Mantenna – Gavin DeGraw Assaulted by Thugs

by ncoles   August 09, 2011 at 9:00PM  |  Views: 1,110
Gavin DeGraw gets beaten up, Dirty Dancing gets a reboot, and Amazon is selling baseball bats like hotcakes...the Mantenna, apply directly to the forehead.

Singer Gavin DeGraw Assaulted



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Early this morning singer Gavin DeGraw was attacked by "a gang of thugs" in New York City. The "I Don't Want to Be" singer left a bar around 4 am when "some kind of argument" broke out between him and a group of unidentified men. A dazed and bloodied DeGraw was rushed to hospital. A rep for the singer released a statement saying, "Gavin DeGraw is currently recovering and in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital where he was taken … by ambulance after he was attacked by a group of assailants. He suffers from a concussion, broken nose, black eyes, cuts and bruises. The police are conducting an investigation of the attack. Gavin and his family appreciate everyone's concern at this time. We have no information yet regarding his upcoming concert dates and promotion for his new album." The singer was later questioned by police but says he doesn't "remember much" about the altercation.

Dirty Dancing Gets a Remake

Lionsgate has announced it is rebooting the 1987 coming-of-age dance flick Dirty Dancing. Lionsgate said it was inspired to remake the classic film after a Facebook fan page notched up over nine million fans. The remake will be helmed by High School Musical director Kenny Ortega who choreographed the original film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Ortega said, "I am looking forward to assembling a great creative team and an exciting cast to bring Dirty Dancing to the screen for a new generation." Some names being thrown around for the leads include Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, and Glee's Michele Lea.

Baseball Bats and Other Blunt Objects Score Top Spot on Amazon's Sales List in the U.K.



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The deadly riots in England might have everyone from police to innocent pedestrians worried about the safety and security of their neighborhood, but it's doing wonders to Amazon's overseas sales department, particularly in the sporting goods section. The Telegraph reports that sales of baseball bats and police batons are among the most purchased items in the wake of the riots that are spreading across South London, earning seven of the top 10 most purchased items for the online shopping giant. The recent sales of the sometimes deadly weapon alone have catapulted bats to the site's 125th highest selling item of all time from its original spot at 6,562.

Apple is the World's Most Profitable Company for Almost an Entire Day

It's hard to believe that a company like Apple that was once on the cusp of turning into financial dust has not only bounced back, but has also become one of the profitable and successful businesses in the world. It's twice as impressive when you realize that they briefly beat an oil conglomerate in the market for longer than a nanosecond. Steve Jobs' behemoth empire saw a small jump in their stock price on the NASDAQ market on Tuesday that inched up above Exxon's stock price by just over $27 for part of the trading day. Apple, however, didn't finish the day ahead of Exxon since the oil giant was able to inch its price over Apple's by the close of trading.

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