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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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61.

Afaile    

They are liars at GMA! That's what they do, it's too bad that Chris is trying to move on and all they can do is bring up dirt. He hinted at first, "Lets get past this" and then she kept pressing it. I would of gotten upset too. Why pour salt on an open wound? Yes, Chris should not have thrown the chair at the window but why was it ok for Robin to be so undermining and cruel. Her questions were for one reason only to mock at others misfortunes in life and that is not right!

1209 days ago
62.

Itzamirakul    

I believe Chris Brown was set up by Robin Roberts and her producers. GMA is a sucky show anyway. She did it on purpose just for the sake of making money. I now consider her lower than the low.

1209 days ago
63.

Robbie T.    

TMZ why why. Chris Brown took a different approach to his image. Should of not gotten all those tattoos and gone to a monk retreat, even make believe he is cured. Well you reap what you sow.

Everybody support "HORATIO'S ODYSSEY"

Peace.

1209 days ago
64.

CHolloway    

Chris Brown really needs to man up for his actions. You can not move past what you don't acknowledge. Had not it been for his actions he would not be in this predicament.
As for charlie, jp & tom thomas. It is really brave of you to spout these racist comments behind a computer screen. Why don't you go to the hood & say that?!! He beats up on a woman w/his fist & you guys verbally assualt an entire race w/your foul comments. What makes you different? You all are cowards!!!

1209 days ago
65.

CHolloway    

You can only move past what you acknowledge. Chris really needs to grow up & face the fact that not for his actions, he would not be in this predicament. Comment to charlie, jp & tom thomas. So brave of you to spout your racist comments behind a computer screen. Why don't you go to the hood and say that!!!!!! He beats up on a woman & you guys verbally beat up on race of people. What makes you different? All of you are cowards!!!!

1209 days ago
66.

RON    

WHAT THE HECK IS HE TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE SAID WE PRAISE CHARLIE SHEEN AND OTHER CELEB. FOR THE SAME THING? IT SOUNDS LIKE HE DONT LIKE WHITE PEOPLE? I HAVENT HERED ANY PRAISE ABOUT OTHER CELEB. HITTING THEIR GIRLFRIENDS OR WHOEVER,CHARLIE SHEEN LOST HIS JOB FOR THE CRAP HE WAS DOING AND IS TAKING A LOT OF CRAP FOR IT.CHRIS APPROVED BEING ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RIHANNA. I TAKE WHAT HE SAID AS A RACIST REMARK ABOUT THE WHITE CELEBS CAUSE THATS THE ONLY NAMES HE BROUGHT UP.

1209 days ago
67.

Phillip    

He is such an ignorant "N"!

1209 days ago
68.

Patrick    

If he hadn't beaten Rihinna in the first place he wouldn't have to worry about having such questioned asked of him.

1209 days ago
69.

Dianne    

I am so tired of these celebrities who think they can abuse woman, drugs, alcohol, etc. and then expect to still have fans! Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown, and all of you others, WAKE UP and LIVE in reality! Spread the LOVE instead all your Nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The PRESS needs to QUIT glamorizing these people!

1209 days ago
70.

italfrbos    

Welcome to the media ..Its always about what they want no matter who or how they can take down for thier story ...Whatta set up ....

1209 days ago
71.

Rex    

Not a fan of Chris Brown and certainly do not advocate domestic (or any other) violance, but got to say, Robin was out of line in my opinion. Yes he said she could ask about the Rhianna, but he didn't say she could just keep on pushing it. Thought he did well on the air with showing that he was there "for the album", and to not talk about the past. Too bad he couldn't have continued to kept his emotions in check "after" the taping.
Come on, we all know this guy has anger issues, apparently he is trying to work through them. I know the media likes the dirty laundry, but come on...get us and CB a break.

1209 days ago
72.

Jiggawha?    

This doesn't surprise me one bit. By the way Chris, I don't celebrate Charlie Sheen's despicable conduct, but evidentially you must which speaks volumes of your abilities to make intelligent decisions.
The status of celebrity just keeps sinking and sinking.

1209 days ago
73.

Becca    

Chris Brown and Mel Gibson, both (yes, Charlie Sheen seems untouchable)... If they would just learn how to control their anger and their lives, it wouldn't be like this. Don't they realize that a man is not allowed to have an ego? Only women are allowed to have egos today.

1209 days ago
74.

steve    

AHH CHRIS BROWN ANOTHER ANGRY BLACK MAN

1209 days ago
75.

natezim    

It just goes to show you that Brown is still and will always be a low life POS---t!

1209 days ago
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