September 21, 2009 12:00 PM

29 SCOOP

Katy Perry is Hollywood’s BFF! … Whitney Houston opens up to Oprah … Tony Romo moves on? … Derek Hough on his split from Shannon Elizabeth

74 COVER

BABY LOVE

Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, introduce their second son, Jasper Warren

66 Jaycee Dugard’s aunt tells PEOPLE about their joyous reunion after Jaycee, lost for 18 years, was found

70 Kelly Osbourne slims down for her Dancing with the Stars debut

72 Sarah Jessica Parker and the rest of the Sex and the City cast reunite for the hit film’s sequel

83 Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin were among the mourners at Michael Jackson’s private funeral

89 iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove confesses her celebrity crushes and dating disasters

90 Back on the big screen in Tyler Perry’s new film, Mary J. Blige talks about whom she tracks on Twitter (Oprah, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jeremy Piven), her tips for a happy marriage and how she’d make over Madea

93 Carla Moquin, a Utah mom of three, sues to regain custody of the daughter she gave up for adoption five years ago

98 Kim Kardashian dishes about her new body, her breakup and why she’s never been happier

106 The economy has forced families into living arrangements that can be too close for comfort

112 Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano goes from gold medalist to host and chef in a new Food Network cooking show

125 Medium star Jake Weber opens up about his wild childhood with the Rolling Stones and the pain of losing his mother to suicide

133 Thanks to man-made beaks, paws and other high-tech prosthetics, animals from dogs to turtles to eagles are getting a second chance at life

144 HEROES AMONG US

High school pep squad members Sarah Herr and Sarah Cronk give girls with special needs a chance to cheer

147 Paige Hemmis, the bubbly carpenter on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, opens up about her long battle with severe depression and the steps she took to get better

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 12

PEOPLE.COM 15

STAR TRACKS 16

SCOOP 29

INSIDER 36

REVIEWS 39

PASSAGES 104

PUZZLER 128

SECOND LOOK 130

BODY WATCH 136

GREAT IDEAS 139

STYLE WATCH 151

CHATTER 156

ON THE COVER

Photograph by George Holz. Hair & Makeup: Robin Geary; Stylist: Jennifer Kemp; Prop Stylist: Ellen Summers/Zenobia. Inset: The Orange County Register/ZUMA

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