Fortnite DOWNTIME: What time will Fortnite go down tomorrow at launch of Season 5?

Season 5 will drop tomorrow morning, bringing in a whole new theme, map, skins, and challenges for players to complete. 

Epic Games will take Fortnite offline for a few hours to bring in all the new content.

Fans are still speculating what the new season theme will be, with Epic Games dropping several hints in the hours running up to release. 

Fortnite season 5 is coming - here is the latest map changes, leaked skins ahead of the new Battle Pass release date

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July 11, 2018

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    or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p><p> Harvey Weinstein asked a judge throw out a lawsuit from Ashley Judd. &nbsp;(AP) </p><p>“I lost career opportunity. I lost money. I lost status and prestige and power in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing the sexual harassment,” Judd said when she filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court in April.</p><p>“My career opportunities, after having been defamed by Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished. My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein’s sexual advances. I know it for a fact.”</p><p>Last year, Jackson publicly admitted that Weinstein stopped him from hiring female actors, including Judd and Mira Sorvino by saying they were a “nightmare to work with.”</p><p>Attorneys also argued that Weinstein’s conduct didn’t amount to sexual harassment — because he just asked for a massage and for Judd to watch him shower.</p><p>“These allegations fall far short of meeting the ‘pervasive or severe’ required element,” attorneys Phyllis Kupferstein and Cynthia L. Zedalis wrote.</p><p>To deflect the creep’s advances, Judd told Weinstein she would only let him touch her if he got her an Academy Award, she said.</p><p>His attorneys argue that his subsequent efforts to “live up to the bargain” by trying to cast her in Oscar-worthy roles prove he wasn’t trying to ruin her career.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  •  Sign language interpreter slays at heavy metal concert

    Sign language interpreter slays at heavy metal concert

    thout making a sound? </p><p> One sign language interpreter stole the show at a heavy metal concert by passionately signing the music and lyrics for deaf fans. </p><p> Lindsay Rothschild-Cross' interpretation of a June 20 metal concert in Austin, Texas, was caught on video and has racked up tons of views online -- but the high school teacher told "Good Morning America" she is new to the genre. </p><p> "I grew up with Guns N' Roses, and Alice in Chains and Iron Maiden and things like that," Rothschild-Cross told "GMA." "I've never actually interpreted for death metal though. This is the first time." </p><p> Rothschild-Cross was accompanied by another American Sign Language interpreter during her on-camera interview with "GMA" so that she could share her thoughts with the deaf community. </p><p> The gig was part of Slayer's final world tour and included the bands Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament. The sign language teacher said that before each concert, she researches the artist so she can know their background. The key to signing music is to know the emotion behind the lyrics, not just the lyrics themselves, she said. </p><p> The viral video shows Rothschild-Cross interpreting Lamb of God's song, "Ruin." The lyrics include such hardcore lines as "I will show you all that I have mastered / Fear. / Pain. / Hatred. / Power. / This is the art of ruin." </p><p> "At first, I was honestly very nervous because I had never interpreted metal," Rothschild-Cross said. "The key is you have to impersonate the singer. The meaning of the song is a lot of anger. I just took on that feeling of someone that has hurt me before." </p><p> But not all interpreters are created equal, particularly when it comes to interpreting music. Amber Galloway Gallego is an American Sign Language interpreter and the owner of Amber G Productions, a company offering interpretation services for all different kinds of music. </p><p> Gallego said she has been interpreting for more than 14 years and has also worked with Rothschild-Cross. </p><p> "If you think about this analogy of how people sing, not everyone is good at it," Gallego told ABC News via email. "The same thing goes for interpreting music -- some are better at it and some of them look like a person who is scraping their nails against a chalkboard." </p><p> If venues choose to go with the cheapest interpreter available, she said, "the deaf person often will miss out on the experience which they paid good money to see." </p><p> Signing music is about much more than just conveying the meaning of the lyrics, she said. </p><p> "Every instrument has a voice. If we choose to ignore those voices, we are taking away from the experience and deaf people are constantly having things not be accessible," Gallego said. "If you only look at the lyrics, then it just becomes poetry. All the layers of music are what drives us to listen. You have to show all of them. And no, we are not playing air instruments, we are showing language." </p><p> Rothschild-Cross said multiple interpreters usually cover a concert, and at the June 20 gig, each covered four to six songs. While they try to prepare ahead of time, "sometimes they play a song and you just have to roll with it," she explained. </p><p> Her passion for conveying the music was evident to the band's fans -- both those who can hear and those who are deaf. The video was filmed by Freddie Ibarra, a fan who could hear but was so amazed by Rothschild-Cross and the response from deaf fans nearby that he started recording. But the experience also gave Rothschild-Cross a new take on heavy metal. </p><p> "I don’t normally listen to that music. But after listening, I gained a whole new appreciation," she said. </p><p> Rothschild-Cross has always been passionate about communicating with her friends in the deaf community in Austin and eventually pursued sign language in college as well. She said she has been interpreting at concerts for about four years and hopes the video will also help challenge stereotypes about deaf people. </p><p> "I just want people to understand that they can think, they can have religion, they can do anything we can do. Except hear," she said. </p><p> Gallego agreed, saying that the response from deaf fans is what makes her job special. </p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  • James Bond: STOLEN Aston Martin DB5 from Sean Connery’s Goldfinger finally FOUND?

    James Bond: STOLEN Aston Martin DB5 from Sean Connery’s Goldfinger finally FOUND?

    ure DeLorean to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.</p><p>But did you know that one of the two cars used in 1964&rsquo;s Goldfinger was stolen in 1997?</p><p>Originally the Bond car was bought by a collector called Richard D Losee for $12,000 after production on the movie was completed.</p><p>He went on to sell the Aston Martin DB5 to another collector called Anthony Pugliese III for $250,000 in 1986.</p><p>He stored the Bond car at the Boca Raton Airport hangar in Florida, but it was stolen in 1997.</p><p>Whoever stole the car planned to do so meticulously, with alarms and guards going undisturbed.</p><p>A popular myth claims the car was flown over the Florida keys and dumped in the ocean.</p><p>But now the Aston Martin DB5, which has a current estimated value of $10 million, may have actually be found over 20 years after it went missing.</p><p>And now Christopher A Marinello, the chief executive of Art Recovery International claims they may be a step closer.</p><p>He said in a statement: &ldquo;I have been given a specific tip, but we are working on it.&rdquo;</p><p>He added: &ldquo;We want to reach out to the collector car community and a vast array of mechanics to let them know we are very serious about recovering it.</p><p>&ldquo;As there are many Aston Martins, it is very important that we get a shot of the chassis number, DP/216/1.</p><p>&ldquo;This is what we are looking for, as it is very specific to the vehicle.</p><p>&ldquo;It is quite possible the potential in the Middle East is a mere lookalike, which is why it is crucial we retain a close-up of the chassis number.&rdquo;</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. </p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  • With Batwoman series, TV may get its first leading lesbian superhero

    With Batwoman series, TV may get its first leading lesbian superhero

    W is developing a series about the DC superhero that would debut in 2019 should it get picked up, according to Variety. News of the development comes after the network announced in May that the character would appear in the annual crossover event between four of the CW's DC shows: "The Flash," "Arrow," "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Supergirl."</p><p>In the series, Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope.</p><p>Caroline Dries will serve as the writer and executive producer on the project. Dries has a long history with CW, having worked as a writer and producer on "The Vampire Diaries" and the network's new iteration of "Melrose Place." She also worked as a writer on "Smallville," which centered on Clark Kent before he become Superman. Dries is repped by WME.</p><p>Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Geoff Johns, who recently stepped down as the head of DC Entertainment, will also executive produce through his Mad Ghost Productions banner. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.</p><p>Should the show get picked up — which seems more than likely — it would be Berlanti's seventh show on The CW and 15th on the air overall, thus further cementing his record for most live-action shows on the air at one time. In addition to the four previously mentioned DC shows, he also produces the CW superhero drama "Black Lightning," "Riverdale" and the upcoming high school football drama "All American."</p><p>Outside of The CW, he produces the upcoming dramas "God Friended Me" and "The Red Line" for CBS, "Blindspot" at NBC, "You" for Lifetime, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on Netflix, and "Titans" and "Doom Patrol" at the DC streaming service, DC Universe.</p><p>Batwoman, the first openly gay DC superhero, would also add to The CW's recent track record of inclusion on its airwaves. The network currently boasts a wide range of diverse storylines, with LGBTQ characters on shows including "Arrow," "Supergirl," "Riverdale," "Black Lightning," "The 100" and "Jane the Virgin," among others.</p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  •  Baseball players who put sportsmanship over celebration surprised with honorary ESPY

    Baseball players who put sportsmanship over celebration surprised with honorary ESPY

    tate championship after striking out his good friend Jack Kocon in the final at-bat for Totino-Grace. </p><p> "I knew I had to win the game first for my team. But after the pitch, after it was all said and done, it was kind of instinct to go over there and be there for a friend when he was at his worst and I just had to go there and kind of console him," Kohen told "GMA." "I felt like it was the right to do." </p><p> Kocon said he was "really surprised" when he realized it was his close friend and not one of his own teammates embracing him. </p><p> "I had my head down and thought it was one of my teammates. When I saw it was him that just meant the world to me. I said it before but in 20 years I won't remember the score of the game but I'll remember what Ty did for me," Kocon added. </p><p> Koen's gesture even resonated with his favorite NFL team the Green Bay Packers, who delivered a special surprise video message to the two teens today. </p><p> "This is Randall Cobb from the Green Bay Packers. I just wanted to tell you that both myself and my teammates take inspiration from the kind of sportsmanship you demonstrated at that game. I'm excited to also let you know that ESPN has selected you to be a recipient of an honorary ESPY award. Thank you for being a great example for all of us," Cobb said. </p><p> Both boys' jaws dropped upon seeing the star receiver on-screen and let out an audible gasp when an replica ESPY was rolled out and presented to them. </p><p> "Oh my gosh, I'm speechless," Kocon said. "I have no idea what to say, this is crazy," Kohen added while holding the award. </p><p> Kohen also revealed what he told Kocon after the game was over. </p><p> "I was able to get some words out and I told him it wasn't his fault," he said. "There's seven innings to a game, everyone contributes, but it wasn't his fault. I also told him that our friendship is way more important than the game and will last longer than the outcome." </p><p> Kocon said their friendship is still the most important part of this whole experience. </p><p> "Ty and I focus on being buddies and that's kind of all that matters," he said.</p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  • Fortnite challenges COUNTDOWN: Basket hoops and search between oasis for season 5 week 2

    Fortnite challenges COUNTDOWN: Basket hoops and search between oasis for season 5 week 2

    e on Thursday July 19 2018.</p><p>If the Fortnite season 5 challenges go live as the same time as they did during season 4, then they will become available to play at 9am BST.</p><p>Ahead of the Fortnite season 5 week 2 challenges officially becoming active, dataminers leaked what&rsquo;s in store next in the Battle Pass.</p><p>&bull; Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1000)</p><p>&bull; Eliminate opponents in Paradise Palms (HARD) (3)</p><p>&bull; Search between an oasis, rock archway and dinosaurs (HARD) (1)</p><p>Fortnite season 5 launched last week and with it Epic Games introduced a big shake-up to how challenges work.</p><p>Previously the Fortnite weekly challenges were only for those who paid for the Fortnite season Battle Pass.</p><p>But this time round challenges are divided into two sections - one for Battle Pass holders and one for those playing completely for free.</p><p>So, even if you decide against purchasing a Battle Pass you can still get in on the Fortnite weekly challenges action.</p><p>Here is, in Epic Games&rsquo; own words, the way challenges now work in Fortnite season 5, taken from the V5.0 patch notes:</p><p>&bull; Starting in Season 5, progressive challenges will no longer be restricted to a single season. You can now complete progressive challenges at your own pace.</p><p>&bull; Progressive challenges are now completed by acquiring a fixed amount of XP and is no longer dependant on your season level.</p><p>&bull; Weekly challenges are now split into two sections, free and Battle Pass. The first three challenges will be available for free while the last 4 are only available if you own the Battle Pass. The threshold to unlock the weekly challenge reward will remain at four.</p><p>If you&rsquo;re wondering what the Fortnite challenges are for season 5 week 1, then here are the current Battle Pass tasks:</p><p>&bull;&nbsp;Deal damage with SMGS to opponents (0/500)</p><p>&bull;&nbsp;Clinger, Stink Bomb or Grenade Eliminations (0/3) HARD</p><p>&bull;&nbsp;Follow the Treasure Map in Risky Reels (0/1) HARD</p><p>&bull;&nbsp;Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (0/3) HARD</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. </p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  • Heath Ledger and 'The Dark Knight' will return to IMAX theaters for 10th anniversary

    Heath Ledger and 'The Dark Knight' will return to IMAX theaters for 10th anniversary

    or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p><p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — &quot;The Dark Knight&quot; is returning to the big screen — actually, four of the biggest ones — in celebration of its 10th anniversary.</p><p>Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that the middle film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy will be shown on IMAX screens in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Toronto for one week beginning Aug. 24.</p><p>The theaters chosen will play the movie in the 70mm IMAX film format that Nolan used for some of the film's action sequences. He has used the format in two of his subsequent movies, &quot;Interstellar&quot; and last year's World War II epic, &quot;Dunkirk.&quot;</p><p>&quot;The Dark Knight&quot; features Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker, which won him a posthumous Oscar.</p><p>Warner Bros. says tickets for the opening-day showings will go on sale Friday.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  • Samantha Markle says father's death will be on Meghan, Thomas Markle says he won't stay quiet

    Samantha Markle says father's death will be on Meghan, Thomas Markle says he won't stay quiet

    or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p><p>Samantha Markle, Meghan's half-sister, has once again lashed out at her royal sibling for her &quot;cold&quot; behavior towards her father, Thomas, and said that it is on her if he dies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On Tuesday, Markle went off on her duchess half-sister on Twitter calling her out for spending the day pay tributing to Nelson Mandela and his family but not taking the time to talk to her own.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;How about you pay tribute to your own father?!&quot; Markle wrote in one tweet. &quot;Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian, act like a woman. If our father dies, it's on you Meg!&quot;</p><p>Tagging Kensington Palace in her series of tweets, the 53-year-old continued, &quot;Glad you have so much time to gallivant around paying tribute to others while ignoring your own father! How cold can you be and look in the mirror? Harry? I guess I was right.&quot;&nbsp;</p><p>He then added, &quot;I’m enjoying the fact that I can make the entire royal family not speak and maybe I can get a laugh out of the duchess.&quot;</p><p>Markle continued to defend her father in a final tweet which read, &quot;My father is not an embarrassment for loving his daughter! The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold. You should be ashamed of yourselves.&quot;</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  •  Film Review: Denzel Washington kills in 'The Equalizer 2'

    Film Review: Denzel Washington kills in 'The Equalizer 2'

    el. He just doesn't do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him to break his own rule for "The Equalizer 2."</p><p> Fans of the first film will instantly know why Washington is drawn to the character of Robert McCall, a quiet middle-aged retired special-ops agent who fiercely believes in justice, likes to help others and dispenses the occasional lethal killing for those deserving.</p><p> "We all have to pay for our sins," he tells a group of very bad guys in the new, highly satisfying edition, before vowing to hunt each one dead. His only regret? He can kill them only once.</p><p> " The Equalizer 2 " reconnects many of the people behind the 2014 debut alongside the always-vital Washington — Antoine Fuqua returns to direct, as does writer Richard Wenk, and actors Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.</p><p> McCall first appeared in the mid-1980s on TV with Edward Woodward playing him as a bit of an English dandy. In the film series, Washington plays McCall as a tad obsessive-compulsive, but not consistently. He's the kind of guy who brings his own tea bag to a restaurant in a neatly folded napkin and arranges the cutlery just so. But, when prompted, his vision suddenly becomes hyper-clear and he meticulously pre-plans every step in taking down a room of thugs, often without a gun. He's like Monk crossed with Sherlock Holmes.</p><p> In the first film, a hooker with a heart of gold pulls McCall out of retirement when she is badly beaten by her pimp. By the end, McCall has blown up most of Boston's waterfront, exposed a nest of corrupt local cops and systematically executed every member of a Russian gang, even going to Moscow to finish the job.</p><p> The second film takes place sometime later, with McCall now a Lyft driver, selectively helping people he encounters. He's kind to old people (a Holocaust survivor, for extra depth) and little kids, who adore him. He mentors a troubled teen (Ashton Sanders), hoping to steer him away from drug dealing and toward art school. Few people could pull off this cheesy sainthood like Washington, oozing charisma and self-assured masculinity.</p><p> When a group of smarmy, cocky Wall Street types abuse an intern during a coke-fueled party, Washington drives her to the hospital and then returns to wreck vengeance, slicing one dude with his own luxury credit card and then taunting his bleeding victims with "I expect a five-star rating." It takes him a scant 29 seconds to destroy the room full of rich snobs; he times it, naturally.</p><p> The film somewhat confusingly toggles through various initial threads before landing on the main one — someone crucial to McCall's murky past is murdered in Brussels and that reveals a barrel of bad government apples. The film thus strays far from its roots as a vehicle for McCall to be the avenging angel for a needy stranger. But we get to see McCall solve the crime from his Boston apartment by putting himself in the crime scene like an episode of "Crossing Jordan" and then avenge the death. Oh, there's also a hurricane crashing up the East coast, timed for the climax, a little over the top if we're being honest.</p><p> Fuqua is a lyrical director who directed Washington to an Oscar in "Training Day." He's not afraid to spend time in the still darkness with McCall and likes to focus on small moody elements, like rain hitting the gutters. But he can also deliver red meat: A sequence in which McCall fights off a passenger in the back seat of his car is a mini-masterpiece of taut, sinewy direction.</p><p> Wenk also has written some juicy dialogue for Washington, including a monologue about individual responsibility he delivers to the young artist in a project stairwell that the actor bites into with obvious relish. (It's only somewhat marred by the cliche of him putting a gun muzzle to his own temple and goading the younger man to pull the trigger. "Five pounds of pressure is all it takes!" he says.)</p><p> "The Equalizer" is a guilty pleasure for anyone who enjoys that old-school, blue-collar American chivalric hero with a dark past. The one who was in "The Quiet Man" and behind the mask in Batman. He's the kind of guy who cauterizes his own wounds, never permits collateral damage when he's on a killing spree, wears a knit polo to a showdown with four heavily armed tactical fighters, and reads great books of literature to honor his beloved dead wife.</p><p> He's cool, with moral clarity and he's three moves ahead of everyone. No wonder he's such a welcome sight in 2018 America and no wonder Washington wanted another go-around.</p><p> "The Equalizer 2," a Columbia Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "brutal violence throughout, language and some drug content." Running time: 120 minutes. Three stars out of four.</p><p> MPAA Definition of R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.</p><p> Mark Kennedy is at </p>

    1 July 18, 2018
  • Khloe Kardashian opens up about 'anxiety' becoming a working mom

    Khloe Kardashian opens up about 'anxiety' becoming a working mom

    or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p><p> Khloe Kardashian said she has anxiety returning to work for the first full week since giving birth to True Thompson. &nbsp;(ZUMA) </p><p>Khloe Kardashian revealed Tuesday she has fears and anxiety transitioning to being a working mother after returning to the office last week for the first time since giving birth.</p><p>“The days leading up to my very first day back were tough, but once I started going through the motions, everything fell into place. It's like riding a bike!&quot; Kardashian wrote. &quot;On my first day back, True was perfect while I was gone. Plus, coming home was soooo much fun — I acted like I hadn't seen her in forever!&quot;</p><p>The reality star also expressed her fears entering her first full week as a working mother. She said her anxiety comes from entering unknown territory, but knows her daughter is in the “best possible hands” while she’s working.</p><p>“It's way harder on me than it is for her, LOL— she doesn't even know what's happening! I've never had to juggle a baby and work at the same time, so it'll be interesting to see how I'll learn to handle everything,” Kardashian said.</p><p>“However, I also think it's important to get my old 'normal' back together while incorporating my new one,” the 34-year-old added.&nbsp;</p><p>Kardashian moved back to Los Angeles after giving birth to her daughter in Cleveland, where boyfriend Tristan Thompson lives during the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball season. Thompson is also reportedly spending most of the summer in California during the NBA off-season.</p><p>The Good American founder was initially planning to raise the couple’s daughter in Cleveland before reports surfaced about Thompson’s alleged cheating. Reports said the couple are trying to make the relationship work for their daughter.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. &copy;2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>

    1 July 18, 2018


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