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updated 08/27/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/27/2007 01:00AM

19 SCOOP
Lauren Conrad's bitter Hills feud ... The price is risky for Drew Carey ... Melanie Brown's secret wedding ... Plus: Paris Hilton pairs up with Adrian Grenier (on camera at least!)

60 COVER
Britney Spears faces the fight of her life as ex-husband Kevin Federline heads to court seeking primary custody of their children

52 Ten-year-old Kendell Lewis wanted to go back to his old school in New Orleans. On Aug. 13, his wish came true

69 New evidence surfaces in the case of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal

73 With his gift for gab, TV's Merv Griffin made a fortune, friends and fans

76 Manhattan socialite Brooke Astor, known for her generous charity work, dies at age 105

79 Teen heartthrob Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers band, speaks out about living with Type I diabetes

82 Former WWE wrestler Brian "Crush" Adams dies mysteriously in his Tampa home

85 Natasha Aeriel, the sole survivor of a brutal shooting attack in Newark, N.J., speaks up—and stirs her city to take back its streets

88 Access Hollywood cohost Nancy O'Dell welcomes her first child, daughter Ashby

91 Ex-Reba star Scarlett Pomers reveals how yoga helped her come back from an eating disorder

96 Black bears are breaking into homes around Lake Tahoe, stealing food and trashing property

100 Friends of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt counter the endless rumors surrounding their relationship

105 Why have at least four autistic children recently died in group homes?

108 The plush Key West lifestyle of Ernest Hemingway's famous six-toed cats may be coming to an end

111 Almost two decades after his Wonder Years debut, Fred Savage uses his know-how with kid actors to direct Daddy Day Camp

123 Law school professor Elyn Saks recounts her struggle with schizophrenia

127 BODYWATCH
Anne Hathaway gets buff to play tough in Get Smart

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6
INSIDE PEOPLE 9
STAR TRACKS 10
SCOOP 19
REVIEWS 31
INSIDER 51
PASSAGES 94
STYLE WATCH 115
PUZZLER 120
CHATTER 130

ON THE COVER
Photograph by MBF/X 17. Insets (from top): Bill Nation/Corbis Sygma; Ahmad Elatab/Jackson Lee/Splash News; Paul Grover

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