updated 09/04/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/04/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
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
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
STAR TRACKS 12
PICKS & PANS 35
STYLE WATCH 147
ON THE COVER Photograph by Randall Simons/Polaris. Inset: Rungroj Yongrit/Corbis. Upper Right Inset: Vera Anderson/Wireimage