“The Last of Us” has officially been renewed for a Season 2 by HBO, but the creators are planning “more than one season” to tell the much larger story from the video game’s sequel, “The Last of Us: Part II.” Part 2 came out seven years after the original game debuted and tells a bigger, more complex story than the first game. There are many more characters, flashbacks and action set pieces and they say they won’t be able to squeeze it all in to a single season. READ MORE.
The viewership for Sunday night's Academy Awards show was up 12% over last year. Though it's still among the least-watched and lowest-rated in Oscars history, but it is the third straight year viewership has increased. It was also a very social Oscars with the show grabbing about 27.4M total social interactions which is up 5M from last year. READ MORE.
How often do you wash your water bottle? A recent study found reusable bottles can harbor 40,000 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat – describing them as being like a “portable Petri dish.” Researchers swabbed parts of different water bottles – including the spout lid, straw lid and squeeze-top lid – and found two types of bacteria present. That being said, you’re probably not going to get sick from your body as most of that bacteria already lives in people’s mouths. READ MORE.
A “combined sewer overflow advisory” is in effect for the Willamette River after yesterday’s heavy rainfall overwhelmed Portland's sewer system, causing a mix of sewage and rainwater to spill into the Willamette River, downstream of Willamette Park. According to the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services’ “big pipe tracker,” Portland’s sewer system reached maximum began spilling into the Willamette by 1:30pm. People are advised to avoid the river due to the spill. READ MORE.