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Comedian Tommy Chong goes shopping in Beverly Hills

Tommy Chong - Comedian Tommy Chong goes shopping in Beverly Hills - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 17th July 2015

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Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong

Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular - Arrivals

Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong - 30th Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular - Arrivals at Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Sunday 31st May 2015

Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong

2015 Sports Spectacular awards

Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong - 30th Annual Sports Spectacular awards - Arrivals at Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza Century City, CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 31st May 2015

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Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong
Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong

The eighth annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Sabra - Arrivals

Tommy Chong - The eighth annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Sabra - Arrivals at Lakeside Golf Club - Toluca Lake, California, United States - Monday 4th May 2015

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12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong - 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos - Red Carpet Arrivals at John Varvatos Boutique West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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Shelby Chong and Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong Says He's To Thank For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'


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Leonardo Dicaprio stars as stock market criminal genius Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's latest movie The Wolf of Wall Street, but this is one portrayal that Tommy Chong claims would not have happened were it not for him. Ahead of the film's release, the second half of Cheech and Chong has gone on record to state that he is partially responsible for Belfort's written account of his pre-prison life, making him partially responsible for the film adaptation too.

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Tommy Chong says he helped Belfort write The Wolf of Wall Street

Chong was spotted out in Los Angeles last week by TMZ reporters, who quizzed the comic about his time in jail in the early 2000's, the same jail and the same time that Belfort was serving in for stock market manipulation and running a penny stock boiler room. At the time, Chong was serving 9 months for selling bongs online and in his recent on-the-street discussion, Tommy claimed that he got to know Belfort when he was behind bars, going on to claim that he encouraged Belfort to write his memoirs and even saying that he helped him do it.

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Yellowbeard Review


Weak
Long missing on DVD, Yellowbeard is that strangest of combinations: A Cheech and Chong movie melded with a Monty Python movie.

And not in a very good way.

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A/k/a Tommy Chong Review


OK
Cheech & Chong was, and always will be, a right of passage. Up in Smoke seems the seminal "pot" movie of one's teenage years, but after four or five viewings, it starts becoming obvious that being a pothead is, well, pretty stupid. We spend several hundred million (if not more) on imprisoning people who smoke and deal drugs a year. After 9/11, it was wildly agreed that drug policy should take a back seat and we should go hunting for Al Qaeda until they're brought to justice, or to Guantanamo. Even John Ashcroft said this, but it's obvious now that we didn't mean it.

In October 2003, Tommy Chong, the gentler half of the famed comedy duo of Cheech & Chong, was sent to a minimum security slammer for selling a few bongs to a guy in Pennsylvania, who turned out to be a DEA agent. The raid of Chong's business cost an otherworldly amount of manpower, for what ended up being a small warehouse on the West Coast. Is this what we were really concerned with in our most urgent time? A few bongs being shipped over state lines? Josh Gilbert uses Chong's incarceration as a quaint joke to show how the current administration absurdly spends money on small take downs like Chong's warehouse. Celebrities and journalists, including Jay Leno, Peter Coyote, and Bill Maher, are brought in en masse to point out the utter silliness of imprisoning Chong.

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Up in Smoke Review


Weak
Cinema's most notorious stoners star in their first, most notorious screen roles. Up in Smoke is the world's most revered -- and most idiotic -- drug movie, a road trip in search of the ultimate high, with Johnny Law on our heroes' tail all the way. Meanwhile, it's non-stop sex, drugs, rock & roll, and drugs. Did I mention drugs? Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong managed to milk this shtick for eight years before they sobered up... with varying degrees of success.

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After Hours Review


Extraordinary
It's one of cinema's greatest freak-outs. The mild-mannered and terminably hapless Paul (Griffin Dunne, in the defining role of his career) encounters Marcy (Rosanna Arquette, ditto) in a coffee shop, reading Tropic of Cancer, naturally. When he gets her number and takes a cab ride to a desolate and rain-drenched SoHo to meet her at her loft, things take a turn for the bizarre -- with Paul finding himself entangled with an intertwined web of people, including an obsessive cocktail waitress (Teri Garr), a suicidal girl, a possibly murderous sculptress (Linda Fiorentino), an unhinged ice cream truck driver (Catherine O'Hara), and a whole host of other characters that represent some of the wackiest nutjobs in cinema. No one else seems to notice it's so bizarre except for Paul: As Dick Miller's diner cook character puts it, when it's after hours, "Different rules apply."

By the end, Paul is on the run from an angry mob who thinks he's a burglar, fleeing in fear for his life. Will he escape? Well, rest assured that After Hours is actually a comedy. It's also one of my favorite Martin Scorsese movies (and a massive departure from his grittier fare), fresh every time you see it and full of little touches that you catch more of with each subsequent viewing. Check out the rows of Aqua Net in Garr's apartment. Or the "tie" she's wearing.

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