PEOPLE's Week in Photos
MOST RELUCTANT VIDEO STAR
You won't find it at your local Blockbuster, but for $39.95, you can check out Cameron Diaz in a leather-fetish video shot in 1992. She's No Angel: Cameron Diaz hit the Web this week, showing the then-unknown 19-year-old actress topless. Diaz, 31, previously won the right to suppress photos taken on the set, and is now seeking to stop a Russian site from selling the video.
BEST-LOOKING 'DREAM TEAM'
North Carolina Sen. John Edwards got the call he was waiting for on July 6, when Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry tapped the former rival as his running mate. Kerry said their ticket had "better vision, better ideas... and better hair." But the duo's first stump speech wasn't all jokes. The Massachusetts senator praised Edwards' "strength and courage and determination."
MOST PHOTOGENIC RUSSIAN
The 17-year-old Wimbledon champ said it herself: "It's Maria time now," letting tennis hottie Anna Kournikova (and the paparazzi) know there's a new Russian star in town. Sharapova, who came to the United States at age 7 with just $700, took home a $1 million prize after beating Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 for the women's singles title on July 3.
EARLIEST EXPIRATION DATE
The Milk Processor Education Program dropped Got Milk? print ads featuring milk-mustachioed Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen after just two months on July 7, citing "sensitivity to their current situation." Mary-Kate – who had said, "We want to help make sure our fans are healthy like us" – was admitted to a treatment center last month for an eating disorder.
SWEETEST DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS
Leave it to the stars to make the Fourth of July weekend hotter than Valentine's Day. Sparks flew as many tied the knot: Tori Spelling (far left) married actor-writer Charlie Shanian; "Bachelor" Bob Guiney wed Rebecca Budig under a lakefront canopy; Mira Sorvino (center) exchanged vows with Christopher Backus in Italy; and Dennis Quaid (right) sealed the deal with real estate agent Kimberly Buffington on a Montana ranch.
MOST SURPRISING BIRTHDAY GIFT
Lindsay Lohan turned 18 on July 2 with something special to sing about. The Mean Girls star signed a multi-album deal with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola – the star maker who launched the careers of Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez. Added bonus: Now that she's legal, Lohan can spend worry-free nights with her "we're just friends" beau Wilmer Valderrama, 24.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Cosby answered critics when he offered to bankroll two top high school grads – Loren M. Wilder (left, on the Cos's private jet) and Jimmy L. Hester – at Virginia's Hampton University. The actor, who on July 1 chastised black parents for raising children "going nowhere," sympathized with the young men after reading about their struggle to support themselves after growing up in unstable homes. "Here's a guy who has millions of dollars and he's focusing in on the two of us," Wilder said. "It's a good feeling."
MOST SHOCKING NEWS
ABC newsman Sam Donaldson found himself on the other side of the microphone when he stumbled upon an "obvious crime scene" on his property in Hondo, N.M., where the bodies of ranch manager Delbert Paul Posey, Posey's wife and his stepdaughter were found buried. Cody Posey, Delbert's 14-year-old son, was arrested in the shooting deaths, and reportedly blamed his actions on alleged abuse by his father. Donaldson characterized the boy as "withdrawn, like any typical teenager."
Las Vegas showman Roy Horn, 59, cozied up to Montecore, the 600-lb. white tiger that nearly killed him nine months ago, in a low-key meeting July 1 – the first since the animal mauled him before an audience. Horn, whose act (with Siegfried Fischbacher) was canceled after the attack left him dead for about a minute, has since regained his ability to speak and has defended his beloved tiger, with whom his "bond is just terrific," a source told PEOPLE.
CUTEST EXERCISE BUDDIES
As Lance Armstrong, 32, continues his quest for a record-breaking sixth Tour de France victory, he can count on one fan to be there all three weeks – rocker Sheryl Crow, who has planted herself trackside. The jock and the former cheerleader struck up a relationship last year, and now Crow, 42, says she's "happier than I have ever been," even getting her own cycle from her athletic beau (who's divorcing his wife).