December 22, 2008 12:00 PM

27 SCOOP

Shania Twain’s surprising traveling companion … Senator Fran Drescher? … John Krasinski and Emily Blunt: dating! … Paula Abdul moves out

54 COVER

Tom Cruise shares personal family photos from his private album and opens up about Katie, Suri and his life as a dad

62 Proud papa Ricky Martin shows off his twin boys Valentino and Matteo—born via surrogate—and reveals the joys of double-duty daddyhood without a nanny

68 After nearly 28 years in a coma, socialite Sunny von Bülow dies at age 77

70 After Allison Clarke’s son was treated for cancer, she founded Flashes of Hope to give other kids fighting the disease a reason to smile: professional pictures by volunteer photographers

78 Miranda Cosgrove, Lance Bass, Billy Ray Cyrus and other celebrities pose for intimate portraits with their very best friends—their pets

87 Thirteen years after he was acquitted of murder, O.J. Simpson is found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas—and will spend at least nine years behind bars

95 Unlucky in love as the runner-up on The Bachelorette, Seattle single dad Jason Mesnick tries again as The Bachelor (and gets engaged!)

99 Back up to 200 lbs., after gaining back 40 lbs., a frustrated Oprah admits, “I’m mad at myself”

109 Martha Padgett and Karen Wesolowski wanted a baby so badly, they both underwent IVF—and ended up with quadruplets

112 HEROES AMONG US

North Dakota’s State Bank & Trust gave employees $1,000 each last year—and told them to pay it forward

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 10

PEOPLE.COM 12

STAR TRACKS 14

SCOOP 27

INSIDER 33

REVIEWS 37

PASSAGES 84

PUZZLER 90

SECOND LOOK 92

STYLE WATCH 101

BODY WATCH 106

CHATTER 116

ON THE COVER

Photograph Tom Munro/Courtesy Tom Cruise. Insets (from top): Hector Vallenilla/Pacific Coast News; Courtesy Tom Cruise. Right insets (from top): Pablo Alfaro/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/Filmmagic

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