May 19, 2008 12:00 PM

23 SCOOP

Scarlett Johansson’s engaged … John Mayer loves his new do … Lindsay Lohan’s fur-coat caper … Benji Madden gets the Hilton stamp of approval

64 COVER

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon share exclusive photos of their intimate seaside wedding in the Bahamas

70 Brad Pitt, a pregnant Angelina Jolie and their brood enjoy some family time on the beach in the south of France

72 New Orleans’s Neville Brothers play the Big Easy for the first time since Katrina

74 As she gets her life back on track, Britney Spears earns more visitation with her sons

77 Their White House quest ended, Elizabeth and John Edwards talk about the presidential race, health care and more

81 After surviving years of drug addiction, Robert Downey Jr. proves he’s one superstar in Iron Man

85 Rob Lowe’s legal woes continue as a second nanny files suit

89 All grown up, Christina Ricci roars into the multiplex in Speed Racer

95 After 17 years on the air, Montel Williams says goodbye to his talk show

98 Men prove that the job of bridesmaid isn’t just for women anymore

105 D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey hangs herself two weeks after being convicted of running a high-end prostitution ring

110 Hollywood A-listers hit the red carpet for the Metropolitan Museum’s annual Costume Institute Gala. Plus: a PEOPLE Exclusive! Giorgio Armani on making the dresses for the night’s big stars, including Julia Roberts and Katie Holmes

118 For Mother’s Day, Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, Michael Bublé, Flavor Flav and other music stars pose with their No. 1 fans

133 HEROES AMONG US

After a five-year search, Libba Phillips found her sister—and now gives hope to others seeking missing loved ones

143 Think you’ve got a lot going on in your head? Meet Jill Price, who remembers every single day of her life from the age of 14

146 Are plastic baby bottles safe? A new report raises concerns

149 American Idol’s Final Four—Syesha Mercado, David Cook, David Archuleta and Jason Castro—reveal their secrets for surviving the competition

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 8

PEOPLE.COM 11

STAR TRACKS 12

SCOOP 23

INSIDER 32

REVIEWS 37

PASSAGES 109

PUZZLER 136

SECOND LOOK 138

BODY WATCH 141

STYLE WATCH 157

CHATTER 164

ON THE COVER

Photographs by Bill Boatman © Mariah Carey, 2008. Insets (from top): Michael Storms/Storms Media Group; MBF-Maciel/X17

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