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updated 01/09/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/09/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

19 Scoop
Jessica Simpson wants her divorce proceedings kept private … Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban spend time in Nashville … Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton rekindle the old flames

58 COVER
Half Their Size
No surgery, no Hollywood perks, no kidding: Ten real people tell how they lost nearly 2,000 lbs. Plus: The biggest Biggest Losers, diet secrets from Survivor, celebs from Kirstie Alley to Ben Affleck who slimmed down in 2005 and our first Half Their Size makeover

46 The disappearance of passenger George Smith raises concerns about deaths and crimes on cruise ships

52 Sir Elton John and David Furnish exchange vows, then celebrate their legal union

54 Parents-to-be Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes pack in holiday travel

56 Shrek and Saturday Night Live star Mike Myers calls it quits on his marriage to Robin Ruzan after 12 years

110 Bosnians in St. Louis provide DNA samples in hope of identifying the remains of their missing loved ones

114 West Wing star John Spencer, who poured his own personality into his role as gruff-but-good-hearted Leo McGarry, dies at 58

117 In an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming Being Martha, Martha Stewart's friends and family tell tales

125 Affable radio host James Keown is accused of poisoning his wife, Julie

129 Three months after splitting from her husband, Tori Spelling announces her engagement to her new man, actor Dean McDermott

137 Bodybuilders Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan are charged with murder

140 Ramon Rodriguez makes Latin rhythms come alive for students at an East Harlem music school

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6
INSIDE PEOPLE 8
STAR TRACKS 10
SCOOP 19
PICKS & PANS 29
INSIDER 45
PASSAGES 109
PUZZLER 122
STYLE WATCH 131
CHATTER 142

ON THE COVER Photograph by Melanie Dunea/CPi. Hair by Timothy Johnson/Utopia. Makeup by Nikki Wang for Kiehl's; Styling by LuLu Chen/Bryan Bantry. Insets (from left): Courtesy Angela Hefel; Courtesy Caitlin Scoggin Wells. Right insets (from top): Ed Geller/Globe; Steinberg/Abbot/INF (left); Gary Lewis/ZUMA (right); Todd Williamson/Filmmagic

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