LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown got a little more than he bargained for during a promotional stop Tuesday for his new album.

 

During a sit-down on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts pressed the singer about the legal troubles stemming from his 2009 altercation on a Los Angeles street with then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown was accused of savagely beating the pop star and eventually pled guilty to felony assault and was placed on five years probation.

Roberts began the interview by noting that Brown’s restraining order against Rihanna had been relaxed and wondering whether the two still saw each other.

“I mean, not really,” he said. “It’s not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation. I think I’m past that in my life. I think today’s the album day, so that’s what I’m focused on. Everybody go get that album.”

The exchange went downhill from there, as Roberts made perfunctory mention of the album and then sidled back to the Rihanna incident as Brown grew visibly upset,

After performing his new song “Yeah 3x,” Brown stormed off the set. The show’s staff heard loud noises coming from his dressing room and called security. When Brown departed, the staff discovered that a window in the dressing room had been smashed.

An ABC spokeswoman said that the network did not plan to press charges against Brown.

Lohan’s dad arrested

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Authorities in Los Angeles say Lindsay Lohan’s father has been arrested over allegations he held his girlfriend against her will and prevented her from calling 911.

Sheriff’s investigators say deputies were dispatched on a domestic violence call at 9 p.m. Monday to Michael Lohan’s apartment.

A news release says the 51-year-old was booked for investigation of preventing a report of victimization, false imprisonment and infliction of corporal injury on a cohabitant, all felonies.

Bail is set at $200,000.

Authorities say the girlfriend refused treatment for minor injuries, but Michael Lohan was taken to a hospital after booking for a medical condition unrelated to the arrest.

Aflac is casting for new duck’s voice

NEW YORK — Aflac is opening the field to people who want to take a quack at doing the new voice of the insurer’s ever-abrasive duck mascot.

Aflac Inc. will begin accepting submissions on Wednesday in the search for someone to replace Gilbert Gottfried, who was ousted last week after voicing the duck for more than 10 years because he made insensitive remarks on Twitter about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Rather than hire another celebrity voice right away, Aflac decided solicit submissions from the general public, said Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna.

“There’s a lot of undiscovered talent in the U.S.,” Zuna said, citing shows like “American Idol.” “We’re calling it America’s best job.”

Anyone interested will be able to submit a 30-second audio or video file belting their best version of the Aflac duck’s signature “Aflac” squawk at www.quackaflac.com.

Stern sues Sirius Radio

LOS ANGELES — Howard Stern and his agent are suing Sirius XM Radio Inc. for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping it exceed its subscriber growth targets and go from a distant second to the dominant satellite radio service in the country.

The suit filed Tuesday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, claims that Stern’s signing helped Sirius exceed its subscriber targets by at least 2 million subscribers in each year of the contract, triggering a new stock award each time.