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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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Dee    

So many people so afraid of people knowing the truth ... No one shall pass judgement on others but God.. and well the liberal agenda of ABC and the View can't keep Elizabeth quiet.. Keep your chin up Elizabeth .. Stand up for what is right and don't back down because of threats.. We know exactly what it is they are so afraid of..

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castra regina    

Barely Man Enough with a sissie fit too

2560 days ago
108.

frankie    

Barry Manilow (aka BM) is looking more and more like ET...I wonder how quickly he would be put to death (by beheading) if the Taliban took over

2560 days ago
109.

buck    

What is it that Liberals fear about facing conservatives? It happened with dem canidates boycotting Fox and now this. I don't see how they ever hope to grow in numbers if they fear debate. Imagine them on the world stage trying to stand up to some tyrant. "We won't talk to you" Perhaps it is because they can not defend their ideas in a convincing manner?

2560 days ago
110.

Kelly    

Too bad Barry. I won't be buying your cd. Elizabeth has a right to her opinion - just as the Whoopi and Barb do too. What a fraud. Too bad all the conservative "Mandy" lovers can't get their money back : )

2560 days ago
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Brittany    

OMG, give me a break! This is about gay, just like Barry. He needs a life.

2560 days ago
112.

anne    

I agree. the man is a has been. why do these people think they will be remembered when their time has passed.
afraid the truth may come out about him. wh cares.

2560 days ago
113.

Fanilow    

BRAVO BARRY!! Way to take a stand against one of Bush's most prominent mouthpieces!!!
I wish more celebs who are sick and tired of turning a deaf ear to the lies and rhetoric that misinformed bimbo spews would stand up for their beliefs and do the same!!
It's gone so far past "political debate" on that show - she uses The View for nothing more than her own Christian Conservative soap box. She NEVER looks at the other side of a debate, it always becomes an argument, and the condescending way she looks down on other people's beliefs and opinions is shameful. Her unwavering support of this war and the current administration is embarrassing!

2560 days ago
114.

StarsNStars    

Way to go Barry!

You just lost yourself many CD sales from us "dangerous and offensive" conservatives.

2560 days ago
115.

Sillyme    

Woo! Elisabeth Hasselbeck's cans of conservative whoop-ass scared away three contenders.. now guest stars? She rules with Ann.. Joy, Barbara are too wise or lazy to care to debate her constantly.. but., Whoopie knows it's good to have another point of view.

2560 days ago
116.

Ray    

I AGREE WITH BARRY MANILOW 150% ELISABETH IS A HAS BEEN AND SHE THINKS WHATEVER SHE SAYS IT RIGHT-----GOT NEWS FOR YOU SHE IS DEAD WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS A DIRTY ROTTEN UGLY SKANKY WHORE AND TRAMP AND NEEDS TO GET A LIFE QUICK-----BARBARA SHOULD FIRE THIS MORON ASAP

2560 days ago
117.

perezhiltonisabitch    

Barry Manilow is a legend, he's hardly washed up. and He's right... that little skinny bitch is too narrow minded and she should be kicked off the show. I can't stand her ass, i didn't like Rosie either. They should've replaced both of them. The view is fading fast !!

2560 days ago
118.

Kate    

Barry SUCKS. You make more of a point by debating, not acting like a five year old. LOSER.

2560 days ago
119.

Cindy    

Ummm, maybe he should go live in Saudi Arabia.

This is a free country Barry.

2560 days ago
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lizouttavegas    

Barry Manilow wont attend "something'? I thought he'd show up for the
opening of an envelope!!
i see him every freakin day on ET....he never says anything of import and
he hasent had a hit record in ??? yrs...!
Elisabeth is a bit full of herself, and she'll probably be surprised to find
out how much she didnt know 10 yrs from now, looking back..But what
exactly did you expect when Barbara hired her? The show needed contrast...and she's young, full of herself, and opinionated.
And did anyone really set their TIVO not to miss another Barry M.appearance? please.

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