NEW YORK – 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 he 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.

Brown said that the show had sent his team a list of “talking points” for the interview, and that it was his understanding that the focus would be about the album.

“Chris Brown was invited on ‘Good Morning America’ to perform and to be interviewed. There were no talking points offered,” ABC News said in a statement.

Former Miss San Antonio wins lawsuit against pageant

SAN ANTONIO – A Texas jury has ruled that pageant officials breached their contract with a 17-year-old beauty queen allegedly told to “get off the tacos” after putting on weight and that she was wrongly stripped of her crown.

Attorney Luis Vera said Domonique Ramirez on Thursday won her lawsuit against the Miss San Antonio pageant.

Jurors ruled in favor of the size-2 teenager, who was fired in January over allegations of weight gain and bad behavior. Pageant officials testified during the weeklong trial that Ramirez showed up to a bikini photo shoot overweight and made the pictures “unusable.”

Publicist says Gabor feared she’s next

LOS ANGELES – Zsa Zsa Gabor’s publicist says the shock of Elizabeth Taylor’s death made Gabor fear she was next and sent her to a Los Angeles hospital with high blood pressure.

John Blanchette said the 94-year-old celebrity learned from television news Wednesday morning that her friend and one-time neighbor had died. Blanchette said Gabor’s blood pressure soared, and she commented that after the recent deaths of Jane Russell and Liz Taylor she believed she would be next.

Blanchette said Gabor was hospitalized and released Wednesday evening. However, the account was challenged by Ed Lozzi, publicist for Gabor’s daughter, Francesca Hilton. He said Hilton called the hospital and was told her mother had not been there.

‘Wimpy Kid’ author a hit

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The reception was anything but wimpy at a Buffalo, N.Y., school for the author of the best-selling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series.

Tapestry Charter School students leapt to their feet and screamed at the sight of author Jeff Kinney on Thursday.

The school won a visit from Kinney and a red-carpet movie premiere of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” in a contest sponsored by 20th Century Fox and Parade magazine.

Kinney signed stacks of his books for a wound-up lunchroom crowd. He was joined Thursday by movie cast members Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Devon Bostick.