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December 24, 2012 12:00 PM

23 New Direction Taylor Swift heads to London with Harry Styles of One Direction.

52 COVER STORY

Drew’s New Baby!

Nine weeks after the birth of her daughter Olive, Drew Barrymore opens up about the joys and challenges of becoming a new mom, finding love with husband Will Kopelman and how her life will never be the same.

62 The cast of Les Misérables gets together for an exclusive PEOPLE shoot and interview

64 On the red carpet for the first time since his split, Tom Cruise says he’s happy

68 Andrew Rannells breaks out in two hit shows

77 Nurse Jacintha Saldanha’s apparent suicide after a royal hoax sparks outrage

78 PEOPLE FIRST HELP FEED A CHILD

Blessings in a Backpack assists military families

84 Latin music star Jenni Rivera dies tragically in a plane crash at 43

110 Celebs share photos of Christmas past

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 8

EDITOR’S LETTER 10

STAR TRACKS 12

SCOOP 23

REVIEWS 33

PASSAGES 86

GREAT IDEAS 93

BEAUTY WATCH 98

PUZZLER 106

SECOND LOOK 108

CHATTER 112

NEXT WEEK IN People

PEOPLE UNVEILS:

The 25 Most Intriguing People of 2012 and looks back at the year’s biggest celeb weddings, babies and splits

PLUS:

Tributes to Whitney Houston and the other luminaries who died

… and so much more!

People

Check out this issue—with extra photo galleries, videos and exclusive bonus features—on your favorite tablet. Go to people.com/ontablet to learn more.

ON THE COVER Photograph by Peggy Sirota for Flower Films. Insets: (DeVito and Perlman) Michael Buckner/Getty Images; (Duchess of Cambridge) Stephen Lock/i Images/Polaris; (Cruise) Armando Gallo/Retna; (Rivera) Reed Saxon/AP

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