CHRS BROWN SORRY:I CHRIS BROWN has publicly apologized for his backstage temper tantrum following the now infamous "Good Morning America" interview. On BET's 106 and Park yesterday, Chris said ...

"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. Because I'm disappointed in the way I acted. Yes, I got very emotional. And I apologize for acting like that." The chair and window Chris took his frustration out on, however, are still waiting for *their* apology.

Sources at ABC told TMZ they've decided not to press charges against him, meaning Chris - who's still on probation, is off the hook.

By the way ... Chris might be celebrating his first 1 album next week. "F.A.M.E." is on pace to sell more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Perhaps that's why Chris was in good spirits at his album release party, bumping and grinding with a rather thick looking honey ...

LINDSAY LOHAN PASSING ON PLEA DEAL: LINDSAY LOHAN is going to roll the dice. Word on the street is she's mulled over her plea deal and decided she'd rather go to trial. A preliminary hearing begins April 22nd. Good luck with that, Linds!

If she loses at trial, she could get up to three years in the state pen. The slammer. The big house. The pokey. The deal would have landed her in the county jail for three months and on probation for three years.

QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "If my father had to divorce my mother for anyone, I'm so grateful that it was Elizabeth (Taylor)." -- Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher who ran off with Taylor back in the '50s.

Carrie's mom, Debbie Reynolds ... whom Fisher scandelously left for Elizabeth, called her passing a "blessing in disguise": "I'm happy that she's out of her pain, because she was in a lot of pain...Elizabeth couldn't be working and doing what she wanted to do, so I'm glad that she's in a better place."

On a related note ... Zsa Zsa Gabor is apparently very much aware of the Celebrity Deaths Rule of Thumb and took the news of Dame Elizabeth's passing so badly she needed to be rushed back to the hospital yesterday.

The New York Daily News quoted her husband as telling RadarOnline the 94 year old actress -- who has been in poor health for the past few years -- said to him "Celebrities go in threes and I'm next!"

ROMANCE REPORT: JESSICA BIEL ... Is GERARD BUTLER hittin' dat???!!! Jessica and Gerard are in Louisiana shooting a movie and word is they might just be co-stars WITH BENEFITS!!!

Sources say they've spent four nights together over the past week or so. One of those nights, a whole group from the movie went out to celebrate a guy's birthday. A source says, quote, "When Gerard got there, he made a beeline for Jessica. He was really flirting with her." Oh, yeah. They are soooo doing it.

COULD BE TRUE COULD BE CRAP: Is HUGH HEFNER'S fiancee cheating on him with DR. PHIL'S son!!!??? Life & Style seems to think so. The tab's reporting CRYSTAL HARRIS  was spotted having dinner with Jordan McGraw, and that Jordan was kissing her shoulder during the "romantic" meal!!!

 A rep for Playboy denied the rumors, claiming they have a business relationship, nothing more.  Life & Style's source, however, said, "They've been sneaking around because Crystal is supposed to be happily engaged to Hef, and going out in public with Jordan would tarnish Hef and Crystal's relationship image."

 (--After breaking up with Hef, KENDRA admitted she used to sneak out of the mansion for dates with other men. Shocking, I know.)

LADY GAGA'S TATTOO RULE: In an interview at Google headquarters yesterday, LADY GAGA explained why she only has tattoos on her left side ...

"It was actually per my father's request. He asked that I remain, on one side, slightly normal."