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Set structures on fire Fortnite: Epic Games confirms week 4 challenge error

To do this, they head to an area west of Holly Hedges – you’ll find a large white building with a viking ship on top of it as well as a gas station nearby.

Head to the gas station first, go into the store and then exit the door at the back – where you’ll find two gas cans.

Then, you need to head to the white building which has a viking ship on top and go to the basement.

Place the gas can on top of the palettes near the boxes, and then light it – which you can do by hitting it with your pickaxe.

This should help you tick off one of the structures you need to set on fire, with ten in total needed to be destroyed.

In case you’re wondering, here is a full list of the Fortnite season 6 week 4 challenges for chapter 2…

Fortnite Reboot: Epic Games’ Reboot A Friend Website is back with Fortnite rewards

Gamers can sign up again to the Fortnite Reboot A Friend website, complete with new rewards.

Epic Games has brought back the program in April to make it possible to earn loot, although this does come with a few disclaimers.

While the new Fortnite Reboot A Friend rewards are free to unlock, they’re not exclusive to the program.

This means that in the future, the same rewards might be available to unlock via a different process.

But as rewards go, freebies are always very much appreciated, even if they are recycled in the future.

As with the first offering, the latest Fortnite Reboot event starts with signing up for the official Reboot A Friend Fortnite Site.

The good news is that the program is open to everyone who can find a friend to join them in a match.

The first step is to visit https://raf.fortnite.com and follow the directions to login with your Epic account.

This is then followed by inviting friends who have not played Fortnite in thirty 30 days or more, each, a “Lapsed Player” to play Fortnite.

Epic Games has confirmed that Reboot a Friend is available from April 6, 2021, at 3 AM ET through April 26, 2021, at 2:59 AM ET.

And gamers who don’t have any Rebootable Friends can still earn points, however, they will not reach the maximum points on offer.

A message from the Fortnite support team adds: “There are four total rewards you can earn from Reboot a Friend. Those include the Reboot Spray, Heartbeat Wrap, Toxic Flash Glider, and the Plasma Carrot Pickaxe (2 variants)

“These are not exclusive items. The rewards that are a part of Reboot a Friend between April 6 and April 27 have never been released before. However, at some point, they may be available for purchase.

“Both invitees and those inviting friends can unlock rewards by playing games together.

“Rewards will be granted to your account within seven days of unlocking them through progress. Playing a game with a rebooted player earns you and that player 100 points. Every game after that is worth 10 points.

“If you have no rebootable friends, you can still earn points by selecting any friend on your friend list as a squadmate. You’ll be able to earn 10 points per game with these friends. Note: you won’t be able to score the 100-point first-game bonus.”

So to clarify, the first steps towards unlocking new rewards via the Fortnite Reboot program:

  • Head over to the Reboot a Friend website.
  • Choose up to three eligible friends you’d like to reboot.
  • Play games with those friends to earn points and receive prizes.
  • Drop-in and join the fun to earn never-before-released items — for FREE! Note: these items may be made available to players elsewhere at another date.

More news regarding the return Fortnite Reboot is expected in the coming days, although it’s unclear if any other extra rewards will be added before it ends later in April.

‘Deadly Illusions’ Star Greer Grammer Weighs In On The Epic Ending Mystery & The Sequel

‘Deadly Illusions’ is Netflix’s newest hit film. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Greer Grammer about that twisty ending. Is it Grace or Mary walking out of the hospital?!

Deadly Illusions didn’t just wrap things up in a neat little bow at the end of the film. The final moments of the Netflix movie left fans with even more questions. Was that Grace, Mary, or someone else walking out of the hospital? When Mary walked in, you could clearly see her face. The woman walking out has her hair covered with a scarf and sunglasses on. HollywoodLife chatted EXCLUSIVELY with Greer Grammer[1] about what the ending really means.

“I think the main thing is you don’t know who’s walking out,” Greer told HollywoodLife in one of our latest editions of TVTalk. “You assume that it’s Mary, but you also think that it could be Grace. You don’t know. At least, that’s how I took it. It’s the same outfit, the same glasses and scarf that we were seeing when Elaine was killed, so we don’t fully know who does what and who’s leaving. People have their own theories.”

Greer Grammer
Greer Grammer stars in the Netflix film ‘Deadly Illusions.’ (Everett Collection)

Even though she’s the star of the movie, Greer has no idea who is walking out at the end. “I have no answers on the end of the movie. Everyone has been sliding in my DMs and asking me about [it]. They’re like, ‘Who was it?!’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know! That’s the whole point!’ It’s been fun to see the reactions,” Greer said.

The movie, which premiered on Netflix on March 18, centers around a bestselling novelist (Kristin Davis[2]) who is suffering from writer’s block. She hires a young woman, played by Grammer, to watch over her twin children. As the movie goes on, the line between the life she’s writing about and the one she’s actually living becomes blurred.

The ending obviously leaves things wide open for a Deadly Illusions sequel. Greer noted that Anna Elizabeth James, the writer and director of the film, is “working on a treatment for a sequel, and we’ve been discussing it. We weren’t sure originally, but she is working on a treatment for a sequel. I’m so excited to see it.”

Greer Grammer
Greer Grammer with her co-star Kristin Davis. (Everett Collection)

Greer admitted that she would like to see Grace out of the hospital one day. “Grace is such a good person, and she’s been through so much… She is so sweet and wants the best, so I would love to see her out and healthy and living.”

In the film, Greer got to work alongside Dermot Mulroney and Kristin. As a fan of Sex and the City[3] and “all of the rom-coms” that Dermot has been in, Greer told HollywoodLife that meeting them was “nerve-wracking and crazy and then to work with them in the way that I was working with them, I think it was an out of body experience.”

References

  1. ^ Greer Grammer (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Kristin Davis (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ Sex and the City (hollywoodlife.com)

Avery Thompson

Miley Cyrus Rocks Out In Black Crop Top For Epic Performance At NCAA March Madness — Watch

Miley Cyrus performed a mix of classic rock covers and her own music for her energetic performance at NCAA March Madness Live!

Miley Cyrus[1], 28, knows how to deliver on a live performance. The Plastic Hearts singer[2] slayed as she took the stage for NCAA’s March Madness[3] Live on Saturday, April 3. She performed a mix covers by Queen, Joan Jett and Fleetwood Mac — including the iconic “We Will Rock You.” The live show started backstage as Miley — clad in a cropped mini-vest, black skinny pants and a sultry pair of red-bottomed Christian Louboutin boots — sashayed her way onto the stage to “We Are The Champions.” She accessorized with a layered gold chain necklaces, sunglasses and gloves.

At one point during the energetic performance, Miley brought all the vibes as she belted out “American Woman” by Grand Funk Railroad (later covered by Lenny Kravitz) while crawling on the stage. Her vocals sounded absolutely incredible as she sang “Don’t Stop Me Now” before transitioning to her own classic hit, “We Can’t Stop.” The stage set-up added to the vibe also, as sponsor AT&T’s signature blue lit up the ground in disco-style squares. A digital screen with green flames was also behind her, along with bright orange lights.

The audience was filled with frontline workers who have been actively working to keep Americans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic[4]. The performance — part of a special Tribute to Frontline Heroes concert — aired between the two men’s basketball Final Four games on CBS. The concert also included Indiana University Health system staff. To date, over 500,000 Americans have died as a result of the deadly COVID-19 virus, which forced shutdowns around the globe in March 2020. According to the CDC, more than 100 million Americans — or about 30% of the population — have received at least one dose of the available vaccines[5] (most require two doses).

Earlier in the day, the Tennessee native tease the performance with a sexy black outfit[6]! She sported a crop top by One More Chance Vintage and a flirty pair of pants by Stockholm held together with clips along the sides “MY TYPE… swipe for full fantasy,” she joked in her caption, including several bathroom selfies. In a hysterical video, Miley — who declared she was “single” back in February — even pretended to ask herself out. She also referenced the performance in a post shared late on Friday, April 2.

“MILEY MADNESS… @FinalFour #MarchMadness,” she wrote alongside a video of her stepping off a bus. The stylish star once again stunned in an all-red ensemble with leopard print pants and a blue-striped jacket. The blonde kept her hair in styled in her throwback ’80s mullet, just like at the NFL’s TikTok Tailgate[7]! “Mother, I’ve arrived,” Miley declared in the video as she slid the jacket off her shoulders then made her way into a building. “Yo that jacket is tight son!!!” one fan wrote, while another added, “The outfit” with several fire emojis.

References

  1. ^ Miley Cyrus (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Plastic Hearts singer (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ March Madness (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ COVID-19 pandemic (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ one dose of the available vaccines (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ a sexy black outfit (hollywoodlife.com)
  7. ^ NFL’s TikTok Tailgate (hollywoodlife.com)

Cassie Gill

Feeling the heat: Russian top seed Medvedev in epic meltdown in Miami as he crashes out to Bautista Agut (VIDEO)

Russian world number two Daniil Medvedev obliterated his racket not once but twice on the way to defeat against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in their Miami Open quarter-final.

Continuing his winless run against the veteran Spaniard, Medvedev slipped to a third defeat in meetings with Bautista Agut as he went down in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

Medvedev had spoken beforehand of the danger posed by the number seven seed, praising him as a “hell of a player” and claiming it was something of a puzzle as to why the 32-year-old was not ranked higher.

Medvedev again could not find the answer to the conundrum, and despite a tight opening eight games in the first set, Bautista Agut broke through at 5-4 before serving out the set.

The second set was more straightforward as the Spaniard took an early lead and continued to counterpunch his way to victory against his big-hitting rival.

Medvedev was clearly feeling the heat, at one stage hammering his racket into the ground before continuing to take his frustrations out on the already-mangled frame.  

After recently ascending world number two – the first new name in the spot outside of the ‘Big Four’ of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in more than 15 years – Medvedev let an opportunity slip to consolidate that spot and claim a maiden title in Miami.

Instead, the 32-year-old Bautista Agut remains in the hunt for a first ATP Masters 1000 title, and will meet Italian teenage sensation Jannik Sinner in the semi-final.

Sinner overcame Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in straight sets in their quarter-final, and also defeated Bautista Agut two weeks ago in their round-of-16 meeting in Dubai. 

Bautista Agut said after his victory over Medvedev: “I want to give Daniil all the credit, I know he is one of the best players in the world.”

“He’s been winning a lot of matches, he’s No. 2 in the world, so I’m very happy and proud about how I played today. I think I showed a great level on the court.”

There will be a maiden Masters 1000 champion regardless of who is crowned this weekend, with all the names still in competition yet to win a title at this level.

Russia still has a representative in the hat in the form of fourth seed Andrey Rublev, who meets America’s Sebastian Korda in their quarter-final on Thursday.  

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Eva Mendes Lets Daughters Esmeralda, 6, & Amada, 4, Give Her A ‘Head-To-Toe’ Makeover & The Result Is Epic

Eva Mendes let her daughters use her face as a ‘canvas’ for (another!) beauty makeover — and it’s the best thing you’ll see all day!

Eva Mendes[1] met with her two makeup artists, daughters Esmeralda, 6, and Amada Gosling, 4, for a glam session on March 30. The Hitch[2] star, 47, showed off her finished look in a new Instagram selfie, writing, “My kids did this to me. Again. From head to toe. I guess, when in doubt, be their canvas.”

The actress proudly modeled a red lip, blue chin and rosy cheeks — courtesy of her daughters’, whom she shares with husband Ryan Gosling[3]. She donned a tall headpiece that in the photo, which included light pink, purple, and blue designs. Additionally, Eva accessorized with thin silver hoops and wore a black and white striped tank top.

This isn’t the first time the fairly private actress[4] acted as a makeup canvas for her little ones. Back in May of 2020, Eva showed off two drastic glam makeovers[5] in separate closeup selfies. The first snap, posted on May 16, displayed her bright blue eyeshadow, purple lips, and multi-colored scribbles all over her forehead.

“They’ve won,” Eva captioned the glam shot, adding a red heart emoji. The proud mom, who wore her hair back in a half-up, half-down ponytail, gave a slight smirk to the camera — evidently aware of her bold look.

Just a few weeks prior, on May 6, the actress[6] shared another selfie that showed off another post-glam session from her daughters. That time, Eva’s makeup included bright pink cheeks and a purple forehead and nose.

“I’ve lost any control I once had,” she joked in her caption, which shed a spotlight on Dine 11 Los Angeles — a non-profit is helping provide meals to people in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic[7].

More recently, Eva took to Instagram to get candid about parenting during the pandemic[8]. “Full on Mom mode,” she wrote in a lengthy caption alongside a closeup selfie, admitting, “I’ve graduated from my man’s sweats to a robe. All day. File under: stopped caring for now. (And anyone else out there go horse-like on selfie mode?)”

She continued, “These days my kids are getting my full on attention. It’s challenging for sure but they need me now more than ever. If you find yourself in a similar situation, here’s a list of parenting pages that are getting me through so thought I’d share…”

Eva began dating Ryan in 2011, after they shared the screen together in The Place Beyond the Pines.

References

  1. ^ Eva Mendes (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Hitch (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ Ryan Gosling (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ fairly private actress (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ makeovers (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ the actress (hollywoodlife.com)
  7. ^ COVID-19 pandemic (hollywoodlife.com)
  8. ^ parenting during the pandemic (hollywoodlife.com)

Jenna Lemoncelli

Officials say cyber executive order with dozen’s actions forthcoming

Top federal officials teased an upcoming executive order to improve federal cybersecurity in the wake of two major international hacking incidents. Meanwhile, Epic Games filed a complaint about Apple’s “monopolistic” aspects with a British watchdog group, and a top Facebook official announced his departure.

ORDER INCOMING: Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday said that the Biden administration is working on “close to a dozen” action items to be included in an upcoming executive order meant to strengthen federal cybersecurity in the wake of two major breaches.

“We continue to work urgently to make the investments necessary, and the administration is working on close to a dozen actions for an upcoming executive order,” a senior DHS official told reporters during a phone call.

The comments were made as the Biden administration continues to grapple with the fallout from both the SolarWinds hack, which U.S. intelligence officials have assessed was “likely” carried out by Russian operatives, and from the newly discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange Server application that was initially exploited by a Chinese hacking group.

Anne Neuberger, President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden officials brace for worst despite vaccine data Congress looks to rein in Biden’s war powers Democrats seize on voting rights; GOP cries foul MORE[6][7][8][9][10]’s deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, announced in February that at least nine federal agencies and 100 private sector companies had been compromised as part of the SolarWinds hack, first discovered in December. [5]

Neuberger also announced last month that an “executive action” was in the works as part of responding to the SolarWinds hack. Her comments were made prior to the discovery of the Microsoft vulnerabilities, which have hit thousands of organizations worldwide. [11]

Read more about the impending order here. [12]

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AN EPIC COMPLAINT: Epic Games on Tuesday filed a complaint about Apple to a British competition watchdog for their “monopolistic practices.”

The video game maker accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior and establishing strict rules on app distribution and payments, which is a violation under British laws.

The watchdog is already probing the tech giant for its stranglehold on the app market.

By kneecapping the competition and exerting its monopoly power over app distribution and payments, Apple strips U.K. consumers of the right to choose how and where they get their apps, while locking developers into a single marketplace that lets Apple charge any commission rate they choose,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement.  [13]

Read more about the complaint[14]

FAREWELL TO FACEBOOK’S CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER:  Facebook Chief Revenue Officer David Fischer announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the company at the end of the year.

“I want to share the news that I’ve decided to leave Facebook toward the end of this year,” Fischer wrote on Facebook. “I expect to be at Facebook into the fall and will be focused on advancing our mission and ensuring a smooth transition.”[15]

Fischer’s job at Facebook was to oversee advertising business and the social media network’s worldwide sales organization, CNBC reported.[16]

Once Fischer leaves, Facebook is replacing the chief revenue officer position with a chief business officer position.

Read more here[17]

YOUTUBE UNDER FIRE: Staff members at YouTube have recently taken issue with the company’s refusal to remove a song that some of them find to be racist toward the Asian American community.

Employees called for the removal of rapper YG’s 2014 song “Meet the Flockers,” due to its inclusion of lyrics that detail a burglary and call for targeting of Chinese neighborhoods, according to Bloomberg.[18]

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Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have seen a recent surge in violence during the coronavirus pandemic, with a recent incident including a shooting rampage in the Atlanta area that left eight people dead, including six Asian women.

In light of the increased violence, some YouTube employees requested that the company’s Trust & Safety team, which is tasked with ensuring a safe community on the platform, remove the song. That request was later denied, Bloomberg reported.

Read more here[19]

Lighter click: The best addition for your home office [20]

An op-ed to chew on:  Copyright bots powered by a 1998 law threaten the public’s right to know[21]

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Fired, interrogated, disciplined: Amazon warehouse organizers allege year of retaliation (NBC / Olivia Solon and April Glaser)  [22]

America’s digital defender is underfunded, outmatched, and ‘exhausted’ (Politico / Eric Geller) [23]

U.S. Special Operations Command paid $ 500,000 to secretive location data firm (Vice Motherboard / Joseph Cox)[24]

References

  1. ^ HERE.  (www.email.thehill.com)
  2. ^ @magmill95 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ @chrisismills (twitter.com)
  4. ^ @rebeccaklar_ (twitter.com)
  5. ^ President Biden (thehill.com)
  6. ^ Joe Biden (thehill.com)
  7. ^ The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden officials brace for worst despite vaccine data (thehill.com)
  8. ^ Congress looks to rein in Biden’s war powers (thehill.com)
  9. ^ Democrats seize on voting rights; GOP cries foul (thehill.com)
  10. ^ MORE (thehill.com)
  11. ^ announced last month (thehill.com)
  12. ^ Read more about the impending order here.  (thehill.com)
  13. ^ in a statement (www.epicgames.com)
  14. ^ Read more about the complaint (thehill.com)
  15. ^ wrote (www.facebook.com)
  16. ^ reported (www.cnbc.com)
  17. ^ Read more here (thehill.com)
  18. ^ according to Bloomberg. (www.bloomberg.com)
  19. ^ Read more here (thehill.com)
  20. ^ The best addition for your home office (twitter.com)
  21. ^ Copyright bots powered by a 1998 law threaten the public’s right to know (thehill.com)
  22. ^ allege year of retaliation (www.nbcnews.com)
  23. ^ ‘exhausted’ (www.politico.com)
  24. ^ paid $ 500,000 (www.vice.com)

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Epic Games submits Apple complaint to UK watchdog

Epic Games on Tuesday filed a complaint about Apple to a British competition watchdog for their “monopolistic practices.”

The video game maker accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior and establishing strict rules on app distribution and payments, which is a violation under British laws. 

The watchdog is already probing the tech giant for its stranglehold on the app market.

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The complaint from Epic Games stems from Apple taking 30 percent of in-game purchases, a tactic that other streaming services like Spotify have also taken issue with.

“By kneecapping the competition and exerting its monopoly power over app distribution and payments, Apple strips U.K. consumers of the right to choose how and where they get their apps, while locking developers into a single marketplace that lets Apple charge any commission rate they choose,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement[1].  

Epic Games, the maker of the hugely popular game Fortnite, has been in a bitter legal battle with Apple after filing legal claims and an antitrust complaint against the company in the United States, Australia and the European Union.

Epic Games stated that it is not seeking monetary damages but wants to help regulators come up with fixes to prevent market distortion and manipulation. 

Apple told The Associated Press[2] Epic Games owed much of its success to the App Store and now it “wants to operate under a different set of rules than the ones that apply to all other developers.”

The company said the result of allowing the gaming company different rules would be “weakened privacy and data security protections for our customers, and we think that’s wrong.”

References

  1. ^ in a statement (www.epicgames.com)
  2. ^ The Associated Press (apnews.com)

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Max Verstappen fumes at Christian Horner after Lewis Hamilton wins epic Bahrain Grand Prix

It wasn’t until three laps to go that Verstappen was finally able to get past Hamilton, but he exceeded track limits in doing so.

Just a few corners later and Verstappen slowed down to let Hamilton back past and it proved to be the last time the Red Bull driver would lead the race.

He came close towards the end in a thrilling finale, but Hamilton was able to hold on.

Verstappen though was left scratching his head as to why he was instructed to give the lead back to Hamilton in the final few laps.

Queen’s Brian May performs epic solo on his new guitar model The Arielle – WATCH

Queen guitarist Brian May continues to keep his fans entertained through the third UK lockdown with a series of micro concerts. And the latest sees the 73-year-old showing off the latest model in his Brian May Guitars range. The Arielle is named after the musician of the same name, who the rock legend has collaborated with in the past.
Next to his new Instagram video, May wrote: “Introducing …. The ARIELLE guitar !!! She’s a beaut !! @officialarielle @brianmayguitars Bri.”

While in the actual footage the 73-year-old embarked on an epic guitar solo on his very own Arielle.

He said: “So! Who expected this little beauty? This is the Arielle, finally I have one in my hands.

“And finally I have a moment to play it. This is the new guitar from Brian May Guitars.”

READ MORE: George Harrison’s heart-wrenching song about split with wife Boyd

May continued: “Based on the original design by my dear friend Arielle, who will be demonstrating it.

“And I will also be demonstrating it in the weeks to come, so you’ll be seeing quite a lot more.

“But ain’t she a beauty? We’ll be launching properly pretty soon now. If you want details right now please go to my slink in the bio.”

The Queen legend added that the relevant link would take you to Brian May Guitars where fans can see some pictures and find out a little bit more information on The Arielle.

To mark Mother’s Day last Sunday, May posted a childhood photo with his mum Ruth from 61 years ago. Sporting a good old-fashioned short back and sides was a young Brian aged 13.

He wrote: “This is my own dear Mum and me ‘After a dip at Sidmouth, 1960’. Photo by my dear ol’ Dad, Harold May. Yes – I miss them both terribly.”

“Treasure your Mums and Dads, folks. Tell them you love them. Get them to talk about your childhood (and theirs) on video. Right now.

“Ask them all the questions you never asked. Because one day the door will close … and there will be no one to ask. Bri.”

This year is Queen’s 50th anniversary, marking when John Deacon joined as bassist in 1971 and thus completing the final line-up.

Sadly Queen and Adam Lambert’s UK and European tour has been postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic.

Nevertheless, Queen The Greatest has been announced for the band’s official YouTube channel.

Over the next 50 weeks, a weekly mini-documentary on Queen’s highlights will be released on Fridays. Covering the band’s history chronologically, the first one covers Keep Yourself Alive.

Check out The Arielle guitar here