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Monitor: Nov. 11, 2011

Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy, cause of Amy Winehouse's death determined, and more

Married
Sex and the City star Mario Cantone, 51, announced on Oct. 28 that he had married his longtime boyfriend, theater director Jerry Dixon, in New York City.

Expecting
Pop star Jessica Simpson, 31, who is engaged to NFL player Eric Johnson, 32, announced on Oct. 31 that she is pregnant with her first child…. Actor Bruce Willis, 56, will welcome his first child with wife Emma Heming Willis next year. He has three children with his ex-wife, Demi Moore.

Hired
Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel, 43, will emcee the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on April 28, 2012. Other hosts have included fellow late-night luminaries Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert.

Update
Singer Amy Winehouse died as a result of alcohol poisoning, according to a British coroner’s report. Although no illegal drugs were found in the 27-year-old’s system, the level of alcohol in her blood at the time of her death put her nearly five times over the legal driving limit.

Controversy
Hilary Swank, 37, has made changes to her management team, reportedly including leaving longtime manager Jason Weinberg, three weeks after news broke that she was paid to appear at an event where she wished controversial Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov a happy birthday.

Ailing
Singer Rihanna, 23, went to a hospital in Sweden on Oct. 31 to get checked for flulike symptoms. She canceled a concert in Malmö but tweeted an apology (complete with a photo of her IV).

Accidents
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 63, collapsed in a Paraguayan hotel shower on Oct. 25, knocking out two teeth. A local dentist repaired the teeth, and Tyler performed the following day…. Kun Lieu, a stuntman for The Expendables 2, was killed by an explosion while filming in Bulgaria on Oct. 27. Another stuntman was seriously injured. Nu Image/Millennium Films issued a statement: ”Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy.”

Deaths
Longtime Academy Awards producer Gil Cates, who produced 14 Oscar telecasts, passed away in L.A. on Oct. 31. He was 77.

Birthdays
Nov. 6: Emma Stone, 23; Ethan Hawke, 41; Thandie Newton, 39
Nov. 10: Tracy Morgan, 43
Nov. 11: Leonardo DiCaprio, 37; Stanley Tucci, 51

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)