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Over the objections of Tom Bergeron, Cheryl Burke and a host of others, Chris Brown performed on Dancing With the Stars' first results show of the season Tuesday.

Brown actually performed twice - first his new hit "Yeah 3x," then an encore medley of "Forever" and "Beautiful People" - bringing the house down both times.

If there were boos, they weren't audible over the cheers for a guy who put his all into each routine and looked very, very happy to be there. Here's his first effort:

After Brown's now-infamous Good Morning America meltdown, many were shocked (and more than a few upset) that ABC would let him keep this DWTS gig.

Whatever the reason for not pulling the plug, Brown was clearly grateful, and repaid them with a terrific live performance, as you can see above and below.

His fans surely loved this spirited live effort. His detractors will continue to lament that he appeared on DWTS at all and loathe his existence in general.

All we can do is hope that he's turned the page. Follow this link to see who was eliminated last night, then watch Chris' second performance after the jump:

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Tom Bergeron won't be the only one refusing to give Chris Brown a standing ovation tonight.

The Dancing with the Stars host has already voiced his displeasure over that controversial star appearing on this week's results show, and now Cheryl Burke has spoken out against the performance, as well.

  • Cheryl Burke Promo Pic
  • Brown, Bald and Blonde

"As a victim of domestic violence, I don't agree with him coming on the show, but it's out of my control," she told Extra.

Earlier this year, Burke opened up about her past and admitted she was molested as a child.

It should be an interesting evening on ABC, that's for sure. Do you think Brown should be welcome on such a national stage?

 

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Without coming out and directly challenging his network for allowing Chris Brown to perform tonight on Dancing with the Stars, host Tom Bergeron has made his feelings clear.

“I did tell the producers it may be to their advantage to not have me interview him because my natural tendency would be to say something,” Bergeron told Ryan Seacrest on the latter's radio show “Don’t put me in a position where you are asking me to not say something, because I really won’t do that.”

  • Tom Bergeron on DWTS
  • Browning Out

Bergeron joked that he may be placed in "a Hannibal Lecter suit" in order to keep him quiet, but the promotion of Brown by ABC is no laughing matter to many.

It's hard not to wonder why the network banned Adam Lambert from its airways in late 2009, yet is embracing a man with such an emotional, violent side. The answer, though, is clearly all about the bottom line:

ABC is hoping to arrange a ratings-grabber of an interview with both Brown and Rihanna.

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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.

R and B Star

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.

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Chris Brown needs a new publicist. Guy just parted ways with his current PR people. No idea what could have prompted such a sudden, stunning split.

A source close to both would not elaborate, but says the two sides mutually decided to "part ways." Talk about news you can't wrap your head around.

It's hard to get to the bottom of what sparked this ...

Chris B. Pic

Good luck, new Chris Brown PR guy. You've got your work cut out.

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Chris Brown made headlines this week, and not strictly for the release of his new album, F.A.M.E. He may have even more enemies to forgive at this point.

The star exploded on Good Morning America followed a tense on-air chat with Robin Roberts, reportedly smashing a dressing room window and storming out.

During a Wednesday appearance on the BET video show 106 and Park, Brown made his first public comment on the incident, offering this apology:

Easy, Breezy

"First of all, I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, or anybody who was offended or really looked, and [was] disappointed at my actions."

Brown added: "Because I'm disappointed in the way I acted."

Brown says he was "thrown off" by Robin's line of questioning, and said that he feels she only brought up the Rihanna incident in an effort to "exploit me."

The singer says he did in fact explode backstage "to release the anger that I had inside me," but added that "I got very emotional and I apologize for that."

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ABC appears willing to forgive and forget when it comes to Chris Brown.

Despite Brown's meltdown on Good Morning America this week, the network said it will not be filing a criminal complaint against the singer, who is still set to perform on the popular Dancing With the Stars next Tuesday night.

Both are huge breaks for a guy whose career needs all he can get.

Should DWTS pull the plug on this dude?

Although he kept it together on-air, Brown stormed off the GMA set after anchor Robin Roberts asked him questions about his 2009 assault against Rihanna.

Despite okaying this beforehand, he then reportedly retreated to his dressing room where he broke a window with a chair, tore his shirt off and peaced out.

While he escaped without any legal or direct career ramifications, some fans and rival network execs are not happy with ABC's decision to let him do DWTS.

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Following Chris Brown's recent rampage in New York, there are fans that still take the side of this singer, typically using three defenses:

  1. Hasn't everyone made a mistake?!?
  2. His incident with Rihanna is two years old.
  3. The media should stop bringing it up.

The first argument is ridiculous. Brown did not push Rihanna, nor did he strike her just once. Have you seen the photos following the attack? Brown pummeled his then-girlfriend. He gave her a fat lip and a black eye. You can stand atop your high horses all you'd like, but, no, not all "mistakes" are equal.

Would supporters continue to echo this non-judgmental sentiment if he sexually assaulted Rihanna? If she died as a result of his temper?

Brown, C.

Chris Brown could learn a lot from Mike Vick.

But the real crux of my argument centers around the second and third points listed above. If Brown truly wants forgiveness from the public and is legitimately sorry for his actions, he should look to Michael Vick as a role model.

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Chris Brown is in the clear, at least legally, after his absurd meltdown behind the scenes of Good Morning America Tuesday morning. No charges will be filed.

ABC has decided NOT to pursue a criminal case against Brown, and the NYPD will not investigate the matter if there is no complaining victim. So he's good.

Brown, who's on probation for beating up Rihanna (this is a fact, fans, not an attempt to tarnish his image), could've been in deep if charges were pressed.

Im'ma Be Pissed!

Off the air, Chris Brown apparently went OFF.

Without a criminal complaint, a judge won't rule that Chris - by all accounts a fine example of the corrections system, prior to the melee - violated probation.

No word if Chris will pay for the broken window he allegedly smashed with a chair before storming off shirtless, but it wouldn't be a bad move on his part.

He might want to throw in a nice fruit basket for Robin Roberts, especially since he approved her questions about Rihanna BEFORE freaking the f*%k out.

Wait ... sorry. He was AMBUSHED by her, according to some fans who somehow ignore the fact that he smashed a WINDOW and stormed off shirtless.

What do you think? Are you on Chris' side here?

 

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Some supporters claim he was ambushed Tuesday on Good Morning America, but the questions by Robin Roberts that preceded Chris Brown's meltdown were approved by the singer before the interview, according to reports.

Brown FLIPPED afterward, allegedly smashing a dressing room window.

Roberts insists GMA asked in advance of she could pose "a few questions" about Rihanna, and Chris approved. She adds, "I'm pulling for the guy." 

Contemplative Chris

As for the broken window, sources say no one in the studio saw Chris throw a chair into the window, but he was definitely in the dressing room at the time.

Staffers called the cops after Chris Brown's tirade, which ended with him storming out in a shirtless huff, to document the broken window in the aftermath.

Whatever took place, shards of glass went flying onto the street, which potentially constitutes two crimes - vandalism and assault (on the passersby below).

No word yet on how seriously police plan on taking this, but Chris, who's still on probation in the Rihanna battery case, could be on thin ice as a result.

The NYPD has yet to take action, and may not unless ABC wants to press charges and actively gets them involved. Either way, not great for Chris' image.

What do you think? Are you on Chris Brown's side?