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Chris Brown -- Violent Outburst at 'GMA'

3/22/2011 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown exploded in rage behind the scenes at "Good Morning America" this morning ... smashing a window and storming out without a shirt ... sources tell TMZ ... and it was triggered by on-air questions about the Rihanna incident.

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ABC sources tell TMZ ... Brown performed and was interviewed by Robin Roberts live from the Times Square studio when she began asking about the infamous incident. 

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Brown tried to redirect the questions to focus on his album -- but Roberts continued to ask about Brown's legal issues stemming from the Rihanna incident.



We're told after the interview, Brown freaked out, storming into his dressing room and screaming so loud, the people in hair and makeup became alarmed and called security.

We're told Brown was out of control, and one source present tells us he smashed a window in his dressing room, and the glass shattered and some shards fell onto 43rd and Broadway.  ABC security tells TMZ ... the window was shattered with a chair.

We're told by the time security rushed the area, Brown had ripped off his shirt and left the building, blowing off another performance he was supposed to do for the ABC website.

And sources say ... on his way out of the building, Brown confronted a segment producer, got in his face and stared him down.   People from the show got in between Chris and the producer to diffuse the situation.

Remember -- Brown is on probation for the felony beating and he's required to obey all laws. 

UPDATE 6:49 AM PT:  Brown just tweeted, "I'm so over people bringing this past s**t up!!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for there bulls**t."

UPDATE 6:59 AM PT: Brown has already deleted the previous tweet ... and added a new one that reads, "All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I'm so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!"

UPDATE 7:48 AM PT: Glass workers just showed up to fix Brown's handiwork.

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Robin Roberts -- Chris Approved My Rihanna Q's


Robin Roberts asked Chris Brown if she could ask him about the Rihanna incident BEFORE the live interview began on "GMA" this morning ... this according to sources connected to the production.

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Sources tell TMZ ... Roberts insists both she and other "GMA" staff members spoke with Chris before the interview and asked if it would be OK to ask "a few questions" about the Rihanna incident ... and Chris approved.

As TMZ first reported, Brown flipped out after the interview -- and apparently smashed a window in his dressing room.

Robin is telling people at the show she did NOT try to set him up ... and insists, "I'm pulling for the guy."

As for the broken window, no one in the studio saw Chris throw the chair into the window ... but he was definitely in the dressing room when the window was smashed.


Sandra Bullock's Play Date with Lil' Louis!


Sandra Bullock took some time out of her busy shooting schedule in NYC to spend some time with the man in her life -- her adorable son Louis Bardo!

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Bullock and her lil' man were spotted playing at a park this weekend in New York, where they're staying while Sandra films  "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" with Tom Hanks and John Goodman.

Check out all the crazy cute photos!

Katherine Heigl -- Smokin' Hot


The only thing hotter than Katherine Heigl in a black bikini ... her electronic cigarette.

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The 32-year-old former TV actress soaked her bones in the Miami sun this weekend.

Addicting.


Angelina and Brad -- Maximum Children


Much like a comet or a supermoon (whatever that is), it was a rare sighting in New Orleans yesterday when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were spotted out with all six of their children.

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You won't see them all together like this again for another 75 years.


Miami Dolphins QB -- Making a Boob of Himself


Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne should be having a stressful summer -- with his starting gig in jeopardy and that whole NFL lockout thing -- but you wouldn't know it by the way he's partying it up in the Bahamas!!

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Henne was snapped over the weekend at bar in Nassau, where he stuffed a couple of balloons up his shirt and partied it up with a few friends.

Let's hope this is the only artificial substance Henne is ever caught putting in his system.


Whose '80s Hair?!


Try and guess which super celebrity had some serious (and non-gender specific) '80s hair!

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Hair-larious.


Celebrity Scramble!


Can you guess whose pretty puss was given one hell of a celebrity scramblin'?!

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Bump Watch -- Hollywood's 20 Pregnant Stars!


There's a lot of mommies-to-be out there in Hollywood this week -- and we're checking in on all their baby bumps!

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Natalie Portman, Selma Blair, Kate Hudson, Jewel and more -- check out all the most recent pics of the expecting stars and their growing bellies!


What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!


Stare deep into the following pics and find the discrete differences in the mysteriously different photos!

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**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above picture!**


582 COMMENTS

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31.

edward    

Chris Brown, a "great" role model for the fans that purchase his "so called music". Another sign of how sad it will be for future generations, no patience, no humanity, no morality, no respect for himself or those that follow him.

1250 days ago
32.

alan    

Why do people even listen to this nut caseno less buy his music. He ought to be in jail nothing but a low life s***bag

1250 days ago
33.

rich    

Chris Brown needs to go back on the street corner,he's a joke why would GMA even have him on the show

1250 days ago
34.

Terry    

Enough is enough. Shame on Robin for the cruelty of her interview with Chris. I won't watch her torture anybody else again.

1250 days ago
35.

Jimm    

To those defending Brown: When is it ever normal to become violent over something as simple as a line of questioning???? This speaks to a much bigger problem...That being that he is not in control of himself. He is an unpredictable threat to anyone around him. He is a pathological abuser. He will continue until someone is killed by his uncontroled anger. He needs professional help immediately.

1250 days ago
36.

Reality check    

You shouldn't judge all blacks by anothers behavior. That's just like saying all white men are child molesters, freaks and perverts. Ya Know!

1250 days ago
37.

lunalite    

I don't agree with what he did but he so right about Charlie Sheen. He also should be in jail and he show should be canceled. I don't plan on seeing two and half men anymore. Charlie needs a lesson but they are going to crucify Chris Brown.

1250 days ago
38.

Jaclene    

Let him promote his album..we don't need to hear about the Rihanna **** all the time..dame

1250 days ago
39.

sgpettine    

Whatever a person's social status or talent or employment might be is not a passport to outrageous behavior. Then too, such credible entities such as GMA and the like ought to practice good housekeeping and separate the trash from the good stuff and thereby curtail undue assault on the general public's sensibilities.

1250 days ago
40.

Walt    

Chris Brown is a real looser. They should put him and Charlie Sheen in a padded cell for good. They have a behavorial problem and should not be able to come and go as they please. What a waste of human life. LOOSERS

1250 days ago
41.

Tube Radio    

He needs help* it appears he just can*t stop. The Next out burst will be jail time.

1250 days ago
42.

karie69    

I am so glad that I came from a generation that respected one another. I do miss the old fashion interviews. News reporters all over the world are too anxious to "get the dirt" or make it. Perhaps your legal department needs to have signed agreements as to what will and should be discussed during the interview with the person and or persons who come to the show for interviews. I know if I were famous and to be interviewd I would have such a contract. I can understand why many famous people decline talk shows. That being said replace the windows with non-breaking material. This young man is totally over the top and does have serious mental issues. I wouldn't have had him on in the first place. Was it worth it???? Don't think so.

1250 days ago
43.

Jameelah    

Why can't he get mad- I don't blame him. Would any of you want someone to keep on bringing up your past? Probably not! He was there to promote his Album; not talk about his past incident with Rhianna. Put yourself in his shoes. You would have probably went off too. If I was him, I would have went off LIVE!.............. Forgiving All of My Enemies! Good Luck with your future Mr.Brown and don't let ANYTHING or ANYONE steal your joy.

Jameelah Hanif

1250 days ago
44.

Priscilla    

ohh wow, he needs to grow up. Hes a artist and needs to prepare how to deal with these questions, because there going to bring it up for a while. His outburst just shows how violent he is.

1250 days ago
45.

Priscilla    

ohh wow, he needs to grow up. Hes a artist and needs to prepare how to deal with these questions, because there going to bring it up for a while. His outburst just shows how violent he is.

1250 days ago
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