March 02, 2009 12:00 PM

19 SCOOP

John Travolta’s family copes with the loss of Jett … Nicollette Sheridan bids farewell to Desperate Housewives … Tameka Raymond is on the mend

44 COVER

Immaturity, jealousy, fame. The untold story of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s troubled relationship—and how she’s coping

48 Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer jet to the Bahamas for a sunshine-filled Valentine’s weekend of pink sand beaches and romantic kisses

50 On-and-off pair Salma Hayek and French billionaire François-Henri Pinault wed in a surprise ceremony in Paris

52 The Real Housewives of New York City dish about the pros and cons of their new fame, nasty catfights on camera and season 2 highlights. Plus: Meet Kelly Killoren Bensimon, the newest face in the neighborhood

56 Weathering a flood, a faux fall and a noisy cell phone, Skating with Celebrities champs Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler marry in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

59 America’s Second Lady, Jill Biden, is back in the classroom and opening up her new home (with new bunk beds for the grandchildren for sleepovers!)

66 Celebrity chef Bobby Flay whips up an easy, tasty—and inexpensive—Oscar-viewing menu

68 Michael Jackson auctions off thousands of personal possessions (life-size MJ wax figure, anyone?) from his Neverland ranch

71 Gov. Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, opens up about being a new teen mom to her 2-month-old son Tripp

74 HEROES AMONG US

Mary Marzano helps the needy get a good night’s sleep by providing gently used towels, sheets, pillows—even fluffy bathrobes—discarded by hotels

77 Journalist Debra Gwartney’s powerful memoir tells of losing her two runaway daughters Amanda and Stephanie to a life on the streets—and of the love that brought the family back together again

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6

PEOPLE.COM 8

STAR TRACKS 10

SCOOP 19

INSIDER 24

REVIEWS 29

PASSAGES 64

PUZZLER 82

SECOND LOOK 84

STYLE WATCH 87

BODY WATCH 92

CHATTER 96

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Patrick Fraser/Corbis Outline. Right insets (from top): Lins-Ice/X 17; Coral Von Zumwalt; Dean Chapple/Splash News

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