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updated 01/05/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/05/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 44
Missed the mistletoe? Well, cheer up. In 1987 you'll have Bruce Willis, Michael J. Fox, the new James Bond, comebacks by the Beverly Hillbillies, Audrey Hepburn and Claudette Colbert, Liz Taylor's diet book and a bundle of other books, movies, albums and TV specials to help you beat the holiday blahs. We've made our list and checked it twice

UP FRONT 26

Johnny Carson will wed No. 4, and Joan Collins will shed No. 4. Melissa Gilbert grabs Rob at a Lowe point. Meanwhile, Sheena Easton shucks her second and Vanessa Williams buttons up to be a bride. They're just part of the panoply of marital mergers and divestitures this holiday season

A tax scandal erupts over New York billionaire Harry Helmsley's real estate kingdom and the queenly ways of his wife, Leona

The arrest record of student political activist and onetime First Child Amy Carter, of Brown U., gets longer

Her face and career devastated by a razor-blade slashing, gutsy New York model Maria Hanson confronts her nemesis in an emotional trial

JOCKS 66
As his defending Super Bowl stars head to the playoffs, Chicago coach Mike Ditka is a bear for work, and wife Diana tells of being the ultimate football widow

STAGE 70
Proving she's no hack, Kathleen Turner vies with Greta Garbo, Maria Callas, Beverly Sills and Sarah Bernhardt as the greatest (gasp!) Camille

INVENTORS 79
Small businessman Charles "Mickey" Finn comes up with some new uses for an old weapon, the bayonet

BIO 81
Pro football's Tony Elliott has been through the fire; now he's trying to save kids from the seduction of drugs

MAIL 2
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 25
STAR TRACKS 90
CHATTER 92

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