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The essence of “A Ladder to the Sky,” the new novel for adults from Irish author John Boyne, is an old proverb. Late in the novel, Maurice Swift, the amoral writer at the novel’s center, tells a much younger writer: “And you’ve heard the old proverb about ambition, haven’t you? … That it’s like setting a ladder to the sky. A pointless waste of energy.” Read more

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Jeff Bridges will receive the Board of Governors honour at the upcoming ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement, the American Society of Cinematographers have confirmed. Read more

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Founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, tells CNN's Ana Cabrera that she takes issue with singer R. Kelly's record label standing behind the artist, accusing them of enabling his alleged behavior against women. Read more

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Singer R. Kelly made an appearance at a Chicago club after the debut of a Lifetime documentary series that chronicles longstanding allegations of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia. Read more

Kathy Griffin's mom, Maggie Griffin, who became something of a fan favorite through her daughter's Bravo reality show, is suffering from dementia, the comedian said in an emotional social media post. Read more

In an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," comedian Kevin Hart said he would evaluate taking on the job of hosting the Oscars again after Ellen revealed she called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more

Kevin Hart said the Oscars committee told him to apologize or they would find another host, so he decided to step down from the role. CNN's LZ Granderson says comedian Kevin Hart is getting bad advice or his ego is preventing him from apologizing . Read more