Cheech and Chong doled out a bunch of "free weed" at the Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards show Saturday night ... but they're not going to jail for it -- 'cause the buds were fake.
The famous marijuana-enthusiasts took to the stage to present an award ... and during the speech gave audience members an impromptu examination for medical marijuana prescriptions.
According to C&C, the audience passed ... so the duo instructed everyone to reach under their seats for some sticky green stuff -- and surprisingly, there were actual bags of fake pot taped to the bottom.
We're guessing some hopeful stoner went home and smoked it anyway.
Worst Timed Crotch Thrust
During Plea for Wife's Forgiveness
5/19/2014 5:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke sang his heart out at the Billboard Music Awards ... begging for estranged wife Paula Patton's forgiveness -- and also gave a random woman in the crowd a face full of his crotch. Bad timing?
As TMZ first reported, Thicke penned the song "Get Her Back" specifically to try and win back Patton ... with lyrics like "All I wanna do is make it right" and "I'll wait for forever for you."
The song was catchy and filled with the requisite amount of pleading but at the end of the song he made the poor choice to drop to his knees and pump his hips at a cute chick in the front row.
Now we wait and see if the song worked. On Paula, not the fan.
Billboard Awards Disaster
I Can't Read Good
5/19/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jenner was doing just fine during her introduction of 5 Seconds of Summer during last night's Billboard Music Awards ... when suddenly words became her enemy and the whole thing went to hell.
Jenner got through the first part without a hiccup, but suddenly got thrown off track ... which led to her blurting out, "Guys, I'm the worst reader!"
Jenner took to Twitter afterwards and seemed to blame her eyesight for the debacle, writing, "Anndddd as if I wasn't nervous already!!!! #NeverLeavinMyContactsAtHomeAgain! #LOL #LessonLearned"
Better luck next time.
Will BEG for Paula Back at Awards ...
'I Should've Kissed You Longer'
5/15/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is so desperate to get his wife back ... he WROTE A NEW SONG about it -- including the lyrics "I should've kissed you longer / I should've held you stronger" -- and TMZ has learned he'll debut it live on stage ... at the Billboard Music Awards.
TMZ has obtained a copy of the lyrics for the new song -- called "Get Her Back" -- and the whole thing is dripping with regret over his split from Paula Patton.
-- "All I wanna do is make it right"
-- "I gotta get her, go get her back / I gotta treat her right / I gotta cherish her for life"
-- "I should've kissed you longer / I should've held you stronger / And I'll wait for forever for you."
Robin's other public pleas to Paula -- opening up during concerts about forgiveness -- have fallen on deaf ears.
If at first you don't succeed ... beg in front of a national TV audience Sunday night at 8:00 PM on ABC.
I 'Was Robbed' Comment Was Not a Diss to Paul Walker
4/14/2014 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ice Cube is setting the record straight ... saying he was not taking a huge shot at Paul Walker when he griped about losing to him at the MTV Movie Awards -- and claims his words were misinterpreted.
Cube raised eyebrows when, according to USA Today, he said ... "We was robbed" in the Best Onscreen Duo category. He and Kevin Hart's "Ride Along" lost to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's "Fast & Furious 6."
He added, "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy."
Sounds like Cube was getting some heat ... because he's now saying, "I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker."
Ice Cube also tweeted, "Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning s*** is what I gotta get use to."
Sources close to the actor/rapper tell us he had a joking tone during the USA Today interview ... and was just busting on award shows since he doesn't take them seriously.
We feel you on that, Cube.
2013 MTV Movie Awards
Red Carpet Rewind!
4/13/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Take some deep breaths and try not to panic because the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are just hours away -- but before they smack you in the face with this year's hottest looks -- take a magical trip back in time and check out all of the looks from last year's fashion photos.
**Head over to TooFab to check out all of this year's MTV Movie Awards awesomeness!**
Yes, We Lip Synced at the ACM Awards
4/7/2014 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rascal Flatts are admitting they badly lip synced at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night ... telling us it was only done because they didn't wanna let their fans down.
Rascal Flatts tells TMZ ... their lead singer Gary lost his voice last week after performing several shows -- so instead of cancelling the ACM gig at the last second ... they made the call to lip sync.
In case you missed it ... the group performed their new single "Rewind" and something seemed off. Fans were PISSED after the show because they had a hunch the singing wasn't legit.
The group adds, "We've never done it before, and we're obviously not very good at it."
Tell that to Ashlee Simpson.
Sued Over BET Awards
4/7/2014 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A man who got shot at a BET Awards after party claims the club -- as well as Viacom and BET -- made a near fatal mistake with security ... and wants them to pay up for it.
Antwon Black claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he attended a party at Compound Nightclub in Atlanta on October 2, 2011 ... the official BET after party.
Black says the club messed up and allowed one of its frequent patrons past security without checking for weapons -- that patron ended up shooting Black in his left leg.
Black is suing the owners of the club, Viacom and BET for failing to keep the club safe.
That party does have a place in hip-hop history -- Diddy allegedly almost came to blows with someone because they were drinking something other than Diddy's Ciroc vodka. T.I. had to take to the mic to calm Diddy down.
BET had no comment.
Feud with Nickelodeon
Is All About Money
4/2/2014 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennette McCurdy's beef with Nickelodeon is strictly about the almighty dollar ... and how she makes less than her "Sam & Cat" co-star Ariana Grande ... TMZ has learned.
McCurdy was a no-show at the Kids' Choice Awards over the weekend, and took to Twitter to air her grievances, writing, "I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing."
McCurdy was quick to explain she was talking about Nickelodeon and NOT her racy photo scandal.
Our sources say the source of McCurdy's dissatisfaction is rooted in her paycheck. We're told the pint-sized star is pissed that Grande makes WAY MORE money than her and she's been trying to renegotiate her deal ... so far to no avail.
The show is one of the most popular on the network, but production has been halted and so far a second season has yet to be ordered.
We're told McCurdy doesn't have a problem with Grande personally ... just with Nickelodeon. For their part, a rep for the network says, "We have nothing but the utmost respect for Jennette and her talent."
Kenan Kinda Dissed Me, But ...
I'll Give Him Another Chance
4/1/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell came thiiiiiis close to squashing their longstanding beef at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards -- Kel totally thought it was happening ... and then it didn't.
We caught up with Kel in Sherman Oaks Monday, and he told our camera guy he was under the impression during their segment Sunday night ... Kenan would give him a shout out.
For everyone above the age of 12 who missed it -- Nickelodeon gave one of the executive producers of "Kenan & Kel" a Lifetime Achievement award, and Thompson sent in a recorded speech where he never acknowledged working with Kel.
Sources close to Kenan say it wasn't meant to be a diss ... producers didn't tell him to mention Kel until after the piece had been filmed and he was too busy for a re-shoot.
Kel says he's not mad -- and even offers one final plea to Kenan in regard to a reunion.
Watch ... it has nothing to do with orange soda.
Booed at Canadian Award Show
... But He Wasn't There
3/31/2014 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber won a Juno Award Sunday night ... and surprisingly, most of the Canadians in the building booed the ever living crap out of him.
Biebs won the "Fan Choice" award ... but clearly the audience in attendance didn't agree -- and when his name is called the place erupts in boos.
Lucky for Justin, he didn't go to the show ... and Canada's Olympic curling team accepted on his behalf.
Later in the night, a Canadian singer named Serena Ryder defended J.B. after winning an award ... but the damage had already been done.
I Didn't Bail on Batkid!!!
Oscars Cut Us Both
3/6/2014 1:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Andrew Garfield is blaming Oscars producers for devastating 5-year-old Batkid -- whose surprise Academy Awards appearance with the "Spider-Man" star was 86d at the last minute -- insisting he's not the one who bailed on the boy.
There are reports Garfield threw a tantrum when producers rejected the script he wrote for the presentation -- and left 5-year-old Miles Scott high and dry -- but reps for the actor tell us, it's not true.
The reps say Garfield DID contribute to the presentation script, but he had nothing to do with the segment getting yanked from the broadcast.
They say Garfield and Scott did the dress rehearsal Saturday without a hitch -- it was a real tearjerker too -- but hours later, Garfield was informed via email that the piece didn't fit with the tone of the show ... and therefore had to be cut.
To make it up to Batkid -- who was understandably bummed -- we're told Garfield accompanied him to Disneyland on Monday ... and even conducted a mini Oscars ceremony in Scott's hotel room (tuxes and all).
'Frozen' Oscar Winner
My Statue is
3/4/2014 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Lopez struck a pose that said ... "SUCK IT" ... right after his Oscar win put him in an exclusive club with the likes of Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.
Gotta love the bravado ... Lopez flashed his big swinging statuette to reporters and photogs backstage shortly after he and his wife won the Oscar for Original Song for "Let It Go" from "Frozen."
Robert's got reason to brag ... he's now one of 12 people to ever earn the elusive EGOT -- winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony -- and he did it in 10 years ... way faster than anyone else.
Give that guy a hand. Maybe two.