Buzz Bites (8/9/11): Gavin DeGraw Beaten And Hospitalized

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+ Gavin DeGraw was reportedly attacked yesterday in New York's East Village and was hospitalized. His planned concert tonight in Saratoga Springs, New York, has been canceled. We wish him a speedy recovery. (MTV News)

+ Jay-Z and Kanye West didn't call their collaboration album Watch The Throne for nothing. Insiders are predicting the album, released yesterday, will sell between 400,000 and 500,000 copies in its first week. Consider the throne watched. (Neon Limelight)

+ Joe Jonas had a full dance card yesterday as he waved to fans at the film premiere of "30 Minutes or Less." Earlier he performed his single "See No More" on "Lopez Tonight." (Just Jared Jr.)

+ We're pumped to see Nicki Minaj's animated character in "Ice Age: Continental Drift." The role she plays was literally made for her. Minaj reveals she was told, "We wrote in a part just for you 'cause we really want you to be a part of this movie." (MTV News)

+ We're all about good hugs, and it looks like Rihanna is, too. Check out some photos of the serious love she's giving to fans at meet and greets. (ONTD)