When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When Chris Brown loses his mind and explodes on Good Morning America ... welcome him back to talk about it?
ABC was quite forgiving after the singer's tirade this week, keeping his Dancing With the Stars visit on the docket and even inviting him back to GMA.
The reason isn't that they want it to go away, reports a source. They want to "milk this event for everything its worth" news standards be damned.
In the wake of his Good Morning America trip, during which Robin Roberts' questions about Rihanna set him off, ABC wonders if there's more potential here.
There have even been internal discussions about "orchestrating Chris Brown talking to Rihanna for the first time." This is considered "a top get at the network."
Guess that's not a huge shock, as all things Brown have electrified the media so much. As for who the interviewer would be if this came to fruition? Easy call!
"It would be Robin [Roberts]," the insider said matter-of-factly.She's been on a roll lately, with Tiger Woods, Billy Ray and Chris all stopping by for memorable interviews (memorable in very different ways, but still).
"It's all about the ratings," replied my ABC source. "At all other costs."
As for whether the stars themselves would go for this stunt, neither has commented. Chris doesn't even have a rep TO comment for him at the moment!
But seriously. It's hard to see him rushing back to ABC. Chris felt so exploited that he SMASHED A WINDOW WITH A CHAIR in a fit of rage, after all.
And from Rihanna's perspective, what just happened must hit close to home. Both seeing Chris sweaty and shirtless and what he did to that window. Jeepers.