A judge in Orlando allowed former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak, 44, arrested in February for allegedly plotting to abduct a romantic rival, to remove her electronic monitoring anklet Aug. 30. Nowak’s attorneys have filed a notice of intent to rely on an insanity defense on charges of attempted kidnapping and battery. She will stand trial later this month…. Matt LeBlanc’s ex-business manager sued the former Friends star, 40, in L.A. Aug. 27, alleging that he owes her at least $1 million. Camille Cerio, 44, claims that the actor stopped paying her in 2000 after agreeing to pay her 15 percent of his earnings from the series and his spinoff Joey. His rep could not be reached for comment…. Brian Bonsall, 25, who played Michael J. Fox’s little brother Andy Keaton on the 1980s sitcom Family Ties, was sentenced in Boulder, Colo., Aug. 31 to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to the third-degree assault last March of his girlfriend. His lawyer said Bonsall, who had initially claimed self-defense, is working in construction and playing in a band, has completed a 30-day rehab program and has been sober for more than five months. He also said the couple are back together.
The L.A. Galaxy will lose its new midfielder, British soccer star David Beckham, 32, for about six weeks due to a sprained ligament in his right knee. “It’s been a year of amazing highs and frustrating lows, but I’m hopeful that I can still play a part this season,” wrote Beckham on his Web site Aug. 31.
Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire, 32, tied the knot with Jennifer Meyer, 30, in a sunset ceremony Sept. 3 on Hawaii’s Big Island. A small group of family and friends, including Leonardo DiCaprio, attended. The couple have a 10-month-old daughter, Ruby…. Dancing with the Stars‘ Alec Mazo, 29, and Edyta Sliwinska said “I do” in San Francisco Sept. 1.
NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, 35, of the Miami Heat, filed for divorce from his wife of nearly five years, Shaunie, 32, Sept. 4, the Miami Herald reports.
Arthur Jones, 80, inventor of the Nautilus fitness machines, died of natural causes Aug. 28 at his home in Ocala, Fla. Credited with revolutionizing gym equipment, Jones’s contraptions originated in the late 1960s as part of his quest for “a thinking person’s barbell.”
Italian designer Valentino Garavani, 75, famous for his couture gowns, announced Sept. 4 that he was stepping down as head designer of his fashion house in January 2008. The magnate (left, with Uma Thurman on July 7), who has dressed European royalty and Hollywood stars, celebrated 45 years in the industry in July with a three-day gala attended by actress Sarah Jessica Parker, rocker Mick Jagger, model Claudia Schiffer and Princess Caroline. He is preparing new collections for his final two shows in October and January, both in Paris. Future plans: “It’s my intention to create and support institutions that promote the study of design and preserve the art of fashion.”