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New York City temporarily renamed a street corner after beloved New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who died at 87 on June 25.

Russian vodka brand Pyat Ozer tapped an Internet-famous Leonardo DiCaprio look-alike to star in one of its ads, which warns against living a “fake” life.

Chrissy Teigen bought a $400 blender for a fan who tweeted about buying the supermodel’s cookbook in lieu of the kitchen appliance.

Nabisco released a line of chocolate chip–flavored Oreos, which feature the brand’s first “dual-flavored wafer.”

A 15-year-old black science whiz named Riri Williams will take over for Tony Stark as Iron Man in a new Marvel comic series (presumably under a fresh name).

Warner Bros. London is offering Harry Potter fans the chance to eat breakfast at Hogwarts. It’ll set them back $123, though.

Actor John Cho revealed that Hikaru Sulu (originally played by George Takei, now played by Cho) will be gay in the new Star Trek movie, marking the first LGBT character for the series.

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Soccer superstar Lionel Messi was sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court found him guilty of millions of dollars in tax fraud; he will appeal the conviction.

IKEA Japan is now selling a pitch-black “ninja” hot dog and bun, colored with edible bamboo charcoal.

The Game of Thrones showrunners revealed that Season 7 will be delayed because the show–on which winter has finally arrived–needs to be filmed in “grim, gray weather” conditions.

The head chef at a hotel in Derby, England, was fired after writing on Instagram that he liked to secretly feed animal products to vegans.



Three of the five original Spice Girls–Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Geri Horner (Ginger Spice)–teased a major reunion event on YouTube. But there’s been no word from Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) or Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice).

This appears in the July 25, 2016 issue of TIME.

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