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Manilow

Will Not Be Institutionalized

11/5/2007 5:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Winsome crooner Barry Manilow isn't known for his sparkling wit -- and it was proven recently when his mild crack was smashed by the Smithsonian Institution. Nobody f**ks with the Smithsonian Institution!

Barry Manilow
OK! magazine reports that by request of the museum, Manilow donated the hyper-hideous jacket he wore for his Copacabana routine. When he was asked about it, he said, "I always knew the jacket would wind up in an institution." The staid Smithsonian was not amused -- and returned the jacket to Barry, saying, "You can't make fun of the Smithsonian." Well!

The jacket's now hanging at the Copacabana Bar at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. Guess the Smithsonian doesn't know a national treasure when it sees one.

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keesh    

This old white man has some hit's under his belt,

2544 days ago
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BeatleStone    

Manilow needs to be institutionalized in more ways than one & not just because of that lousy Copacabana outfit he sent to the Smithsonian.

2544 days ago
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pimp    

first....so I guess nobody cares about Barry.

Hey, he's one better than coppercreep

2544 days ago
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AUNT DAR    

POOR OLD BARRY....

2544 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

Barry, you've gotten too big for your botox britches!

2544 days ago
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diane    

I love Barry!

2544 days ago
7.

Democrats are evil    

Barrys ego seems to have gotten bigger than his nose. It is the typical mantra of the elite democrat that lives in a bubble among themselves. Really, what makes him thing that the Smithsonian would want to display a feather jacket that only a homosexual would wear.

2544 days ago
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SinCity    

The Smithsonian got their panties in a wad over that joke? LOL They have no sense of humor. At least he didn't fart in their general direction or they may have keeled over. Then TMZ, you could've run a story on how Barry Manilow killed Smithsonian execs.. in a Monty Python, odorous swoop.

2544 days ago
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Ammalance Chaser    

Send him and his damn jacket to the Tropicana Coporation with the rest of the fruits

2544 days ago
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EEWWWW YUCK!    

Thats ok Barry, the Smithsonian is for boring and ugly people anyway!!!!! Maybe the Wax Museum could make a copy of your now weird face-lifted new look...just a suggestion!

2544 days ago
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DARK MEAT ONLY    

Barry!

Barry has always appears nicer than Bette Milder when he wears her outfits.
He looks oh so becoming..even with his getting larger with age nose.Love you Barry

2544 days ago
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Alana Joy    

Is there a museum for bad fashion? This is hysterical!

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or click on my name! for whats truly HOT in fashion!

xo

2544 days ago
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Sharona    

Ever heard the phrase "bite your nose off to spite your face?".....Seems very appropriate here

2544 days ago
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ldh    

Tired of it all read the story the museum asked for it he did not volunter it.

2544 days ago
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bayouman    

Don't fark with the Smithsonian. It is the epitome of class and decorum, something the aging Elton John wannabe could learn a little about.

He's the modern day Liberace, but without the sense.

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