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October 2009

Clive Owen

page 128
Clive Owen is the kind of guy whom men find authentic and women find irresistible. But the most grounded guy in movies hasn't let that go to his head.

AMBER HEARD

page 150
With the body of a stripper and the mind of a philosopher, Amber Heard is quite the package. See what makes the starlet tick and why she's hell-bent on being seen as a serious actress.

SCOTT STORCH

page 116
Producer Scott Storch was a hit-making, high-rolling, starlet-seducing wunderkind. Then he went on a $30 million coke binge. Now back from the dark side, he's plotting a post-rehab return. But can he still drop a beat?

WISEGUY: CHRISTOPHER GUEST

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The mockumentary genius talks about how Spinal Tap got made, stifling laughter on-set, and the women who still throw their panties at him.

AIR SUPPLY

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Self-asphyxiation produces a euphoric high that takes sex to another level. And every year, hundreds of "average Joes" die while chasing this ultimate release.

ARE YOU STILL A MAMA'S BOY?

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It may seem sweet to call your mother five times a day, but when you have her on speed dial, seek her opinion about all your dates, and ask her to join you on business trips, it might be time to cut the cord.

CAREER COMA

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Between cutbacks and hiring freezes, it may seem like your career is in a vegetative state. But if you can snap out of that coma, there's plenty of success to be had.

SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE

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Swiss conman Helg Sgarbi spent years seducing and blackmailing wealthy and powerful European women out of millions of dollars. Then he went after the heiress to the BMW fortune, and the astonishing ride abruptly ended.

RULES OF STYLE: GIANLUCA ISAIA

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The head of the eponymous Neapolitan tailored-clothing house on great sex, great suits, and how the right approach can guarantee you both.

WHALE WATCHING

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Spurred by a bevy of reality shows, America's fascination with the obese has become borderline pathological. DETAILS contributor Simon Dumenco unearths the appeal behind "blubbernecking."

SARTORIAL SPECIAL

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DETAILS' ultimate style guide to the perfect suit for your body type, the patterns to embrace, the must-have accessories, and how to really talk to a tailor.

PLUS:

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, 63 signs you may be a pretentious tool, rugged vacations, canned beer, the best indoor plants, the dirtiest places you encounter every day, and winter knits.
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