Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie Sheen for PenthouseCharlie shakes his head. Well, there’s certainly not a dearth of beautiful women in his life. Hell, I was with him when he turned down a date with a former Miss Universe because he wanted to spend the evening with his eight-year-old, Cassandra. So what does he want? “If I could have one mention· in The Baseball Encyclopedia,” he muses, “I’d die happy. One at bat in the big leagues would put me there, and I’ll take it over an Oscar any time.”

I met Charlie Sheen on a muggy, July morning at the Sherman Oaks home of Jeff Ballard. Jeff is Charlie’s public relations agent and his close buddy.

Sheen, who has the kind of face and smile that are going to keep him looking like 18 when he’s 80, greeted me with a firm handshake and an apology for being a few minutes late. Charlie was feeling good. His new movie, Fixing the Shadow – in which he plays true-life hero Dan Black, a cop who goes undercover to break up a drug-dealing motorcycle gang-has been completed and is scheduled to be released in February. He was happy to have some free time before shooting began on his next movie, Hot Shots 2, but more important, his beloved Cincinnati Reds had won five games in a row.MORE from Penthouse

Is Charlie Sheen the victim of tabloid sensationalism? Or is he just a sensation? Charlie speaks frankly about troubles that have plagued him in the past and opens up about some topics most wouldn't associate with him.

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne (and some Tom)

Roseanne BarrChristmas in Salt Lake City,  circa 1960. The teacher asks her one Jewish student to stand before the class and explain why she doesn’t believe in Jesus. “I would sing the little song about the dreidel,” recalled Rose­anne Barr in her 1989 best-seller My Life as a Woman. “I was the Designated Heathen.” The teacher told Barr to be grateful she didn’t live in a Communist country, where “dissent” wouldn’t be tolerated.

Thirty years later, when Barr sang a little song for the San Diego Padres, she found the treasuries of tolerance wanting. “Disgraceful!” snapped the leader of the Free World, as the brethren of Ameri­ca’s Fourth Estate exploded in si­multaneous orgastic rage.

“I don’t know what y’all wanted me to [do],” opined Barr at a press conference addressing l’affaire d’anthem. “Put my head in my hands and start screaming and run off? I’m not a quitter.” No, indeed. Whether she’s serenading an au­ditorium full of Mormon school­children or a stadium full of angry baseball fans, Roseanne Barr car­ries on to the bitter end. Because like it or not, Roseanne Barr has learned to thrive in the role of odd woman out.MORE from Penthouse

No matter how insane people make her out to be, when you hear her words, Roseanne doesn't seem much different than any other intelligent woman with an ax to grind. Unless, of course, she's talking about how insane she is...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Artist Rendition of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

John and Yoko: The Final Years

John Lennon and Yoko OnoPainting by Kunio Hagio

Yoko Ono ’s psychic and tarot card reader reveals for the first time his account of the temper tantrums and strange disappearances that characterized rock music’s most bizarre and tumultuous marriage. John and Yoko. If only they could give peace a chance. I first met John Lennon on Groundhog Day of 1975. I had been lured out of my Fifth Avenue burrow for the occasion by Yoko. It was, she said, an emergency.MORE from Penthouse

A compelling view from a unique perspective on a rock music icon and the absurdities that surround him.