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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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556.

Tony    

Chris, whoever is 'advising ' you is WRONG. Talk about it until we become NAUSEATED by it. THEN and only then will we NOT want to hear about it anymore and for pete sakes GET OVER IT. YOU were the one who began this WHOLE mess when you assaulted Rihanna in the first place. No matter WHAT the reason YOU should have KNOWN that it was going to be a MAJOR thing for not only HER but YOU. I know WHY it happened BUT if you tell the WHOLE world why then it will make YOU the less the monster and MORE the victim. Your not EVER going to get back with her and her OWN advisors will NOT let that happen. Man up dude !!

1206 days ago
557.

Imani    

Seeing it from many different angles:
FIRST: It was 2 years ago...how is he supposed 2 move on when ppl keep asking him abt it? We dont do it 2 every celeb so WHY is he being singled out? Plenty of high profile celebs have been in BIG scandals,it doesnt matter if they r political or entertainment figures, after a while, its time to let it go!AND the celebs should b smart enough 2 stipulate prior 2 any interview what topics are OFF LIMITS.If he agreed 2 Rhianna Q&A's then hes the dummy!(Maybe he thought he could handle it?). B4 this incident I would have said Chris has nothing more 2 prove or explain.He paid his due& learned from his mistakes.He should tell the media he is NOT open 2 those questions AT ALL. Its HIS BUSINESS.Learn to say NO.Wanting 2 move on doesnt make him difficult or a bad guy.Doesnt mean hes making light of the situation.He needs 2 stop listening to the gossip & ppl telling him his career is on the line if he doesnt come across as a redeemed humble forever apologetic good guy...How long does he have 2 walk arnd with his tail btwn his legs?
2nd: BUT BUT BUT!!!!If he agreed to the Q&A's, who the F**is he to get pissed off AFTER the fact?Thats childish AND shows hes still got a ways to go in his recovery& treatment.An extreme show of violent temper is what theyve been waiting for! "See America, he still has a temper...hes still a woman beater...he didnt mean anything he said in those videos and interviews.He just doesnt want 2 lose his career..."! Smart move Chris!You dug ur own grave while trying release ur new album! So how r ppl going 2 focus on ur album while ur throwing chairs and actin a fool?You helped bring abt your worst fear...you got no one 2 blame but yourself. Charlie sheen isnt been hailed a great person. Hes being attacked&mocked at every turn bc hes making as AS* of himself.Throwing the chair, carrying on...welcome to Charlies world!U deserve the same scrutiny bc ur acting like just as big a fool...

1206 days ago
558.

star    

hi, If Chris Brown can,t take a question about Rhianna then I feel sorry for him even thou I,ve already lost so much respect for him as it is this only adds to my disrespect of this so called artist, he was on a movie recently I quickly changed the channel and look at the photo he,s trying to wet his lips, he,s just as bad as charlie. how dare he compare, charlies an azz too they need to leave those 8b,s alone you can clearly tell he,s on cocaine too. *star. trust and beleive

1206 days ago
559.

Justan Opinion    

If he was there to talk about his album the interviwer should have respected that agreement. Although he was out of control which is not acceptabole it wasn't for nothing. Lesson is that "pushy media" can push people over the edge.

1206 days ago
560.

zia    

Sad that Japan isn't getting this much attention.

1206 days ago
561.

NAYA    

listenin to my new chris brown cd that's dirty when u mess up and now tryin to do good how Diablo{devil} finds a way to try and mess things up for you SMH BREEZY KEEP YOUR HEAD UP FORGET THE HATERS

1206 days ago
562.

SAM     

EVERYONE HAS DONE SOMETHING WHEN THEY WHERE YOUNG THAT THEY REGRET. GIVE THIS GUY A CHANCE TO GROW AND BECOME A BETTER PERSON. HE IS DEFANATLY TALENTED AND THE RIHANNA INCIDENT DESTROYED HIM. AS FOR THESE REPORTERS THAT HAVE NOTHING NEW TO TALK ABOUT, THEY SHOULD BE FIRED BECAUSE THAT WAS YEARS AGO.. WHY TALK ABOUT IT NOW? I DIDN'T APPRECIATE WHAT SHE DID TO CHRIS, NOT ENTERTAINING AT ALL!

1206 days ago
563.

Gretchense    

For Heaven's sakes, leave this poor guy alone, he's trying to get over the past and move on to survive. Stop the vicious attacks by the media on black men. They are trying to make Chris Brown the next Mj or Ojay. His anger is valid, it was provoked, he tried to move the conversation but the insensitive reported was too damn persistence, bringing up unpleasant memories that he has tried so hard to forget and get over. Damn all the people who can't sympathize with Chris Brown's pain. The s*** sucking media will probably turn this guy away from all women, as we can see its taking a toll on him already. Rihanna isn't so innocent. Two sides to every story. I weep for Chris Brown. If Rihanna would have beat the hell of out Chris we would have been over this by now. You are not a monster Chris Brown. Your loyal fans will lift you up and purchase your cds.

1206 days ago
564.

Janina    

Robin was dead wrong to keep pressing him about whats her name. He is trying to move on and thats what everyone should let him do. I'm a women what he did then was not right but whats her name is not an angle with what she does on her music videos. Leave him alone.

1206 days ago
565.

Kevin    

the a-hole just proved what a violent person he is who clearly can't control himself. He will be arrested soon as he still believes he is not responsible for his actions...why is this jerk famous!

1206 days ago
566.

dymas    

who cares about these mediocre entertainers, if people will not pay attention they will be nothing.

1206 days ago
567.

Tony    

I am so sick of hearing of all these celebs. He needs to be locked up. Why do we allow these celebs to do this stuff? I think we need to be harder on the celebs who think they are special. If they can't take the heat, then get out, of the business.

1206 days ago
568.

bill    

Spoiled little blond dip sh**...Someone needs to kick this turds butt bad...Poor little cry babie..

1206 days ago
569.

tazz9600    

sooo the chris brown video show absolutly nothing about him smashin a window!!!! or anythng of him bein violent as usual!!! wer the hell r the real picz huh? gud videoz mayb?

1206 days ago
570.

Krystle    

I would like to say that, its not fair for Chris to have his past mistake thrown in his face like that. And sympathizing with him, I would have been pissed off too, if I agreed to them asking a few meaning no more than THREE questions about my past and my legal issues to make a whole interview that should have been about his new album and his new look on life, and NEW things he's up to, to make it into a follow up from the last time he spoke on the Rihanna situation. You don't see them doing that stuff to other celebrities, so why him? it's not fair. And I can't blame him for the attitude he had. Because anyone would have lost it, and I feel bad that he is going to go through his whole career with this one bad choice darkening every step he takes. And he is ging to have to learn how to work the interviewers and make it to where he can worm and avoid questions he doesn't want to answer. Because not all the times people will not say things to see how you are, sometimes they want to test a person, push their buttons and it looks like ABC got the better of him today. He gonna have to learn to roll better with the punches.

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