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.