The Quick Read: Kandi Burruss Will Make Her Broadway Debut In A Revival Of ‘Chicago’
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Here’s everything you need to know this Tuesday morning before settling in at work:

1. Kandi Burruss is headed to Broadway! The singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta star is set to play Matron “Mama” Morton in a revival of Chicago. Burruss will entertain audiences for eight weeks at the Ambassador Theatre with her role coming to an end in March. (Playbill)

2. Oprah Winfrey has sold a majority stake in OWN to Discovery for $70 million. Winfrey will remain the network’s chief executive and said in a statement, “Creating OWN and seeing it flourish, supported by Discovery and a rapidly growing group of the finest storytellers in film and television, is one of my proudest achievements.” (Jezebel)

3. A massive wildfire in Southern California has left one dead and forced thousands to evacuate. Nearly 150 homes have been destroyed and many have been left without power.  The fire reportedly broke out Monday night and had swollen in size by Tuesday morning due to fierce winds. (CBS News)

4. Environmental groups and outdoor brand Patagonia are taking a stand against Donald Trump for slashing protections for national monuments. Trump signed a proclamation to shrink Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante, sparking fears that it would open up the monuments for drilling and mining. (Daily News)

5. LaVar Ball has removed his son, LiAngelo, from UCLA. In November, LiAngelo made news after being detained in China on suspicion of  shoplifting. This also sparked a beef between LaVar and Trump, who demanded thanks for getting LiAngelo and two other UCLA basketball players released. (Vibe

6. Colin Kaepernick accepted the ACLU’s Courageous Advocate award Sunday night. In his speech, Kaepernick reflected on everyone’s social responsibility to work against social injustice. “We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease. You identify it, you call it out, you treat it, and you defeat it.” (The Fader)

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