Has our dream of a Mickey Rourke/Bai Ling Oscar coupling been deferred? Today, Rourke expressed his wishes to bring dog Loki as his awards date—though in a pinch, he'd settle for a certain View cohost.

And to Barbara Walters's dismay, his choice isn't her—no matter how any blandishments she lavished upon the actor after catching him in nothing but a tight t-shirt in his dressing room (inspiring fourgy dreams involving Michael Phelps and Simon Baker too graphic to be described here). No, the apple of Rourke's eye is our own Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who virtually clambers over Joy Behar after getting the "groupie go-ahead" from the Wrestler star. At least they'll have a lot to talk about.