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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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121.

Dixongent    

Barry, Sally, et al should remember this country (USA) is pretty evenly split between conservatives and Liberals (those who are ashamed call themselves "Progressives" but it's a new term for an old ideology). Would he and those who hate people who disagree with them, prefer "the other half of Americans" boycott their products?

2539 days ago
122.

Aking    

Libs always talk about freedom of expression.....as long as you are saying what they like to hear.

2539 days ago
123.

Skank You, Y'all    



WAY TO GO, MANILOW!!!!

It's about time someone stood up and "boycott's" that ignorant little twit !
At least Barry has TALENT that has persevered over DECADES. So glad he didn't lower his standards to appear on a show with a bunch of cackling hyena's. (Except I do like Joy Behar).

Anyway, GO AWAY Hasselbeck's... both of you!

2539 days ago
124.

Shuckydarns    

Barry Barry Barry. It is your views that are dangerous. thanks for not appearing on the View to share your offensive views. You may not like Elizabeth but she is not dangerous.

2539 days ago
125.

Tracy    

Liberals Suck!!! Keep raving about free speech, but only if it is something liberals want to hear! Hypocrites are so pathetic. Who wants to watch The View anyways? Hang in there Elizabeth. Someone has to be the voice of reason and wade through all of that liberal crap they call The View!!

2539 days ago
126.

kathleen    

Mr. Manilow: What? You are really that small-minded? That's a shame. Like your music; not so much your teeny-tiny little mind.

2539 days ago
127.

Good Goin'    

WHAT IS DANGEROUS IS THAT EVERYONE IN HOLLYWOOD HAS THE EXACT SAME POLITICAL OPINIONS. WHAT IS DANGEROUS IS THAT NO ONE IN HOLLYWOOD THINKS--THEY JUST REPEAT THE SAME THINGS. WHAT IS DANGEROUS IS THE FACT THAT THEY GIVE AL GORE A STANDING OVATION WHEN HE IS A HYPOCRITE WHO USES PRIVATE PLANES AND USES TWICE AS MUCH ENERGY IN ONE OF HIS FOUR HOMES THAN THE AVERAGE FAMILY USES IN A YEAR.

NOW THAT'S DANGEROUS. BUT THEN AGAIN, WHO CARES ABOUT BARRY IN WAY?

2539 days ago
128.

lesa sees    

Lizzie is a disgrace to women everywhere. She has no idea what a hard time is. Never had to worry about money or health care. She does NOT need to be seen on the view. I stopped watching because of her. GO BARRY

2539 days ago
129.

John C jackson    

Barry donated to Ron Paul, now go support him.

2539 days ago
130.

MM    

He has risen from the dead. It is just a desperate attempt for attention. damn his is fug.

2539 days ago
131.

K    

Screw him! Rather him not go on the show than to go on and pull that snubbing crap Alicia S. did after the Rosie/Elizabeth fight. It's true, no one is allowed an opinion anymore. If this story is true then Barry is an idiot loser. Who cares how many albums he's sold. Are people so into politics that they can't even put aside differences to be in someone elses company. Get real. Elizabeth is entitled to her views just like that fat b*tch Rosie and every other dopey celebrity that likes to voice an opinion. THE NAME OF THE SHOW IS THE "VIEW"!

2539 days ago
132.

kaisersose    

How weak is Barry, so typical of the hollywood click. surround yourselves with the same opinion and freak out when somebody doesnt conform with their views.. It reminds me of how Dracula reacts when the sun starts to come up.. Dont go away mad Barry, just go away!

2539 days ago
133.

shadow plus 4    

So what, I used to like Mr. Manilow until he shared his political views. All he had to do was decline and leave the comments out of it. I could care less whether he agrees with her or with any body. He's a musician, or at least I thought he was. Not a polictical consultant.

2539 days ago
134.

ME    

What a pathetic excuse for a "man."

2539 days ago
135.

chita    

You go Barry!!!!!! That Elizabeth should place her kid`s name to go to the war that she supports soooooo strongly. Anyone that agrees with her is an idiot and if I were Barry Manilow, I wouldn`t want to be near an embecile like her....it might be catching!!!!

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