Thursday, May 29, 2008

Video: Tommy Chong @ Cannabis Culture Magazine

Cannabis Culture Magazine posted video of Tommy paying a visit. Tommy looks at bongs, plays a guitar and shows them an advanced copy of Tommy's new book, Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Video: Tommy Chong's ChroniCaster

Mike Edison, editor and publisher for High Times, designed the ChroniCaster guitar with Tommy Chong. It was to be used in an aborted High Times movie. It's a plexiglass guitar with a built-in bong.

Artwork for Tommy Chong's New Book Released

The artwork for Tommy Chong's new book, Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography, has been released.

The book will be released August 12, followed by a big press tour. Tommy will be having book signings around the country.

It contains photos from Tommy's personal stash and has lots of juicy Cheech and Chong stories.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Tommy Chong Channel Goes Live

The Tommy Chong Channel on LiveVideo has gone live. The first video is called "Welcome to my LiveVideo Channel."

Happy Birthday Tommy Chong!

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turns 70 tomorrow. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Happy Birthday Tommy!

We've added more Tommy and Shelby stand-up dates to the "current events" list on the right. We've also added the publicity schedule for Tommy Chong's new book Cheech and Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography. It will be released August 12.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

VH1 Cheech and Chong Documentary

VH1 is working on a Cheech and Chong documentary. No additional details available at this time.

Be sure to pick up the a/k/a Tommy Chong DVD. We only have a few more in stock. The Feds confiscated 10,000 of these DVDs from the distributor.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Video: Tommy Chong on MOViN997

Radio station MOViN997 in San Francisco posted video of Tommy Chong promoting last weekend's gig at Cobb's Comedy Club.

He tells of smoking pot with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Willie Nelson and George Harrison. Tommy also said that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston smoke pot.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Video: Cheech on Mind of Mencia

Here's the video diary for Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia show. It's from Episode 19 of Season 2 featuring Cheech in a Sopranos spoof.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Lionsgate Scores The Perfect Game

LIONSGATE, the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Mexico, from High Road Entertainment to THE PERFECT GAME, the true story of a scrappy Mexican Little League team that became the first non-American team to win the league's World

The film is directed by William Dear from a screenplay by W. William Winokur, and is produced by David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, Mark Koch, Daniel de Liege, Winokur and Michael Gallant. The film stars Clifton Collins, Jr. (CAPOTE, "Thief"), Cheech Marin (CARS, BORN IN EAST L.A.) and Academy Award(R) winner Louis Gossett Jr. (DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN). The film's original score is by Academy Award(R) winner Bill Conti (ROCKY, THE RIGHT STUFF). The announcement was made today by Lionsgate's President of Theatrical Films Tom Ortenberg.

"THE PERFECT GAME belongs to the classic tradition of real-life sports films that are fundamentally about persistence and heart," said Ortenberg. "It fits squarely with the Lionsgate mandate to bring uplifting, quality fare to America's diverse families."

"We're thrilled to have Lionsgate as our partner on THE PERFECT GAME," commented producer and HighRoad Entertainment President, David Salzberg. "The Lionsgate marketing and distribution teams have an unsurpassed record of creating awareness and anticipation of movies like ours, so we know we are in the best possible hands."

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Ortenberg, Wendy Jaffe, Executive Vice President Legal & Business Affairs, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Jason Constantine, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co- Productions, and Eda Kowan, Vice President Acquisitions; and for the filmmakers by HighRoad Entertainment's David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud and Bill Grantham, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig.

In 1957, a barefooted, rag-tag team of boys from poverty-stricken Monterrey, Mexico defy extraordinary odds to become the first foreign team to win Little League World Series - doing so in a perfect game, the only one in championship history. Based on a true story, THE PERFECT GAME tells the tale of how their miracle changed not only their lives, but an entire city's destiny.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tommy Chong to be on KTLA Tomorrow Morning

Tommy Chong will be on the KTLA Morning Show, tomorrow, Tuesday May 13th at 9:15AM PST. We're sure he'll be discussing the raid of Spectrum Labs, confiscation of the a/k/a Tommy Chong DVDs and more.

Cheech and Chong Dot Com is on the east coast so if a fan could record and post it, we'd greatly appreciate it. Email us

We're in the Digg Top Ten

Earlier today, our article on the Spectrum Lab a/k/a Tommy Chong DVD raid hit the top ten on Digg.

Go to this page to Digg the story.

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Interview with Jade East from Up In Smoke

411mania conducted a great interview with Zane Buzby, the actress that played Jade East, the sexy stoned-out redhead hitchhiker Cheech and Chong drove "all the way" in Up In Smoke.

She showed up hours late for the Up In Smoke audition in Malibu because, being from New York, she had no idea where she was going. She improv'd most of it, talking about people she knew from New York. This improv (remember her rambling to herself?) was actually used in the film.

To prepare for the role she went to The Roxy and studied how people from The Valley dressed and behaved.

She has some great stories about John Ritter, Jerry Lewis and more.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Audio: Tommy Chong on Alex Jones Radio Show

Tommy Chong was on the Austin's Alex Jones radio show yesterday along with a/k/a Tommy Chong director, Josh Gilbert, Spectrum Labs founder, Matt Stephens and Kevin Booth.

Tommy discusses Josh Gilbert's documentary, a/k/a Tommy Chong, the Feds confiscation of the a/k/a Tommy Chong DVDs, what really happened on 9/11, as well as Mary Beth Loose Cannon (Mary Beth Buchanan).

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Update: BREAKING NEWS...Spectrum Labs Raided by Feds...all a/k/a Tommy Chong DVDs Confiscated


The FBI has raided Spectrum Labs, the company that partially owns and is distributing the film a/k/a Tommy Chong. The raids occured Wednesday night at their office in Newport, Ohio.

Spectrum Labs' primary business is selling detoxification products.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Congress held hearings on detox products back in 2005. The founder of Spectrum Labs, Matt Stephens, was subpoenaed, but he pleaded the fifth. Congress was unable to pass legislation on detox products.

They confiscated all the remaining 10,000 of the DVDs possibly because Tommy Chong is not allowed to profit from his conviction (wrongful conviction).

"I'm not profiting off the story of my first amendment violation at all," said Chong.

The fact that another company which doesn't sell the dvds was also busted seems to indicate that it may be primarily related to detoxification products. However, the feds are being tight-lipped.

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Cheech Attends Kidney Foundation Golf Tournament

Cheech Marin, Ray Romano, Joe Pesci, Andy Garcia and more attended the first annual National Kidney Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, California. The event was hosted by George Lopez who received a kidney transplant from his wife in 2005.

Everyone was joking around and having a lot of fun.

The best quote was from Cheech...
"George is my best bud...It’s very important for him, the kidney foundation, and it also wipes out 150 hours of court mandated community service for me, so everybody wins."

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Tommy Chong Tour Dates Added

Tommy and Shelby Chong are touring all over the place. Check out the dates we've added under "Current Events."

The show is really farrrr out!

Video: Trailer for Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Apple Computer has posted the trailer for their new film Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

In the Disney comedy, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua named Chloe (voice of DREW BARRYMORE) finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected new friends -- including a street-hardened German Shepherd named Delgado (voice of ANDY GARCIA) and an amorous pup named Papi (voice of GEORGE LOPEZ) -- to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.

Walt Disney Pictures presents BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, directed by Raja Gosnell (“Scooby Doo”), written by Jeff Bushell and Analisa LaBianco and starring an all-star cast including Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona and Jamie Lee Curtis, with the voices of Andy Garcia, Pl├ícido Domingo, George Lopez, Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin and Drew Barrymore.

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Tommy Chong to Judge Super U Film Contest

The web site, Super U, is having a short film contest where you can win $10,000 and have it screened at the Just for Laughs Comedia Film Festival.

Tommy Chong is one of the judges.

For more info...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Bruce Springsteen Recalls Opening for Cheech and Chong

A long long time ago, there was this young musician, Bruce Springsteen, who was trying to make it big. His band's first gig was opening up for Cheech and Chong.

Earlier this week, Bruce told this story on stage in Charlottesville, Virginia. He recalled that during their set, someone tugged on his shirt with the message, "Cheech says it's time to get off the stage."

Maybe, Tommy Chong will talk about this in his new book, Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography, which will be released this August.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Far Out Man Animator was a USC Dropout

University of Southern California dropout, Dan Povenmire, was a child prodigy. By age 10, he started selling his artwork at galleries. In 1989, he friend hooked him up with Tommy Chong. He was hired to create two minutes of animation for Chong's film, "Far out Man."

Eventually, he went on to create and direct episodes of The Simpsons, Family Guy and more.

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