Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in history, or magnanimous gaffes. While there were many people to choose from this week, here are our top picks that made us either raise an eyebrow, roll our eyes, shed a tear, or just gave us a good chuckle. Not Feeling Dope: Lance Armstrong Gets Slapped With Doping Charges Again
Aside from sporting triumphs like Rafael Nadal winning his seventh title at the French Open this week, some athletes were hit with setbacks: Just months after the Feds dropped doping charges on Lance Armstrong, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has slapped new charges on him, which, if found guilty, can strip him of his seven Tour de France victories. The new allegations are already keeping the 40-year-old athlete from competing in triathlons, which he started participating in after he retired from cycling. Still, Armstrong maintains he's above reproach. "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one," Armstrong said in a statement. "Any fair consideration of these allegations has and will continue to vindicate me." If he's as bionic as he says he is, then we'll drink his favorite flavor of Gatorade any day. Source: Chicago Tribune Punching Through Issues: Chris Brown & Drake Tussle Over Rihanna?
It’s being reported that Chris Brown and Drake were possibly involved in a punch-a-thon at a New York City nightclub on Thursday. The reason? Rumors are flying that the brawlin’ had to do with Brown's famous ex Rihanna, who has been seen with Drake lately. The hip hop stars came with their own entourage, and police are only stating that “four people sustained minor injuries, they were transported to area hospitals for treatment and the investigation is ongoing,” according to the L.A. Times. No word on whether Drake was inebriated from massive gulps of Sprite. Risk to National Security: Colin Powell Listens to Teeny-Bopper Music
If you want to know what Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” would sound like—1950s-Leave-It-to-Beaver style—then Colin Powell is ready to entertain. On Wednesday’s “CBS This Morning,” the ever-serious statesman lightened up by singing some of the lyrics to the viral hit with anchor Gayle King—even managing to shake his bon bon in his swivel chair. For Your Viewing Pleasure: The Pet Shop Boys Get Abstract with “Invisible”
If you like abstract art, 80s British duos, and have problems sleeping, then check out this new music video by The Pet Shop Boys called “Invisible.” By the end of it, you might end up asking yourself: “What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?” Mr. Rogers (Remixed) Is Playing With Our Mind
Although this was published eight days ago on June 7, we felt compelled to share it with you because…well…it’s Mister Rogers, and he’s cool like that. PBS remixed and auto-tuned Mister Rogers’ encouraging message of growing the “Garden of Your Mind.” Check out the break down at the 1:55 mark, and rediscover the cardigan coolness of your favorite neighbor.