We happen to think that Adam Carolla is one of those guys who is smarter than he looks. And he’s pretty good at sizing up other people. When Howard Stern took his morning radio show to Sirius, Adam took over the time slot in Los Angeles and were WE surprised when we learned to like him and didn’t miss Howard at all! His new book “Not Taco Bell Material” deals with his life and experiences in Hollywood. One day Adam was at his friend Jimmy Kimmel’s house and Tom Cruise came over to watch football. Adam said “He brought cupcakes and his mom. He came across as a guy who’s battling to be normal, like he’s from another planet, and he’s studying guys and saying ‘What would a guy do in this situation?’ Then he mimics the behavior of the American male in front of other American males. I don’t think he’s a bad guy, but he comes across as uncomfortable in his own skin.”


Posted by Janet on June 17, 2012

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  1. […] IS “BATTLING TO BE NORMAL” Janet Charlton's Hollywood Mon, June 18, 2012 12:41 AM UTC Janet Charlton's Hollywood Rate  Loading … Share (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); […]

  2. By Hillary's Duff
    On June 17, 2012 at

    Not many people can stand Adam Carolla.

  3. By Kitty
    On June 17, 2012 at

    Tom Thumb is an alien.

  4. By jojo
    On June 17, 2012 at

    I am not Jimmy or Adam and have never watched football with any of these guys, but I also got that impression of Tom Cruise. Not that he is a bad guy, just that he was socially awkward until he got to a position that it no longer mattered because he could put himself on the other side of “people” – the cushion that celebrity offers. I think he is very analytical with a purpose and I think he plasters a smile when he wants to do the complete opposite. That said, I think the man is far from stupid, in fact quite the opposite, but it just seems to require too much work to be the Tom Cruise he wants the public to see and believe.
    I am sure he is much more himself in the family situation.

  5. By Walt Cliff - God is Good!
    On June 17, 2012 at

    That strikes me as a bit sad.

    We all know he is close to his mom. Still, how odd (not bad just kinda odd) that he would bring his mom to watch football with a “friend”……and instead of beer and pizza, he brings cupcakes. (Cupscakes are yummy but still it’s kinda .)

  6. By Walt Cliff - God is Good!
    On June 17, 2012 at

    continue from above:

    Still kinda ODD !!!!

    Oh well. Hope his his mom enjoyed it. 🙂

  7. By susieserb
    On June 17, 2012 at

    He grew up without a dad and all women in his family, couple that with becoming a “star” at a young age. Of course he’s clueless on how to be a random American guy?

  8. By chris
    On June 17, 2012 at

    Carolla is very intelligent and has the Common Sense that most celebs lack.

  9. By palermo
    On June 17, 2012 at

    What guy brings his Mommy with him, good grief

  10. By RHC in FLA
    On June 17, 2012 at

    TC is struggling to be normal because he has been brainwashed by Scientology. The fear of being around ‘non believers’ or suppressive people makes them appear awkward. We should feel sorry for anyone who lost their soul to a cult.

  11. By dark sided
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Guy who is bringing cupcakes to watch football=gay.

  12. By XYZ
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Of course he feels uncomfortable in his own skin for the simple fact he’s a closeted gay…

  13. By Crusher
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Adam Carolla is a monster who is roundly despised for having no talent, humor or reason to share the earth with good people.

  14. By libby
    On June 18, 2012 at

    “crusher”….is that you.tom????

  15. By Christine India
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Unfortunately, tiny terrible Tom thinks ‘normal’ is the ways of Scientology. He is sooo very close with David Miscavage (THE BIG Sci man) that one would wonder why Katie is so blind to what is going on with her heart-throb, the so-called catch of the century, who most everyone thinks is Gay, Gay, Gay. Yes indeedy, Tom is the opposite of normal, all one has to do is hear his maniacal laugh and observe him for a while. Doomed is he and all those in SCI.

  16. By Dragonfly
    On June 18, 2012 at

    How did he live however many years on this planet and not realize bringing your mom and cupcakes to watch sports is not a normal, typical guy thing to do?

  17. By Walt Cliff - God is Good!
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Indy, I have no doubt that Miss Katie knows all about Tom and his preferences. : )

  18. By dandilion
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Over audited.. over acting.. hyper saleman of whatever is profitable.. what’s the point in focusing on himself, times change, he must focus on what people like.. he’s too busy acting as other personalities and having his life and mind manipulated by a cult..

  19. By Christine India
    On June 18, 2012 at

    For the last several months I have never seen a pic w/ Katie, Suri, and Tom. It’s just Katie and Suri, and Katie always looks morose, tired, sickly, and somewhat befuddled. Where is the tiny dictator? Maybe Katie is tired of overlooking his total devotion to Scientology and all the rumors as to which team he plays on. Her parents were definitely against her leaving her Catholic upbringing. Now she MUST go to counselling/clearing SCI sessions or her little man will go bonkers. I believe all the household help are SCientologists…..maids, cooks, gardeners, etc. who all keep an eye on her and report all she does to Tom. Katie is a poor little rich girl.

  20. By Walt Cliff
    On June 18, 2012 at

    Indy, Maybe the alleged contract is ending and Katie can be free. Didn’t Cruise say recently that three kids were enough for him? Maybe three works for him because Miss Katie is leaving.

  21. By lucy
    On June 18, 2012 at

    It’s mentally taxing to keep hiding your sexuality….

  22. By forrest gump
    On June 18, 2012 at

    as long as he is a scientology sect member this is impossible.

  23. By walt cliff
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Excellent points by Lucy and Gump. As long as he is in the cult, he can’t possibly be his true self or be normal.

  24. By Nina
    On June 19, 2012 at

    RHC in FLA above said it very well. Tom has lost his soul to the devil (otherwise known as Scientology), and that makes him doomed. All his millions won’t help him come Judgment Day.

  25. By Denise
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Maybe his mom made the cupcakes and enjoys football? I know I do.

    As for Adam, he’s only moderately amusing, but I absolutely hated that show that he and Kimmel had: “The Man Show”. Dumbing done for males and lots of women jumping on trampolines.

  26. By anonymouse
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Nina, come on, that’s just silly talk, and as just ridiculous as old L.Ron’s BS.

  27. By libby
    On June 20, 2012 at

    Let’s dump on a guy who is trying to be nice – and trying not to act like a big movie star. Maybe he’s a little shy, who knows. Jeez. What has he ever done to you?

  28. By JulieG
    On June 21, 2012 at

    I actually feel sorry for the guy. A grown man needing to have his mother by his side at all times is very sad and very telling. The Scientology folks probably reeled him in very easily because he really does seem off-balance emotionally. I also doubt he is capable of being himself at any time, and from what I read years ago from Nicole Kidman, every moment with him was about making lists about achieving goals. UGH It’s too bad he doesn’t have enough real confidence to just be himself.. if he even remembers what that is.


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