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Chris Brown Backs Out of ‘Today’ Interview

Singer Chris Brown performed on the “Today” show this morning as part of the Summer Concert Series. But there was one glaring omission: the interview.

More than 18,000 people — the largest of the summer — crowded the plazas and streets around Rockefeller Center for the concert. Typically, after the first song, the performer will do an interview with the anchors. It’s standard at the “Good Morning America” concerts too.

And while the “Today” anchors were prepped to chat with Brown, insiders tell us Brown’s camp backed out at the last minute.

Brown, you’ll recall, flipped out after an interview with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” in March. Brown later apologized for the outburst.

Today’s concert led the NYPD to shut down 48th and 49th Streets around Rockefeller Center with crowds stretching to 51st Street. Fans had been lining up since Wednesday.

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Chris Brown Apologizes for Violent ‘GMA’ Outburst

Singer Chris Brown apologized for his violent outburst backstage at “Good Morning America” following an interview with Robin Roberts.

Brown made the apology on BET’s afternoon studio show “106 & Park” and also tried to explain what happened:


“As the interview proceeded, I was thrown off by it. I felt like, “ok, they told us this just so they could get me on the show to exploit me,’” Brown told the hosts. “I just let off steam in the back, I didn’t physically hurt anyone, I didn’t try to hurt anyone.”

This morning “GMA” covered Brown’s apology. That video is after the jump.

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ABC won’t press charges against Chris Brown; Robin Roberts ‘shocked’ by violent outburst

This morning on “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts said she was “shocked” by Chris Brown‘s behavior following her interview with him yesterday. Roberts also pulled back the curtain to explain the booking process; that Brown knew he’d be asked about the violent end to his relationship with Rihanna. “Anytime we have a guest here on the program, we let them know ahead of time the subject matter and the topics we will discuss. I was shocked like anyone else, because we’ve had a wonderful relationship,” said Roberts of Brown, adding “We’d love to have him back.”

Amanda Knox, Chris Brown Give “20/20″ a Demo Win

Last night’s “20/20″ anchored by Elizabeth Vargas from Perugia, Italy just hours after the guilty verdict of Amanda Knox, won its time perid in the A18-49 demo. In addition to reporting on the Knox case, including Vargas’s interview with her father and sister, the show featured Robin Roberts‘s interview with singer Chris Brown.

While “20/20″ added 1.5M viewers from its lead-in, it came in second to CBS’ “Numb3rs” in the time period in Total Viewers.

Chris Brown to Appear on Larry King

larry_king_8-7.jpgTVNewser has confirmed that singer Chris Brown will appear on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Wednesday, September 2 at 9pmET following this week’s sentencing for pleading guilty to charges of assault and making criminal threats to girlfriend/popstar Rihanna. Brown’s mother and attorney will also appear.

Rumors had been spreading that Brown would appear on Larry King’s program to potentially offer his first nationally-televised apology for the February altercation, which has been prime fodder for gossip and celebrity magazines and web sites. Brown was arraigned on April 6th and pleaded not guilty on June 22nd.

Previously, the only apology Brown has offered was in the form of a Youtube video in July.

Larry King-Chris Brown Apology Rumors Swirl

larry_king_8-7.jpgThis week, rumors swirled that singer Chris Brown would appear on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to apologize on national television for assaulting his pop-star girlfriend Rihanna.

Radar Online said Brown would be sentenced this past Wednesday and would “most likely appear on Larry King Live after that.” Then, Brown’s Wednesday sentencing was delayed until August 27th. Other music blogs, have now said that “Brown is rumored to be rescheduled for a later date, as early as Friday.”

We contacted a spokesperson from “Larry King Live” who told us nothing has been scheduled or confirmed with Chris Brown and Larry King.

TVNewser will have any official announcement as soon as it happens if this becomes a reality.

Showbiz Tonight Sees Best Ratings Ever Post-Grammys

hln_2-18.jpgWith the Chris Brown-Rihanna aftermath and octomom Nadya Suleman in the headlines, Showbiz Tonight had its best week ever last week.

The program averaged 519,000 Total Viewers and 290,000 in the A25-54 demo. In the demo, HLN was 3rd at 11pmET, ahead of The Rachel Maddow show repeat (it was 4th in Total Viewers).

Dave Levine, EP of Showbiz Tonight, tells TVNewser: “This is especially gratifying given the timing, as we begin our fifth year on the air. During that time the show has really evolved, and clearly it has paid off. After two straight years of growth, we are well on our way to another great year — and I have to give the credit to the unbelievably creative Showbiz Tonight team here.”

Showbiz Tonight celebrates its four-year anniversary on Saturday.