"It's almost like that rumor that spread last month about how she was going to be on 'Desperate Housewives,'" Barr's spokesperson was quoted as saying in the New York Post Tuesday.
Barr didn't flat-out say she wouldn't join the show when she was interviewed on "Larry King" last week.
"I'm not looking for the job," she said and then joked: "Well, I want $10 million, like Rosie."
The Post said a source with knowledge of ABC's search for the next "View" co-host says Barr has the strong personality the show will be missing once O'Donnell exits in June.
"She's a piece of work, she's a character, she says what's on her mind and she's funny," the source said.