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Everyone wanted "Friends" on newsstands in September, and one of the stars of NBC's popular sitcom, Jennifer Aniston, grabbed the spotlight as the fall TV season hit the airwaves.

Ms. Aniston scored 9.5 points and five covers, with a solo appearance on In Style and a group shot with her co-stars on Us, as well as spots on Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide in features about the new TV season. She also made a dual appearance with her beau, superstar Brad Pitt, on People.

In second place is Michelle Pfeiffer, as the movie actress toted up 4 points and two covers for the month. Her new romantic comedy about divorce with Bruce Willis, "The Story of Us," is ready to debut in theaters. She graced the front of Premiere, as well as a People cover story on actresses who were "fabulous" in their 40s -- also featuring Kim Basinger, Andie MacDowell and Rene Russo.

Everyone else is vying for third place, with 17 actors and musicians rating 3 points apiece. Besides the quintet of other "Friends" stars -- Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer -- those making the grade include "For Love of the Game" star Kevin Costner, on In Style; "Today" co-host Katie Couric, on Good Housekeeping; hip-hop star Lauryn Hill, on Harper's Bazaar; "Spin City" lead Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan, on Redbook; the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, on Vanity Fair; singer and actress Bette Midler, on Ladies' Home Journal; and actress Sharon Stone on Movieline.

Cover Story is Ad Age's monthly ranking of celebrities' popularity as reflected by their appearances on the covers of more than 30 of the nation's leading

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