Actors Sean Penn, 47, and Robin Wright Penn, 42, have put a stop to their divorce proceedings, according to court papers filed in San Rafael, Calif., April 8. Penn filed for divorce on Dec. 7, 2007, from his wife, who submitted her own petition two weeks later. Wed in 1996, the couple have daughter Dylan, 17, and son Hopper, 14. • Mischa Barton (inset), 22, was sentenced in Beverly Hills April 10 to three years of unsupervised probation, stemming from her DUI arrest last December. The former O.C. star pleaded no contest to drunken driving in a plea deal that will spare her jail time and was ordered to complete a three-month alcohol-education class and pay fines totaling nearly $2,000. A marijuana possession charge was dropped. • Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling, 42, testified in a New York City court April 14 to stop the publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon. The writer, who is working on her own companion piece, said, “I believe that it is sloppy, lazy and that it takes my work wholesale, verbatim.” An attorney for RDR Books has claimed, “It’s a very legitimate literary activity,” adding, “Like a reference book or a guide to literature, it’s a long-recognized genre.”
Their three sons: Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, 38, and her husband of 10 years, playwright Andrew Upton, had son Ignatius in Sydney April 13. The newborn joins brothers Dashiell, 6, and Roman, 4. • Elisabeth Röhm, 35, formerly of Law & Order, greeted her first child, daughter Easton, with her fiancé, clothing entrepreneur Ron Wooster, 40, in L.A. April 10. • It’s a girl for former Full House actress Jodie Sweetin, 26, and her husband of nine months, set designer Cody Herpin, 31, who welcomed their first child, daughter Zoie, in Long Beach, Calif., April 12. • Musician-producer Erin Davis, 36, son of late jazz legend Miles Davis, became a dad when wife Kim, 33, an esthetician, had daughter Finley in Santa Monica, Calif., April 2.
24 actress Marisol Nichols, 36, tied the knot with filmmaker Taron Lexton, 23, at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in L.A. April 13.
Toni Braxton, 41, has canceled the remainder of this month’s performances of Toni Braxton: Revealed at the Flamingo Showroom in Las Vegas, following her April 7 hospitalization for chest pains. The Grammy winner, who was first diagnosed with the heart condition pericarditis after the birth of her second son in 2003, was kept overnight and released from the medical center the next day.