October 06, 2008 12:00 PM

27 SCOOP

Britney Spears works on her new, buff bod … Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen go gaga for their guys … Cameron Diaz and Paul Sculfor bring their romance to N.Y.C.

72 COVER

Inspired by the birth of his son, Clay Aiken acknowledges he’s gay and discusses his dreams for little Parker

66 Tina Fey won big and Hollywood went mad for Mad Men at this year’s Emmy awards. All the dish from backstage and the night’s hottest parties

81 Travis Barker and DJ AM are lucky to be alive after a fiery private plane crash in Columbia, S.C., that killed four people

84 Publicly silent since being rescued in January 2007, Shawn Hornbeck, now 17, finally opens up about his traumatic four-year kidnapping ordeal in an exclusive TV interview on 48 Hours Mystery

86 Police arrest Ryan O’Neal and son Redmond for alleged drug possession—the latest scandal for the Hollywood family. Tatum and Griffin O’Neal talk about their family’s battles with addiction

93 At 19, Daniel Radcliffe leaves Harry Potter behind—and bares all onstage—as he makes his Broadway debut

98 A Half Their Size update! How eight people from Mississippi lost a combined total of 347 lbs. during the first-ever PEOPLE weight-loss challenge

110 HEROES AMONG US

Amy Jaffe Barzach and Catherine Curry-Williams honor their babies’ brief lives by building playgrounds for disabled children

113 Bill Barnes, who shot a cop 42 years ago, now faces a murder charge because the cop died last year

118 Hip-hop-star-turnedcollege-basketball-guard Romeo adjusts to dorm life (laundry! homework! roommates!) at USC

133 Put up for adoption as a baby, Ann Lansing finds biological parents Eileen Campbell and Jack Crowley. Decades later, they fell in love again

137 Richard Gere and Diane Lane talk friendship and family as they reunite a third time in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 8

PEOPLE.COM 12

STAR TRACKS 14

SCOOP 27

INSIDER 34

REVIEWS 39

PASSAGES 97

SECOND LOOK 106

PUZZLER 108

STYLE WATCH 121

BODY WATCH 129

CHATTER 140

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Michael Lavine. Groomer: Jamie Braswell. Right insets (from top left): Matt Baron/BEImages; Tsuni/Gamma; Dean McDonald/Splash News; Francis Specker/Bloomberg News/Landov; Chris Pizzello/AP; Brian Smith (2).

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