Barry Manilow Gives Elisabeth Hasselbeck the Proverbial Finger

A scheduled interview with Barry Manilow on “The View” has been scrapped because apparently, Barry’s not a fanilow of conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck. And no, this isn’t a rumor, because Barry went ahead and made a statement released to E! News, in order to make sure it was perfectly clear why he’d nixed his appearance.

“I wanted to let you know that I will no longer be on The View tomorrow as scheduled. I had made a request that I be interviewed by Joy, Barbara or Whoopi but not Elisabeth Hasselback. Unfortunately, the show was not willing to accommodate this simple request, so I bowed out.”

Ha! I’m sorry, but that’s really quite awesome. Who knew Barry had such a pair on him? You gotta love a diva.