Table of Contents

updated 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

50 UP FRONT
With Friends almost over, Hollywood's favorite couple, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, embrace change

52 Eleven weeks after a shark attack, surfer Bethany Hamilton rides back into competition

54 Democrat Howard Dean is running for President, but wife Judy has her own career to worry about

58 It's a boy! Actress Kate Hudson and husband Chris Robinson welcome their first child, Ryder Russell Robinson

60 The L'Esperance kids, America's first test-tube quints, celebrate a sweet 16th—but Mom says they won't be dating just yet

63 Sequel
Who wants to work for a billionaire? Tough-guy tycoon Donald Trump taxes—and axes—job candidates vying to become The Apprentice

67 Escape
When her friend Anne Hjelle was attacked by a mountain lion, Debi Nicholls showed true grit

72 Challenge
Richard Hatch, Jenna Morasca and Survivor's other most popular past players compete to see who's fittest of them all

76 COVER
Happy losers like American Idol's Randy Jackson—who had gastric bypass surgery six months ago—reveal how the operation has changed their lives

85 Verdict
Phoenix abortionist Brian Finkel is sentenced to nearly 35 years for molesting his patients

100 Tube
Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Eliza Dushku stakes out her own TV series with Tru Calling

109 Golden Globes
A new crop of nominees, among them Sarah Jessica Parker and Johnny Depp, become Globe hopefuls

120 Launch
The luxurious Queen Mary 2 brings high living to the high seas

MAILBAG 4
PEOPLE.COM 6
STAR TRACKS 8
SCOOP 19
PICKS & PANS 27
INSIDER 49
CRIME WATCH 71
PASSAGES 75
PUZZLER 98
STYLE WATCH 103
CHATTER 122

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