September 27, 2010 12:00 PM

78 BEST (AND WORST) DRESSED!

Scoop

29 Britney Spears‘ bodyguard woes … Baby on the way for Penélope Cruz! … Liam Neeson is seeing someone … How Bristol Palin is faring on Dancing with the Stars

72 COVER STORY

Hot mama! The world’s most famous mother of eight, reality star Kate Gosselin, opens up about her bikini body, those plastic surgery rumors and why she’s still waiting for Mr. Right

78 Madonna! Rihanna! Zoe Saldana! Oh my! From style innovator Lady Gaga to new leading lady Lea Michele, find out who rocked the red carpet and who was a fashion disaster in this year’s round-up of Best & Worst Dressed stars

142 HEROES AMONG US

Injected with HIV-positive blood as a baby by his father (who is now serving a life sentence in prison), Missouri teenager and AIDS survivor Brryan Jackson inspires hope in other infected kids

144 A 28-year-old Tennessee medical student, Dena Krishnan, learns the lessons of modern-day country doctoring as she makes house calls to families—some without electricity or indoor plumbing—in rural Appalachia

151 After years of secrecy, The Real Housewives of D.C. star—and alleged White House party crasher—Michaele Salahi reveals her painful 17-year struggle with multiple sclerosis and how her husband, Tareq, has helped her through it

Check out this issue, plus exclusive videos, photos and more with the PEOPLE iPad app, available at apple.com/ipad.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 12

PEOPLE.COM 14

STAR TRACKS 16

SCOOP 29

REVIEWS 47

GREAT IDEAS 140

PASSAGES 154

PUZZLER 156

SECOND LOOK 158

CHATTER 160

ON THE COVER Photograph by Brian Doben. Hair & Makeup: Moiz Alladina for Redken-Dior-Chanel/Art Dept; Location: Courtesy George B. Boedecker, Jr.; Bikini: VIX; Bracelets: Penny Preville; Earrings: Kamofie. Insets (from top left): INF; Frederick T./Broadimage; Debbie VanStory/iPhoto.

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