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Out with Rosie . . . in with Roseanne?

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 4, 2007


According to the New York Post, Roseanne Barr has been tapped as the first contender to replace the departing Rosie O'Donnell next season on The View. But when Access Hollywood inquired, a spokesman for The View said the report was "absolutely false." Other names buzzing about as possible replacements: Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, Kathie Lee Gifford, Connie Chung, Bette Midler, Kathy Griffin, Mo'Nique, Wanda Sykes and Soledad O'Brien.

'Time' finds movers and shapers

Heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio and envelope-pushers Rosie O'Donnell and Sacha Baron Cohen are among the entertainment newsmakers on Time magazine's list of 100 people who shape the world. The list also includes Queen Elizabeth II, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, YouTube founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, director Martin Scorsese and model Kate Moss. Other entertainers on the list are Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Tyra Banks, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Tina Fey, John Mayer, Brian Williams, Michael J. Fox, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and American Idol creator Simon Fuller. The first "Time 100" was in 1999, which was the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. They decided to make it annual in 2004. Although President Bush has made the list before, this year he didn't make the cut.