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WATCH: LaVar Ball fires back at Trump in heated CNN interview

In a heated 20-minute interview, LaVar Ball told CNN host Chris Cuomo that he wouldn’t thank President Donald Trump for helping to bring back his son from China, ultimately coercing Cuomo into thanking him for appearing on CNN instead.

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Minutes before thanking Chinese President Xi for his role in freeing his son, Ball said he “doesn’t go around saying thank you,” contesting Trump’s role in freeing his son, LiAngelo, and other UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China, where UCLA was playing an exhibition game against Georgia Tech.

Trump has called Ball “very ungrateful” for refusing to thank him for his role in freeing LiAngelo and the others, and even said he should have “left them in jail.”

In one of the less contentious exchanges, Ball downplayed the seriousness of his son’s shoplifting charge, even though it could have earned prison time for his son in China.

>> Trump again lashes out at UCLA basketball dad LaVar Ball: 'Very ungrateful!'

“It wasn’t a big deal because being raised in South Central LA, I’ve seen harsher things — I’ve seen 16 and 17-year-old kids have to go to jail for life that were my friends, doing bad things, making bad decisions, I mean doing stuff that’s harming people,” Ball said. “The way I looked at it was, OK, he shoplifted, he wasn’t physical, we returned it, he fessed up to it. ... It was an impulse thing, a bad decision at a bad time. That’s all it was, for an 18-year-old who’s never done anything wrong, never been late to class, a 4.0 student.”

>> Trump fires back after LaVar Ball minimizes role in getting UCLA players released

He added that the crime was “victimless” and “not going without punishment.”

As the interview went on, and the more Cuomo pressed Ball to thank Trump on air, the more Ball resisted, leading to some combative exchanges between the two.

>> LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrested in China could get 10 years in prison if convicted

“Were you there?” Ball asked about China.

“I was not there,” Cuomo said.

“I can’t hear you. OK then. Unless you were there, then you can talk to me,” Ball shot back. “I was there! I was there in China. I know you weren’t there, though.”

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Ball ultimately said, "There’s a lot of other matters to go around for the president to deal with,” asking Trump to “let me deal with my son.”

“Let’s stay in our lane,” Ball concluded.

Taylor Swift 'reputation' sells 1.22 M albums in 1st week

Taylor Swift's "reputation" is in good standing: the album has sold more than 1.22 million units in its first week.

Nielsen Music and Billboard report Monday that the album is Swift's fourth project to sell more than a million copies in a week. Swift became the first artist in history to have three albums sell more than a million units in their debut week when "1989" sold 1.29 million copies in 2014. Her albums "Red" and "Speak Now" each sold 1.21 and 1.05 million copies when they released in 2012 and 2010, respectively.

"Reputation," released on Nov. 10, has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar's recent albums are behind Swift, but have not sold a million units traditionally.

Since Billboard changed how it views album sales — incorporating single track sales (10 song sales = 1 album sale) and streaming (1,500 streams = 1 album sale) — both Sheeran and Lamar's albums have each sold more than 2 million units.

Swift's "reputation" is not available on streaming services, pushing fans to buy it or wait until it appears on Spotify or Apple Music. The album includes the hit singles "Ready for It?" and "Look What You Made Me Do."

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Charlie Rose suspended from CBS, PBS over sexual harassment allegations 

CBS News and PBS have suspended award-winning journalist Charlie Rose after allegations from eight women that the longtime talk show host and host of “CBS This Morning” sexually harassed them dating back to the 1990s until 2011, according to the Washington Post.

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“Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously,” a CBS  spokesperson said in a written statement, the Post reported.

Rose, 75, made unwanted sexual advances and allegedly groped women who worked on his show “Charlie Rose The Week,” which aired on PBS, but was produced by an independent company, and Bloomberg TV. He’s also accused of appearing naked in front of some of the women.

Both PBS and Bloomberg have pulled his show.

“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose,'” a PBS spokesperson said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post.

>> Related: Former Boston news anchor accusing Kevin Spacey of assaulting her son, in latest allegation

“PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”

The women involved in the accusations against Rose ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged incidents.

Rose issued an apology on Twitter, calling his behavior “inappropriate .”

“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken,” he said.

Rose is the latest in a string of powerful men publicly accused of inappropriate behavior toward women over the past three decades, beginning last month with rape accusations and sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

>> Related: 3 women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape: report

Also on Monday, New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended after a report that he behaved inappropriately with female journalists.

Box Office Top 20: 'Justice League' falls to $93.8 million

"Justice League" opened even lower than Warner Bros. estimated on Sunday.

According to Monday's final tally of the weekend's box office receipts, the costly superhero ensemble pic grossed $93.8 million from 4,051 North American theaters making it the first film in the DC Extended Universe to debut under $100 million.

It left room for the family friendly drama "Wonder" to make a surprisingly strong showing in second place with a $27.5 million launch.

"Thor: Ragnarok" fell to third place in its third weekend in theaters with $21.7 million, while "Daddy's Home 2," in its second weekend, took fourth with $14.4 million.

Also in weekend two, "Murder on the Orient Express" placed fifth with $13.8 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Justice League," Warner Bros., $93,842,239, 4,051 locations, $23,165 average, $93,842,239, 1 Week.

2. "Wonder," Lionsgate, $27,547,866, 3,096 locations, $8,898 average, $27,547,866, 1 Week.

3. "Thor: Ragnarok," Disney, $21,669,600, 4,060 locations, $5,337 average, $247,265,770, 3 Weeks.

4. "Daddy's Home 2," Paramount, $14,435,710, 3,575 locations, $4,038 average, $50,212,157, 2 Weeks.

5. "Murder On The Orient Express," 20th Century Fox, $13,807,562, 3,354 locations, $4,117 average, $51,735,924, 2 Weeks.

6. "The Star," Sony, $9,812,674, 2,837 locations, $3,459 average, $9,812,674, 1 Week.

7. "A Bad Moms Christmas," STX Entertainment, $7,000,378, 2,948 locations, $2,375 average, $51,022,533, 3 Weeks.

8. "Lady Bird," A24, $2,516,399, 238 locations, $10,573 average, $4,688,874, 3 Weeks.

9. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri," Fox Searchlight, $1,102,166, 53 locations, $20,796 average, $1,536,391, 2 Weeks.

10. "Jigsaw," Lionsgate, $1,081,772, 1,201 locations, $901 average, $36,462,005, 4 Weeks.

11. "MET Opera: The Exterminating Angel (2017," Fathom Events, $950,000, 900 locations, $1,056 average, $950,000, 1 Week.

12. "Blade Runner 2049," Warner Bros., $626,039, 466 locations, $1,343 average, $89,276,502, 7 Weeks.

13. "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween," Lionsgate, $471,319, 718 locations, $656 average, $46,649,659, 5 Weeks.

14. "Geostorm," Warner Bros., $410,166, 502 locations, $817 average, $32,669,328, 5 Weeks.

15. "Loving Vincent," Good Deed Entertainment, $403,603, 212 locations, $1,904 average, $4,641,218, 9 Weeks.

16. "Let There Be Light," Atlas Distribution Company, $362,598, 542 locations, $669 average, $6,738,588, 4 Weeks.

17. "The Florida Project," A24, $299,566, 217 locations, $1,380 average, $4,306,658, 7 Weeks.

18. "The Lego Ninjago Movie," Warner Bros., $255,248, 455 locations, $561 average, $58,938,889, 9 Weeks.

19. "Only The Brave," Sony, $242,406, 363 locations, $668 average, $17,655,285, 5 Weeks.

20. "Happy Death Day," Universal, $224,815, 427 locations, $526 average, $55,398,005, 6 Weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

Judge Jeanine Pirro caught driving 119 in a 65 mph zone

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro received a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone in upstate New York Sunday.

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The former Westchester County district attorney was stopped by a trooper on Sunday afternoon in Tioga County driving more than 50 mph over the speed limit, The Hill reported. A state police spokesman says he doesn’t know what type of car Pirro was driving or whether she had any passengers.

Pirro said in a statement through Fox she was traveling to see her sick mother.

“I had been driving for hours to visit my ailing 89-year-old mom and didn’t realize how fast I was driving,” Pirro said. 

“I believe in the rule of law, and I will pay the consequences.”

Pirro is host of the Fox News Channel show “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

>> Related: Another Fox News employee gone after making insensitive remark to a black coworker

Under New York law, she could lose her license for driving more than 40 mph over the posted speed limit.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip unveil 70th anniversary portrait

As Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip prepare to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this week, the royal couple released their latest anniversary portrait on Saturday.

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“To mark The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th Wedding Anniversary, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide,” The Royal Family wrote on Instagram alongside the new photo.

“The portraits, by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, were taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November. In this first release, The Queen and His Royal Highness are framed by Thomas Gainsborough’s 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years,” the caption said.

The photographer recalled snapping the beautiful portrait, saying, “I feel very honored and privileged to have been asked to contribute to this very special occasion. My vision for the image was to capture an intimate and natural portrait of the Queen and Duke to celebrate their landmark anniversary. The Queen and the Duke were very happy and relaxed, which made it a pleasure. I feel the images showcase their strength and unity.”

The Queen and Prince Philip wed Nov. 20, 1947, in Westminster Abbey. After lavish affairs for their past anniversaries, the couple reportedly plans to tone things down this year as they become the first royal couple to make it to the seven-decade mark. Instead, they’ll celebrate with a small group of friends and family during a private dinner at Windsor Castle on Monday night.

CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.

The women, who all worked for Rose or tried to work for him, accused the veteran newsman of groping them, walking naked in front of them and telling one that he dreamed about her swimming nude.

Rose, 75, said in a statement that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior.

"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations," the public broadcasting service said in a statement. "We are immediately suspending distribution of 'Charlie Rose.'"

Three women went on the record in the Post's deeply-reported story. Reah Bravo, a former associate producer for Rose's PBS show who began working for him in 2007, told the newspaper: "He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim." She said Rose groped her on multiple occasions and once, during a business trip to Indiana, called her to his hotel room where he emerged from a shower naked.

Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose's former assistants, was 21 when she said Rose repeatedly called her to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked at the pool at his Long Island home while he watched from his bedroom. She said she was fired when Rose learned she had spoken to a mutual friend about his behavior.

Megan Creydt, who worked as a coordinator on Rose's PBS show in 2005 and 2006, told the newspaper that she was sitting in the passenger seat as Rose drove in Manhattan one day when he put his hand on her thigh. Five women interviewed by the Post described similar grabs to their legs in what many interpreted as an attempt to see their reactions.

Rose said that he has behaved insensitively at times "and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken. I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will, too."

Rose's interview show is seen in 94 percent of the country on PBS stations. It is rebroadcast on Bloomberg's cable network, which also announced Monday it was suspending the show. He interviews a wide circle of people in the media, politics and entertainment — this month including Harvard President Drew Faust, rapper Macklemore and the Post's Robert Costa, who talked about that paper's sexual harassment investigation of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

He also hosts "CBS This Morning" with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, a critically-acclaimed morning news programs which has been gaining the past few years on its better-known rivals. Rose also conducts interviews for "60 Minutes."

Despite his age and heart troubles in the past, Rose had been one of the busiest figures in television.

Two hours after the Post story went online, one of its authors, Amy Brittain, tweeted that "sadly, my inbox is already flooded with women who have had similar, disturbing encounters with Charlie Rose."

Rose owned his interview show, even though PBS distributed it, and that raised questions of what recourse women who had complaints about his behavior could do. The Post quoted Yvette Vega, his longtime executive producer, as saying she failed and deeply regretted not helping women who complained about his behavior.

But it apparently was a poorly-kept secret in the industry. Two former employees interviewed by the Post said young women hired by the show were known as "Charlie's Angels." A Post contributing writer who worked on the story said she was reporting on some of the allegations while working at another news organization in 2010 but could not confirm them.

Stories of sexual misconduct have been coming in a flood since The New York Times first reported on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's behavior in early October. Even on Monday, the Times suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it looked into a story about him making drunken, unwanted advances on women. In the news business alone, NBC political reporter Mark Halperin and top National Public Radio news executive Michael Oreskes have lost their jobs.

Interviewed last April outside a Time magazine gala, Rose was asked by The Associated Press about Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who lost his job when it was revealed his network had paid millions of dollars to settle claims women had made against him.

"All of the cases that raise the issue of sexual harassment, which is a terrible thing, (and) has probably been not exposed enough," Rose said. "Not enough in the sense of the attention in the past, so that people were afraid to come forward. I think people are coming forward now."

Paris Hilton says she and Britney Spears invented the selfie -- and she's got pics as proof

In her 2015 book “Selfish” -- which was literally just a compilation of selfies -- Kim Kardashian-West made the rather audacious claim that she was participating in the trend way before it was cool, and seemed to imply that she was responsible for it.

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“I took pictures of myself with digital cameras when I was in junior high and high school, and I just got hooked,” she wrote. “I was always obsessed with selfies.”

Fast forward to November 2017, and someone else is disputing Kardashian-West’s claim. That someone is Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress for whom Kardashian-West used to be a stylist.

>> Related: Kim Kardashian reveals sex of third child on 'Ellen'

“11 years ago today, Me (and) Britney invented the selfie,” Hilton wrote in a tweet with a photo of herself and pop-star Britney Spears.

It’s a bold claim, and it’s unclear if Hilton was serious or joking, but internet users responded nonetheless.

Police called to Tyrese Gibson’s home after alleged fake kidnap video surfaces

Actor Tyrese Gibson wound up answering to police on Monday morning after he posted a video of a man tied up in his underwear in his home.

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According to TMZ, police were dispatched to Gibson’s Los Angeles home in the early hours of Monday morning after a video of a man appearing to be tied up and gagged in Gibson’s home surfaced on Instagram. The man in the video is reportedly comedian Michael Blackson, and police were called after several people believed Gibson had kidnapped him after Blackson openly mocked his breakdown weeks ago.

In the bizarre video, Gibson can be seen taunting Blackson and spraying him with what appears to be baby oil before throwing his English Bulldog on the couch next to him. Gibson also asked Blackson if he will ever make a video taunting him again, and he anxiously shook his head, “No.”

Gibson reportedly told police that the video was a joke and Blackson was in on it. No arrests were reported.

He was previously in the news after his ex-wife accused him of beating their daughter, Shalya, 10. Norma Mitchell Gibson was denied a permanent restraining order against her ex on Friday and 50/50 custody was restored to Gibson.

Gibson is reportedly facing financial issues and he filed court documents that state he earns $105,686 per month, but his expenses total close to $107,576 per month. He claimed Will and Jada Pinkett Smith gave him $5 million to help ease some of the financial burden, but that has since been disputed. A TMZ report said a source close to the couple said Gibson’s claim was not true.

Harrison Ford reportedly helps woman in rollover car accident

A driver in an accident in Santa Paula, California, was assisted by first responders and an award-winning actor Sunday.

KABC reported that Harrison Ford helped a female driver after she drove off a highway and crashed into an embankment Sunday afternoon.

Santa Paula Police Senior Officer Matt Alonzo told the Ventura County Star that the Ford was in the area with a friend when they heard the driver’s sedan roll over and off the highway and into a tree.

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“He acted as a good Samaritan, just like everybody else, and tried to help before emergency services arrived,” Alonzo said.

A representative for the Santa Paula Fire Department told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor was getting on the highway after leaving the Santa Paula Airport.

Authorities said the woman was the only occupant in the car and that Ford and others helped her out of the vehicle. She had minor injuries.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident. 

This is the latest in a string of good deeds Ford has been reported as doing.

E! News reported that, in 2000, he was in his helicopter when he rescued two female hikers from the top of Table Mountain in Wyoming as they had altitude sickness. In 2001, he found a missing 13-year-old Boy Scout while flying a helicopter around Wyoming. 

A representative for Ford did not comment to KABC on the report.

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