February 16, 2004 12:00 PM

52 COVER

Fifty and fabulous, Oprah Winfrey hits the half-century mark with a half week of star-studded celebrations

58 UP FRONT

Viewers are Super Bowled over by Janet Jackson’s breast-baring halftime performance

62 The prosecution’s star witness in the Martha Stewart case testifies he was instructed to pass along a hot stock tip to the heroine of homemakers

65 Update

Potential new witnesses could spell trouble for Kobe Bryant—both in and out of court

69 Screen

New grandfather Kurt Russell celebrates a Miracle onscreen and off

75 Sequel

Learning that the daughter of hero pilot Al Haynes needed a transplant, those he saved rally to the rescue

78 Makeover

Meet Sean Pashley, the incredible shrinking Average Joe

81 Romance

Long-lost lovers reunite with a little help from Cupid—and cyberspace

87 Song

OutKast’s Big Boi and Andre 3000 get major props with a No. 1 hip-hop CD and six nominations at the Grammys

92 Trouble

In Jackson County, Ark., as in many other areas of rural America, the plague of methamphetamine use has become a crisis

103 On the Move

Where in the world is Matt Lauer? When not globe-trotting for Today, the morning anchor is happiest at home with his wife and kids

106 Arts

Spurred by the terror attacks on 9/11, Jordanian pianist Zade Dirani plays for peace in dozens of ordinary homes across America

109 Crusaders

She pursued her rapist for 19 years; now Laura Neuman creates a foundation to help other victims find justice

119 Making Waves

Calling herself a Vagina Warrior, Eve Ensler sets out to end violence against women

122 Style

From rock star to designing woman, Gwen Stefani creates a fashion label

MAILBAG 4

PEOPLE.COM 6

STAR TRACKS 8

SCOOP 19

PICKS & PANS 27

INSIDER 51

PASSAGES 91

PUZZLER 100

STYLE WATCH 113

CHATTER 124

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