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Arnold Schwarzenegger Responds to R-Word Comment Over Special Olympics

3/24/2017 1:16 PM PDT

Arnold Schwarzenegger just schooled an Internet troll for mocking the Special Olympics, calling the participants the r-word.

A random guy posted this ... "The Special Olympics make no sense. The Olympics are for the best athletes in the entire world to compete against each other to determine who is the best. Having r****** competing is doing the opposite!"

The guy was responding to a video Arnold posted touting the athletes.

Arnold responded to the troll this way ... "it's a teachable moment. Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains, skill -- actually, more of every positive human quality than you."

Arnold has a dog in the fight. His mother-in-law, Eunice Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and he's been active in the event for years.

Arnold had one other thing to say, "So take their path -- you could learn from them, and try to challenge yourself, to give back, to add something from the world."

The troll may have gotten his message ... it appears he deleted his comment.

Facebook & Twitter Pakistan Wants Help Finding Anti-Islamic Pakistanis

3/16/2017 3:29 PM PDT

0316_pakistan-facebook-twitter-compositeFacebook and Twitter will start ratting out Pakistani citizens who post anti-Islamic comments if -- and that's a big IF -- Pakistan gets its way.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told AP Thursday a Pakistani official in their Washington, D.C. embassy approached both social media giants about tracking down Pakistanis -- at home or abroad -- who make blasphemous statements online.

Pakistan has strict blasphemy laws -- violators can be put to death for bashing Islam.

As for whether Facebook and Twitter will play ball -- FB says, "We disclose information about accounts solely in accordance with our terms of service and applicable law. A Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty or other formal request may be required for international requests."

Translation: If it happens, it won't be anytime soon.

Twitter had no comment.

Nick Cannon I Quit 'AGT' ... Screw 'Em for Thinking About Firing Me

2/13/2017 6:41 AM PST
Breaking News

0210-nick-cannon-tmz-03Nick Cannon doesn't see himself shooting the next season of "America's Got Talent" ... after NBC execs considered firing him over a racial joke he told in his comedy special.

TMZ broke the story ... NBC and 'AGT' honchos felt Nick had disparaged them and breached his contract by joking the network doesn't want him using the n-word, and insinuating it generally crushes his swagger while hosting 'AGT.' The special aired Friday night on Showtime.

That news pissed off Nick ... who now says he's loved hosting 'AGT' but "my soul won't allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices." He also says he doesn't care about the millions they pay him.

He adds, "I can not see myself returning." He told Howard Stern last week that he'd sue if they ever fired him over a joke.

As we told you, NBC decided to let the whole joke slide, but Nick clearly isn't forgiving.

He ended his FB post with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King -- "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."

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Antonio Brown I'm Sorry (Again) For Posting Locker Room Vid

1/26/2017 7:21 AM PST
Breaking News

Antonio Brown is really, REALLY sorry for posting on Facebook Live from the Steelers locker room ... apologizing yet again for sharing Mike Tomlin's 'the Patriots are a**holes' speech.

Brown went to Facebook Live (ironic) to discuss the infamous post ... and explained that he paid a $10k fine and is ready to move on.

"If the only thing I did wrong was Facebook Live, I guess I'm a pretty good guy then."

Check out the clip ... AB also shut down rumors of "pouting" for not getting TD opportunities against the Pats.

Nickelback Canadian Cops Busted By Band ... Our Music Is No Joke

12/2/2016 12:05 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1202-nickleback-dui-tmz BNickelback isn't laughing about Canadian cops joking they'll torture drunk drivers by playing the band's music in patrol cars -- in fact, Nickelback got pissed and shut down the prank.

A spokesperson for Kensington Police tells TMZ a Nickelback rep demanded they take down the Facebook post that went viral this week. The post warned holiday season DUI offenders they'd get hit with fines, criminal charges, driving suspension and "the office's copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail."

Funny. To everyone but Nickelback. Cops say the rep was polite, but made it clear Chad Kroeger and co. didn't like being the butt of the joke. Apparently, they're not used to it yet.

Kensington cops say they never meant to embarrass the band, they were just looking for an effective way to get the anti-DUI message to the public. Mission accomplished.

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Nico Rosberg PEACE, I'M OUT Retires After 1st Formula 1 Championship

12/2/2016 7:07 AM PST
Breaking News

1202-nico-rosberg-INSTAGRAM-01There will be no repeat victory for Formula One champ Nico Rosberg ... the reigning champ just announced his retirement ... days after winning his very first F1 championship.

The 31-year-old -- who had been bested by his rival Lewis Hamilton for years -- made the announcement moments ago on Facebook.

"Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right."

So, what's next for the racing legend?

"Now, I’m just here to enjoy the moment. There is time to savour the next weeks, to reflect on the season and to enjoy every experience that comes my way."

"After that, I will turn the next corner in my life and see what it has in store for me ..."

Mic drop. 

Donald Trump Secret Service Investigates Death Threat to Prez-Elect

11/29/2016 10:04 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1129-donald-trump-tmzSecret Service agents felt Donald Trump's life was threatened earlier this month, and paid a visit to the messenger ... who says it was just a joke.

Law enforcement sources confirm to TMZ ... Trump's Secret Service team and Sheriff's deputies in Greene County, Ohio checked in with a guy Monday who posted a screen shot of a text message on Nov. 14 ... which read, "kill Trump."

We're told the meeting went like this. Agents asked the man -- who ID'd himself as Micah -- if he was serious about the threat. He responded, "Not unless he starts going door-to-door rounding up people like he says."

Micah tells us the agents seemed satisfied he wasn't serious and they left.

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Mother Injured By Stray Bullet

10/10/2016 3:06 PM PDT
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1010-rupaul-bob-the-drag-queen-and-mother-LOGO-01The mother of "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 8 winner was injured when a stray bullet pierced her windshield and bloodied her face as she waited in her car in Atlanta.

Bob The Drag Queen confirmed his mom, Martha Anna Caldwell, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, saying, "It's a miracle that she's not only alive, but able to go home after a few stitches."

Cops tell us the shooting happened Sunday night when a gunman hopped out of a car and started shooting at another man. Caldwell sat in her car about a block away when one of the rounds struck the windshield ... causing glass and projectile fragments to strike her face.

Bob's pissed about the shooting and railed on what he calls Georgia's "lax gun laws." He pleaded, "This could have been you, or worse this could have been your mother."

Brad Pitt Death Hoax Story Could Kill Your Computer

9/27/2016 2:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0927_brad_pitt_fake_storyBrad Pitt is alive and well, and if you click on a story claiming otherwise ... it could expose your phone, computer or other device to hackers.

Facebook is warning users not to click on what appears to be a FOX News report about Brad's death. If you do fall for it, and enter the requested info ... the bad guys can get your passwords and control of your account.

The malware is evil genius -- the hackers clearly preying on the public's interest in all things Brad and Angelina Jolie.

If you've already fallen for it (pretty embarrassing, eh?) ... FB suggests changing your password immediately and running its malware software scanner.

NFL's DeAngelo Williams Damn Right I Stiffed Waitress ... 'Service Was Horrible' (UPDATE)

9/12/2016 6:35 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

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update_graphic_red_bar7:52 AM PT -- More bad news for the server ... 

TMZ Sports spoke with Jimmy Marcos -- co-owner of Ledo Restaurant in Maryland -- who tells us DeAngelo's server will be TERMINATED over her handling of the tip situation. 

Long story short ... we're told the restaurant policy is "the customer is always right" and tipping is a reflection of the service -- not mandatory. 

"We were in the wrong," Marcos says.

He also has a message for Williams -- "I want to offer anything I can do. I'll be sure to apologize in person next time he visits and pick up his next meal."update-grey-gray-barPittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is blasting restaurant workers who called him out on social media for not tipping ... saying point-blank -- THEY SUCKED AT THEIR JOBS. 

It all started when the bartender at the restaurant went to Facebook and wrote:

"Just now at work I had Deangelo Williams come in and I waited on while tending bar. His check was $128.25. He left me $129 with no tip but .75 cents. So there you go Stealers fans, your running back is cheap as s**t!!! Smh."

Williams found out about the social media shaming and lashed back -- claiming the service was so terrible, a 75 cent tip was TOO GENEROUS. 

"I tried to leave exact change but couldn't," Williams said ... "I waited on my food for over 1.5 hours."

(For the record, the waitress claims he was only there for 45 mins). 

So, what was allegedly so bad?

For starters, "She never asked for refills," Williams says.

But what really pissed him off -- "I ordered chicken and shrimp in my pasta they put it on my salad."

When he pointed out the mistake, "They took it back and removed it from salad and put It in my pasta leaving a shrimp tail in the salad."

Williams says "terrible service" means terrible tip. 

"I use to wait tables and use to be a bag boy so I know what I'm doing here."

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LMFAO's Sky Blu Redfoo Screwed Me On Royalties Kept Shufflin' Without Me

9/12/2016 7:18 AM PDT

0912-sky-blu-redfoo-lmfao-tmz-03One half of LMFAO is sounding off at the other claiming despite family ties he's been left in the dust.

Sky Blu posted a scathing letter on Facebook about Redfoo, who's also his uncle, calling him out for ditching him after he suffered a debilitating back injury.

Sky, who now goes by 8ky, is trying to drop his new solo LP but says Redfoo's lawyers fired off a letter saying he gets zero LMFAO royalties ... money he needs to underwrite his album. He says he's also been unsuccessful getting his share of money held up by Rick Ross' lawsuit against the group.

8ky claims Redfoo pushed him out of LMFAO and "just kept shuffling everyday without me," going as far as using their trademark party rock theme on his own solo LP.

8ky also sounded off on their label, Interscope, saying it needs to "stop treating artist like cows and chickens and using them for all they can produce and then just discard them without a care." 

It's kinda history repeating itself. They're both blood related to Berry Gordy, founder of Motown ... a label that had its fair share of royalty fights. 

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SpaceX Explosion Zuckerberg to Musk... You Destroyed My Satellite!!!

9/1/2016 1:11 PM PDT

File this under billionaire bitchfest -- Mark Zuckerberg going off on Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, for the epic failure of a rocket launch.

Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded Thursday morning in Florida during testing. The blast obliterated a Facebook satellite that was on board, and meant to offer connectivity to much of Africa.

Zuck ain't happy and threw some low-key shade Musk's way shortly after the payload went boom.

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Amy Schumer Condemns 'Friend' For Mocking Rape Victims

8/17/2016 2:30 PM PDT

0817-amy-schmer-kurt-metzger-tmz-getty-01Amy Schumer is appalled her friend and fellow comedian, Kurt Metzger, chose to defend someone accused of rape ... by mocking rape victims.

Amy went public Wednesday, saying she was saddened and disappointed at Metzger's sarcastic and profanity-laced posts ... in which he blamed "internet feminists ... for not constantly urging everyone to go to cops FIRST."

Metzger's pissed about allegations another comedian, Aaron Glaser, raped several women in NYC -- and he claims the alleged victims didn't go to police. He went on to urge feminists to "Pull your heads out of your c**** and your c**** out of your blogs, and try actually helping victims."

The PR nightmare for Amy is Metzger has appeared on her Comedy Central show multiple times. She calls him a "great writer," but denies reports he writes for her show ... despite his IMDB credits.

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Most importantly, Amy added she "couldn't be more against [Metzger's] recent actions."  

We reached out to Comedy Central, so far no word back.

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