TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Babwa to Barry

We've Got Hassel's Back

9/18/2007 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"View" den mother Barbara Walters says that as much as she wanted Barry Manilow to come and croon, no one -- not even the "Mandy" singer -- tells her how to run her show!


Manilow told TMZ yesterday that he decided to ditch his appearance on today's "View," because as a close friend of Rosie O'Donnell, he didn't want to sit on the same stage as right-winger Elisabeth Hasselbeck, whose views he called "dangerous." Babwa, on her Sirius radio chatfest last night, said it was "too bad" about Barry's stand. Added co-executive producer Bill Geddie, "We don't do that ... we support everybody ... he's not going to call the shots."

Geddie also pointed out that lefty celeb political flamethrowers like Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda have also appeared with Elisabeth, and it sure looked like everyone was having a pretty good time last November when Manilow appeared on the show.

338 COMMENTS

No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23
331.

Anne    

Another spineless liberal. Any wonder why they're only happy when we're losing wars? What's the matter Barry? Afraid conservativism is contagious?

2482 days ago
332.

Goochmiester    

I sincerely hope that Elisabeth Hasselbeck doesn't return from maternity leave...
She is annoying. Her conservative views don't offend but her rudeness does.
She talks over everyone, even guests and her rapid-fire, shrill delivery is hard to listen to.
When I do tune in, I find myself shouting, "SHUT UP!!" a lot. BARBARA, LET HER GO!

2482 days ago
333.

www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

Ding Dang! This is getting outta control

2481 days ago
334.

KELLIE    

the show "the view" is sooo damn dysfunctoinal....tired of it

2476 days ago
335.

Lee    

More celebrities should do the same. It is one thing to have an outspoken, educated and responsible opinion in where you don't look down on those who don't share your views.

Then there is Elisabeth.....................seemingly uneducated (by how she conducts herself), ignorant and irresponsible. She is totally entitled but, honestly, I can't believe some of the things that come out of her mouth. Or, maybe it's her tone? That I am holy and all these other people are beneath me attitude.

Go Whoopi for puttin her in her place the other morning...............the one on pro-life/pro-choice. No matter who sits across from her, there is a problem. So, who really is the problem?

2472 days ago
336.

Friend    

JOYCE DANELEN IS BEAUTIFUL
CHERYL SHUMAN IS HARASSING JOYCE DANELEN
CHERYL SHUMAN HAS BEEN TURNED IN TO THE FBI
YOUTUBE HAS SUSPENDED CHERYL SHUMAN

2465 days ago
337.

The big texan    

Elizabeth is all mouth and no sence. Just get rid of her. No one will miss her. You ill be doing so many people a big favor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2462 days ago
338.

peewee    

I really wish stupid, uneducated, and really ignorant people should shut up and get your self a real life, just cause your unhappy, doesn't give any of you the right to bitch about other people, we choose our road and maybe yours ain't a bed of roses. NOW THINK HOW YOUR LIFE IS AND LOOK AT SOMEONE ELSE, AND THINK HOW GOOD YOU REALLY HAVE IT, I DO EVERYDAY.......

1522 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23

Around The Web