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UPDATED 09/04/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/04/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

21 SCOOP
Kate Hudson steers clear of Owen Wilson (but pals say they're "smitten") ... Tom Cruise gets dumped by Paramount ... Brittany Murphy ends her engagement ... Plus: The IRS cracks down on star swag

64 COVER
Out of the blue, teacher John Mark Karr confesses to killing JonBenét Ramsey in 1996. But does the evidence against him add up?

72 The stars turn out for the young set at the Teen Choice Awards

79 Back with her drug-addled boyfriend, Kate Moss copes with his latest setback

80 Rafael Nadal, 20, has become the tennis tour's new hot shot

83 Restaurateur Mr. Chow keeps the party going—and the noodles flowing

87 Meet four people who eat for a living and are used to being asked, "Why aren't you fat?"

92 Emmy host Conan O'Brien gets ready for the big show

97 Why do 20,000 Americans, mostly women, convert to Islam each year?

103 Fabien Cousteau dives into the family business

104 With her snake, bird and fish creations, accessories designer Devi Kroell has success on a grand scale

107 Web sites like Missed Connections give would-be couples a second chance at romance

114 Jennifer Aniston speaks out: "I'm not engaged"

116 Queer Eye's Jai Rodriguez and Lucy Lawless pair on Celebrity Duets

119 Max Azria creates a couture line worthy of red-carpet royalty like Halle Berry and Beyoncé

123 Drugs helped Jim Sweet cope with Parkinson's—but did they turn him into an obsessive gambler?

143 In a new book, Toren Volkmann and his mom, Chris, tell their cautionary tale about teen drinking

156 Get ready for the new fall prime-time season

165 The mysterious kidnapping of Fox News's Steve Centanni: Nobody has claimed responsibility

166 OutKast's André 3000 and Big Boi talk fashion, family and filming

168 Animals that come to the rescue star in our menagerie of hero pets

178 Natalie Portman parts with a treasure for a cause

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6
PEOPLE.COM 9
STAR TRACKS 12
SCOOP 21
PICKS & PANS 35
INSIDER 63
PASSAGES 113
PUZZLER 140
STYLE WATCH 147
CHATTER 180

ON THE COVER Photograph by Randall Simons/Polaris. Inset: Rungroj Yongrit/Corbis. Upper Right Inset: Vera Anderson/Wireimage

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