Tommy Chong is battling prostate cancer, he announced on CNN.
Chong, one-half of the Cheech and Chong duo, told Don Lemon that he was diagnosed about a month ago, but he's had the cancer — a "slow Stage 1" — for "a long time." The 74-year-old has been treating it with hemp oil and revealed his diagnosis to support the decriminalization of marijuana use and sales.
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"I've got prostate cancer, and I'm treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis," Chong said. "So [legalizing marijuana] means ...
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Fringe (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
Hard to imagine the show topping its most recent episode — the haunting "Subject 13" flashback into Olivia and Peter's childhood — but any story that puts Walter Bishop center stage is worth watching, and this week the mournful mad scientist is busy trying to delay the damage he's done to the wall between universes. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, the Fringe Team is on the case of thieves who defy gravity. Now let's see Fringe defy the gravity of those Friday night ratings.
Battle of Los Angeles (Saturday, 9/8c, Syfy)
Gotta give Syfy bonus points for cheekiness. On the same weekend the big-budget alien-invasion adventure Battle: LA hits the big screen, Syfy's knowingly cheesy...
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Duuuude! The G4 Network is planning to capitalize on what they call "the cultural phenomenon of 420" with a day of stoner programs on April 20. (If you're behind on the "phenomenon," catch up here.)To celebrate the day, the network plans to present several films and specials dedicated to the "culture, myths and latest trends" surrounding the smokers' holiday. The programming kicks off at 1 pm/ET with an airing of Half Baked starring Dave Chappelle. Also planned is a two-hour version of Attack of the Show filmed in Jamaica, which features an interview with Ziggy Marley and other Rastafarians, a visit to Bob Marley's home, and a group of comprehensive reports on marijuana from Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.Other highlights from the day include Code Monkeys: The Story of 420 guest-starring legendary pot icon Tommy Chong, the Season 2 premiere of The Block and Reefee's Madhouse, a re-voiced, comedic interpretation of the cult classic Reefer Madness.Will you be veggi...