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Cristina Rae (‘America’s Got Talent’) cements her place in finale with ‘Jump’ performance [WATCH]

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Fan-favorite singer Cristina Rae returned during Tuesday’s Semifinals episode of “America’s Got Talent” and blew the roof off the theater with her cover of Cynthia Erivo‘s “Jump.” As Heidi Klum‘s Golden Buzzer, this San Diego resident is already one of the front-runners to win Season 15, but now she surely cemented her place in the finale.

Do you agree with the judges that Cristina is the “one to beat” in terms of all of the singing acts? Watch the “AGT” performance video above and read the judges’ comments below. The results will be announced Wednesday, September 16 on NBC.

Heidi Klum: “Cristina, you know I love you. And you know we started this journey together. I feel like we have this bond and I’m keeping my fingers, my toes, everything crossed that we’re going to end this journey together next week at the finale. I wish this so very much for you. Good luck and please vote, America, for Cristina Rae!”

Howie Mandel: “In the category of singing, you’re the one to beat. I think that your voice is pure, I think it’s powerful, I think it’s entertaining. Maybe that’s the PPE that we have a shortage of these days. See what I did there? Let me just hold while I enjoy myself and my judging. But you’re wonderful and I loved it and I think America will, too.”

Sofia Vergara: “I think tonight you nailed it more than any other night. It was perfection. I have goosebumps. First of all, if I was you I would never wear another color than that rose color that you’re wearing because you look stunning. Your eyes with the glitter. It was perfection. I really hope the best for you.”

In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about the performance: “Heidi’s Golden Buzzer act, Cristina Rae, sang Cynthia Erivo’s ‘Jump.’ It was a powerful song that showed her control and range while also sending an uplifting message. Heidi was ecstatic for Cristina and pleaded for the audience to vote for her. Howie declared her ‘the one to beat’ in the singing category because of her pure and powerful voice. Sofia thought it was perfect and that she nailed it.”

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Every XP Coin Location for Week 3 (Season 4)

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During Week 4 of Fortnite Season 4, players can collect XP Coins for extra XP toward their Battle Pass. There are 10 XP Coins around the map.

Each week during Fortnite Season 4, players can expect to earn XP in a variety of ways, from completing Weekly Challenges to filling out punch cards, to simply playing the game as normal. However, to get a little extra XP, players may want to seek out and collect the XP Coins added each week. Grabbing this XP will help players climb the Battle Pass Tiers more quickly and earn all the Marvel-themed rewards for doing so. In Week 4, players can expect to find ten XP Coins in various colors, including another Gold XP Coin.

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This week, there are 2 Purple XP Coins worth 10,300 XP each, three Blue XP Coins, worth 6,500 XP each, and four Green XP Coins, worth 5,000 XP each. This is also the second week in a row during which players can find a Gold XP Coin, worth 15,000 XP. As usual, these are scattered around the map, with the player needing to break some items to get to a few of them. Here’s the location of every XP Coin in Fortnite Season 4 Week 4.

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Map locations of all Fortnite Season 4 Week 4 XP Coins

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The map shows the numbered location of all 10 Week 4 XP Coins. Many of these are located near the map locations for other Week 4 Weekly Challenges, meaning players can knock out a few tasks in a single match.

Purple Coins

  • Hovering over a rock northwest of Sweaty Sands.
  • Hovering over a lamp on an island south of Slurpy Swamp.

Blue Coins

  • Inside Lockie’s Lighthouse northeast of Coral Castle, only accessible by breaking the shelf holding the potted plants
  • In a room near the top of The Authority, only accessible by breaking the metal rack.
  • Southwest of Dirty Docks and northwest of Retail Row, inside the building at Lake Canoe, only accessible by breaking the canoes.

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Green Coins

  • At the western part of Coral Castle, inside a tower.
  • On the small island northeast of Steamy Stacks, behind two large rocks.
  • On the peak of the mountain east of Catty Corner.
  • By a tree on a cliff near the coastline southwest of Misty Meadows.

Gold Coin

  • In the elevator shaft on the top floor of the building at the south end of Stark Industries, accessible only by breaking down the metal door.

As usual, to avoid losing any Purple XP Coin fragments, players should be sure to build around the larger Coin to keep the fragments concentrated to one place.

For the past few weeks, some players have been experiencing a bug where the punch cards will refuse to populate if the player collects more than one of each color Coin in a match. If players notice this bug persist, the easiest workaround is to only collect one of each color XP Coin in a single match.

Next: Fortnite Comes To PS5 On Launch Day With Cross-Progression

Fortnite is available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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‘Watchmen’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ Split the Emmy Craft Awards with Bold, Innovative Work

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The shows each earned seven Creative Arts Emmys, thanks to “Watchmen’s” experimental surrealism and “Mandalorian’s” Baby Yoda and game-changing LED-wall tech.

Regina King’s Angela/Sister Night and Baby Yoda were the two pillars of success this Emmy season. So it was no surprise that “Watchmen” and “The Mandalorian” were the biggest craft winners at the Creative Arts Emmys, splitting seven awards apiece — and deservedly so, considering their bold and innovative work, which transcended their superhero and sci-fi trappings.

Damon Lindelof’s zeitgeist-grabbing “Watchmen” was a powerful “remix” of the famed ’80s graphic novel using the Tulsa massacre as a catalyst for excavating the generational sweep of racism and police brutality. HBO’s limited series award winner scored for Gregory Middleton’s cinematography, Sharen Davis and Valerie Zielonka’s fantasy/sci-fi costumes, Henk Van Eeghen’s editing, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ original limited series score, and sound editing, sound mixing, and casting.

“The Mandalorian,” Jon Favreau’s breakout “Star Wars” hit for Disney+, cleverly melded the samurai and western, propelled by the game-changing LED-wall tech from Industrial Light & Magic (StageCraft). As expected, the half-hour series won for visual effects (the virtual production work and Baby Yoda proved an unbeatable combination), bolstered by Greig Fraser and Baz Idoine’s cinematography and the production design of Andrew L. Jones, Jeff Wisniewski, and Amanda Serino. In addition, “The Mandalorian” took home Emmys for Ludwig Göransson’s original series score, sound editing, sound mixing, and stunt coordination.

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“Watchmen” Episode 6, “This Extraordinary Being”

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While several of “Watchmen’s” wins spanned different episodes, including King’s badass Sister Night costume in the opener (“It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”), and the editing of Doctor Manhattan’s subplot (“A God Walks into Abar”), the most experimental episode, “The Extraordinary Being,” stands apart for its surreal aesthetic (listen to Chris O’Falt’s “Deep Dive” podcast for the complete collaborative story).

It’s about the origin of the Hooded Justice superhero and how his traumatic memories infiltrate granddaughter Angela under the influence of the dangerous Nostalgia drug. The episode serves as a horrifying mindscape — shot in black-and-white, with long takes, and floating in and out of her and young Will’s (Jovan Adepo) perspective. The sights and sounds were effective in tying together the past and present.

As for “The Mandalorian,” the popularity of Baby Yoda alone — a brilliant hybrid of puppetry and CG animation — was enough to secure the VFX win. Legacy Effects produced the effective hero puppet that established the fundamental movement and emotion of The Child. ILM took its cues from that and then handled the rest (walking, crawling, spitting out frogs, and using The Force) without us noticing it.

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The wee creature known as “The Child” in “The Mandalorian.”

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However, ILM’s launch of the StageCraft volume set at Manhattan Beach Studios was an enormous virtual production accomplishment with industry-wide ramifications. It offered a new paradigm shift for real-time onset shooting (in collaboration with Epic’s Unreal engine), with the actors performing in front of massive LED walls, where the exotic and dystopian worlds were projected. StageCraft eliminated the need for costly and time-consuming location shoots, which looms even larger for future productions. Yet the big breakthrough of this video wall tech was the accurate camera tracking and perspective-correct 3D imagery pulled together seamlessly and believably. (Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” begins streaming October 30.)

Indeed, StageCraft has been so successful that ILM will soon open a second permanent stage in Manhattan Beach, along with a third in Pinewood Studios in London, and a fourth in Fox Studios Australia. This will initially be devoted to Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder,” directed by Taika Waititi. Meanwhile, both Weta Digital and Pinewood Atlanta Studios recently launched their own virtual production LED studios.

The other two standouts, of course, were the continued undefeated runs of “The Crown” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” for costume and production design, respectively. This just proves how defining wardrobes and world building are to the dramatic success of these two shows.

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“The Crown”

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In Season 3 of “The Crown,” costume designer Amy Roberts came onboard to handle the arrival of Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter’s Princess Margaret in the ’60s and ’70s. That brought a lot more color. Roberts dressed the queen in pretty, clear colors to convey her steady, unwavering leadership, while making the unhappy princess more flamboyantly stylish.

And, in Season 3 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” three-time Emmy-winning production designer Elisabeth Williams transformed Washington D.C. into a nightmarish “Gilead on steroids.” For a gloomy aesthetic of propaganda symbols, she turned the Lincoln Memorial into a headless shambles, the Washington Monument into a white cross, and The National Mall into a sea of red for 200 obedient Handmaids. It was a sign of the times, underscored by the crafty use of iconic landmarks.

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Emmys 2020 Fashion: See Which Stars Went Glam vs. Casual (PHOTOS)

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The 2020 Emmy Awards are different for many reasons, one being the lack of a live red carpet featuring the nominees in some fabulous fashions.

Despite these hurdles, it didn’t stop celebrities from celebrating in their own special way and thankfully they’re sharing their at-home ensembles via social media. Whether they went full-out with their fashions or kept it casual, the stars made some serious statements with their outfits.

Scroll below to see which stars went glam while others went casual for the annual awards ceremony (and stay tuned for more as we add the looks throughout the night).

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