February 02, 2009 12:00 PM

INAUGURATION 2009

50 COVER

THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA

A special look at the historic Inauguration of the 44th President, from the swearing-in to the First Family’s own celebrations. Plus: all about the star-studded parties and the new First Lady’s fabulous style

124 HEROES AMONG US

When crippled US Airways Flight 1549 had to ditch into New York City’s frigid Hudson River, the chances of survival for the 155 passengers aboard seemed slim. But thanks to the amazing skill of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III and his crew, they did—and here are their dramatic stories

23 SCOOP

AnnaLynne McCord gets cozy with her 90210 co-star … Britney Spears: new tour, new house … Joaquin Phoenix quits acting to rap … Vanessa Hudgens Twilight bound?

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6

PEOPLE.COM 9

STAR TRACKS 10

SCOOP 23

INSIDER 28

REVIEWS 35

BODY WATCH 108

PUZZLER 110

SECOND LOOK 112

STYLE WATCH 115

PASSAGES 123

CHATTER 128

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