PEOPLE's Week in Photos
MOST DISAPPOINTING SPLITS
Orlando Bloom, 28, and Kate Bosworth, 22 (left) – once rumored to be engaged – called it quits after nearly three years, with their rep blaming their work schedules for the breakup. The couple, spotted together as late as Jan. 21 at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont, met on the set of a Gap ad in 2002. Also ending their romance: The Bachelorette's Meredith Phillips, 31, and Ian McKee, 30, who were engaged last February but never set a wedding date.
CUTEST LITTLE HEADS
Julia Roberts's new bundles of joy, 2-month-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, made their photo debut Jan. 27 with their movie-star mom (and a nanny) in Taos, N.Mex. Roberts's husband, Danny Moder, went along for the stroll, and another assistant carried one of the babies (inset). Roberts and Moder, who married in 2002, had spent the holidays in Taos on her $5 million-plus ranch.
CRAFTIEST REALITY PLOY
Martha Stewart – who finishes her five-month prison stint in March – will engage in her own brand of boardroom drama with an Apprentice spinoff, producer Mark Burnett announced Feb. 2. The NBC show will feature 16 to 18 contestants vying for a job at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; casting has already begun. And to top off the good news: Pal Barbara Walters reports that Stewart has lost more than 20 lbs. on her prison diet and "is in very good spirits."
MOST HOPEFUL SIGN
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were spotted dining together Jan. 26 at L.A.'s L'Orangerie, but "nothing's changed about their separation," says a mutual pal. Meanwhile, Aniston has been "hibernating" in an area hotel, says a close source, while Pitt has been living in their $13.5 million mansion. The actor's grandmother Betty J. Russell of Shawnee, Okla., is crossing her fingers that the A-listers will reconcile: "We are hoping they'll get back together."
WORST SEAT MATE
Lara Flynn Boyle, 34, allegedly provided her own in-flight entertainment on a British Airways jet going from L.A. to London, flashing her breasts at the crew and trying to climb into a fellow passenger's bed, the British press reported. An airline spokesman confirmed the story but declined to give more details, while Flynn Boyle's U.K. rep said, "It is completely inconsistent with her character and behavior."
MOST SUBDUED DEFENDANT
A relaxed Michael Jackson, 46, looked prospective jurors in the eyes Jan. 31 as they filed into the Santa Barbara courtroom where selection for his child-molestation trial began. The potential jury pool, whose final cut has been dubbed the Jackson 12, had to fill out a seven-page questionnaire, including whether they had ever been accused of "inappropriate sexual behavior." The trial is tentatively scheduled to start Feb. 28.
SWEETEST DOUBLE PLAY
The Mets' Mike Piazza, 36, walked his biggest catch down the aisle Jan. 29 when he wed former Playboy Playmate and Baywatch costar Alicia Rickter, 32, in a candlelight ceremony in Miami. New York's star catcher – who once held a press conference to deny rumors that he's gay – and Rickter, who donned a Vera Wang dress, had been dating for more than two years.
MOST HISTORIC VOTE
Proud and empowered Iraqis flocked to the polls Jan. 30 in their first free election in 52 years, dipping their fingers in purple ink to show they had cast their ballot. "When I heard my old mother went to vote, I knew I had to," one 23-year-old said. Even Republicans in the U.S. Congress wanted to show their solidarity: Some stained their fingers for the President's State of the Union address on Feb. 2. But Illinois Democrat Rahm Emmanuel scoffed, "As if they sacrificed?"