- Serena Williams Withdraws from Australian Open: Despite winning at just two months pregnant last year, Serena Williams won’t be playing in the Australian Open this year. She posted a message on Snapchat saying, “although I am super close I’m not where I personally want to be.”
- Alex Trebek On Medical Leave from ‘Jeopardy’: Alex Trebek disclosed he had surgery to remove blood clots in his brain. He was hospitalized for two days following the surgery and assured fans his “prognosis is excellent.” He’ll return to the “Jeopardy” podium soon.
- Clinton Foundation Investigated by FBI: A new probe has been launched by the Justice Department to discover if the Clinton Foundation engaged in any illegal activities during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Her chief spokesman, Nick Merrill, said Friday the re-opening of the case is “disgraceful.”
- Damon Wayans Gives Approval to Bruno Mars: After Bruno Mars dropped the clip for his “In Living Color”-inspired “Finesse” remix featuring Cardi B, an alum of the sketch comedy show has approved. Damon Wayans said it was a “dope video!”
Release for White House Tell-All Book Pushed Up: A bombshell tell-all book about the Donald Trump administration by Michael Wolff will be available for purchase Friday, Jan. 5. Publisher Henry Holt and Co. bumped up the release of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” as a feud revs up between Trump and his former strategist Steve Bannon.