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23 SCOOP

Despite recent rumors, Jennifer Lopez is “not pregnant” … Nicole Richie gains a boyfriend (Brody Jenner) and tries to add some weight … Plus: K-Fed’s prime-time acting gig on CSI

114 COVER

Just two months after her divorce became final, Jessica Simpson takes a chance on a new romance with singer John Mayer

68 Oh, what an Emmy night! Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Louis-Dreyfus came out winners—others just came out to enjoy the parties

76 The scoop on two Project Runway shockers: Kayne was fat! And Laura’s pregnant (with Baby No. 6)

79 DNA tests clear John Mark Karr in the murder of JonBenét. What happens to Karr—and the case—now?

82 Meet the kid brothers of Usher, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba and other celebs in our sibling revelry

85 Putting Chad Lowe behind her, two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank takes a romantic stroll in Rome with her beau and agent John Campisi

88 Eight years after abduction and confinement in a Vienna basement, Natascha Kampusch escapes

91 The going gets tough for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

98 In the face of infidelity rumors, Bruce Springsteen defends his marriage

101 The Big Chill‘s Meg Tilly, who gave up acting 12 years ago, draws on a troubled childhood for her novel

106 On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, five then-expectant moms who also became widows tell about their struggle to find new joy in life

119 The American Idol finalists offer a glimpse of life on tour

122 Johnny Depp challenges Mr. T for the title of most overaccessorized celeb

127 Crystal Renn hits it big as a plus-size model for Dolce & Gabbana

131 When it comes to closing cases, Los Angeles Det. Cheryl Comstock ranks as one of the hottest snoops in the game

135 Duff Goldman, who looks more like a construction worker than a baker, is one of the Food Network’s unlikeliest stars

136 Taking some fetching fashion cues from Princess Diana, Prince William‘s longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton shows off her royal style

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 10

INSIDE PEOPLE 12

STAR TRACKS 14

SCOOP 23

PICKS & PANS 33

INSIDER 67

PASSAGES 105

PUZZLER 124

STYLE WATCH 139

CHATTER 144

ON THE COVER Photograph by Brian Bowen Smith/Icon Intl. Inset: Lester Cohen/WireImage. Right Insets (from top): Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Venturini/Bauer-Griffin; Ramey Photo