Comedienne Roseanne Barr is being tipped to replace ROSIE O'DONNELL on US talk show The View when she leaves in the summer (07). Other stars in the running to take over from the entertainer include Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathie Lee Gifford and Connie Chung - but reports suggest Barr will be the winning candidate. A source from ABC tells TMZ.com, "They're missing strong personalities, and that's what they're going to need if they want to keep it going." Barr denies she's been approached to take over the role.