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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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526.

Cathy    

Chris Brown is nothing but a total idoit.He low life.He should be in prison THE WOMAN beater.You if not fit to be among humans

1124 days ago
527.

vera    

and don't think he didn't rip off his shirt on purpose. "symphonic love"? really?

1124 days ago
528.

vera    

chris brown is not making a strong case for himself.

1124 days ago
529.

corri    

I am surprised ABC Morning Show promoted a woman beater. It just goes to show there is absolutely no morals displayed by ABC...only money as their God. What a shame and disgrace by Chris Brown and ABC

1124 days ago
530.

corri    

I am surprised ABC Morning Show promoted a woman beater. It just goes to show there is absolutely no morals displayed by ABC...only money as their God. What a shame and disgrace by Chris Brown and ABC

1124 days ago
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themightyabelard    

In the Chris Brown story: 'diffuse the situation' makes no sense...diffuse means 'to spread out widely'. I think the writer needed 'defuse', which means to make less volatile.

1124 days ago
532.

ManicD    

"....I just don't get it...how can someone who loves the Symphony so much.......this has to be some kind of misunderstanding, it makes no sense, didn't he go to "anger management" and as a result, be able to "manage his anger"??? Well, either he had a "bad teacher" of "anger management" OR (and this is such an impossibility) "ANGER MANAGEMENT" by its' very nature ALWAYS finds "ANGER" getting "MIS-MANAGED". Looks like the NEXT FEMALE who finds herself the focus of his 'rage" (provided they're alone....a coward such as he, never batters a woman, with other men around) IS IN FOR A SEVERE BEATING. Maybe then he'll go to Prison......which is where he should already be.

1124 days ago
533.

Lags    

BAck to Jail! Pay for damage! Start in pre-school with some manner lessons!

1124 days ago
534.

ghosthunt    

Chris Brown is tired of all the questions about the domestic violence, but all he has to do is what he did this morning and say "it's all behind me" and leave it. Now, he is yet again in the news for displaying his violent temper and this did not have to happen. His career was just taking off again. What would he have done if Robin Roberts had confronted him backstage, beat her up too. What if the police had been called? This could have turned bad fast is had threw the chair at the Security.

1124 days ago
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keith miller    

what a punk. shows his real colors.... run children... daddy's been hittin the 40s again... hahaha

1124 days ago
536.

paul    

I think the reporter went too far with the questions, she should have stick to the topic about his new CD only. I mean, what did she wanted to proved. I think she went to far, and I don't blame the man for flipping out, he looks like he wants to move on, but the media doesn't let him. He looks terrible though, with all those tattoos and hair. It seems that he really needs some therapy mental and emotional.

1124 days ago
537.

Jack    

I saw this guy on Good Morning America performing, I thought he was a jerk, here he is performing on live TV and hes groping his crotch when hes singing, yes it was all too obvious, for what reason does he need to sing on National TV with Kids watching him grope his crotch, very distastefull to me

1124 days ago
538.

Liveslife4me    

Here we go, always blame somebody else. Except for the person that done the crime. Just like the shooter in Arizona, blaming all of the gun owners, and the politicans who used gun ads in their campaigns. It's allways somebody else's fault. I think Robin should have been able to ask her questions and got a grown up answer, not some punk ass jerk like chris brown's childish antics.

1124 days ago
539.

Ray    

Like Chris stated it has been two year's he has tried to put this behind him and move on. Did the Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley badger Rihanna during her recent Vogue interview and cover shoot? Chris faced the judge and is serving out his punishment now it's time that everyone simply move on! Why is it that everytime a black male celebrity is in front of the camera's should he be reminder or asked about his past criminal chargers? Should he be punished for the rest of his life? I don't condone what he did to Rihanna nor his actions at GMA today but enough is enough he doesn't need to be badgered for the rest of his life.

1124 days ago
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Linda Steed    

WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN TO LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE! COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK WHEN WILL THIS RIHANNA/CHRIS BROWN SAGA END. THE YOUNG MAN SEEMS TO BE TRUEFULLY SORRY AND WANTS TO GET ON WITH HIS LIFE, WHY CANT WE AS HUMANS GIVE HIM THAT CHANCE. THE REPORTER IN ROBIN WENT TOO FAR, WHEN SHE SAW THAT HE DID NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT SHE SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT ALONE. AND WENT TO THE NEXT QUESTION! IF YOU KEEP PICKING AND PICKING AT A WOUND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL MAKE IT BLEED. I AM QUIT SURE WE HAVE ALL DONE SOMETHING IN OUR LIVES THAT WE REGRET WE DONE, SO GET OVER IT WORLD AND LEAVE CHIS ALONE SO THAT HE CAN COME TO PEACE WITH HIMSELF AND MOVE FORWARD. LETS NOT MAKE THIS YOUNG MAN DESTROY HIS CAREER BEFORE HE HAS A REAL CHANCE TO SHINE. GET OFF HIS BACK AND LET HIM LIVE. BE HAPPY CHRIS AND HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH......AND PEOPLE STOP THE HATE IF YOU "LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE CAN YOU AFFORD TO THROW ANY STONES????? EXACTLY JUST AS I THOUGHT. THANK YOU...............KAYEKAYE682

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