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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!


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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


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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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121.

Frank    

why does everyone kiss this guy @#$$

1123 days ago
122.

dee    

ONCE AN A--HOLE, ALWAYS AN A--HOLE. CHRIS BROWN IS A JOKE, PUT HIM IN JAIL CAUSE EVEN CRIMINALS HATE WOMEN AND CHILD BEATERS. LET'S SEE HOW TOUGH HE REALLY IS.

1123 days ago
123.

Sharon     

robin Roberts is typical of reporters these days. It got what she wanted, didn't it? Pathetic. Just leave him alone. What did you think?

1123 days ago
124.

bill    

immature little man

1123 days ago
125.

Jasmine    

of course cris is gonna be mad,he's trying to promote his album that just came out today and shes bringing old news back to make his album look bad or wat? thats why he prolly got pist..people just need to get over it,it happens years ago n nothing we can do about it now but forget it !!!

1123 days ago
126.

ruth e. raleigh    

Just another "nouveau-riche" person with a bad attitude, who makes good. The good-making ain't gonna do him any good if he
has a violent and aggressive attitude. I hope they throw the book at this man. Serious probation violations occured at GMA when he erupted, confronted and stared down someone, and broke the window. Has this man been evaluated for illegal drug use, and/or a bi-polar disorder perhaps?

1123 days ago
127.

grace miller    

Not to be crude, but one last comment....no one enjoys being demeaned, let alone on public television. And if the individual is a woman beater, (past tense) he's paid his dues. He knows his problems and is undoubtedly trying to create music as an outlet for this energy. So be it....Anyway, for those who tell Roberts be careful not to worry that he could have 'gone off on her', remember he 'was' a woman beater. Roberts has nothing to worry about!! As far as Rhianna, her music speaks 'volumes' on battering and she seems to enjoy it! So tell me....who is right and who is wrong here. All in all...no one be it Saint or Sinner no one cares for ridiculing and insult. Again, Mz....Roberts think this job of your is making your head too big for your body. Remember your roots! We all need to now and then for a good check of one's self. Very poor poor journalism....wished Roberts would have interviewd Charlie Sheen, bet she would have been given the boot, right on public television, now that would have been true entertainment.

1123 days ago
128.

KStephens    

First, racist comments should not be allowed on this feed. Chris is right. He has been villified for two years because as a 19 yr old BOY, he hit his girlfriend. Meanwhile, a GROWN Charlie Sheen can hold a knife to his wife's neck, threaten to kill her and still keep his million-dollar a week paycheck. Mel Gibson just got probabtion for hitting his girlfriend but has anyone heard about it in the news? NO. It's a horrible racist double standard. I don't blame him I would have been livid. The only thing he needs to do is learn composure. He could have simply walked out.

1123 days ago
129.

Zama    

As long as TV shows like GMA continue to allow spoiled rotten little brats to act anyway they so choose. They will continue to do so. Good Morning America should press charges against him for his abusive actions along with property damage. What if someone was on the sidewalk when the glass flew. It just proves he that is still a threat when provoked. Sad situation for Chris Brown. He obviously still needs a lot of help with his anger issues.

1123 days ago
130.

Zama    

As long as TV shows like GMA continue to allow spoiled rotten little brats to act anyway they so choose. They will continue to do so. Good Morning America should press charges against him for his abusive actions along with property damage. What if someone was on the sidewalk when the glass flew. It just proves he that is still a threat when provoked. Sad situation for Chris Brown. He obviously still needs a lot of help with his anger issues.

1123 days ago
131.

Richie    

Has anyone heard Rihanna's new song S&M? sample lyrics follow:

"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But chains and whips excite me"

extrapolate what you will, I'm just saying...

1123 days ago
132.

Stan    

The studio made a BIG mistake, the wimdow that the BLACK punk thru the chair thru the window is the sindow they should have thrown him out of. Hopefully it would have been atleast 5/6 stories high....

1123 days ago
133.

buffalo    

Why do people still support this looser? What a waste of life, he obviously doesn't give a **** about anybody but himself...throw his ass back in jail

1123 days ago
134.

roguerye    

C Brown = idiot. Rhianna = tour date tickets are NOT selling. I can't belive C Browns still even allowed to make music..label should give up. There are thousands of more talented, better looking, well mannered kids out there to promote. And Rhianna who i thought started out with promise...fell off the ladder musically. (singing one line in an Eminem song doesnt make you Mariah Carrey 1990) Rhianna is lame. Her music is garbage and she looks like Snookie.

1123 days ago
135.

STeph    

Ok... we keep forgetting about the fact of Chris Brown being a CHILD... instead of continue attacks, why not uplift him and help him with his problem - we all have them. Also... I DO NOT condone violence, but however, did we forget that Rhianna hit Chris too; it's a two way street.
And for Robin if Chris was there to promote his album, why bring up the Rhianna incident?! If Chris approved of the Rhianna questions prior to the show, then why respond in that manner?!
It's not doubt that Chris has growing to do... but what child doesn't?!! Just so happens he is in the publics eye!!

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