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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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541.

jaba    

Of course people are going to focus on his crime. No one cares if he put out a new album. They want to "see" the train wreck. By the way, the bleach on his hair seemed to have penetrated his brain. Why freak out over the interview and commit, yet again, another violent act? Is this the only way this Joto can express emotion, through violence? Apparently so! You can take the hoot rat out of the streets, but it doesn't mean he'd be capable of walking erect!

1310 days ago
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phillipjams8@aol.com    

Some of U people really need to get a life, the issue happened two year ago and Chris was punished, I am not a fan of this kid or young men. Clearly he is still dealing with this issue well, hopefully he will get some help. In the mean time U should not throw stones while living in your glass homes.

1310 days ago
543.

imagood1    

he gets more press by breaking a window and going shirtless than if he would have walked out of the interview and gotten into a car. This is what he wants. Low class.

1310 days ago
544.

M    

Dear GMA,
You just lost a viewer. What were you idiots thinking by having him on the show?? Giving him airtime to promote his new album was a poor choice and shows no class! This guy is a time bomb, an OJ in the making. And its your own fault your window is broken. Lucky nothing worse happened! Was it worth it? Did your ratings skyrocket?? OH OH The almighty dollar beats any kind of morals.

PS>I'll never buy any of this guys music!(his music sux)
I quit watching 2men now Im boycotting GMA too.

1310 days ago
545.

ManicD    

Perhaps "MARY" of answer #509 thinks GMA should have been as excited about "Coward Chris's" new release as he was.....WELL, THEY AREN'T....he's at best, a "run of the mill" artist (and I use the term "artist" in its' loosest possible form.)THE ONLY REASON ANY NETWORK (with the possible exception of MTV, BET and VH1) WOULD CONSIDER GIVING "Coward Chris" ANY ATTENTION, would be to GRILL him on his own spit ie BEATING WOMEN
MARY? How would you like to be the next female to "tick him off"???

1310 days ago
546.

wr    

WHY IS ThIS NO TAlENT DERANGeD womaN BEATER EVeN on GMA> ARE TheY dESpArATE for the trash factor? he's a no talent punk. Go far away Chris. No one cares about you or your hissy fits. girl-man

1310 days ago
547.

Zia    

I think it's funny that everyone is assuming that Brown flipped out over the interview. No one but Brown knows the real reason. It could have been a phone call he received after the interview.

As for those blaming Robin Roberts...please! She's not responsible for his choices and actions. It's been said and confirmed that GMA and Robin had asked his permission to ask him about the incident with Rhianna. Not condoning GMA's decision to invite him to the show to promote his album and drill him on something that happened 2 years ago...sounds so conflicting!

GMA exercised poor judgement (but it's all about the ratings) and Brown just bit his nose to spite his face. Regardless, GMA and Brown are getting tons of publicity out of this and that's the saddest part.

1310 days ago
548.

Jazzie    

I would say that this man still has some anger management issues and that he is not even rehabiliated. Good like trying to convince us that he is a changed man. I'm not convinced. If you are going to be interviewed you must come to expect the good and the bad. If doing bad things makes you upset don't do them and then you don't have to worry. Stay away from him.

1310 days ago
549.

vgjpr    

Roberts, you stink. Just another media ho after some drama. Well you got it at the expense of another person. But is your life any better? HMMMMMMM????
of course your going to say it was "approved". What wasn't approved was the brow beating. In the clip above, you agreed with him on promoting the album but asked one question about the album. Lousy journalism!

1310 days ago
550.

ManicD    

RAY of answer#555. RIHANNA didn't savagely beat ANYONE. "Chris the Cowardly" beat a WOMAN. As a man, I would think you would realize ,just how cowardly an act that is. Sticking up for this guy???? HOW CAN YOU DO IT, AND STILL FEEL LIKE A MAN, OR THE SON OF A MOTHER, THE BROTHER OF A SISTER OR THE FATHER OF A DAUGHTER......FACE IT, BEATING A WOMAN IS WHAT THIS (MAN?) WILL BE MOST FAMOUS FOR......UNTIL HE KILLS ONE. I HOPE SHE'S OF NO RELATION TO YOU.

1310 days ago
551.

Bob    

Who the hell is this guy? Oh ya, a gf beater. Give 'em a tattoo, some bling, some money and some coke and there you go.....!!!

1310 days ago
552.

Susan    

Clearly, anger management classes have not helped. ABC should sue him for the damages. Get a grip, you ugly freak.

1310 days ago
553.

Debbie    

lomani57 - I could not agree more with you! :) Wish we could put all the *ickheads on an island somewhere! Michael Vick and Ben Rosenburger can join him!

1310 days ago
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Rosi    

I hate the little mother fer boy, however, Roberts is the weakest/worst thing on any network morning show, she has NOT got what it takes to lead a show in the AM and I have stopped viewing after Sayer left. ABC has a bunch of weaklings in the AM. Roberts should be fired, she kept on and on and on and on. She's Mississippi working in New York she'll never have the mentallity it takes to be a good reporter. She should be let go....as for Brown, who ever gave air time to the bastardo also needs to be fired, the guy is a nut case and should be locked up.

1310 days ago
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Rosi    

I hate the little mother fer boy, however, Roberts is the weakest/worst thing on any network morning show, she has NOT got what it takes to lead a show in the AM and I have stopped viewing after Sayer left. ABC has a bunch of weaklings in the AM. Roberts should be fired, she kept on and on and on and on. She's Mississippi working in New York she'll never have the mentallity it takes to be a good reporter. She should be let go....as for Brown, who ever gave air time to the bastardo also needs to be fired, the guy is a nut case and should be locked up.

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