ON THE COVER 78
Not even bouts of Epstein-Barr can slow down Cher, whose year included Mermaids, a quad-platinum LP, a world tour, two new houses and hassles with tabloids. So where does she get the energy? Find out in an exclusive excerpt from another Cher production—her new diet-workout book, Forever Fit
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A year after the Romanian revolution, American child-care specialist Dr. Barbara Bascom has dedicated herself to easing the horrible plight of the country's abandoned children
Look who's not balking—John Travolta finally talks marriage with actress Kelly Preston
Although Iraq has a fearful arsenal of chemical weapons, Harvard's Prof. Matthew Meselson believes that our troops are well protected in the event of war
In an unguarded minute—60 of them, in fact—a troubled Princess Diana steals away from the family estate and ends an unhappy marital year with a solitary stroll on the strand
Barbara Wyatt creates a Desert Shield bracelet that is both symbolic and practical
When Doris Leader Charge spoke, Kevin Costner listened—and learned to speak Lakota for his film Dances with Wolves
A tabloid report of former Kiss drummer Peter Criss's descent into homelessness shocked his fans and friends, but most stunned was the musician himself—who is happy, healthy and not at all homeless
On New Year's Day, Notre Dame star Chris Zorich lost a game. A day later he lost his mother
As Dark Shadows preys once again on the tube, ghoulies from the old show—including Kate Jackson, Falcon Crest's David Selby and the original bat man, Jonathan Frid—tell their own tales from the crypt
Her students and school were Kindergarten Cop players, but Oregon principal Judy Bigby rules the Arnold Schwarzenegger film too violent for a class trip
PICKS & PANS 15
STYLE WATCH 39
THE INSIDER 41
STAR TRACKS 117
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