Candis Cayne

Maya Guiz

Watch out, Elisabeth Hasselbeck! Candis Cayne is coming to The View.

Cayne, a transsexual performer who plays the transsexual mistress of William Baldwin's politico character on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, revealed during her cabaret act on Saturday that she’s going to a guest on Barbara Walters’ chat show this Friday.

Cayne told the crowd at Eleven in West Hollywood she’ll do her best to zip it when she comes face-to-face with Ms. Hasselbeck, because her "first instinct" is to give the conservative cohost quite the tongue lashing. 

Cayne has a special mantra to keep herself in check. “Happy transsexual, happy transsexual,” she announced to laughter and applause.

If Cayne wasn’t enough gender-bending for me this weekend, I also caught drag queen Coco Peru’s new show, Ugly Coco, last night at the Renberg Theater.

In Ugly, a mix of stand-up and music, Coco reminisces about being ridiculed as a “fairy” while growing up in the Bronx but finding happier times when she landed in Hollywood and became friends with gay icons like Liza Minnelli and Bea Arthur. (For all you New Yorkers, you can catch Coco Nov. 9-11 at Joe’s Pub.)

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