updated 12/12/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/12/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn relax at a resort...
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tour China...
George Clooney helps free a prisoner...
Simon Cowell signs for another five seasons of American Idol
58 COVER Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
Friends and family tell what's behind the split and what's next for the former Newlyweds
66 After Katrina, the people of New Orleans are still struggling
75 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie lend help in Pakistan
79 Happy Days' Pat Morita dies of alcoholism
82 Life on the road hasn't been idle for Kelly Clarkson and opening act Graham Colton
84 And the winner is....
A 157 lbs. thinner Matt Hoover bests the other Losers to take home $250,000
87 Nip/Tuck's unplastic Joely Richardson
90 "Run It" singer Chris Brown has all the right moves
93 Bones heartthrob David Boreanaz savors success and downtime as Dad
99 Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips, faces a Dec. 13 execution for murder
103 After being widowed on 9/11, Broadway's LaChanze returns to the stage in Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple
107 Hairstylist Ted Gibson is the mane man to the stars
113 Neil Diamond looks back at a gem of a career
118 Sissy Lusk, who shared her 222-lb. weight loss with PEOPLE, returns to share healthy eating tips
121 Suzan Hughes wants son Alex, 13, to enjoy more of his vast inheritance now
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
STAR TRACKS 12
PICKS & PANS 33
CRIME WATCH 110
STYLE WATCH 157
ROYAL WATCH 171
126 Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban celebrate Thanksgiving together in Nashville with their parents in tow
128 Designer Kenneth Cole rallies celebs for World AIDS Day
130 The Chronicles of Narnia leads the way as multiplexes brace for the holiday season
137 A new photo book looks back on the charmed and tragic life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
145 Barbra Streisand dishes on married life and her early TV specials
151 Losing mother Judi to cancer when he was 12, NFL quarterback Brian Griese helps other grieving children pick up the pieces
167 Romanian refugee Cornelia Zicu turns her day spa into a celebrity favorite
173 Thousands are flocking to see Nepalese teenager Ram Bomjon, who some believe is the next Buddha