Red, White & True: Stars Celebrate the Fourth of July
40 years, 2,159 covers and 54,652 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
Apr 12, 2004
Vol. 61 No. 14
April 12, 2004
Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz Call An End to Their Three-Year Romance. What Went Wrong?
Kobe Bryant and His Accuser—Who Says She Has Received Death Threats—Finally Meet in Court
The Big Play
Passes! Fumbles! Backfields in Motion! Will ABC's New Bachelor, NFL Quarterback Jesse Palmer, Be Next to Score in TV's Super Bowl of Love?
30 Years of PEOPLE
The Magazine Celebrates Old and New Friends, Our Greatest (and Forgettable) Moments, and the Stories That Kept You Reading
What I Know Now
We're Turning 30, Too
Like Us, These Baby-Faced Celebs Will Blow Out 30 Candles in 2004. Better Make An Extra-Large Cake
Then & Now
The Things We Use Have Gotten Smaller (Usually), Faster (Often), Cheaper (Sometimes) and Better (Well...Maybe)
Roses, Reality, Romance
Once All We Had Was the Dating Game. Now Looking for Love on TV Means Malibu Mansions and Making Out in the Hot Tub. Thank—or Blame—The Bachelor's Calculating Cupid, Mike Fleiss
He's Y'all That
When Nashville Needed a Boost, Producer Tony Brown and His Stable of Stars—Reba & Wynonna & Vince & Lyle & Trisha & Georges Strait and Jones—Helped Launch a Revival by Taking Country Back to Its Roots
Everything Old Is...New Again
Sometimes Stars Head Back to the Future for a Modern Twist on Familiar Fashions...
The Evolution of Man
I Love Your Hair!
Ah, the Looks We Longed For—then Longed to Forget. We Combed the Last 30 Years for Some Memorable Dos
Forever in Blue Jeans
The Highs and Low-Rise of America's Favorite Fashion Statement
Four American Families Along the Economic Ladder Harbor Different Hopes—and Fears—About the Future. One Thing They Share: A Passionate Drive to Help Their Kids Flourish
30 Years on the Job
No Need to Update These Résumés. The People on These Pages Have Stick-to-itiveness
The Trials of O.J.
Ten Years After the Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, O.J. Simpson Plays Golf, Signs Autographs and Raises His Kids. It All Seems So Normal—but It's Not
Once They Were All We Talked About. and Looking Back at the Most Puzzling Cases from the Past 30 Years, We're Still Waiting for Answers
The Power of People
Their Stories Touched Us All and After These Unique Individuals Appeared in Our Pages, Their Own Lives Were Never the Same
Who Were They Then? Long Before These Celebs Were A-Listers, They Premiered in the Pages of PEOPLE
Stars Have Talked About Everything in Our Pages, and Here's a Gab Bag of Their Best Quotes
March 1974-April 2004: 1,574 Covers
It's a Fact
When We Talk to the Stars, We Get the Story—and Some Details You Wouldn't Believe
Pg. 205-206, 208
I Was the One Who...
They Were There, but You May Not Have Seen Them. Meet the Unsung, but Pivotal, Players Behind Some of the Most Memorable Events of the Past
The Time of My Life
Winning the White House, Becoming a Parent, Grabbing the Gold—the Stars Remember Their Shining Moments
Pg. 221-222, 225-226, 228
Ten Years after the Grunge Idol's Death, Kurt Cobain's Widow Courtney Love Looks Back on a Life Cut Snort
The Best of Star Tracks
The Next Wave
Keep an Eye on These Extraordinary Young Achievers, Because the Future is in Their Hands
Hair that Won't Gray and Grow-Your-Own Breast Implants? A Look at How The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson (and the Rest of Us) Will Stay Gorgeous in 2034
This New House
In 30 Years, Your Toilet May Analyze Your Diet, Your Dinner Table May Do the Dishes, and the Kitchen (Already Being Tested at Mit) May Be Smarter Than the Cook
And Now It's Time For...the Pcats*
The People Celebrity Aptitude Test
People Magazine Club
Fed Up with Their Book Club, These Readers Came Up with a Pop-Culture Twist—a People Magazine Club
Déjà Vu All Over Again!
Watching the Culture Pop, We've Come to One Stunningly Original Conclusion: the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
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Pg. 27-28, 30, 32, 35
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