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UPDATED 12/20/2004 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/20/2004 at 01:00 AM EST

64 The Laci Trial
Could a show of support for Scott Peterson save him from the death sentence?

66 Kennedy Center
Elton John, Warren Beatty and others take bows at the Kennedy Center Honors

68 Nicollette Sheridan
The Desperate Housewives star denies she has had plastic surgery

70 Lindsay Lohan
A breakup, a lip-synching flap and Dad's trips to jail—how the star is coping

78 Royals
At home and abroad, the love lives of Princes William and Harry heat up

81 Leonardo DiCaprio
Just turned 30, he shows a new maturity—and Oscar potential—in the role of Aviator's Howard Hughes

85 Jennifer Lopez
The singer gives Europe a preview of her new CD—and a glimpse of her marital bliss

87 Controversy
Real-life desperate housewives swear by Ritalin or Adderall as a pick-me-up—but some can't put it down

90 Mystery
A bizarre illness befalls Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko. Was he poisoned?

93 Nicolas Cage
The star strikes gold with National Treasure, but the real riches are at home with new wife Alice

96 Winners
Homemaker Debi Cifelli hits the lottery jackpot—to the tune of $27 million

99 Trouble
Stricken with botulism, four Florida patients may be victims of bogus Botox

103 Countdown
Four remain, but only one will get the job on The Apprentice

104 Spotlight
Pimp My Ride host Xzibit has a trunkload of projects goin'on

108 Song
Nashville stars led by Joe Nichols and Julie Roberts put the sexy into country

114 Family
Are your kids kicking, screaming monsters? It's probably your own fault

121 Update
American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo juggles pop quizzes and pop charts

125 Angels
'Tis the season to help others—and these yuletide heroes inspire us all

130 Teachers
Debate coach Tommie Lindsey wins $500,000

141 Penélope Cruz
The star shows off her acting chops in Don't Move

145 Oscar
Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank and Johnny Depp top the list of likely nominees

149 Tube
Patricia Broadbent gets a new house in just a week—thanks to ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

152 Style
Roberto Cavalli revels in his new runway reign

MAILBAG 4
PEOPLE.COM 6
STAR TRACKS 8
SCOOP 19
PICKS & PANS 33
INSIDER 63
PASSAGES 107
STYLE WATCH 133
PUZZLER 38
CHATTER 156

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