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UPDATED 09/01/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/01/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

58 UP FRONT
Celebs and ordinary citizens brave the biggest blackout in American history

64 Ben Affleck celebrates his 31st birthday with George Hamilton, Shannen Doherty and singer R. Kelly at a Hollywood bash organized by his fiancée, J.Lo

66 Cries of anti-Semitism focus fear, anger and much Passion on Mel Gibson's gospel movie

68 There are weddings from hell—and then there was Adrienne Samen's

71 Tragedy
Three teens die trying to save a pal from drowning

75 Song
Amy Grant sings of love gone wrong—and love gone right—with her husband, Vince Gill, on her newly released CD

81 Couples
The score is love-love for singer-actress Mandy Moore and her tennis pro beau Andy Roddick

87 Spotlight
Thirteen costar Nikki Reed wrote the screenplay for her own movie debut—at the precocious age of 13

89 Family
Track star Marion Jones and boyfriend Tim Montgomery welcome a new baby

93 Trouble
Shelley Morrison draws support from Will & Grace fans after pleading no contest to shoplifting

96 Introducing
Designers Joey and T launch a clothing line

98 On the Move
Maria Sharapova, 16, becomes tennis's new scream queen

102 COVER
Plastic surgery is no longer a taboo topic for the stars

112 Trends
A device named Bow-Lingual helps Rover be understood

115 Crusaders
Carole McDonnell fights sleepy drivers like the one who killed her daughter

118 Jocks
Rookie All-Star Dontrelle Willis credits his mom, Joyce, for his success

127 Update
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey experience married life in an MTV fishbowl

131 Scene
Don't call them stage parents; these moms and dads do it for their kids

139 Medics
An experimental treatment may save 8-year-old Leonard Turner from more brain tumors

144 Makeover
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott undergoes a style remix

MAILBAG 6
PEOPLE.COM 8
STAR TRACKS 10
SCOOP 21
PICKS & PANS 33
INSIDER 57
HEART MONITOR 85
PASSAGES 101
STYLE WATCH 121
PUZZLER 136
CHATTER 146

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