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updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

27 SCOOP
Denise Richards's new ring from Charlie (photos Inside)...
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: Are they engaged?...
Paula Abdul's struggles with bulimia...
Chelsea Clinton steps out with her new man

SEXIEST MAN ALIVE
80 COVER
It all began with Mel Gibson in '85. This year, a charming, down-to-earth and very buff Matthew McConaughey takes the top prize. Rounding out our hot list are the likes of George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Orlando Bloom, Vince Vaughn, Nick Lachey and Brad Pitt.
Plus, bad boys, funny guys, smart guys, tattooed guys and much more

IN EVERY ISSUE

MAILBAG 8
INSIDE PEOPLE 10
STAR TRACKS 18
SCOOP 27
PICKS & PANS 47
INSIDER 71
PASSAGES 207
PUZZLER 232
STYLE WATCH 235
CRIME WATCH 247
CHATTER 254

72 Tom & Katie
The future Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cruise make the rounds

74 CMA
Nashville comes to New York City for country music's biggest night

208 Bo Bice
Bo knows diapers: The American Idol rocker becomes a dad

212 Campus Caring
Kids facing a bleak future get a fresh start at a place called Mooseheart

220 Littlest Angel
Baylie Owen, 6, has raised $30,000 for research into her rare medical condition

223 Body
Heidi Klum models lingerie two months after giving birth

227 Local Heroes
Cancer survivor Jill Wolford helps other patients in need

241 Mystery
Who is Lord Buckingham?

248 20th Anniversary
Celebrating all things Oprah

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