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Killing Eve Has Already Been Renewed For Season 2, So You Can Relax Now

It probably won't even take you until the end of the thrilling first episode of BBC America's Killing Eve to realize that it's your new TV obsession. After all, it has everything you could want in a spy thriller: Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh as a slightly-spazzy and absolutely brilliant MI6 agent, a psychopathic assassin for her to hunt down (Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer), some seriously fantastic coats, and more than a few top-notch accents. Fortunately we have good news: Killing Eve, which hails from the mind of Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has already been renewed for season two.

"This show has the thunder of women on both sides of the chase in Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and, importantly, behind the camera with the lavishly brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge," BBC America president Sarah Barnett said of the show's early renewal on April 5. "The early response to Killing Eve has been incredible — for that reason, as well as the fact that we wholeheartedly love this original, funny, thrillingly entertaining series, we are delighted to move ahead with a second season before we even premiere."

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This means that Waller-Bridge could have season two on the air hopefully by the same time next year, which is excellent news considering we can already tell we won't be able to stomach a cliffhanger for much longer than that.

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Hip hop musical steals the show at the Oliviers

Hip hop musical Hamilton took home seven trophies at the Olivier Awards in London, falling just short of a new record.

The main awards claimed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and his cast were best new musical, best actor, best supporting actor and outstanding achievement in music.

The seven wins did not beat Harry Potter And The Cursed Child's record haul of nine trophies last year, but was on par with the most awarded musical to date – Matilda.

The show, which turns an early chapter of US history into modern hip hop, opened in London in December.

The Olivier Awards are the British equivalent of the American Tony Awards, and have gradually matched their US counterparts in prestige.

Parading through the red carpet on Sunday evening were stars like Cuba Gooding Jr, Brian May, the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood and Hollywood veteran Michael Sheen.

But there was a sombre tone this year, as the Time's Up movement took centre stage after allegations of sexual misconduct marred the industry.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Bryan Cranston receives the award for Best Actor for 'Network' on stage during The Olivier Awards with Mastercard at Royal Albert Hall on April 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Business-Powers.com)
Image: Cranston was awarded with best actor for Network

Some actresses brought guests from feminist groups and organisations working against domestic violence.

"The strength of the movement is now so huge, I don't think women feel frightened anymore to come forward – and men, when they've been victims," actress Lesley Manville said at the ceremony.

The second most awarded play of the evening was Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, which picked up three prizes including best play, best director for Sam Mendes and best actress for Laura Donnelly.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was named best actor in a play for his National Theatre performance as a news anchorman in Network.

He beat Andrew Garfield's British revival of Angels In America and Andrew Scott's Hamlet.

"It's very difficult to be mad as hell when you're holding an Olivier," Cranston said, in a nod to his "mad as hell" character.

"Television, a phone, a tablet – they're tools and they have to be used properly," Cranston said.

"But they can also be misused. A hammer is a great tool to drive a nail into a piece of wood, but if I hit you on the head with it, I've misused it.

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"Being overwhelmed with information doesn't make us wiser. I think it makes us dumber."

The trophy for best actress went to Shirley Henderson for the Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country.

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Indiana Joan? Spielberg hints at female Indy

Steven Spielberg has hinted at a female Indiana Jones after confirming that the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie will be Harrison Ford's last appearance in the role.

Speaking to The Sun during an interview for his new film Ready Player One, Spielberg said, "This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure" – although he did go on to state that the franchise "will certainly continue after that."

Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and George Lucas

It has been suggested that Lucasfilm has been considering rebooting the Indiana Jones franchise, with Chris Pratt the front-runner to succeed 75-year-old Ford in the role.

Spielberg has previously said, "I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy". However, in his interview with The Sun he said the much-loved character could continue in a "different form . . . we’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that."

Ford was confirmed to star in Indiana Jones 5 last September with Steven Spielberg directing.

The last Indiana Jones was Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull in 2008.

Last year, it was rumoured that the new Indiana Jones movie would be released in 2019 but it has been pushed back to 2020.

At the time, screenwriter David Koepp told Entertainment Weekly: "We’re plugging away at it. In terms of when we would start, I think that’s up to Mr Spielberg and Mr Ford."

He added:" I know we’ve got a script we’re mostly happy with. Work will be endless, of course, and ongoing. Steven (Spielberg) just finished shooting The Post . . . If the stars align, hopefully it’ll be his next film."

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Hollywood couple join forces in horror debut

By Claire Gregory, Entertainment Reporter

Emily Blunt has described her husband John Krasinski's new film as an "intense family member" as well as "the perfect project to do together".

The Hollywood couple's new horror A Quiet Place tells the story of a family trying to stay alive in a world where deadly creatures will come for humans – but only if they can hear them.

It's directed by Krasinski and stars both him and Blunt as parents desperately trying to protect their children by keeping silent.

Blunt, who has two daughters with her co-star, told Sky News that while they didn't let it take over their home life, the project did become a big part of their worlds while they were making it.

"I think inevitably breakfast with the kids is the barrier," Blunt told me.

Image: The two actors are also married in real life and have children together

"So we don't discuss it at breakfast and we just hang out but, on the drives in and drives home, it was a rather intense family member for a while this film.

"I think I really saw the benefits of us being a married couple for this specific project, and I think inevitably, whether it's consciously or sub-consciously, a lot of our life experience that we've had together, and then with children, sort of made its way by osmosis into this film.

"I felt very deeply connected to him during the process, not only because it was our first experience in it together, but because of the nature of the subject matter and it being so much about family – it just seemed like the perfect project to do together."

Krasinski agrees that it was the ideal movie for the them to tackle as a pair.

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"I think that she saw my script was all about family – I mean it really is a metaphor for parenthood – so this is a love letter to my kids, which sounds ridiculous, but it's true," he said.

I asked Krasinski how you go about casting your wife in a film – if he asked her to audition.

"Man I wish I had, that would have been so much cooler if I had like tape of her auditioning for me," he said.

"No, what happened was I actually did the complete opposite – I didn't tell her anything, I told her ideas, what I was doing with the script… and it wasn't until she actually read the script herself that she said 'Can I be in the movie?'

"And the reason I didn't do it was because I thought it would go one of two ways: One, I say will you be in it and she says no. That's an awful dinner conversation. Or two, I say will you be in it and she says 'yes I'll be in it for you', which I don't think I could live with.

A Quiet Place
Image: This is Krasinski's third movie behind the camera

"I think it's even worse than her saying no because I've seen the intelligence, the taste level, the incredible dedication that it's taking her to make the choices that she's made.

"I needed her to fall in love with it for herself, I always wanted her to do it, and so weirdly, it organically happened that way."

Blunt admits she was won over by her character who she describes as "fierce".

"She's the heart of that family and yet it was also tough to do because what she experiences would be my worst nightmare, so it was a very personal role," she said.

But she admits the nail-biting moments when the family accidentally makes sound are a lot scarier to watch than they were to make.

"Being on a film set is just not necessarily as precious as you might think – I mean we had to remind the crew members that this was a film where sound was so important, they wanted to hear the slightest little creak, so I think the crew members were like 'this is a silent movie now' so they were just like chatting while we were acting.

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"It was that kind of thing."

A Quiet Place is out in cinemas in the UK now.

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Album review: The Voidz – Virtue

Julian Casablancas release confounding second album. It pays off after repeated listens

With The Strokes on vacation from the studio, Julian Casablancas’ new band The Voidz kick out their second album after a four-year break. "Kick" being the operative word because the archly titled Virtue bucks and flails with an art rock mongrel spirit that is likely to prove very polarising. The Voidz’ name could be a reference to the similarly bug-eyed Richard Hell and The Voidoids but Jules and co dismiss anything as conventional as song structures and opt for a willfully deranged, scattershot approach. Opening track Leave it in My Dreams certainly has all the cool languor of The Strokes but you’ll get a fuller picture of what’s going on here with Pyramid of Bones, which borrows both the guitars and Ozzy’s vocal from Black Sabbath’s Ironman. The Voidz spend the rest of the album engaged in acts of self-sabotage and while there’s madness in their method, after repeated listens Virtue is actually rather good.

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Cardi B Performs “Bodak Yellow” on SNL Before Announcing Her Pregnancy

Cardi B took Saturday Night Live by storm last night. The 25-year-old Bronx rapper, who recently released her first album, Invasion of Privacy, made her debut on the show by performing a medley of her songs "Bodak Yellow" and "Bartier Cardi." During her energetic set, Cardi rocked a fringed, puffy black and white outfit that masked her baby bump which she later revealed during her second performance of the night. Watch her fiery performance above. Congrats are in order for the mom-to-be!

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