Roseanne Eyed as New Rosie

She has a big enough mouth, if outspoken still suits "The View"
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2007 8:45 AM CDT
Roseanne Eyed as New Rosie
In this photo provided by ABC television, actor Alec Baldwin, left, sits with Rosie O'Donnell of the television show "The View" in his first television appearance since the public airing of a voice mail he left for his daughter. In the pre-taped appearance airing Friday April 27, 2007, Baldwin apologizes...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – They can gab all they want about Elisabeth Hasselbeck's second pregnancy; it's Rosie's successor come June "The View" stalwarts are obsessing over. The Post claims the smart money is on Roseanne Barr—talk about typecasting—but other names circulating include Whoopi Goldberg, Connie Chung, and  Kathie Lee Gifford.

"She's a piece of work, she's a character, she says what's on her mind and she's funny," a source close to the search tells the Post, enumerating her qualifications. Roseanne has avoided the question, but her spokeswoman affects to be blasé. "It's almost like that rumor that spread last month about how she was going to be on 'Desperate Housewives,' "' she says. (Read more Rosie O'Donnell stories.)

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