Barry Manilow courtesy Arista, Elisabeth Hasselbeck by Donna Svennevik/ABC Barry Manilow courtesy Arista, Elisabeth Hasselbeck by Donna Svennevik/ABC

If you were planning to catch the "Mandy" singer on The View today, your plans have just changed. In a message posted on his website yesterday, he announced that he'd canceled his appearance. "I had made a request," he writes, "that I be interviewed by Joy [Behar], Barbara [Walters] or Whoopi [Goldberg] but not Elisabeth," whom TMZ has quoted him as calling "dangerous" and "offensive." "Unfortunately," he continues on his blog, "the show was not willing to accommodate this simple request, so I bowed out." Score another one for Team Rosie.