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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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91.

soapscum5    

Chris Brown is dangerous and unstable. Obviously his anger management and community service have done nothing. Why would anyone support Chris Brown? Pure trash. Dont worry, he'll lose it again and end up in prison for a long time.

1248 days ago
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gracegiven    

It wasn't Chris Brown...no­t this time. It was GMA host, Robin Roberts. She was crafty, deliberate­ly kept trying to get Chris Brown to talk on something he didn't want to and wasn't there for...as he would from time to time tell her that he was there about his new album F.A.M.E.! Robin Roberts provoked and picked this fight. Shame on her. It would be nice for her to apologize or to say excuse me Chris Brown I did go a little over board with that when it was obvious you didn't want to. And neither did the the fans want that. That's gone, its over with. Singer Rihanna has moved on and so has the singer Chris Brown. Would you have done Rihanna the same way? I don't think so...would you've? By the way...Robi­n Roberts you are with NBC not the National Enquirer. That was not good interviewi­ng on your part. And you are a goooood interviewe­r...someti­mes :-). No inquiring minds, just fans wanted to hear Chris Brown. He's done his time, apologized­...several times. Let it go! Thank you.

1248 days ago
93.

Pat    

He's a woman beater, watch out Robin.

1248 days ago
94.

Pat    

Robin should be thankful he didn't go off on her - women are his specialty.

1248 days ago
95.

Pakele    

Chris Brown is an A@! big time. DWTS is having him perform next week, I don't like Chris Brown and never have and never will. I will watch Dancing With the Stars but when he comes on I will change the channel.

1248 days ago
96.

kiki    

Who is Chris Brown? Who is Rhianna?

1248 days ago
97.

grace miller    

One can pass ALL the blame to one side, but here it is obviously CLEAR that Mzzzz.Roberts pushed all the buttons she could find to push. It was made clear that the subject of Rhianna 'not be brought up', yet she kept it up. How would she like it if someone did that to her. Granted, he had a problem and is trying to move on, yet to keep picking an old scabb Roberts wasn't a cool thing to do. Would you like someone bringing up the fact that you have skeletons in your closet, think not. Let the guy be, he hasn't been in a bad light for two years, let it rest Roberts, your not the best 'GUY PAL' to have!

1248 days ago
98.

Michael    

Robin went too far. Clearly enough was enough. He gave her the approval to briefly touch on the subject, not make it the focal point of the interview. He was there to promote his record. He's talented as hell and keeping things moving forward and positive is what he wanted and what every other interviewer has done with him since he's been promoting the record. It did seem like an old school Barbara Walters type set up. Who knows what he was else he was asked back stage and what comments he may have heard around the GMA studios. Either way, when it was clear he wanted to move the subject forward, Robin should have acquiesced. The pounding about the past on the day of his record release was uncool. He'll rise from it though and I'm sure the record will sell very well.

1248 days ago
99.

Wendy    

Chris Brown needs to go back to anger management, because he has a long life ahead of him, and the Rihanna episode will follow him each and every day of his life. He should ask Vanessa Williams for some helpful hints on how to live with a mistake that you can never live down. She would know, it's been about 27 yrs since she had to turn over the Miss America crown due to the naked soft core porn pics that she posed for!

1248 days ago
100.

rha    

He should have brought up her Breast Cancer..and asked her if she is over that...like he is over Rhianna!!!! I say Tit for Tat..no pun intended!!!!!!!

1248 days ago
101.

soapscum5    

Chris Brown is following in OJ's footsteps--abusive, controlling, angry, impulsive. Girls STAY AWAY. Murderous rampage is next.

1248 days ago
102.

sweetredone    

And your a piece of **** Wayne what does monkey mean. Is that another racist word!!!!!!

1248 days ago
103.

sweetredone    

Once a racist always a racist!!!!!!!

1248 days ago
104.

Liz    

Chris "the loser" Brown needs to grow up and stop with the temper tantrums of a two year old. Shows you just how classless this piece of garbage is. His momma sure didn't know how to raise children.

1248 days ago
105.

Dom    

Chris your career is over ! BS performance lip sinking goofy dance moves. His fans ? where, uneducated inner city youth who brutalize the english language like he does. Why would GMA even have this bum on there morning show. He didn't learn anything, a self centered under-educated poor attitude ghetto speaking punk !

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