July 16, 2015 5:47 AM EDT


Kim Kardashian’s wax replica at Madame Tussauds is her taking a selfie with a functioning camera that visitors can pose with.

For two of its upcoming movies, Paramount will shorten the theater-to-DVD wait time–typically more than four months–to just two weeks after the number of theaters they’re playing in dwindles to fewer than 300.

HBO will release a special Game of Thrones edition of the board game Risk. It will retail for $74.95, starting in August.

In honor of Pope Francis’ visit, Paraguayans created a free Internet game called Papa Road, in which the goal is to steer his car–a.k.a. the Popemobile–down a road without hitting any potholes.

21st Century Fox is planning to make Duff Beer, Homer Simpson’s fictional drink of choice, into a real beverage.

Johnny Depp visited pediatric cancer patients as Jack Sparrow.

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Some McDonald’s customers complained that the Minions toys in their kids’ Happy Meals sounded like they were cursing.

An audience member was on her phone throughout Patti Lupone’s performance in Shows for Days, prompting the Broadway star to snatch it. Lupone later commented:

‘We work hard onstage to create a world that is being totally destroyed by a few rude, self-absorbed and inconsiderate audience members.’

Russian authorities had to make a guide for taking selfies safely after a number of selfie-related injuries.

Police investigated a video that showed singer Ariana Grande licking doughnuts at a Southern California bakery.

KFC in the Philippines has unveiled a pizza with a fried-chicken crust, dubbed the Chizza.

This appears in the July 27, 2015 issue of TIME.

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