60 UP FRONT
ABC's Bachelor Aaron Buerge finally makes his pick—and pops the question
62 What's it like to sit on death row for a crime you didn't commit? Exonerated ex-cons share their harrowing stories
68 Back at Oxford and in love with Ian Klaus, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton takes both the old world and new by storm
70 Known for his tough-guy roles in such classics as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Charade, Oscar-winner James Coburn dies of a heart attack at 74
190 Hero Pets
Let's paws to honor heroic pets, ranging from Arnold the potbellied pig to Nikita the shepherd mix, who have saved their masters from fires, muggers—and even an alligator
Generously proportioned scientist Steve Blair weighs in with some surprising findings: Heavy people can be healthy too
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling prepares for the birth of another sequel—and a baby as well
After years of un-wedded bliss, Richard Gere and Carey Lowell finally say "I do"
217 To the Top
Democrat Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman to lead a party in Congress
The fur flew at the Victoria's Secret fashion show, where Gisele, Tyra and Co. strutted their stuff
STAR TRACKS 8
PICKS & PANS 33
STYLE WATCH 203
73 COVER: The Sexiest Man Alive
He could get by on looks alone, but Ben Affleck is brainy, caring, generous and loyal to family and friends. Plus, meet 23 other sexy guys
123 Hot, Hot, Hot!
Women celebs tell us which male stars light their fires
136 Men on the Verge
Be on the lookout for these 12 new talents
156 Men of Action
When the going gets tough, Bond, Jones and now Xander Cage carry the day
165 Knock Around Guys
These men win big points for their dressed-down style
171 Specs Appeal
The results of a People Online poll are in: Glasses work wonders for some famous faces
172 Surprisingly Sexy
Thanks to their quirky charms, these eight actors have drawn legions of female fans
Even the fairest—and this crew certainly qualifies—have their good years and their not-so-good ones
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