PEOPLE's Week in Photos
BEST SHOW OF COMMITMENT
Justin Timberlake, 23, has only one "Senorita" in his life, and that's Cameron Diaz, 31. The pop star sued News of the World on July 27 over the British tabloid's story claiming that model Lucy Clarkson spent two "sizzling nights" with him. Diaz and Timberlake, who teamed up for charity in Miami last weekend, denied the report. Said Diaz: "I trust Justin. This woman just wants her moment in the spotlight."
BIGGEST TEST OF WILL
"So let's see, America, can I stop?" The nation will await the answer to Courtney Love's question, when she faces a court order to enter drug rehab by Oct. 29. The rocker, 40, who surrendered to authorities in L.A. on assault charges last week, was sentenced on July 27 to an 18-month rehabilitation program.
MOST ROMANTIC GESTURE
New Phoenix Suns star Quentin Richardson, 24, popped the $1 million question to Brandy, 25, on July 27 at a private L.A. party, asking the RampB singer to marry him with a ring totaling 11 1/2 carats in diamonds. Shoot and score! She said yes.
MOST CHILLING TESTIMONY
Catherine Zeta-Jones took the stand July 28 in Los Angeles against Dawnette Knight, who is accused of stalking her with phone calls and letters from January 2003 to May 2004. "It's so satanic," the actress said of threats to blow her up "so pieces of her head look like President Kennedy's." Knight, 32, who has pleaded not guilty, was later found slumped in her jail cell after taking sleeping pills.
BEST REASON TO WATCH MTV
Jay-Z and Beyoncé could be crowned the First Couple of MTV when the Video Music Awards air live Aug. 29 from Miami. The "99 Problems" rapper received the most nominations with six on July 27, while his gal nabbed five, for "Naughty Girl" and "Me Myself and I." Also getting five nods: No Doubt ("It's My Life"), OutKast ("Hey Ya!") and Usher ("Yeah!" and "Burn").
COOLEST JOB LEAD
The next James Bond mission could be a casting call if Pierce Brosnan (left) meant it when he told Entertainment Weekly in the August 6 issue: "Bond is another lifetime. Behind me." MGM is planning the November 2005 release of a new 007 flick, so execs may be forced to replace the 51-year-old actor. And who might don the famous tux? Clive Owen (from top), Jude Law and Hugh Jackman all shake (and stir) audiences with their debonair looks and accents.
JUICIEST RESTAURANT NEWS
Oprah put her money where her mouth is last weekend, buying into a San Luis Obispo, Calif., eatery after one bite of a chicken curry sandwich. Winfrey's check (for an undisclosed amount) saved restaurateur Margaux Sky from shutting her Art Café. Such luck didn't extend to reality-TV chef Rocco DiSpirito, who was barred by a judge on July 27 from visiting his famed Manhattan restaurant Rocco's on 22nd.
HOTTEST SIBLING RIVALRY
Move over, Jessica – Ashlee's the new No. 1. Simpson's dark-haired little sister, 19, topped the album chart by selling 398,000 copies of Autobiography. If that wasn't enough, her MTV reality series, The Ashlee Simpson Show, was the week's highest-rated cable program.
MOST GLAMOROUS MUG SHOT
Former catwalker Kimora Lee Simmons posed for her mug shot with a model's stride after she was arrested July 25 in Saddle River, N.J., on charges of marijuana possession and eluding police. "My wife is an excellent driver," hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons later said. "You don't have to grab my wife and put handcuffs on her, her wrists are all bruised up."
MOST ANTICLIMATIC SHOWDOWN
Michael Moore screened his $100-million-earning documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 in Crawford, Texas, on July 28 – while the President was vacationing nearby on his ranch. Neither George Bush nor Moore attended (proceeds went to local activist center The Crawford Peace House), but the President's supporters stacked bags of manure in protest.
MOST ANTICPATED SECRET
The next big Simpsons cliffhanger: Who's having a gay old wedding? The hit FOX series will press the hot-button issue in its 16th season when Springfield legalizes gay marriage and a character comes out of the closet, a producer revealed at a weekend panel. But before you can say "Waylon Smithers," the show's creator Matt Groening has two teasing words: "It's Homer!"