PASSAGES: Marc Anthony, Wife Reconcile
RECONCILED: Latin pop sensation Marc Anthony, 34, and his wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, 28, have reunited three months after they announced their separation, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue. The two, who were wed in May 2000 and have a 1-year-old son, Cristian, plan to renew their wedding vows in December in Puerto Rico, where his parents reside.
MOURNED: Minnesota Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, 58, was killed in a plane crash Friday in northern Minnesota along with his wife, daughter and five others, the Associated Press reports. The twin-engine private plane went down about 175 miles north of Minneapolis. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Wellstone, a former college professor, had been locked in a key election battle for Democratic control of the Senate.
RELIEVED: Three-time Wimbledon champ Boris Becker, 34, was convicted of tax evasion in a German courtroom Thursday but left a free man after the judge rejected prosecutors’ demands that he be sent to prison, AP reports. Instead, the retired star, who’d been under tax investigation for the past decade, was given two years’ probation and fined $300,000. He was also ordered to donate another $200,000 to charity. Becker called his legal ordeal “brutal” and credited it, in part, with prompting his retirement from tennis three years ago.
DEMANDED: A group of barbers in Los Angeles has asked the Rev. Jesse Jackson to apologize for demanding an apology from the makers of the hit movie “Barbershop,” Reuters reports, calling the situation a classic case of “what goes around comes around.” Members of the National Association of Cosmetologists on Thursday said that Jackson erred last month when he demanded that the filmmakers apologize for their onscreen jokes about civil rights icons Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. A Jackson spokeswoman was not immediately available to comment.
REMEMBERED: Late Beatle George Harrison, who died of cancer at age 58 in November 2001, will be awarded a posthumous honor for his contribution to British film at an awards ceremony in London next week, Reuters reports. Harrison, who owned the highly regarded production company Handmade Films (whose movies included Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” and “Mona Lisa”), will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts with independent film at the British Independent Film Awards.