Adele and her man Simon Konecki welcomed a baby boy on Friday, according to People.com.

No, they didn't steal it. What's wrong with you? She was pregnant.

The 24-year-old first announced her pregnancy via her blog, sharing with fans: "I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time."

In other words, I'm knocked up. Leave me alone.

Adele and her 36-year-old boyfriend were first spotted out together back in January 2012 and have continued to shoot down numerous engagement rumors, even causing Adele to clarify her status by taking to her own Twitter and tweeting: "I'm not married."

MELISSA RYCROFT HOSPITALIZED: "Dancing With the Stars"' Melissa Rycroft was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after sustaining head and neck injuries during practice, according to People.com.

The former "Bachelor" contestant, who has once again teamed up with partner Tony Dovolani on the show, was doing camera blocking for Monday's show when she fell and injured her head and neck, according to the magazine.

"Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined," Rycroft's rep told People magazine in a statement. "She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani.

"Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time."

Her status for Monday's show was considered questionable. E! Online reported that Rycroft had a herniated disc. She has since been released from the hospital.

Injuries on the "Dancing" set are not uncommon, but Dovolani is concerned that the former reality star's trip to the hospital could be more serious.

"Really concerned about @MelissaRycroft," he tweeted late Sunday night. "We don't know if we are dancing tomorrow !!!!! Please keep us in your prayers."

Rycroft, 29, has showcased her bubbly personality and determined spirit throughout the first few weeks of the show's competition, earning praise from the judges for her clean footwork and enthusiastic delivery.

"You have such a way of making everything look effortless," judge Carrie Ann Inaba gushed after Rycroft's jitterbug last week.

There is no word yet on whether Rycroft will join her fellow remaining seven competitors on the dance floor

LINDSAY LOHAN REPELS INTERVENTION ATTEMPT: After he failed at staging an intervention for his daughter Lindsay Lohan last week, Michael Lohan says he now plans to go court to gain a conservatorship over her affairs, ala Britney Spears.

Michael Lohan told an attorney his daughter is a substance abuser who hangs with the wrong group of people, including Dina Lohan. He apparently doesn't want to be the conservator so people don't think it's a money grab. He just wants to make sure it isn't Dina.

That's probably the first time anyone has heard that guy say something sensible.

Michael tried to stage an intervention on Friday, and apparently had his daughter's lawyers and management team on board. Lindsay responded by calling the police and threatening to get a restraining order against her father.

Michael wants Lindsay in rehab again, and wants her mother to agree to family therapy. Which smells like potentially the biggest reality show payday in history. It would be like teaching chimpanzees to drink tequila and throwing a case of Jose Cuervo into the cage.

Meanwhile, family members are said to be unanimously in opposition to Michael Lohan.

And in more exciting Lohan news, Lindsay will not be prosecuted for an alleged hit and run accident last month in New York City, according to TMZ.

Lohan was supposed to appear in court for her Sept. 19 arrest for leaving the scene of an accident, when she allegedly drove a Porsche into a bystander at The Dream Hotel.

After surveillance footage surfaced, prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to get a conviction and dropped the charges. The alleged victim can still pursue a civil case against Lohan.

Sources allegedly told TMZ Lohan is "ecstatic" about the case being dismissed, but she still plans to go after her accuser for defamation.

'TWILIGHT' PROMOTION BEGINS: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have separated ... to start promoting "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2."

How clever of me. See how I did that?

Actually, the couple is going solo on the first round of promotion for the upcoming final installment of the "Twilight" series.

Pattinson flew to Sydney over the weekend, where he signed autographs, posed for pictures and generally allowed himself to be the target of about three billion screaming Austrian females at the Australian premiere.

Meanwhile, Stewart landed in Tokyo on Monday morning to start making her own promotional rounds, according to E! News.

As for the rest of the cast about whom we don't care as much, Taylor Lautner is visiting Brazil, Ashley Greene will be heading to South Africa and Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed will swing by Scotland and Ireland.

BEING DUMPED BY JUSTIN WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING: It's all Justin Timberlake's fault.

Knew it.

Defense lawyer Leon Gladstone said in his opening statement of the Sam Lutfi defamation lawsuit against Britney Spears' parents that her breakup with longtime boyfriend Justin Timberlake a decade ago was the beginning of a downward spiral.

Spears' relationship with the fellow Mouseketeer "ended painfully," Gladstone said, after which her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, noticed a change in their daughter.

If you're ready for the short version of Britney Spears' life story, here it comes:

"This is a story of a close family, but not a perfect one," Gladstone said in his opening remarks, after Lutfi's attorney painted his client as a former confidant of Spears' who tried to keep her off drugs.

"It's a story," Gladstone continued, "of a man who actually wanted nothing more for his daughter than to live and be well. It's a story of a father who has had to step up and take action that he never thought he would have to take actions that didn't perhaps endear his daughter to him."

Michael Lohan?

Jamie Spears ultimately had to "force his daughter into rehab," counsel said. "He had to take her kids away. He had to get her into a conservatorship."

Britney underwent treatment at Promises in Malibu in early 2007 and ex-husband Kevin Federline was awarded primary custody of their sons, Sean and Jayden, that October. The conservatorship was established in February 2008 after Britney had been briefly hospitalized twice for psychiatric issues at UCLA Medical Center.

At the same time, Jamie took control of his daughter's estate, he and ex-wife Lynne (they have since reconciled, according to Gladstone) got a three-year restraining order against Lutfi, her self-styled former manager, who they accuse of manipulating their daughter and marshaling the paparazzi's surveillance of her during the months he became her near-constant companion.

In 2004, Britney tied the knot with childhood pal Jason Alexander on a whim; the marriage was annulled 55 hours later. Her "bizarre" behavior led to her estranging herself from her parents, who soon after realized she was abusing drugs, Gladstone said in court Monday.

Britney's marriage to backup dancer Kevin Federline later that year actually came as a relief to Jamie, who looked at it as the beginning of a calm period in which the beleaguered star also had her two sons, Gladstone said. But November 2006, when she filed for divorce, "was actually the beginning of the worst period of Britney's life." Over the next three months, she shaved her head and was in and out of rehab.

"To Jamie, this was a life and death battle," he said, "and Britney at this point was at her most vulnerable--and at the point that she is at her most vulnerable, she meets Mr. Lutfi."

Duh Duh DAAAAAA.

"Meanwhile, Britney is going from bad to worse," Gladstone continued. "She is at Rite Aid at 2 a.m. surrounded by paparazzi, and we have now heard these were arranged in advance as photo ops." (Lutfi has claimed that he would text photographers ahead of time so that the inevitable scrum around Britney would be more organized.)

Of course it would.

In January 2008, Britney locked herself in the bathroom with son Jayden one night, and paramedics and police were called to the house. She was taken by ambulance to UCLA and, when her parents arrived, she was strapped to a gurney and "belligerent," Gladstone described.

Jamie stayed with Britney in the hospital for three days, during which time she "didn't sleep a wink," the lawyer continued. "He is trying to do everything he can to save her life."

Britney was released, but didn't seem any better. On Jan. 28, 2008, Jamie got a phone call saying Lutfi had pushed his daughter out of the car while driving her to her house in the gated Summit community of Beverly Hills. (Lutfi has maintained that Britney suddenly jumped out without warning.) Jamie went to her house and confronted Lutfi. "He touched him one time," the attorney said, after which Lutfi backed away saying, "He hit me, he hit me!" It was also then that Lutfi told Jamie he had been grinding up pills to put in Britney's food, saying it was the only way to keep her on her medication.

In addition to defamation against the Spears and breach of contract against Britney, Lutfi is suing Jamie for battery, alleging he hit him in the stomach.

"Did he touch Mr. Lutfi? Yes. Did he punch Sam Lutfi? No," Gladstone said, noting that Lutfi never reported any incident to police. "As far as Jamie Spears was concerned, he was in the business of life and death."

Britney ended up hospitalized on another 5150 psychiatric hold in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, after which Jamie established the conservatorship and he and Lynne filed for a restraining order against Lutfi.

Joel Boxer, who is representing Britney in the lawsuit, told the court that Lutfi was "totally unqualified to manage a superstar." Lutfi did sign a contract, Boxer said, but he "did not earn a dollar for Britney" and his claim that she orally agreed to give him 15 percent of her earnings is outrageous. Lutfi never followed up with Britney's money manager to complain that he wasn't getting paid and he never provided them with his social security number, Boxer said.

"Sam Lutfi tried to take advantage of a very vulnerable Britney Spears," Boxer told the jury. "Whether he gets away with it is a chapter to be written by you, ladies and gentlemen."

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.

OCTOBER 23 IN HISTORY

Tuesday is Oct. 23, the 297th day of 2012. There are 69 days left in the year.

1862: King Otto of Greece was deposed in a revolt.

1915: Tens of thousands of women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

1932: Comedian Fred Allen began his first regular radio show for CBS, "The Linit Bath Club Revue."

1935: Mobster Dutch Schultz, 34, was shot and mortally wounded with three other men during a gangland hit at the Palace Chophouse in Newark, N.J. (Schultz died the following day.)

1942: During World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt, resulting in an Allied victory.

1954: West Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which it did the following year.

1956: A student-sparked revolt against Hungary's Communist rule began; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down within weeks.

1972: The musical "Pippin" opened on Broadway.

1980: The resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced.

1983: A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. service members, most of them Marines. A near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.

1987: The U.S. Senate rejected, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.

1992: Japanese Emperor Akihito began a visit to China, the first by a Japanese monarch.

1995: A jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena. (Saldivar is serving a life prison sentence.)

2002: Gunmen seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage and threatening to kill their captives unless the Russian army pulled out of Chechnya. President George W. Bush signed the biggest military spending increase since Ronald Reagan's administration -- a $355.5 billion package. The San Francisco Giants edged the Anaheim Angels, 4-3, to tie the World Series at two games each.

2007: Evacuations due to out-of-control wildfires in Southern California topped 500,000; President George W. Bush declared a federal emergency for seven counties. Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven thundered into orbit for a complex space station construction mission.

2011: Libya's interim rulers declared the country liberated, formally marking the end of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year tyranny. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, killing some 600 people. Tim Tebow rallied the Broncos for two touchdowns in the final 2:44 of the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Matt Prater's 52-yard field goal gave Denver an improbable 18-15 victory over the stunned Miami Dolphins.

BIRTHDAYS

Baseball Hall of Famer and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning, R-Ky., (81), movie director Philip Kaufman (76), soccer great Pele (72), movie director Ang Lee (58), country singer Dwight Yoakam (56), community activist Martin Luther King III (55), movie director Sam Raimi (53), parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic (53), rock musician Robert Trujillo (Metallica) (48), CNN medical reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta (43), actress Vivian Bang (TV: "Sullivan & Son") (39), TV personality and host Cat Deeley (36), actor Ryan Reynolds (36).

Associated Press