People Staff
August 14, 2006 12:00 PM

19 Scoop

Lance who? Sheryl Crow moves on … Paul McCartney’s shocking divorce documents … Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy’s Vegas getaway … Plus: Did David Hasselhoff get grounded?

56 COVER

After spewing ethnic slurs during a drunk-driving arrest, Mel Gibson checks into rehab—and struggles to repair the damage

62 With cigars, champagne and one very tiny bikini, Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock tie the knot on the French Riviera

66 Following a health scare and some harsh words, a resilient Lindsay Lohan bounces back

69 Society icon Brooke Astor’s son and grandson battle over the ailing, elderly woman’s care

73 A year after Luther Vandross died of complications from diabetes, his mom, Mary Ida, remembers his last days

76 NASCAR driver Kurt Busch leaves singledom in the dust, marrying former banker Eva Bryan on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

78 Former cover girl Kathy Ireland helps young moms

82 Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Nicole Morales spent her final high school year 1,100 miles away from home and kept a diary

92 Did convicted serial killer William Bradford claim other victims? Detectives in Los Angeles search for answers among the trove of women’s photographs he took

96 Pittsburgh lawyer Todd Hollis sues dontdatehimgirl.com, a web site dedicated to exposing romantic scoundrels

99 Attendees won’t find Nemo at these wacky birthday parties. Try chocolate-covered ants and Jim Lehrer instead

102 Talladega Nights costars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly bond over NASCAR

113 Among the last of the survivors pulled from the wreckage at Ground Zero on 9/11, John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno see their story told in the Oliver Stone film World Trade Center

116 With guests like Penélope Cruz, Anne Hathaway and Ivana Trump, Diddy throws himself an elaborate all-night bash aboard a yacht in Saint-Tropez

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6

PEOPLE.COM 9

STAR TRACKS 10

SCOOP 19

PICKS & PANS 29

INSIDER 55

PASSAGES 80

PUZZLER 104

STYLE WATCH 107

CHATTER 118

ON THE COVER Photograph by Michael Williams/London Features. Inset: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department/AP. Right Insets (from top): Malibu Media; Dara Kushner/INF

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