January 19, 2004 12:00 PM

50 COVER

A bizarre wedding stunt leads some to wonder if Britney Spears is in trouble

56 UP FRONT

American Adele Freedman escapes Iran’s killer quake

58 Rejected by Bob, Meredith Phillips becomes TV’s newest Bachelorette

60 Tug McGraw, baseball legend and father of country star Tim McGraw, dies of brain cancer

63 Trouble

Was black Georgia teen Marcus Dixon the victim of a race-based prosecution?

69 Tube

The host with the most, American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest expands his TV turf with a new show

74 Controversy

A federal child-trafficking investigation targets the Seattle adoption agency that helped Angelina Jolie find her infant son Maddox in Cambodia

81 Book Bonus

In an exclusive excerpt from his new memoir, Montel Williams shares the highs and lows of life with multiple sclerosis

87 On the Move

The subject of Oscar buzz, British actress Samantha Morton is loving her life In America

91 Angels

Michigan moms Kay Ponicall and Kris Appleby give chronically sick kids suite dreams

101 Wedding

Pop star Natalie Imbruglia weds Silverchair rocker—and fellow Aussie—Daniel Johns on an idyllic beach not far from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

102 Animals

At New York City’s Animal Medical Center all creatures great and small can get cutting-edge care

107 Screen

7’6″ actor Matthew McGrory stands tall as Big Fish’s gentle giant

108 Cupid

The real-life Miss Match, ex-divorce lawyer Samantha Daniels helps singles

110 Farewell

The fashion world mourns Francesco Scavullo

MAILBAG 4

PEOPLE.COM 7

STAR TRACKS 8

SCOOP 17

PICKS & PANS 29

INSIDER 49

PASSAGES 73

STYLE WATCH 93

PUZZLER 98

CHATTER 112

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