The Quick Read: Serena Williams Is Returning To Tennis

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Sydney Scott Jan, 24, 2018

Serena Williams, Diddy and some surprising news about our favorite childhood dinosaur round out today’s round-up of news. Here’s everything you need to know this Wednesday:

Serena Williams is returning to competitive tennis five months after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia. The tennis pro will compete in the Fed Cup, which will take place in February, alongside her sister, Venus. (People)

A shooting at a Kentucky high school left 18 people injured and two dead on Tuesday. A 15-year-old student opened fire at Marshall County High School, authorities said. The teen was arrested at the scene and will be charged with murder. Victims ranged from 14 to 18. (CNN)

Diddy has weighed in on whether or not Justin Timberlake might possibly invite Janet Jackson to perform with him at the Super Bowl. The mogul, who jokingly revealed he’s a little hurt no one remembers he also performed during the infamous halftime show, said, “I think that would be great. I think it’s time to move on, she’s in a great place and the world just needs to get over it.” (Vibe)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has reportedly been hospitalized with a kidney infection. The family reportedly told South African reporters that, although she is expected to remain in the hospital for another week, she is expected to make a full recovery. (The Grio)

Police in southern Mexico found missing woman’s remains in pots and pans atop a stove after her ex-husband allegedly killed, dismembered, and cooked her. The woman’s death is being investigated as “femicide,” or the killing of a woman when the motive is directly related to gender. (CBS News)

TV writers have come together to create a database of salaries, benefits and other useful information in an effort to keep industry information transparent and to aid women and minorities in seeking equal pay. (The Fader)

Singer Ravyn Lenae has released a new video for “Sticky.” The video shows the singer dancing her romantic woes away in a dreamy disco. (YouTube)

The pilot for Gabrielle Union’s Bad Boys spin-off has been picked up by NBC. The project landed at NBC after an intense bidding war. If greenlit, the show would follow Union’s character, Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett, as she lives and works in Los Angeles as a detective for the LAPD. (Shadow and Act

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has released it’s annual report, showing an alarming increase in LGBTQ hate-crime homicides. Anti-LGBTQ homicides rose 86 percent in 2017 compared to 2016 with the number rising from 28 instances to 52. (Paper)

Your childhood is about to be shooketh because the guy who played beloved purple dinosaur Barney now runs a tantric sex business. (Vice)