By People Staff
June 08, 2009 12:00 PM

23 SCOOP

The Gossip Girl cast knows how to rock … Jon and Kate Gosselin: New season, even more drama? … Plus: Susan Boyle makes it to the next round

50 COVER

After struggling to lose the weight from two pregnancies, Melissa Joan Hart gets back her bikini body

56 With her mother, Teri, suffering from the debilitating effects of dementia, Brooke Shields opens up about the painful process of caring for an ailing parent—and the joys of being a mom to her own daughters, Rowan and Grier

58 Six weeks after his wife filed for divorce, Mel Gibson confirms that girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is pregnant with his eighth child

62 Arkansas native Kris Allen reflects on how his humble beginnings led to his shocking American Idol win and how wife Katy helped him pursue his dream of a career in the music business. Plus: What’s next for runner-up Adam Lambert?

66 Conan O’Brien packs up with his wife, two kids and golden retriever and moves to Los Angeles for his June 1 takeover of The Tonight Show

76 HEROES AMONG US

She was paralyzed after a rare illness, but now middle school math teacher Bethann Dolan is back in her Hampton Township, Pa., classroom, thanks to a devoted group of friends

78 Terry Caffey’s teenage daughter Erin is in jail for murdering her mother and two young brothers—and nearly killing her father. Now, after battling a suicidal depression, Caffey has done something many can’t comprehend: He has forgiven her

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 8

PEOPLE.COM 10

STAR TRACKS 12

SCOOP 23

INSIDER 28

REVIEWS 33

BODY WATCH 74

GREAT IDEAS 85

PUZZLER 90

SECOND LOOK 92

PASSAGES 95

STYLE WATCH 99

CHATTER 104

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Stephen Danelian. Hair: Tami Jensen; Makeup: Spencer Barnes/Solo Artists; Stylist: Linda Medvene/ETS Represents; Bikini: Body Glove; Inset: Buhl-Shirley/Pacific Coast News; Right insets (from top): Melanie Dunea/CPi; Emmevi/Flynet; Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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