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Barry to Elisabeth:

Your 'View' is Dangerous

9/17/2007 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: A source tells TMZ that it's not Barry who's writing this song -- in fact, "View" producers pulled the plug on Manilow's performance when his people demanded that he appear on the show without Elisabeth. Manilow has in fact performed on the show twice before -- both last year -- when Hasselbeck's been co-hosting.

TMZ has learned that legendary singer Barry Manilow has pulled out of his scheduled appearance on "The View" tomorrow -- because he strongly disagrees with host Elisabeth Hasselbeck's conservative view! Paging Rosie O'Donnell!


In an exclusive statement to TMZ, Barry says, "I strongly disagree with her views. I think she's dangerous and offensive. I will not be on the same stage as her." Barry, taking a stand!

Manilow is currently on a press tour promoting the release of his new album, "Greatest Songs of the Seventies."

A network spokesman had no comment.

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151.

dw    

when you sign on to do the view you are signing yourself up for a cat-fight...
too much negative attention....who needs it?
i respect anyone that refuses to stoop to the views level....you're ok in my book barry..

2405 days ago
152.

Dave    

Not sure why all the Hasslbitch fans are up in arms....Manilow just exercised his rights/FREEDOMS....something that foul bitch likes to deny others.

2405 days ago
153.

debbie    

You Go Barry... I think she is nothng more then an idiot and feel her days on that show are numbered.

2405 days ago
154.

DS    

GIVE ME A BREAK - I'm a raging liberal and my "views" are just as dangerous as anyone else's. The only dangerous thing about people's views is the intolerance opposing them.

2405 days ago
155.

What is wrong with you TMZ    

GOOD FOR HIM! and he is RIGHT! Elizabeth is DANGEROUS, she blows her mouth off and spews her emotions all over the screen, she is not professional at all, and I think she's Bush's Monca Lewinski. Spelling. She is a HORROR and ruins the show.

2405 days ago
156.

I Love Liz    

I think Barry is using Elisabeth to get more publicity. He knew when he booked the show that she was on it. Its called the view for a reason. People in America have different views and conservatives have just as much a right to be heard as liberals. I am sick of the liberals always whining. Instead of whining about stuff, how about actually coming up with solutions? All the Democrats want to do is point out what's wrong without actually having solutions to fix the problem.

2405 days ago
157.

Zippy    

So......it's ok for crackpots like moron Rosie and Joy, the Brain Dead, to run their idiot mouths and voice their delusional and distorted opinions, but not OK for someone who has a different view? I like Barry's music, but he's on the downhill slide, and his opinion, like most Hollywood types is out to lunch, warped by the liberal, myopic crowd they hang with, and further illustrate their oh sooooooo tolerant positions on the everything......execept for people or opinions they don't like. DO US ALL A FAVOR, CANCEL THE WHOLE DAMN SHOW. IT'S A WASTE OF AIR TIME.

2405 days ago
158.

uppityblondchik    

It's okay, I stopped listening to any radio stations that played your music years ago. Funny how liberals are all for freedom of speech until that speech is one they disagree with.

2405 days ago
159.

Village    

THE DUMBEST WOMAN ON THE TEEVEE is not long for that show. She is going on maternity leave soon, and her contract expires at the end of the '09 year. Now that her equally stupid husband is unemployed, they can leave and never be heard from again. The sooner the better.

Anybody who goes on the view is an idiot. Rosie exposed that show for the fakery it uses, and how it sets people up. No real celebrity would go on that show.

2405 days ago
160.

bubbajill    

We all have our own opinions and it is his right to disagree with Elizabeth and to cancel his appearance. That said, maybe Mr. Manilow would like to return all the money he has made from his conservative fan base and maybe all the conservatives would like to consider NOT buying his new CD. It is the intolerance in this world that causes war. You can disagree with someone but the name calling only shows YOUR ignorance, no one elses. Just to clear this up...I don't always agree with Elizabeth but I will fight to the death for her freedom and yours to express your opinions.

2405 days ago
161.

Eleazar    

It would be helpful if Manilow and those who posted negative comments about Hasselbeck, identified which of her views they disagreed with and offered their opinions and supporting facts. Calling someone an idiot or "dangerous and offensive" doesn't give anyone any insight into the underlying issues.

2405 days ago
162.

shellzee    

Barry grow up and be a MAN!!!! *ussy!

Go Elisabeth.

2405 days ago
163.

Taylor    

I cannot remember ever agreeing with Hasselback's opinions.
However
I will fight to the end for her to have and express them.Manillow is
a bully who thinks he has more importance than he actually does. He
also no doubt wanted some extra publicity for his album. He got it
but did he have to viciously attack someone for their personal
opinions to get it? Hate filled jerk

2405 days ago
164.

Dan frm Texas    

That's real adult of you Barry.
Are you afraid of a woman that doesn't speak n "jingles?"
Do you really think that we care what side your politics is on?
What would The View be without different views?


2405 days ago
165.

Datapimp    

Ignorant, stupid, ridiculous, sick, racist, dangerous, intolerant, close-minded, toxic; just to name a few of the childish labels I’ve just read… Those with nothing of substance to say, will always resort to name calling. Makes one wonder who the empty minded idiots really are?

2405 days ago
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