By People Staff
September 29, 2008 12:00 PM

27 SCOOP

Jennifer Hudson gets engaged … Eva Longoria Parker defends her weight … Miley Cyrus steps out with a new friend

BEST AND WORST! DRESSED 2008

RIHANNA! CARRIE! CHARLIZE! HOLLYWOOD’S STYLE SECRETS REVEALED. PLUS: MEMORABLE MOMENTS AND THE YEAR’S WORST OUTFITS.

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68 It’s a family reunion for Britney Spears as she introduces her sister Jamie Lynn’s baby to her two sons during their birthday celebration

70 Chris and Heidi Schlagheck’s infant son Austin beats the medical odds, surviving heart and brain surgery

158 Star Trek’s George Takei marries his longtime companion Brad Altman

160 HEROES AMONG US

Georgia schools chief Kathy Cox wins $1 million on a game show—and gives it all away to students

163 Bill Smith saves puppies from being mistreated in the Amish puppy mills of Lancaster County, Pa.

170 Thriving gardens on tops of homes? Green roofs are the latest eco-friendly trend

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