Will one Ro replace the other on The View?

The NYPost reports that Roseanne Barr is an “early favorite” to replace Rosie O’Donnell on ABC’s The View:

April 30, 2007 — A Rosie is a Rosie is a Rosie.

Roseanne Barr has emerged as the top contender to replace Rosie O’Donnell next year on “The View,” sources say.

A rep for Barr says she has not been approached.

“It’s almost like that rumor that spread last month about how she was going to be on ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ” said Barr’s spokesperson.

“She’s a piece of work, she’s a character, she says what’s on her mind and she’s funny,” said a source with knowledge of ABC’s sudden and desperate search to find a new co-host to replace O’Donnell who quit the show last week.

“They’re missing strong personalities on that show, and that’s what they’re going to need if they want to keep it going,” an ABC staffer close to the situation told the Post.

During an appearance on “Larry King” last week, Roseanne danced around the question of joining the “The View.”

“I’m not looking for the job,” she said at one point – and joking at another, “Well, I want $10 million, like Rosie.”

Say it isn’t so, Baba Wawa!

Flashback to 1990: Roseanne Barr mangles the Star-Spangled Banner, grabs crotch during rendition

In more upbeat news, The View’s only conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, is pregnant with her second child. Her hubby is NY Giants QB Tim Hasselbeck.

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