By People Staff
December 01, 2008 12:00 PM

27 SCOOP

Paula Abdul haunted by a fan’s apparent suicide … Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe end their rift … Shania Twain returns to Nashville post-split … Comedian Wanda Sykes comes out

SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

68 COVER

SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

The dashing star of Australia, Hugh Jackman, makes his debut at the top of the list. Plus: Brad Pitt, Will Smith and Johnny Depp are back; Taye Diggs and others share their favorite scents—really! Sniff the page!

150 HEROES AMONG US

Sixth grader Mimi Ausland helps feed thousands of homeless dogs and cats with her online trivia games

152 Exclusive: Ashley Dupré, the former call girl whose clientele included then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer, gives her first interview since the scandal

156 Marley & Me star Jennifer Aniston talks about (on-again) love John Mayer—and those pregnancy rumors

170 Do Angelina and Brad dress their kids in hand-me-downs? Yes, proudly

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 10

PEOPLE.COM 12

STAR TRACKS 14

SCOOP 27

INSIDER 34

REVIEWS 39

BODY WATCH 158

PASSAGES 160

PUZZLER 162

SECOND LOOK 164

STYLE WATCH 167

CHATTER 172

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Stewart Shining. Hair: Renya Xydis; Groomer: Liz Kelsh; Stylist: Nina & Clare Hallworth/Three Ladders. Insets (from left): Stephane Cardinale/People Avenue/Corbis; Jonathan Skow. Top insets (from left): George Pimentel/Wireimage; Nigel Parry; Jemal Countess/Wireimage; Frank Micelotta/Getty

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