Table of Contents

updated 04/02/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/02/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT

54 Up Front
African-American stars are boffo at the box office—but they're still facing hurdles in Hollywood

62 Although he created the Mamas and the Papas' '60s sound, the late John Phillips struggled to find inner harmony

67 Verdict
Sean "Puffy" Combs thanks God after his acquittal in a shooting case

70 On the Job
People writing to Juliet—yes, Romeo's girl—receive sage responses from Giovanna Tamassia and crew

72 Tube
Teen talk show host Michael Essany chats up celebs in the comfort of his Indiana living room

75 Crime
Police say Brooklyn busboy Abraham Abdallah used the Web to swindle America's rich and famous

78 Arts
Seton McGlennon captures life stories—including Oprah's—on her hand-painted memory trunks

79 To the Top
With a starring role on That '70s Show, Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis is living the American dream

83 Mystery
Roman Villarreal owns up to an act of stealth creativity: a Chicago mermaid

85 Pols
Barbara Mikulski scrapped her way from the streets of Baltimore to Senate female seniority

92 Cover
Thanks to actresses like Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez and Drew Barrymore, curves are making a comeback in Hollywood

102 Goodbye
Glenn Hughes so loved being the Village People's motorcycle man that he was buried in his trademark leather outfit

105 Controversy
Author Elinor Burkett contends that America's parents are too often favored over the childless

119 Crusaders
Thousands of homeless children in Latin America find a bed—and a future—thanks to Bruce Harris

127 Bio
Over the years, Steve Martin has worn many arrows—actor, writer, funnyman, art collector. Now he's trying to make Oscar crack a smile

135 Farewell
Sassy comedian Ann Sothern was the tube's classic sitcom secretary

136 Scene
On location in Australia for TV's remake of the musical South Pacific, Glenn Close mixed practical jokes with some serious vocalizing

4 Mailbag
8 Star Tracks
17 Scoop
23 Online
27 Picks & Pans
53 Insider
91 Passages
111 Style Watch
116 Puzzler
138 Chatter

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