November 03, 2008 12:00 PM

25 SCOOP

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer pick up where they left off … Young Hollywood in love … Zac Efron turns 21 … Gerard Butler: Flirt Master!

54 COVER

Inside Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s split—the betrayal and the heartache—and the looming battle over the kids and money

60 HEROES AMONG US

When the going gets tough: Meet four big-hearted Americans helping friends and strangers through difficult times

64 The kidnapping of 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger ends happily—and bizarrely

66 David Duchovny and wife Téa Leoni announce their separation

68 Sarah and Todd Palin talk to PEOPLE about marriage, sex ed and what’s next

76 Once abandoned by his owners, former stray dog Rusco strikes it big in Hollywood as Papi, pint-size star of Beverly Hills Chihuahua

78 College football player Trevor Wikre has his finger amputated so he can continue playing the game

84 After a prolonged pregnancy and an emergency C-section, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub—24’s computer whiz—settles into motherhood with son Valentine

87 Fresh off her new No. 1 hit, “So What,” Pink opens up about her breakup with ex-husband Carey Hart and reveals why she still loves him

91 Stephen Moyer, the sexy vampire on True Blood, quickens pulses on- and offscreen

93 As more American kids become obese, doctors recommend diets for preschoolers

104 In a new book, photographer Mary Ellen Mark shares surprising on-set shots of everyone from Marlon Brando to Brad Pitt

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 8

PEOPLE.COM 12

STAR TRACKS 14

SCOOP 25

INSIDER 30

REVIEWS 35

PASSAGES 74

PUZZLER 80

SECOND LOOK 82

STYLE WATCH 97

BODY WATCH 102

CHATTER 108

ON THE COVER

Photograph Richard Young/Startraks. Right insets (from top): Martin Schoeller; Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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