Brown on Battery, Downey Jr. on Breasts
April 28, 2005

A new crop of rumors is sprouting up, so it's time to get them under control.

First off, did Robert Downey Jr. really compliment a British TV hostÍ on her cleavage?

"Extra" went straight to Downey's girlfriend, producer Susan Levin, for the scoop. "Oh yeah, oh yeah," she confirmed.

And our crack staff has unearthed the footage, in which the host compliments Downey, saying he looks fantastic, and he replies: "Thanks, I was going to say that your t*** looked great."

So that's a definite yes -- but why did it happen? Seems Robert was just trying to have fun with the host, who was filling in for the day. "He was tipped off," Susan revealed. "I was told by my British friends that it went over very well."

Tune in to "Extra" Thursday to see the footage of the dishy exchange as it aired.

Meanwhile, he was charged with battery, and now Bobby Brown is speaking out about whether or not he really hit wife Whitney Houston.

"Me hitting my wife, or things like that, that's just ridiculous," Bobby insisted. "They charge me with that s***, but they don't know."

So, that seems like a pretty strong no -- especially since the battery charge was eventually dropped. You can see more of Bobby's intimate interview Thursday night on VH1's "Behind the Music: New Edition."

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