movies, including Lethal Weapon, Boogie Nights, and Gone in 60 Seconds, popular TV shows "Beverly Hills 90210," "My Name Is Earl," and "The Simpsons," and best-selling video games "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Skate 2."

Thursday, May 08, 2014

SCHECTER GUITARS ANNOUNCES “CHEECH AND CHONG” LIMITED EDITION GUITARS

(May 6th, 2014 Sun Valley, CA) – Schecter Guitar Research and the iconic duo known as “Cheech and Chong” are set to produce a limited number of graphic guitars to be created and sold under the Schecter Guitar brand. The Grammy Award winning comedy team started entertaining audiences back in the early 70’s with their hilarious stand up pot smoking comedy routines, which led to their eventual movie success a few years later.

Over the past 25 years Cheech and Chong have produced multiple albums along with controversial movies that centered on the comedic use of Marijuana and the love of the rock-n-roll lifestyle. “There is no better time than now to create such a great line of collectable guitars; especially considering that states have now legalized Marijuana for medical, and recreational purposes” says Allen Steelgrave, Director of Marketing/Artist Relations for Schecter Guitars.

The iconic team has been nominated for several awards over their careers; finally winning the Grammy for best comedy album in 1973, the duo went on to produce more than 8 films and 9 albums.

One thing that can’t be denied is that Cheech and Chong will always be known for their satirical take on the party life-style. Look out for the guitars to hit stores by mid summer. The first series will be available only through Sam Ash locations.

About Schecter Guitar Research:
As Schecter Guitar Research moves into its 37th year in business as one of the world’s premier guitar companies; It’s continually evolving and expanding line of guitars and basses appeals to a broad spectrum of players. Its core business practice offers high-quality instruments at an affordable price.  Schecter is always adding to a very strong roster of high-profile artists including: Nikki Sixx, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, In This Moment, and Black Label Society. For more info, log on to: www.schecterguitars.com.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jordan Belfort Discusses Serving Time with Tommy Chong

Jordan Belfort gave a lecture where he discussed, among other things, serving time with Tommy Chong.  Tommy had his wife, Shelby, look up Jordan on the internet because he thought Jordan was full of shit.

After Tommy heard how much drugs Belfort had done, he said Jordan, I can't believe how good you look.

 

Tommy Chong Interviewed at 2014 Denver High Times Cannabis Cup

Headed West Films takes to the 2014 Denver High Times Cannabis Cup with correspondent Kimm Miller. She talks to Tommy Chong, Chip & Andy the creators of the new comic book The Adventures of Super Stoner, and Ken Cade from MJ Merchant Solutions.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tommy Chong to Join Pot Shop in Pueblo County

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Marijuana activist and comedian Tommy Chong will be joining the ranks of marijuana business owners. Chong will have a stake in Marisol Therapeutics.

Mike Stetler, owner of the retail marijuana store, said the details of the business deal still need to be negotiated. Chong visited Marisol Therapeutics in January during the first week of legal retail pot sales.

Stetler said he's thinking of renaming the store Marisol Chong. Chong is well-known for his Cheech & Chong movies. Stetler told KRDO NewsChannel 13 he's excited to team up with a household name.

"He's mister marijuana and I think he deserves it if anybody does deserve it because he's been in this so-called fight for as long as I've known," Stetler said.

Chong will be at Marisol Therapeutics on Saturday. A big crowd is expected ahead of 4/20 celebrations.

Note from the Editor:  Mike Stetler really should speak to other people who have had past business relationships with Tommy Chong.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Blazing Chicano Guitars

The union of visual art to music — the heart of the Chicano lifestyle — is the concept behind “Blazing Chicano Guitars,” a new original art series featuring one-of-a-kind guitars embellished with artwork by artists in Cheech Marin’s renowned Chicano art collection.

Eleven guitars and two ukuleles from the inaugural edition are available for sale through Easy Partners LLC, a NYC-based licensing, merchandise and rights management company. All instruments are adorned with original artwork by an artist selected by Cheech and whose works are represented in his world-famous Chicano art collection.

Each guitar is customized playable fine art, comes with a case, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Cheech Marin and the artist.

CURRENT SHOWING
From April 16-April 20, 2014, four of the guitars will be on display in Colorado at the Big Galleria Expo at the Denver Mart. The four guitars on display are “Lester William Polsfuss” by Chaz Bojorquez, ”Germtar” by Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, “From One Buttcheek To The Next” by Jari “Werc” Alvarez,  and “Sombrero Hormigas” by John Valadez.

PREVIOUS SHOWING
The first six guitars (in order of appearance in image above: ”Lester William Polsfuss” by Chaz Bojorquez, “Germtar” by Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, “De una Nalga A La Otra/From One Buttcheek To The Next” by Jari “Werc” Alvarez, “La Cholita” by Gaspar Enriquez, “Sombrero Hormigas” by John Valadez, and “La Cabroncita” by Ricardo Ruiz) premiered at the L.A Art Show 2014 Gala, a benefit for Sister Cities of Los Angeles, and Bordeaux in celebration of their program, “Bordeaux-Los Angeles: A 50-Year Partnership.” The program was established in 1956, and creates relationships based on cultural, educational and trade exchanges, creating lifelong friendships that provide prosperity and peace through person-to-person “citizen diplomacy.”

For more information or interview inquiries, contact:

EASY PARTNERS LLC
415 West 57th Street, Suite 1C
New York, N.Y 10019
(212) 246-4184

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Albany

On August 1st, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour, featuring WAR, is coming to the Hart Theatre at the Egg in Albany, New York.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 11am local time via the ticket links above.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Cheech and Chong Coming to Missouri

On May 30th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour, featuring WAR, is coming to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, Missouri.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10AM local time.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Washington

On July 19th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour, featuring WAR, is coming to Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12PM local time.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Tommy Chong Dresses Up As God for Live Interview

Half of "Cheech and Chong" Tommy Chong visits 'TakePart Live' dressed as "Gawd" for a conversation with host Jacob Soboroff.

Watch the full episode here.

He was promoting his upcoming movie, It's Gawd!

Tommy Chong, the iconic actor and comedian is Gawd, Earth's misunderstood creator who attemps to reconnect with mankind- via a nightly variety show. Whoever made us was definitely smoking something.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Police Need Help Finding Missing Cheech and Chong Fan

Detectives from the Takoma Park Police Department need your help locating a missing teenager.


Jennifer Karina Castillo, 14, was last seen on April 2 at approximately 6:42 p.m. in the 6600 block of Cheech & Chong), blue jeans and orange shoes.

Gude Avenue, police say. Castillo is described as a Hispanic female, 5'7, 130 lbs., medium complexion with short brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt (

Anyone who has information about Castillo's whereabouts is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #14014934.

She was wearing the Cheech and Chong '78 shirt she purchased from us last month.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Tour Featuring WAR Coming to Denver

On April 17th, the Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke tour featuring WAR is coming to the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10AM local time via the ticket link above.