This week in savage beatings
• Country singer Chris Cagle (left) and his girlfriend got into a “drunken brawl” Wednesday morning and were arrested for domestic assault, according to TMZ. Allegedly, Jennifer Tant hit Cagle with an umbrella, and he hit her with a purse; a police affidavit says the couple were intoxicated before getting into it phyiscally.
• Dwayne McKenzie, a member of 50 Cent’s posse, was arrested for allegedly choking and hitting a woman with a belt at Fiddy’s mansion in Farmington, Conn. on Tuesday. He was charged with strangulation, assault, breach of peace and unlawful restraint, TMZ says, and released on $10,000 bail. Fiddy had no comment on the arrest.
• A man is suing Eddie Griffin for allegedly roughing him up (and dropping some seriously racially charged language to boot) on the set of a TV pilot. Vince Beane, a production manager on the pilot, claims Eddie flipped out when he found out Beane booked a cheap hotel room for the comic and his mom, TMZ says. Griffin’s folks say the claim is “completely absurd.” (Below: Our exclusive artist's rendition of the incident.)