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updated 04/03/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/03/2006 01:00AM

21 SCOOP
A new man for Paula Abdul ... George Clooney sells his Oscar swag ... Patrick Dempsey revs his engine ... A tattoo for Tori Spelling's fiancé ... Nicole Richie tries again with DJ AM

60 COVER
Nearly nine years after the death of Princess Diana, a British government probe is trying to sort out fact from speculation. A special PEOPLE report

54 With a new album and a busy new social life, Nick Lachey moves on with life after Jessica

58 Families from the FX reality show Black.White. reveal the conflicts and tensions of their race-swapping experiment

69 As Katie Holmes's due date nears, the actress and her fiancé Tom Cruise spend time with his kids

73 It's a Trump! The Donald and third wife Melania have their first child

74 To promote the sequel to Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone takes off on a European tour rated G for glam

76 Star Jones lands in the hospital due to complications from a breast lift

81 Some Ambien users say the drug made them gain weight and go berserk—while asleep

84 Though military training leaves scant free time, Prince William and Kate Middleton are closer than ever

86 Five years after his wife drowned their five children, Rusty Yates remarries

89 Gastric bypass surgery helps singer Etta James lose more than 200 lbs.

92 Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan puts his Mango days behind him

96 Surrogate mom April Petersen gives birth to a baby boy for a Belgian couple thousands of miles away

103 Did David Swain kill his wife, Shelley Tyre, while they were scuba diving on vacation? Or was it a terrible accident?

108 Lost big kahuna Jorge Garcia dishes on romance, onscreen and off

111 Actress Brooke Burns talks about her return to TV just five months after breaking her neck

116 Siblings Patrick and Josephine Droney throw fund-raisers to benefit kids—like themselves—who struggle with health problems

124 Evan Ross, son of superstar Diana, makes his big-screen debut in the movie ATL

127 Farewell to Jackie O designer Oleg Cassini

IN EVERY ISSUE

MAILBAG 6
PEOPLE.COM 9
STAR TRACKS 12
SCOOP 21
PICKS & PANS 31
INSIDER 53
PASSAGES 95
PUZZLER 114
STYLE WATCH 119
CHATTER 130

ON THE COVER Photograph by Cherruault/Sipa. Right insets (from top): Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Ginsburg/Spaly/Kristian/X 17; David Livingston/Getty

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