Naughty Dog declares the 'Last of Us Part II' will be their 'largest, most ambitious game'

May 27 (UPI) -- Developer Naughty Dog declared that The Last of Us Part II will be the studio's "largest, most ambitious game," during a live stream Wednesday. The presentation, part of PlayStation's State of Play series, detailed the setting, gameplay and story of the follow-up to 2013's The Last of Us. Creative director and vice president of Naughty...

Twitter Comes Under Attack From Trump’s Supporters

OAKLAND, Calif. — Not long after Twitter added a warning label to two of President Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, his supporters swung into action.On Twitter, Mr. Trump’s adherents targeted one of the company’s executives for old tweets in which he had criticized the president and other Republicans. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers including Senator Marco...

‘Just Sitting in Limbo.’ For Many Professionals, Careers Are on Hold.

After five years at the wellness industry start-up she co-founded in San Francisco, Hasti Nazem decided it was time for her next adventure in Silicon Valley. Her last day was March 5.Two months later, the job market has imploded, promising leads have dried up, and Ms. Nazem, 35, is stuck in limbo. She is mining her network for introductions, but still...

Attacks on Joe Scarborough Draw Criticism From Trump's Media Allies

Some of President Trump’s most stalwart media defenders broke ranks with him on Wednesday, aghast at his baseless smears against the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, whom Mr. Trump has all but accused of killing a former staff member two decades ago despite a total lack of evidence.The backlash even spread to the senior levels of Mr. Trump’s party on...

Watch live: PlayStation shows 'Last of Us Part II' gameplay

May 27 (UPI) -- PlayStation will livestream new gameplay footage of The Last of Us Part II starting at 4 p.m. EDT. The presentation, part of PlayStation's State of Play series, can be viewed on the company's official YouTube and Twitch channels. Neil Druckmann of developer Naughty Dog, will be giving a special gameplay and story preview of The Last...

Watch: Stray Kids share 'Go' video trailer

May 27 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band Stray Kids is giving a glimpse of its new music video. The K-pop group released a preview Wednesday of its video for the song "Go." The intense trailer shows the members of Stray Kids in a restaurant, walking among people dressed in white masks and hazard gear, and on site at a race track. The teaser also features...

Look: Sasha Pieterse, Hudson Sheaffer expecting first child

May 27 (UPI) -- Pretty Little Liars alum Sasha Pieterse is going to be a mom. The 24-year-old actress is expecting her first child with her husband, Hudson Scheaffer. Pieterse shared the news Wednesday on Instagram alongside a photo of Scheaffer kissing her baby bump. The announcement coincided with the couple's second wedding anniversary. "We are...

Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins 'Fortnite' tournament to start Thursday

May 27 (UPI) -- Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced Wednesday that he will host a Fortnite gaming competition, The Hollywood Reporter reported. Ninja Battles Featuring Fortnite premieres Thursday on Microsoft's Mixer platform. Each week, gamers will compete against Ninja and each other in the game Fortnite. Competitions begin at noon on Ninja's Mixer channel,...

‘Ugly Even for Him’: Trump’s Media Allies Recoil at His Smear of MSNBC Host

Even President Trump’s most stalwart media defenders have recoiled at his baseless smears against the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, whom Mr. Trump has all but accused of killing a former staff member two decades ago despite a total lack of evidence.The president is accustomed to — and often relishes — blowback from critics in the press. But he is...

Renault and Nissan Unveil Plan to Patch Tattered Alliance

TOKYO — Nissan and Renault, the quarrelsome main partners in the world’s largest automaking alliance, announced a plan on Wednesday to try to reset their troubled relationship as they seek to survive the coronavirus’s devastating impact on the car industry.The plan seeks to more clearly delineate each company’s turf so they can better absorb...

Watch: 'Fast & Furious Crossroads' game delayed to August, new trailer released

May 27 (UPI) -- Fast & Furious Crossroads, a video game based on the Fast & Furious film series of the same name, has been delayed until Aug. 7. Fast & Furious Crossroads will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The title was originally set to be launched in May. Developer Slightly Mad Studios also uploaded a new gameplay...

Look: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani's son Kingston share moment on his 14th birthday

May 27 (UPI) -- Blake Shelton shared a sweet moment with Gwen Stefani's son Kingston on his 14th birthday. Stefani, 50, posted a video on Instagram of Shelton, 43, showering Kingston with kisses while celebrating the occasion Tuesday. The clip shows Shelton embracing Kingston as he smooches him repeatedly on the cheek. Kingston smiles before escaping...

Watch: Terry Crews says wife Rebecca King-Crews is '100 percent cancer free' on 'The View'

May 27 (UPI) -- Terry Crews gave an update on his wife Rebecca King-Crews' health on The View, stating that she is now cancer free. "She is doing amazing. Right now, she is 100 percent cancer free," Terry Crews said on Tuesday. Rebecca King-Crews was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. "This threat was the biggest threat...

Look: Cate Blanchett appears in 'Stateless' first look photos

May 27 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the new series Stateless. The streaming service shared first look photos for the show Wednesday featuring Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski and Jai Courtney. One photo shows Blanchett's character Pat performing onstage in a gown. Another shows Strahovski's Sofie alongside a fence, while a third shows...

Watch: Billie Eilish protests body shaming in short film

May 27 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish protests body shaming in a new short film. The 18-year-old recording artist released the project, titled "Not My Responsibility," on Tuesday. The video opens with Eilish wearing a hoodie as she stands in a dark pool of liquid. The singer undresses as she challenges body shamers and her haters before...

AJ McLean to kick off iHeartRadio's 'Summer Camp' series

May 27 (UPI) -- iHeartRadio is launching the new online series Summer Camp with the Stars. The streaming radio platform announced the special four-week virtual series in a press release Wednesday. Summer Camp with the Stars is meant to help entertain children missing out on summer camp due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Each episode will...

Listen: Bright Eyes share 'One and Done' from new album

May 27 (UPI) -- Indie rock band Bright Eyes is back with new music. The group, fronted by singer and musician Conor Oberst, released the song "One and Done" on Tuesday. "One and Done" features the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea on bass, Jon Theodore on drums and Miwi La Lupa on backing vocals. Suzie Katayama conducted the accompanying orchestra. "One...

Doug Liman to direct Tom Cruise film shot in space

May 27 (UPI) -- Doug Liman will direct Tom Cruise in the first narrative feature film to be shot in space. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Tuesday that Liman, 54, will direct Cruise, 57, in the new movie filmed aboard the International Space Station. Liman will also write the script, although plot details are being kept under wraps. The project does...

BBC picks up crime drama 'DNA' starring Charlotte Rampling

May 27 (UPI) -- The BBC has picked up Danish crime series DNA starring Charlotte Rampling, along with Anders W. Berthelsen and Nicolas Bro of The Killing. The BBC will air the eight-part series in Britain later this year. DNA, from The Killing co-creator Torleif Hoppe, follows Berthelsen as Copenhagen police detective Rolf Larsen whose baby daughter...

Watch: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande play weather girls in 'Rain on Me' promo

May 27 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande play "the Chromatica weather girls" in a new promo for their single "Rain on Me." Lady Gaga, 34, and Grande, 26, channeled their inner meteorologists in the Weather Channel spoof, released Tuesday. The video shows Lady Gaga and Grande giving a weather report from their respective homes in Los Angeles and...