Passages

UPDATED 08/27/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/27/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT

LEGAL MATTERS
Jennifer Lopez went to court Aug. 6 in L.A. to enforce an arbitrator's decision that she should receive nearly $545,000 from her first husband, Ojani Noa, 33, for his plans to pen a tell-all accusing her of multiple affairs during their marriage. (In a previous settlement, Noa had agreed not to attempt to profit by disclosing private details of their relationship.) A rep for Noa, whom Lopez divorced in 1998 after nearly a year of marriage, tells PEOPLE, "He doesn't [think] that he's said anything bad about her or disrespected her in any way." ... Mary Winkler, 33—who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of her husband, minister Matthew Winkler—was freed Aug. 14 after spending 67 days in custody. She was released from a Tennessee mental health facility where she received treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder following a five-month stint in county jail. Mary's three daughters are living with her late husband's family, who have filed to adopt the children.

BIRTHS
Spice Girl Emma Bunton, 31, became a first-time mum when she and her singer-boyfriend of eight years, Jade Jones, 28, welcomed son Beau in London Aug. 10. Speaking outside the hospital just after the baby's arrival, Jones said, "Emma is tucking into some flapjacks and Coca-Cola as we speak." ... Former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert, 32, and her partner, TV writer-producer Allison Adler, 40, greeted their second child, daughter Sawyer, Aug. 2 in L.A. Gilbert carried the newborn to term. In 2004 the couple had son Levi, 2.

EXPECTING
Helena Bonham Carter, 41, and her beau of six years, director Tim Burton, 49, are awaiting their second child, due in December.

SPLIT
After nearly six years of marriage, actress Christina Applegate's (inset) divorce from actor Johnathon Schaech became final Aug. 10. Schaech, 37, tells PEOPLE, "I'm looking forward to moving on and finding someone special."

STEPPING DOWN
Karl Rove, 56, Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, announced Aug. 13 that he would resign at the end of the month. The political strategist was been nicknamed "The Architect" for masterminding Bush's two White House victories. Rove said he would return to Ingram, Texas, to spend more time with his wife, Darby, 58, and son Andrew, a college student.

DEATHS
Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto, 89, died Aug. 13 in West Orange, N.J., following a bout with pneumonia. Nicknamed "The Scooter," he played shortstop for the Yankees from 1941 to 1956, during which time the team won seven World Series. Rizzuto then embarked on a successful career as a sportscaster with his signature exclamation "Holy cow!"

RESOLUTION?
Lindsay Lohan's parents may soon reach a settlement in their protracted divorce saga. After a closed conference Aug. 10 at a Mineola, N.Y., court, a lawyer for her father, Michael, 47, said he expected a resolution before Aug. 17, the next scheduled court date. "I'm happy we're working on an agreement," added her mom, Dina, 44. The couple—who have three other kids—declined to address reports that Lindsay (who was arrested for suspicion of DUI and cocaine possession July 24) is now in rehab at Utah's Cirque Lodge. "I speak to her all the time," Dina told People. "She's doing wonderful."

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