LATEST: Comedienne Whoopi Goldberg wasn't laughing when she took Barry Manilow to task for snubbing her new talk show on Wednesday (19Sep07).
The Ghost star, who became a fresh face on long-running daytime show The View at the beginning of the month (04Sep07), went public with her own thoughts about the Manilow controversy, sending the message to the crooner, "If you don't sit with one, you sit with none."
The Mandy singer pulled out of a Tuesday (18Sep07) performance on the show because he refused to share the same stage as Goldberg's right-wing co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, calling her "dangerous and offensive".
But producers of The View insist they told Manilow he couldn't appear on the show if he wanted to make demands about who was interviewing him.
Goldberg won applause from the studio audience when she scolded Manilow, adding, "We've had liberals, we've had Republicans - we service everybody!"