Weekend news: Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, accuses him of taking performance-enhancing drugs (including during a Tour de France) in an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes — a charge the cycling champ denies. Click here to watch part 1 and part 2 of Hamilton's interview.
Also: Lady Gaga pops up on NBC's Saturday Night Live (and in a Google commercial); Tim Pawlenty confirms he's running for president; Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift earn Billboard nods; Disney's box office Pirates booty; the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh and LeBron James prevail against the Chicago Bulls' MVP Derrick Rose; and more.
Below, a peek at Apple's new-look, paper-free retail stores' makeover unveiled this weekend, complete with iPad 2 "smart signs":
Jimmy Choo, the haute footwear brand that has extended to perfume, agreed to be acquired by Germany's Labelux:
Lady Gaga didn't fail to raise eyebrows on her Saturday Night Live appearance, including "giving birth" during a performance of Born This Way; appearing in a mock music video with host Justin Timberlake, SNL regular Andy Samberg, and actresses Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson; and What's That Name?:
Google also debuted a commercial for Google Chrome during the SNL finale featuring Gaga and her legions of fans collaborating on a video of Edge of Glory, her latest single:
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty released this video Sunday night, ahead of Monday's formal announcement of his 2012 presidential candidacy:
President Obama reiterated his new line on Israel in a speech Sunday before Washington's most powerful pro-Israel lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The Wall Street Journal notes that he "restated his call for a resumption of negotiations between Israel and Palestinians based on the Jewish state's borders before the 1967 Six Day War, while trying to soften its impact":
Beyonce won the millennium award at the Billboard Music Awards, where Justin Bieber (whose nods include top new artist) swept the night with Eminem. Other winners included U2 for top touring artist, and Taylor Swift nabbing Billboard 200 album artist of the year and country artist of the year. Britney Spears, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj also took the stage, while Beyonce stopped the show with a performance of her latest single, Run the World (Girls):
Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (as expected) won the weekend, taking in an estimated $346.4 million worldwide at the box office:
The Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls in game 3 of the NBA's Eastern Conference playoffs (96-85), during which the Bulls' Joakim Noah appeared to hurl a gay slur at a Heat fan — another black eye for the NBA in the wake of Kobe Bryant's homophobic slur:
The Cannes film festival's top honor, the Palme d'Or, was awarded to to American director Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, co-starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt: