Adam Carolla resents people telling him what to think and how he should speak his mind, so speak his mind he did on "TMZ Live."
Adam's got a new movie out -- "No Safe Spaces" -- which deals with the intolerance in America and the cancel culture which he says is out of control.
Adam thinks we've gotten soft because we coddle everyone who feels aggrieved. He's especially critical of what goes on on college campuses, where students have a super strong sense of entitlement.
And, there's something else -- we got into it with Adam over Congress putting the squeeze on Mark Zuckerberg to scrub Facebook of posts that contain lies. Congress is not Adam's gatekeeper of choice ... not by a long shot.
We got Wayne -- who has a stutter you might not know about -- at UCB Theatre in L.A. to get his reaction to Sarah's hurtful words ... and he doesn't hold back.
Wayne says Sarah needs to shut the hell up because she has no clue how daunting a stutter can be for people who deal with speech impediments every single day ... and thinks it's disgusting she would even make a crack about it.
As you know, Sarah tried poking fun at Biden after the most recent Democratic debate, when he relayed a story about stuttering young people coming up to him and asking his advice on dealing with a stutter.
Sarah tweeted, "I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about" ... then quickly deleted it after she started catching tons of backlash, including from Joe himself, who pointed out how he's worked his entire life overcoming his stutter.
SHS apologized, saying she didn't know Biden had struggled with stuttering.
Anyway ... Wayne says her apology doesn't mean squat, because even if Biden didn't have a stutter, there are still plenty of people who must cope with the condition and all the difficulties it presents, so best not to go there in the first place.
Wayne also sounds the alarm on politicians going below the belt, and tells us why Sarah doesn't have a future as a writer for SNL.
President Trump's getting one-upped in his favorite arena -- Twitter -- by Greta Thunberg, or as he refers to her ... that kid with the "anger management problem."
The Prez took a pretty condescending shot Thursday morning at Time's Person of the Year. His reaction to her getting the honor ... "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!"
And, for the coup de grace, he added, "Chill Greta, Chill!"
Well, the 16-year-old champion of the environment took Trump's advice ... in the most facetious way possible.
She straight-up jacked his tweet and slapped it in her Twitter bio, which now reads ... "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."
As a loud-mouthed, no respect-having teenager might say ... he started it!!!
Elon Musk just won his trial against the British diver in the Thailand cave rescue he infamously labeled a "pedo" -- a jury just decided Elon did not defame Vernon Unsworth.
The jury wasn't convinced Elon went too far with his tweet after Unsworth helped rescue the 12 boys trapped in a cave with their soccer coach back in 2018. It didn't take 'em long to reach their verdict Friday in federal court in L.A. -- a mere 50 minutes of deliberation.
Elon even took the stand this week to testify ... and while on the stand he apologized to Unsworth and said he didn't actually believe the guy was a pedophile.
As we reported, Unsworth sued Elon for defamation after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO called him a "pedo guy" while they were beefing on social media.
Unsworth ripped Elon's efforts to build a mini-submarine to help with the rescue ... calling it a "PR stunt" with "absolutely no chance of working" and telling Elon to "stick his submarine where it hurts."
Elon lashed back at Unsworth on Twitter, saying, "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it."
Unsworth didn't get the win, but he did get Elon's apology under oath. That's something.
If Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination for President ... he might have this endorsement from one of the biggest pop stars in the world to thank.
Ariana Grande just shared a couple photos with the 78-year-old Vermont Senator, thanking him for hitting up her concert in Atlanta Tuesday night and "making my whole night and for all that you stand for !"
MY GUY. thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for ! @headcountorg and i are doing our best to make you proud. we’ve already registered 20k+ young voters at my shows alone. also i will never smile this hard again promise. pic.twitter.com/7UYqkXR0g1— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 20, 2019 @ArianaGrande
She went on to say she's doing her best to register young voters and has already gotten more than 20k sign-ups at her shows. She added ... "i will never smile this hard again promise."
From the looks of it ... Bernie might not either!!!
Sanders is in town for tonight's fifth primary debate, which will feature 10 contenders for the Democratic nomination. Not that he needs the energy boost ... but ya gotta think a plug from Grande will provide one anyway.
BTW -- this isn't the first time Ariana and Bernie have had a noteworthy connection ... last month she posted "baby how u feelin" on Twitter, and he replied by tweeting he's ready to fight for Medicare for All.
She replied, "screaming" ... as many of her fans and Bernie fans are now, as well.
Lizzo may have bitten off more than she could chew by claiming a Postmates driver stole her food ... because the driver is now coming after her in court.
Tiffany Wells claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Lizzo has really screwed up her life when she went on social media and posted a picture of Tiffany claiming she pilfered the meal she was delivering to Lizzo's Boston hotel back in September.
Lizzo belatedly acknowledged she was wrong and Tiffany did nothing wrong. In fact, Tiffany went beyond what she had to do to find Lizzo in the hotel, but she was nowhere to be seen so Tiffany eventually left.
Tiffany also notes Postmates sided with her, and she moved on to the next delivery like she was supposed to after she couldn't reach Lizzo.
Tiffany says she's received threats and is concerned for her safety. She no longer works for Postmates because of the Lizzo incident. She says she lives in fear and is subject to ridicule and humiliation, along with stress and anxiety.
She's suing Lizzo -- who has more than a million twitter followers -- for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Aaron Carter's mom was caught on video brutally smacking one of his dogs ... and now the singer is at war with PETA.
Aaron is trading blows the animal org after it called out Aaron and his mother, saying, "Dogs are family -- not for IG likes. SLAPPING them or SELLING THEM for a profit when millions are homeless in shelters is cruelty."
The whole incident went down Wednesday night while Aaron was on Instagram Live as he and his mom were driving across the state. At one point, you can see the pug make its way onto the middle console from the back seat when, out of nowhere, Jane violently slaps the dog ... sending it to the backseat.
After PETA put Aaron on blast, the singer responded with an expletive-laced tirade saying, "My message is f*** you, PETA. F*** you, PETA. F*** you, PETA. Whoever is running your f***ing organizations and campaigns, you can f***ing suck my d***." Classy.
Aaron -- who was briefly hospitalized the day after the dog-slapping incident -- also threatened, "I'm gonna sue the s*** out of PETA. I'm gonna take htem for millions of dollars, and then I'm gonna give back money to a community that actually does help animals."
As you might recall ... Aaron was accused of flipping a rescue dog for money. Aaron denied the accusation.
If you've lost one or more friends down the Disney+ wormhole today, here's why -- how freakin' adorable is baby Yoda??? Or terrifying ... depends on your perspective.
Yes, the infant/future Jedi master ... is just one of the 'Star Wars' characters introduced in "The Mandalorian," the new Jon Favreau directed series that debuted when Disney launched its stupidly hyped streaming service at midnight.
Look around you ... more people out "sick" from work? Here's why -- the service gives fans instant access to, not only 'Mandalorian,' but ALL VII 'Star Wars' episodes, ALL the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows today, and of course ALL of Disney and Pixar's smash hit animated movies.
That's right ... now you can hear "Let It Go" on repeat for $6.99/month. Sorry.
Of course, that all assumes you can login to the service. Disney+ soft-launched in the U.S., Canada and The Netherlands ... but many users (check your social media) are complaining about connectivity issues.
Bummer for Ralph of "Wreck-It Ralph" fame -- he pulled the short straw to get the honor of greeting users who couldn't log in to the service.
Still, the positive buzz is definitely outweighing the negative, so far.
Just ask longtime character actor Brian Posehn (you know that face) who totally geeked out binging 'Mandalorian' overnight. Looks like he scored an uncredited cameo in it, too! The Force is strong with this one.
Instagram influencers rejoice ... an immersive floral concept museum is coming to Los Angeles ... and TMZ has the first look inside the petal-packed palace that's perfect for pics!!!
La Fleur Bouquets is launching Fleurtopia, an immersive floral experience, November 22 at Westfield Topanga mall in Los Angeles ... and it's about to blow up your timeline.
Check out the gallery ... it's easy to see why Fleurtopia is going to be crawling with celebs and social media stars in search of the perfect shot ... there are over 20 flower photo ops, including a rose pit, concrete jungle room and infinity petal room!!!
Tickets to the exhibit are $28, and you get an hour inside to smell the flowers and snap your pics ... but hey, totally worth it for IG likes right?!?
Move aside Candytopia and Museum Of Ice Cream ... it's time for flower power!!!
Ever seen a Beluga whale play fetch in the open seas before???
Now ya have ... 'cause the Seattle Seawolves just posted video of the adorable mammal retrieving a rugby ball from deep in the ocean -- and it's incredible!!
Great to see a fellow marine mammal enjoying a bit of catch-pass with one of the @RugbyWorldCup balls! The #Beluga seems to prefer the offload instead of the spin pass.— Seattle Seawolves (@Seawolves_Rugby) November 7, 2019 @Seawolves_Rugby
New signing anyone? 🌊 #TogetherWeHunt #Rugby pic.twitter.com/8TjFAZA4OR
The 74 seconds of awesome begins with some people on a boat pulling a ball out of the Beluga's mouth ... and then they hurl the sphere about 20 yards away.
That's when the whale swims out and grabs it ... AND THEN BRINGS IT BACK TO THE BOAT!!! It's seriously amazing.
Unclear why the guys decided to have the impromptu game of catch ... but the Seawolves were stoked to post the footage Thursday.
"Great to see a fellow marine mammal enjoying a bit of catch-pass with one of the @RugbyWorldCup balls!" the team wrote. "The #Beluga seems to prefer the offload instead of the spin pass."
FYI, the Seawolves' season starts in a few months -- which means there's definitely enough time to make a nickname change to the Belugas ...
The Cleveland Browns just cut 26-year-old safety Jermaine Whitehead -- after the guy threatened to shoot, kill and fight several fans on social media after the Browns lost on Sunday.
Whitehead was getting clowned on social media for his lack of tackling and the overall terribleness of the Browns, when he lashed back on Twitter,
"Imma kill you bitch ... that's on blood," he told one guy.
"Don't get shot at lil bitch ... can you whoop my ass .. .f*ck football .. let me know when you need the address," he told another.
When one fan asked for Whitehead's address, the NFL player gave out the address to the Cleveland Browns facility in Ohio.
Twitter immediately suspended Whitehead's account over the threat -- in fact, it was suspended before he even left the locker room.
And, yeah ... as you could imagine, the Browns were PISSED too -- issuing a statement condemning Jermaine's actions.
"Jermaine Whitehead's social media posts following today's game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate," a Browns spokesperson said. "We immediately spoke with Jermaine upon learning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behavior. This matter will be further addressed internally."
Whitehead apologized ... but it was too late to save his job.
"I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall," Whitehead said.
"Whatever happens happens. Ain trippin. They probably gone still talk crazy but this me getting smoke off my chest. I don't need one like.. this from me to me! Keep ya head up homie, can't nobody f*ck with you. I dare em to try."
The Browns lost to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in a 24-19 disaster.
Antonio Brown was TRYING to explain how his life has changed since being cut by the New England Patriots ... but he's not getting props from fans, he's getting crushed online.
"When I was in the league everyone did everything for me," Brown tweeted ... "Literally handicap me!"
"I’m back cooking; shopping taking care kids all me no nannies chefs trainers or baby mamas me dolo all self Care."
We get it, Brown is trying to say that he's taking control of his own life and relying less on hired help now that a once-guaranteed $50 million NFL windfall is no sure thing.
Problem for AB ... people are KILLING HIM for the statement online. Here are some of the comments ...
-- "Like the rest of us been doing our whole lives. Welcome to reality. Ain’t no prizes down here," @FreeRangeChickn
-- "Do you want a gold star or some recognition for being a responsible father? Congratulations I guess," @tjoreilly80
-- "Welcome to the real world, now imagine doing all of that and making 50k per year," @chip_solomon
-- "bragging about being a real adult and father....good look," @LStocks86
-- "Thoughts & Prayers for you AB for having to cook your own food. I am thinking of you during this difficult time," @TurtlesTakes
There's a lot more, it's all very similar. But, you get the point.
Man, Baker Mayfield got HOT!!!
The Cleveland Browns QB was taking questions from the media at his daily press conference when he got fed up with a reporter ... and chewed the guy out in front of everyone.
ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi was asking Baker about a drive where it seemed the offense was moving with a "lack of urgency" and wanted to know what the deal was.
Baker started to answer the question ... but when Tony kept prodding, Mayfield lost his cool.
"I just told you the clock was running and we had a penalty! Do you wanna give them the ball back? No! You don't play, you don't know it. That's just plain and simple."
Rossi asked if Mayfield was ultimately happy with the drive ... and Baker went in AGAIN!
"Was I happy with the drive? No! We didn't score points. That's the dumbest question you could ask! What? Jesus, Tony."
Mayfield immediately ended the presser and walked off.
Afterward, Baker tweeted ... essentially saying he's NOT sorry for the exchange and this is just the kind of person he is.
"Everybody wants to hear the truth until they actually get it," Baker tweeted.
"I am who I am and always have been. Don’t call it emotional when it’s convenient and then passion when it fits. I care about winning, so yeah I’m frustrated."
"If I was to act like it’s okay to lose, then y’all would say that I’ve gotten complacent. My sense of urgency is at an all time high. And if I offend anybody along the way... that’s too bad."
The Browns are currently 2-5 and are gearing up to play the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Barack Obama doesn't want to hear about your outrage -- not if it's just on Twitter -- because he believes a society that's judgmental to the max is one that doesn't make it better.
The former President called out the current "woke" culture -- especially on social media -- while speaking Tuesday at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Obama's big point ... everything is not black and white in this world, and people make mistakes.
He told the audience ... "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws," and said the idea that everyone should be pure and perfect all the time needs to go away.
Barack added a hypothetical example of getting on Twitter and calling someone out for doing or saying something wrong, and then sitting back and feeling satisfied about it.
44 says that's not activism and it's not enough to bring change, or as he puts it ... "If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far."
Moments after LeBron broke his silence on the situation with China, the Turkish-born Boston Celtics player went to Twitter to express his disgust, as illustrated by the green "sick face" emoji.
Oh, and when LeBron pointed out that he and his team had a "difficult week" dealing with the fallout of Daryl Morey's pro-Hong Kong tweets while the Lakers were in China, Kanter essentially had this to say to Bron, "Boo hoo!"
7:15 AM PT -- The takedown notice was made Wednesday by Warner Music Group, which is the parent company of the record label that produced Nickelback's 2005 album containing "Photograph."
In case you missed it, in the midst of the President's Twitter rampage Wednesday, he posted a video of Biden claiming he's never talked to his son, Hunter, about his overseas business dealings ... which then transitions into an edit of Nickelback's music video for its 2005 single, "Photograph."
The memeing involves replacing the photo in the music vid with other pics -- in this case, Trump replaced it with a 2014 photo showing Joe and Hunter on a golf course with Ukraine Gas Exec Devon Archer. He captioned the tweet, "LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH" ... which are the opening lyrics from the song.
The video was removed from Twitter early Thursday though, and replaced by a notice saying ... "This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner."