Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Richard Marin Settles Coffee Lawsuit

In September, we reported that Richard Cheech Marin was suing New Jersey coffee company, Cheech's Own, LLC.  The two parties are one signature away from settling.  Richard will sign off on it when he returns from traveling.

Our guess is the coffee company is going to pay him a license fee.  The lawsuit is just plain stupid because "cheech" is a common slang term that existed way before Richard Marin was born.  Plus, he never trademarked it.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Extra Interviews Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong opened up to “Extra” about life after beating cancer, and gave us the inside scoop about his return to the big screen!

“Extra” caught up with the 81-year-old legend at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, which won the Forbes Four-Star Award for resort accommodations.

The Cheech and Chong comic revealed how he feels about being cancer-free... and how his “libido is coming back!”

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Rae Dawn Chong Slept with Mick Jagger When She Was Just 15

Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn, tells the Daily Mail she slept with Rolling Stones' singer, Mick Jagger, when she was just 15 years old.  Mick was 33 years old and was married to Bianca.

Rae Dawn met Mick during a 1977 trip to New York.  He took her to the recording studio and then slept at Mick's apartment.  She woke to Keith Richards staring at them.  Then, they slept together after a Fleetwood Mac concert at Madison Square Garden.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she was asked how she landed the Commando role: 'I got it because I'd been in a Jagger video and then they asked me how I knew Mick and before I knew it I'd blurted out that I'd had sex with him when I was 15. It just slipped out. 'I feel incredibly bad about it. It's me and my big mouth. My family and friends knew about it but it's not something I have ever dined out on.'

She also admits to smoking marijuana since she was 12 and moving out of her family home soon after her 15th birthday to live with a dealer.

Tommy Chong should be embarrassed of his awful lack of parenting.

Keep in mind that Tommy met his current wife, Shelby, when she babysitting his kids.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tommy Chong Writing Cheech and Chong Horror Film

Before I start writing, take this with a grain of salt.  Tommy Chong is always supposedly writing a new Cheech and Chong film.

Tommy has been making the rounds promoting his new film Color Out of Space.

Tommy Chong tells Movie Web that he's been trying to write a Cheech and Chong horror film.

"Every comedy team before they broke up, they always had a horror movie. Abbott and Costello Halloween. Abbott and Costello meet the monster. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, they had one. Everybody has a horror movie. So I always wanted to do a horror movie. In fact, we did a reunion tour movie and I wanted to make that a horror movie but I didn't have the clout that I once had with Cheech, so I couldn't talk him into it. It's a nice genre to play with, you can have a lot of fun with it. Like Get Out, I like that approach to it."

Chong doubts it will ever get made.

Tommy Chong's Not an Actor

Tommy Chong has been promoting his new film, The Color Out of Space.  The Richard Stanley film which stars Nicholas Cage has been getting great reviews.

Tommy Chong portrays a hippie named Ezra.

When he sat down with Forbes, he told them he lives in a small house in the Pacific Palisades, surrounded by $30 and $40 mill homes.

"I’m not an actor. I’m Tommy Chong. And if you’ve got a part that’ll work, I’m there. Cheech [Marin] is more of an actor, he went on to do Nash Bridges and Tin Cup. Me, I’m more like Leo in That ‘70s Show. And I love that. You know, people don’t have to wonder what I want in my dressing room. They know what gifts to buy me, and how to make my day. I love being me, there’s no work involved.

Tommy Chong says Cheech and Chong Should be Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

During this media blitz promoting his new film, Color Out of Space.  The Richard Stanley film which stars Nicholas Cage has been getting great reviews.  Tommy Chong portrays a hippie named Ezra.

Tommy Chong told the New York Post...
“I think they should be giving Cheech & Chong a special award on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he says. “We should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s time for us to get some achievement awards for helping to legalize the medicine.”

We at this site agree.  Their albums were rock comedies.  Their films were rock comedies.

Tommy Chong Says Nicholas Cage is One of the Finest Actors in America

Tommy Chong sat down with the New York Post during this media blitz promoting the film Color Out of Space.

Chong, 81, plays a small but memorable role in Richard Stanley’s gonzo new movie, based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, as a hippie who lives in the woods abutting an alpaca farm. When a meteorite crashes on the property, saturating everything around it with a neon glow, Chong’s character is sucked into its mind-altering effects, along with the family on the farm, headed by Nicolas Cage’s character Nathan.

Chong has known Cage ever since [1983’s] ‘Valley Girl,’ ” says Chong. “He was a big Cheech & Chong fan. We got along really well, and I’ve just followed his career ever since. He’s one of the finest actors in America — he’s the real deal!”

Monday, January 20, 2020

2 GIRLS 1 CHONG!!! Smoking Game!

This weeks episode of 2 Girls features Tommy Chong.

Cheech Marin will be Honorary Chair for LEAD Summit

Comedian Cheech Marin will be the honorary chair/padrino de honor for the 2020 Latino Education and Advocacy Days LEAD Summit XI, which is set for March 26 at Cal State San Bernardino.

Each year the summit, which is open to the public and free to attend, brings together teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, civic leaders, activists and advocates -- all sharing a common interest and commitment to education issues that impact Latinos to help them define the future.

The theme for the 11th annual summit is “Movimiento y Compromiso: 50 Years of Challenges, Possibilities, and the Quest for Educational Equity.”

The summit programs will revisit and commemorate social movements from the last 50 years, including the birth of Chicano-ethnic studies, the school walkouts/blowouts, bilingual education and the Chicano Moratorium.

Marin is probably best known as half of the comedic “irreverent, satirical, counter-culture no-holds-barred duo of Cheech and Chong,” as his website states. But he also is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian.

Born in South Central Los Angeles, Marin met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia. Once they moved back to Los Angeles, the duo rocketed into fame, with six of their albums going gold and four of them nominated for Grammys, with the album “Los Conchinos” awarded the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. They also appeared in eight feature films.

Marin appeared his own work, written and directed by him, “Born in East L.A.” in 1987. He also appeared on TV, including the crime drama “Nash Bridges” with Don Johnson from 1996-2001, as well as the voice of several animated film characters, including Ramone in “Cars” and Banzai in “The Lion King.”

Off screen, Marin is known as a strong advocate for Chicano art, and began developing his collection in the mid-1980s, according to his website bio.

“Much of it formed the core of his inaugural exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15‐city tour during 2001‐2007 to major art museums across the United States,” the website says. “He states, ‘Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring the term “Chicano” to the forefront of the art world.’”

Portions of his collection have toured more than 50 major art museums in the United States and Europe.

In the Inland Empire, Marin has entered into “a partnership with the city of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum to create the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry (aka ‘The Cheech’),” Marin’s website says. “Slated to open in 2021, The Cheech will become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography; collectively, the most renowned Chicano art collection in the United States.”

“Our audience/membership will be a perfect fit with all the efforts with the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, and this opportunity would serve to share the tremendous economic impact the Cheech Marin Center will have on the Inland Empire and how the museum in our region will elevate us in the art world,” said Enrique Murillo Jr., LEAD executive director and CSUSB professor of education. “Cheech Marin will share how the renovation project is progressing, what types of programs we can expect to see at the ‘Cheech’ and how we can be part of the incredible effort.”

Registration for LEAD XI, which is free, may be done online at the LEAD Summit XI website at leadsummit.csusb.edu. LEAD Summit XI will take place from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Free Cheech and Chong CD

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From now until Saturday, December 21st, 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.

Tommy Chong Selling One of his Homes

Tommy Chong has often said his wife, Shelby, is a real estate mogul.  He said she's made a killing flipping homes in Canada.  Hitting the real estate market this week is their home in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Description from Zillow:
Live close to nature and connect with your soul at this amazing space. Nestled in one of the most private streets of West Vancouver, this home shares its harmony with the perennial gardens and a tranquil path that leads to the ocean. Full of windows and natural light. Current owner Tommy Chong, of the famous Cheech & Chong duo, knows it is a magical place and ready for the next family to create a lifetime of memories. With the wood-burning fireplace as the centrepiece of the open concept living room, it is ideal for entertaining. Stairs wind to a large master bedroom with an alcove perfect for a sitting room with views of the water. Feel right at home in a welcoming kitchen and family area overlooking the gardens. Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity in West Vancouver.

As you can tell from the photos, it looks staged.  In other words, the real estate company rented some furniture.

4 bd 5 ba 4,022 sqft
4488 Ross Cres, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1B2

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Cheech and Chong Announce Rescheduled South Dakota Show

Earlier this month, Cheech and Chong announced they needed to cancel the rest of their tour because Cheech has bad knees.  Their South Dakota show has been moved from November 22 of this year to November 20th, 2020.  Yes, a full year.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Cheech Marin Joining Don Johnson for Nash Bridges Revival

Cheech Marin will be joining Don Johnson for USA Network's Nash Bridges revival.  The show is currently being written.

The original Nash Bridges series ran on CBS from 1996 to 2001.

Why they're bringing this back is beyond me.  They show was mediocre at best.  Cheech is so old he had to cancel the remaining Cheech and Chong tour dates because of bad knees.  It's standup.  He could have just sat on a stool.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Cheech and Chong Cancel Sold-out Tucson Show

Cheech and Chong canceled tonight and tomorrow's sold out shows because Cheech injured his knee.  It's unknown if they will be canceling the remaining dates on their tour.

Tucson, Arizona = Canceled
Chandler, Arizona = Canceled

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bruce Springsteen Recalls Opening for Cheech and Chong

On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Bruce Springsteen recalled the time he opened for Cheech and Chong.  It was at a college in Pennsylvania.  He was relatively unknown.  After five songs, someone tapped him on his shoulder and says that's enough.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cheech and Chong Honor Lou Adler

In April, we announced that Cheech and Chong would present Lou Adler with a Grammy Salute to Music Legends.  It aired last night.  Richard and Tommy's relationship with Lou has been on and off again.  Mostly due to money and album ownership.  However, they can make more money being cordial with Lou, the music mogul.

The Recording Academy will produce "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" in partnership with Thirteen as part of the "Great Performances" series on PBS, set to air later this year. Previously held during Grammy Week, this is the fourth year The Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone TV event and musical tribute. In addition to the tribute concert, special celebrity guests will present recipients their award statues and guests will enjoy never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees' contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

REVIEW: Cheech & Chong, Nothing New Here

Canada's Daily Courier newspaper caught the Cheech and Chong tour when it hit South Okanagan Events Centre.

"Fans of Cheech & Chong back in their day would have found Wednesday's concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre to be a pleasant nostalgia trip.

For just about everyone else, it was an agonizing 75 minutes."

The reviewer is correct.  They never change their performance.  It's not even worth seeing anymore.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Rest in Peace Rip Taylor

Legendary actor and comedian, Rip Taylor, died yesterday at age 84.  Cheech and Chong fans may remember him from their film Things are Tough All Over. He will be missed.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Interview with Precious and Tommy Chong

Fantasia the Talkshow interview Zach Gayne, actress Precious Chong and producer Tommy Chong about their upcoming film Homewrecker.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Cheech of Cheech and Chong named grand marshal of St. Pat's Parade

Actor and comedian Cheech Marin, one-half of the classic comedy team Cheech & Chong, will serve as the grand marshal of the First Ever 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, Visit Hot Springs announced Sunday morning.

"Cheech will fit in perfectly with the zany, fun-for-all atmosphere that defines the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade," Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, said in a news release.