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Paris Hilton just claimed that she and Britney Spears invented the selfie — and she has the pics to prove it

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

“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.”

Smash cut to November 2017, and someone else is disputing Kardashian West’s claim. Someone who was also doing the “famous for being famous” thing while Kim was probably selling Girl Scout Cookies or something else that young girls do. (Easy bake ovens?)

“Who could it be?” we hear you ponder. It should be obvious by now — because we mentioned it in the headline.

11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie! — Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 19, 2017

That’s right, folks. The person claiming to have invented the selfie is none other than the original Kardashian, Paris Hilton.

“11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!,” Hilton wrote in a tweet that also featured two pre-iPhone selfies of herself and pop-star Britney Spears.

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It’s a bold claim and she was almost definitely trolling, but that didn’t stop The Internet freaking out.

This person thinks Bill Nye got there first:

Sorry, @BillNyeSaves did it way before you. It was 1999 — ItsMixerOne (@mixer1av) November 19, 2017

The Seinfeld Current Day Twitter account thinks Kramer was the selfie trend-setter:

oh realy because heres kramer inventing the selfie in 1995 — Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) November 19, 2017

Or maybe it was Sabrina the Teenage Witch?

sabrina the teenage witch joins the craze in 96 — fresh2fresh (@freshtwofresh) November 19, 2017

This person disputed Hilton’s claim with this gif from the Ridley Scott film “Thelma and Louise.”

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon >>> Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Obviously.

Liar. — Rodrigo רודריגו (@WalterAsensio) November 19, 2017

Some claimed that George Harrison (the best Beatle) took the first selfie on a 1966 trip to the Taj Mahal.

Oh, Paris. Go to school. It’s “Britney and I”……or, keep speaking like a first grader. It’s always good to perpetuate a sterotype. You may also want to Google “George Harrison Selfie”. — Shelley Lehner (@ShelleyLehner) November 20, 2017

But it’s really hard to argue with this one:

1910 one of the first mirror selfies — iLoveRoses9 (@love_roses9) November 19, 2017

10 tips for Black Friday shopping

The Thanksgiving turkey isn’t on the table yet, but retailers and shoppers are gearing up for Black Friday sales.

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Here are 10 tips on how to make the most of your Black Friday shopping:

1. Start tracking now

Gone are the days when being the person asleep in front of the store at 2 a.m. meant you were the most dedicated shopper. Black Friday is now a month of big deals.

Those prices shift throughout the holiday season, though, so if you really want to judge how good the sales are, you’ll need to track the deals leading up to Black Friday.

The same goes for Cyber Monday, which now stretches into a week of online specials.

2. Get a sneak peek at the ads

If you want to get the best deals, get a look at the ads. You might think they haven’t been released yet, but the retail industry has more leaks than Washington.

You’ll find tons of leaked Black Friday ad scans at and

>> Related: Black Friday 2017: Dell announces deals on laptops and more

3. Compare prices

While it’s tempting to grab the last one of a product on the shelf, take a minute and make sure you’re getting the best deal on it.

There are plenty of websites and apps to help you with this. Start with PriceGrabber.comPriceWatch.comShopping.comShopzillaGoogle Shopping and

You may not be able to do direct model-to-model pricing, but you can at least see what the best deal available on all the 46” TVs, for example.

4. Figure out your priorities

On the big day, figure out what you want to buy, which store you want to hit first and the importance of each present. This helps put your “must haves” near the top so you’ll prioritize getting those first.

>> Related: 10 holiday activities that don't have to involve eating

5. Remember your usual haunts

If you’ve got a favorite retail outlet, you should be signed up for their loyalty program. (But don’t go as far as wearing their colors -- wearing red to Target on Black Friday is like putting their bullseye on your back).

If your store has a Black Friday shopping alert, it will help you get the first word on promotions, coupons and discounts. In some cases, you can even find out whether the products you want are in stock or eligible for a buy online/pick up at the store option. That’ll save you shipping costs.

6. Monitor the social channels

Retailers often use Facebook and Twitter for releasing deals and promotions. They can also give customers who like or follow them special alerts to Black Friday discounts and incentives.

>> Related: Black Friday 2017: 10 stores offering biggest Black Friday discounts this year

7. Put your phone to work

There are few days when your phone is more important than Black Friday, whether it’s coordinating with others in your party or comparison shopping.

Make sure you have some comparison-shopping apps such as ShopSavvyBuyViaFlippRetailMeNot and SlickDeals. You should also have apps from the stores you’re visiting.

8. Stick to your budget

Rule No. 1 of saving money during the holiday season is stick to your budget. But walking into a store on Black Friday is walking into a retail carnival, and impulse buying opportunities are everywhere.

Take a deep breath, focus on your list and try not to let the deals overwhelm you. A popular option is to try buying with cash, so you can see firsthand how much you are spending.

9. Beware the price match

While many stores usually have price-match policies, those can go out the window during Black Friday.

Check the fine print on their price-match policies. Also check the return and exchange policies to make sure that the store won’t charge a restocking fee for any item you bring back.

>> Related: Thanksgiving 2017: The best and worst times to drive and fly this Thanksgiving

10. Accessorize carefully

Those great deals on TVs get you in the door, but there won’t be deals on accessories such as HDMI cables.

If you know you’ll need an HDMI cable, look at discount online stores, such as or

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about HDMI cables, but you can get a cable that is much more reasonably priced than the $35 for a 6-foot cable at a store.

>> Related: 10 ways to save money during the holidays

Trader Joe's recalls salads possibly contaminated with glass, plastic

Green Cuisine, a California-based food supplier, is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products sold at Trader Joe's that may be contaminated with glass and plastic, according to officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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The problem was discovered when Green Cuisine received consumer complaints and notified FSIS Inspection Program personnel on Friday. The impacted ready-to-eat chicken and turkey salads were produced from Nov. 4 to 15.

FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10.5-oz. clear plastic individual serving packages containing "TRADER JOE'S White Meat Chicken Salad with celery, carrots and green onions" with a "Use By" date of November 10 - 21, 2017.
  • 11.0-oz. clear plastic individual serving packages containing "TRADER JOE'S CURRIED WHITE CHICKEN DELI SALAD with toasted cashews, green onion and a bit of honey" with a "Use By" date of November 10 - 21, 2017.
  • 10.25-oz. clear plastic individual serving packages containing "TRADER JOE'S TURKEY CRANBERRY APPLE SALAD TURKEY BREAST MEAT WITH SWEET DRIED CRANBERRIES, TANGY GREEN APPLES, PECANS AND SAGE" with a "Use By" date of November 10 - 21, 2017.

The products subject to recall were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

‘No-kill’ animal shelter admits to euthanizing at least 7 healthy dogs

In Richmond, Indiana, a “no-kill” animal shelter is under fire after they admitted to euthanizing at least seven healthy dogs, according to WXIN

“H.E.L.P the Animals” billed itself as a not-for-profit, no-kill facility where animals wouldn’t be euthanized -- even when the facility was full, WGNTV reported.

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The board said the dogs were put down because they represented a “bite risk.” The group said it does not kill healthy or treatable animals, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those “considered dangerous to public safety.”

“If somebody just came by or if somebody knocked on the door, or if the dog got away from people, it could still injure somebody, it could bite somebody. And it would be a liability to that person but it would reflect back on our shelter,” Board President Susan Beeson said.

The decision to euthanize the dogs was made by the shelter’s executive director and a small committee, according to Beeson. But Beeson admits not everyone was made aware that the dogs were euthanized. Some of the employees were asked to lie and say the dogs had simply been relocated -- a decision Beeson said the executive director may have made to “spare” the employees who hadn’t been told, rather than to deceive the public.

“We knew that wasn’t going to be a viable thing to do,” Beeson said.

>> Related: Dog mauled, killed by pit bull at PetSmart during grooming appointment

According to a statement released by the board, of the seven dogs that were put down, some had bitten individuals in their adoptive families and had been returned; some had also bitten staff members. Over the past five years, the group said it had made the “extremely difficult” decision to euthanize a total of 52 dogs -- 19 that were “bite risks” and 33 that were “critically sick.”

H.E.L.P said it had helped find homes for more than 5,600 dogs and cats since 2012. According to Beeson, Jamie Glandon, the group’s executive director, has been let go as a result of the controversy.

Several petitions circulated online over the past few days calling for Glandon and other members of the board of directors to step down. The petitions alleged that they tried to cover up the fact that the shelter was having animals put down -- saying instead that the dogs had been moved to a different area so they could be adopted.

Read more at WXIN and WGNTV.

Buckle up: “Very ungrateful” UCLA basketball dad will reply to Trump on his least favorite network

Because their feud could only get more heated from here, UCLA basketball dad LaVar Ball is going to make an appearance on Monday night at 10 p.m. on Donald Trump’s least favorite network: CNN.

Real News: LaVar Ball will be on CNN tonight to talk about his feud with Donald Trump. Watch the video — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 20, 2017

“Was this really about his son? Did he just make a good choice in baiting the president and winning? Let’s get his take. He’s going to join us tonight on CNN Tonight,” CNN anchor Chris Cuomo teased this morning, Sports Illustrated reported.

Let’s recap what’s happened over the past couple of days.

President Donald Trump continued his Twitter roasting of Big Baller Brand mogul LaVar Ball on Sunday evening, calling him “very ungrateful” for not thanking him for getting his son out of trouble.

RELATED: Donald Trump responds to LaVar Ball

Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017

“Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!” Trump tweeted.

Even earlier Sunday, Trump said “I should have left them in jail!,” referring to the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting, one of whom was lightning rod LaVar Ball’s son LiAngelo.

Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017

“Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!” Trump tweeted.

This was Trump’s response to Ball essentially saying “Trump who?” when asked on Saturday about the president’s role in getting LiAngelo out of trouble.

All of this started when Trump tweeted after returning from Asia that the three UCLA basketball players who got in trouble for shoplifting in China should thank him for saving them from a decade in prison.

Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2017

“Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!” he tweeted last Wednesday morning.

The players, for their part, did exactly that at an afternoon press conference the same day.

UCLA ballplayer Cody Riley thanks Pres Trump for intervening to get him and fellow players released from detention in China for shoplifting. "We really appreciate you helping us out," he says of Pres Trump. They apologize for their actions. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 15, 2017

“To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You’re welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!” Trump said in reply.

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were returned to the United States after being arrested on charges of shoplifting, in connection with the alleged theft of Louis Vuitton sunglasses in Shanghai. The university later announced that the players would be suspended indefinitely.

Previously, we speculated that it was possible Trump wanted to hear a “thank you” not just from the basketball players, but also from the unapologetic LaVar Ball himself.

The president did not end up getting that thank you from LaVar Ball.

“Who? What was [Trump] over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,” Ball said, according to ESPN.

RELATED: LaVar Ball on Trump helping his son: “Who?”

“As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine. I’m happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, ‘They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes,’” Ball added, downplaying his son’s mistake. “I’m from L.A. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn’t define him.”

Now we’re left to ask: why CNN?

We think we know.

#FraudNewsCNN #FNN — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017

“Mary Tyler Moore Show” star speaks out about being told she only had 3 months to live

Nearly five decades after she got her television star on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Valerie Harper is beating the odds to survive cancer.

“It’s a miracle she’s still here,” said Dr. Jeremy Rudnick, her oncologist.

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RELATED: Mary Tyler Moore’s family, friends and celebrity fans gather to share memories of the late actress

In a interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Harper, 78, opened up about receiving a harrowing diagnosis of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare type of brain cancer. At the time of her diagnosis in 2013, she was given only three months to live from the incurable disease.

Despite the unlikely chances, Harper’s terminal cancer hasn’t yet taken her life — or her spirit.

“I’m still here,” Harper said exclusively to PEOPLE. “I still have cancer, but I’m okay, and most of my days are good.”

Harper made her television debut as Rhoda Morgenstern, an outspoken New Yorker and best friend to Mary Richards, played by the late Mary Tyler Moore, on the hit ‘7os sitcom of the same name. Harper would eventually land her own critically acclaimed spin-off based on her character, called “Rhoda.”

According to PEOPLE, the TV and Broadway actress was placed on a relatively new chemotherapy drug that was responsible for managing her cancer. That was until earlier this year, when she began experiencing seizures and cognitive issues. Her latest round of treatment includes even newer medication.

“Valerie developed this disease at a time when we keep coming up with stronger and better targeting drugs for her particular cancer,” Rudnick said. “The longer we keep her alive, the more options we have.”

Although she is grateful to the medical advancements keeping her alive, according to Harper, her secret weapon in the her bout with cancer is her husband turned caregiver: 78-year-old Tony Caccioti. She and the former celebrity personal trainer have been married since 1987.

“He’s such a nudge,” said the four-time Emmy winner of her spouse.

Earlier this year, Harper joined former television greats — including Dick Van Dyke, Ed Asner and Valerie Bertinelli — to honor the death of her prolific co-star, Mary Tyler Moore. In a statement to PEOPLE about her friend, she said in part, “I cannot stop the emotions I’m experiencing, since she was my acting colleague, my sister/soulmate, and above all, ONE HELL OF A GIRLFRIEND!”

She also took to Twitter to pay tribute, writing, “I will always love you, darling Mary Tyler Moore.”

To The World I'll miss you "Mair." I will always be your co-pilot. I will always love you, darling Mary Tyler Moore. — Valerie Harper (@ValerieHarper) January 26, 2017

Harper isn’t letting her diagnosis keep her down; she can still be found acting, most recently in guest roles on “2 Broke Girls” and as a voice actor on “The Simpsons.”

RELATED: Oprah got choked up while talking about her good friend and “role model” Mary Tyler Moore

A British hunt turns into a scuffle as a horsewoman is caught on camera whipping a man with her riding crop

A confrontation between an English hunting club and activists against hunting took a bizarre twist as a woman rider was caught on camera using her riding crop to whip a masked man who was trying to grab onto her reins.

The clash took place between the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs and East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club on Saturday at the Pevensey Marshes. The video footage of the confrontation was posted on the Facebook page of the Saboteurs and quickly went viral.

The Saboteurs say the rider struck 17 times with her crop and charged at them with her horse, the Daily Mail reported.

Sussex police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

A police spokesman said in a statement:

A third-party report of an assault has been made after a man was allegedly struck with a riding crop by a horse rider in Herstmonceux on Saturday. The incident happened in a field off Church Road around 12.30 p.m. The victim was reported to have received a bruise and bump to the head, but did not require medical treatment. The informant was not a witness to the incident, but police have now identified the alleged victim and an investigation is under way. Police are aware of a video reportedly showing the incident being available on social media.

The video shows the woman on the horse yelling at the man to “get back on the road.” She then seems to direct her horse toward a man recording the scene, pushing him back several feet. Then a second masked man moves in front of the horse and grabs hold of the bridle.

That spurs the woman to yell, “Get off my horse, get off my horse,” as she continuously strikes the man, who tries to shield his face while still holding onto the horse. He’s heard screaming, “Stop using it as a weapon!”

RELATED: Woman shot and killed on her own land as deer season opens

Another man shows up and pushes aside the masked man while shouting, “Get off the f*****g horse. Don’t grab f*****g horses.”

“A second clip then appears to show the same woman charging her horse at the saboteurs from behind,” the Mail reported.

Brighton Hunt Saboteurs say they were the victims of an unprovoked attack while trying to make sure no illegal hunting took place. They claim the woman simply “lost the plot.”

A spokesman for the East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club said: “We do not condone any form of violence even when faced with extreme provocation, personal harassment and other offenses.”

Robin Thicke's girlfriend pregnant with couple's first child

Robin Thicke and his model girlfriend, April Love Geary, announced on Friday the gender of the couple’s baby.

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Geary took to Instagram to share her latest sonogram, hinting at the baby’s sex by using female pronouns.

“You guys!!! Look what I’m making!!!! Note her foot that’s over her head. Got long legs like her mama!” she captioned the photo.

Geary first announced her pregnancy on Instagram back in August, writing, “Robin and I are very excited to share with you all that we’re having a baby! The due date is March 1st, Alan (Thicke’s) birthday!”

Their daughter will be the couple’s first child together. Thicke is already dad to 7-year-old Julian, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Paula Patton. During his separation from the actress in 2014, he began dating Geary. His divorce was finalized in 2015, followed by a lengthy custody battle earlier this year. He and Geary first went public with their relationship in 2015 after dating for a year.

Robin Thicke’s father, Alan Thicke, died almost a year ago after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son. Robin Thicke’s and his model girlfriend are thrilled that their bundle of joy is expected on Alan Thicke’s birthday in March.

Since announcing her pregnancy, Geary has been adamant about keeping fans up-to-date on the process via social media, frequently sharing snaps of her growing baby bump.

“It was definitely on my butt” — a second woman accuses Democratic Sen. Al Franken

A 33-year-old woman from Texas reached out to CNN on Thursday with a story of an uncomfortable moment with Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.). Franken was accused of groping a sleeping actress during a USO tour prior to his time as a U.S. Senator. He has since issued an apology and welcomed an ethics investigation into his conduct as a Senator.

RELATED: “Saturday Night Live” finally roasted its own Al Franken, but they weren’t as harsh as some hoped

In August 2010, @alfranken grabbed me while taking a photo together at the Minnesota State Fair. I felt violated & embarassed. I 100% believe your account of him & his actions, @LeeannTweeden. Thank you for sharing your story. #metoo — Lindsay Menz (@LindsayMenz) November 16, 2017

According to Lindsay Menz, she experienced improper conduct first hand.

Menz first wrote of her experience in a post on Twitter.

“In August 2010, @alfranken grabbed me while taking a photo together at the Minnesota State Fair. I felt violated & embarassed. I 100% believe your account of him & his actions, @LeeannTweeden. Thank you for sharing your story. #metoo.” Menz alleges that while attending the 2010 Minnesota State Fair, she took a photo with Franken, and he squeezed her behind without her permission. “He put his hand full-fledged on my rear,” Menz told CNN of Franken’s alleged behavior. “It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek.” “It wasn’t around my waist. It wasn’t around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt.” Menz’s husband corroborated her story. “He reached around her and kind of pulled her into him,” Jeremy Menz told CNN. “He pulled her in and pushed his head against her head. It was over pretty quick.” In a post on Facebook, Menz commented on the photo that Franken was a “creeper.” “Dude — Al Franken TOTALLY molested me! Creeper!” she wrote to a friend in 2010. According to Franken, he doesn’t remember taking the photo. “I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don’t remember taking this picture,” Franken told CNN in a statement. “I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.” In the days since the first allegation against Franken came to light, people have wondered if the media would for some reason be kind to a liberal accused of sexual assault. Along with consistent coverage of the scandal on cable news, Franken became the butt of several jokes on his old TV show, “Saturday Night Live.” “SNL’s” Colin Jost had this to say of the first photo of Franken groping a woman. “I know this photo was taken before he ran for public office,” Jost said, “but it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school.”
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