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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!**


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511.

Veronica    

She kept pressing him..Why don't they just stop provoking him!!! He's no different from any other abuser out here...He just happens to be famous. Everyone has a temper..and when pushed to the max...if you're human...you will react...how you react is the key..but Chris is young and still growing...Just leave him alone and he will be fine!

1309 days ago
512.

Terry    

I agree, enough is enough. Robin was wrong by provoking him. Now she is acting like she didn't do anything. I'm not on Chris's side but everybody make mistakes (some time fatal). He was tring to clean up his act. Then along came Robin...if not her, it would had been someone else. Only beacause Chris wasn't there yet. Now what (this is mess up!)

1309 days ago
513.

Pamela S    

To begin, I very much abhor any male counterpart beating up a, and/or on a woman.

I'm on Chris Brown's side this time, however. Robin Roberts went beyond being an interviewer. I'm sure Mr Brown, Chris is very much in want to go on with his life and music, that he so deserves.

Robin Roberts is a "Big mouth Oprah lover". Which frankly, has left me very uncomfortable and with a bad taste accordingly.

Chris Brown paid his debt to the justice system. I am also quite convinced he had/has emotionally also paid for what he caused for his former girlfriend.

THANK YOU,

PAMELA S.

1309 days ago
514.

EIBLEANN    

WHY WAS ROBIN BRINGING UP THINGS THAT HAPPENED 2 AND A HALF TO 3 YEARS AGO??? USUALLY WHEN AN ARTIST SAYS THEY JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON CERTAIN TOPICS, THE INTERVIEWER CHANGES THE SUBJECT. HE'S STILL IN ANGERMANAGEMENT AND HE'S STILL LEARNING. EVEN IF HE DID TELL HER SHE COULD ASK THE QUESTIONS, SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN WHEN TO BACK OFF. THERE ARE MANY CELEBRITIES THAT HAVE PROBLEMS, LOOK AT CHARLIE SHEEN, BUT PEOPLE JUST LOVE STAYING IN THE PAST. WE DON'T KNOW HIM, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, AND THERE'S USUALLY MORE SIDES TO A STORY THAN WHAT THE MEDIA TELL US.

1309 days ago
515.

duke    

Brown is a no talent loser. If he was white he wouled be in jail. Listen to him. No education and make zero sense. Life exspectency? Not long.

1309 days ago
516.

Sue    

What a little entitled as***ole! I hope they had him arrested for destruction of property and disorderly conduct! What gives these "stars" the right to act like this? Any normal person off the street would be in jail like he should be

1309 days ago
517.

DWN    

I love it when these illiterate,one dimemnsional celebrities proof me right all the time. You can lead a Chris Brown to water, but you surely cannot make him drink it.

1309 days ago
518.

bill    

If you want to show the world you have become a better person than the one that hit Rhianna, then you answer the question and say I have moved on and am a better person since then. But if you act like an ass backstage then you haven't changed or grown at all. I saw the interview and Robin was nice about it not mean. It is the facts and being sensative over it shows his immaturity. He looks awfully thin , his cheekbones are pronounced so either he is on a special diet or doing drugs. i am guessing the latter.

1309 days ago
519.

bob    

he was taught in anger management to channel his feelings through chairs and windows. i'm sure he wanted to smash robin roberts face in, but he used his tools and saved his rage for that window. personally, i think that window was asking for it. i mean, have you seen the smirk on that window's face? plus, if i was interviewing him i'd try to push his buttons too if i could get a reactionlike that. that there is ratings gold! and as far as glass shards falling to the street, that square footage of glass that high up should be tempered safety glass. i'd investigate the department of building inspections. they probably got kick backs. yeah, i have too much time on my hands to type all this. i think i'll go rub one out to those pics of katherine heigel. so hot! (if you like that worn out look)

1309 days ago
520.

grace miller    

GMA was 'classy' when Diane Sawyer was hosting, since I'm sure the ratings have gone down. They have a group that don't have the 'hootspa' to keep attention focus for the viewers. After what Roberts did to her recent 'guest', it's maddening all the more. She is a no-class "D" and that's not "Diva" and she should be sent somewhere else. The viewers may come back. She is nothing but pompous, thinks' she knows it all, and she is everything but! She certainly doesn't have that 'feminine flair' that Diana Sawyer had. Please viewers, make enough of a 'stink' to the station that they let her go. I will change the channel if I ever see her face on the screen!

1309 days ago
521.

Doug    

FREAK... This boy has ONE SINGLE BRAIN CELL working in his inflated ugly head... Definition of LOSER??? Chris Brown

1309 days ago
522.

B    

It would have made a difference if Mr. Brown had of spoken with Robin afterwards about how he felt about the way the interview went, rather than throw a temper tantrum. Sometimes one has to take the initiative to be the one who breaks the cycle of violence rather than the one to carry it on.

1309 days ago
523.

Zia    

The racist comments are pathetic...makes those who posted them look more ignorant than Brown. How about Gibson and Sheen? I think last time I checked they happened to be white. I'm white by the way, so save yourselves the trouble of discounting my comment because I too must be black. Rationalizations of that sort are truly moronic!

1309 days ago
524.

Echo4Texas    

My take on this is a bit different I guess. I have a tough time beliving this is the first time some one has gone a little bonkers trying to have an interview with this mindless woman. I try not to watch the show but on the occasion I have seen it I catch my self saying 'how did this idiot bitch ever get this job?' Listen to her sometime, she tries to act so involved, so caring, so intelligent. It is the same breathy emotion if they are baking cookies or the next armagedon. Chris, your rage was misplaced, you slapped that super hot girlfriend and she forgave you, smack that dumb-ass talk show twit and I bet you don't do 6 months. Every man in America would appreciate you.

1309 days ago
525.

mary    

Why are they doing this to Chris Brown, giving him the 3rd degree about his ex. thn thee neew shows calling him names but look at Charlie Sheen like a BIG BIG star because he has millions infact one of the lady no the View made that statment. One more thing they said Charlie never been arrest ppl please check your facts, thank you. Leave that young man alone, everythin in this country is, always Black and White

1309 days ago
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