justin bieber smoking weed tommy chong.jpg Justin Bieber: Smoking weed leads to talent, says Tommy ChongWell, if you’re going to ask a celebrity to comment on another celebrity’s marijuana usage, you can’t do much better than Tommy Chong, one half of the famous duo Cheech & Chong, two comedians known for their fondness for the ganja.

TMZ caught up with the smokester, who says of Justin Bieber‘s recent pot-related antics, “I knew [Bieber] was smoking before he knew it. Because of his music.
Because of his dancing. The guy is a phenom … It’s not just his looks.
It’s his talent. And you don’t get talent like that by drinking
alcohol. The herb, man! The herb!”

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Funny, we always thought weed was more likely to make someone eat a lot of junk food and intensely watch episodes of “Schoolhouse Rock.”

And what has the Biebs been up to since the photo surfaced of him toking up? Getting a tattoo of a hockey mascot on his shoulder. Naturally.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."