updated 12/05/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/05/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
Usher raps about his favorite movies...
Simon Cowell is negotiating a new Idol contract...
Russell Crowe cops a plea ...
Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman call a Late Night truce...
150 COVER Britney Spears and Kevin Federline celebrate their first Thanksgiving with baby Sean Preston at their home in Malibu
61 Books, CDs, DVDs and gotta-have-it gadgets in our sparkling holiday gift guide
84 Did David Ludwig kill Kara Borden's parents after they learned of the teens' secret relationship?
90 Get a look at scenes from Jennifer Aniston's new comedy Rumor Has It
92 Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman tie the knot
99 ET's Steven Cojocaru shares his ordeal of a second kidney transplant
102 Dad-to-be Tom Cruise looks forward to Katie's home sonogram
105 Brad, Angelina and others join Muhammad Ali at his new cultural center
109 Rachael Ray launches her own magazine. Next up? A talk show
114 After two months, Kimberly Stewart gets engaged to Laguna Beach star Talan Torriero
116 The war of words between Alec Baldwin and ex Kim Basinger gets angrier
119 Some preschools are tossing out tots who don't toe the line
125 Jennifer Garner takes time off for family
127 Nancy Hemenway helps infertile couples realize their dream: a baby!
131 Sela Ward of House takes on a new role: making emergency kits for families
135 Celebs are sweet on baker Raven Dennis's cakes
IN EVERY ISSUE
STAR TRACKS 12
PICKS & PANS 35
ROYAL WATCH 156
STYLE WATCH 181
138 Former Brit soldier James Blunt storms the pop charts
141 Hilary Duff and Joel Madden dish on their duo
144 Country music likes the tasty tunes of Sugarland
154 Kids in tow, Brad and Angelina spotlight humanitarian causes in D.C.
158 Philadelphia mourns the death of Terrell Pough, a devoted single dad at 18
163 Bishop Charles Blake says it's time for his African-American flock to give back
169 In a new memoir, model Petra Nemcova recalls the tsunami that took her boyfriend's life
175 Prison Break's Stacy Keach knows what it's like to be an inmate: he had a view from the inside
191 Celebs toast Gucci's creative force Frida Giannini
194 Paul English discovers the secrets to getting a real, live human on a help line
197 Professor Wally Bacon became a woman, and no one was more supportive than his wife, Lynne