Brown rues outburst...
Chris Brown apologized for his destructive tantrum at "Good Morning America" earlier this week, explaining that he was surprised that his attack on Rihanna was brought up during his interview and needed to "let out steam" after getting upset.
"I didn't physically hurt anyone; I didn't try to hurt anyone. I just wanted to release the anger that I had inside of me because I felt like I worked so hard for this music, and I love my fans and I love to be able to make positive music, but I felt like people kept just trying to take it away from me," he told the audience at BET's "106 & Park" on Wednesday evening.
ABC News said the 21-year-old singer smashed a window in his dressing room Tuesday after he was interviewed by "GMA" co-host Robin Roberts on the show. Brown was promoting his new album, "F.A.M.E.," out this week, but Roberts touched on his beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 during an interview before his scheduled performance.
"I kind of kept my composure throughout the whole interview. Although you could see me upset, I kept my composure, did my performance," Brown said. "When I got back I just let out steam in the back."
Brown offered apologies to "anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really ... disappointed in my actions, because I was disappointed in the way I acted."
Douglas bows to Japan...
Actor and U.N. messenger for peace Michael Douglas offered his condolences Thursday to the Japanese people struggling amid nuclear crisis after this month's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
Douglas spoke at U.N. headquarters alongside a new exhibit of petitions containing the signatures of more than 1 million people calling on the world's leaders to abolish nuclear weapons. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has added his signature to the petitions gathered by more than 4,500 mayors worldwide.
"Our hearts go out to the Japanese people as they deal with this catastrophe," Douglas said. "The Japanese have a history of rebuilding their country after natural and manmade catastrophes."
Fifty years ago, Elvis Presley helped raised money and directed much-needed attention to the stalled efforts to build the USS Arizona Memorial. The King is now being remembered for his contributions as the historic sites at Pearl Harbor enters a new era.
Pacific Historic Parks, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., will start selling T-shirts today for $24.95 to commemorate the iconic singer's historic benefit concert at Pearl Harbor's Bloch Arena on March 25, 1961. Proceeds will support the educational programs at the USS Arizona Memorial and the new $56 million Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
The black T-shirt features an image of the original concert billboard with Presley standing in his gold lame suit and a hangtag replica of the concert ticket. The shirts will be available at the visitor center's bookstore or online at www.PacificHistoricParks.org through the end of the year.
UB student on 'Price'...
A University at Buffalo student will heed the call to "Come on down!" this morning on "The Price Is Right."
All eyes will be on Sergio Gangarossa, an accounting major from West Seneca, when his family gathers to watch the show at 11 a.m. on WIVB-TV. Relatives from New York City, Chicago and California are coming in to see what cash and prizes await.
Sergio Gangarossa is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Remi, who appeared in the show three years ago and won some baby furniture.