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Monitor: Nov. 4, 2011

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Expecting
Former ER star Linda Cardellini, 36, will welcome her first child with boyfriend Steven Rodriguez next year.

Births
Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay, 47, adopted a son, Andrew Nicolas, with actor husband Peter Hermann, 44, in October. The couple adopted a baby girl in the spring…. French president Nicolas Sarkozy, 56, and wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, welcomed their first child, a girl named Giulia, on Oct. 19.

Married
Actor Robin Williams, 60, married Susan Schneider on Oct. 23 in Napa Valley, Calif. This is his third marriage…. Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas, 29, married Stephen Stagliano, 27, on Oct. 22 in Palmetto, Ga. Though she became engaged to Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak in 2008, they called off their engagement that same year…. Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show), 35, married actress Bijou Phillips, 31, in Ireland on Oct. 18.

Awards
Comedian Will Ferrell, 44, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 23.

Ailing
Singer John Mayer, 34, underwent throat surgery to remove a granuloma near his vocal cords on Oct. 20. His album Born and Raised has been pushed to 2012…. Country singer Loretta Lynn, 76, was hospitalized with pneumonia on Oct. 22. According to her official website, she ”feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November [concert] dates.”

Courts
Director John Singleton, 43, has sued Paramount Pictures for breach of contract, claiming that the studio backed out of a promise to distribute two of his films in exchange for distribution rights for Hustle & Flow, which Singleton produced. He is seeking at least $20 million. Paramount has said the claims ”have no merit.”… Lindsay Lohan, 25, had her probation revoked on Oct. 19 after a judge ruled that she failed her probation. A Nov. 2 hearing will decide whether she must return to jail. ”Lindsay is hoping the court will reinstate probation,” her rep tells EW.

Birthdays
Oct. 31: Peter Jackson, 50
Nov. 1: Toni Collette, 39
Nov. 3: Roseanne Barr, 59
Nov. 4: Sean ”Diddy” Combs, 42; Matthew McConaughey, 42

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)