The New Roseanne


From The National Enquirer  April 28, 2014 by Alan Smith Roseanne’s dramatic weight loss was the talk of an April 8 press event in Pasadena, Calif. She helped promote NBC’s new version of “Last Comic Standing,” which returns May 22 and features her as a judge. Roseanne’s face was chiseled “and even her collarbone was visible beneath the layers of long necklaces as she posed for pictures,” said the source. Jaws dropped as she proudly paraded her trim figure in a flat­tering outfit. “Her heavy days are behind her,” said the source. “And she wants to come down even more.” … [Read more...]


Interview in Esquire Magazine

Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne Barr - Show

  Roseanne Barr may be 60, but she's got more energy and ambition than most comics half her age. After a failed—but, she says, serious—bid for president last year, she's back to doing comedy full-time, with a residency at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, and a return to NBC's The Office as talent agent Carla Fern, helping Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) chase his show business dreams. I initially called Barr to talk about The Office, but after a perfunctory discussion (the cast and writers are great! The food on set is amazing!) we moved on to other, more pressing topics. Like mind control and weed. ESQUIRE.COM: How long have you been in Vegas? ROSEANNE BARR: I came out twice. First it was from the middle of January to March 1, and then I came back for all of April. I'll be here until early May. ESQ: Does being in that city mess with your internal chemistry? There are no clocks, it's always daytime. It's like being in Alaska during a month when the sun never sets. RB: I love it. It's one of the reasons why I like coming here. It makes me more productive. Maybe it's because it's not a vacation for me. It's all about work when I'm here. I actually get more conservative when I'm in Vegas. ESQ: So you're not the kind of person who likes to take some peyote and go out in the desert to talk to your spirit animal? RB: I've already talked to my spirit animal. He's got nothing else to tell me. I'm 60, I've done it all. I'm totally over it. ESQ: But you still smoke … [Read more...]


Roseanne to Guest on Portlandia as the “Mayor”

Roseanne Barr may have fallen short in her bid to become the next President of the United States, but on IFC’s sketch series Portlandia, the comedienne will serve as the city’s highest-ranking public official — at least briefly. “The mayor of Portland (Kyle MacLachlan) disappears, and through a temp agency, she fills in as mayor,” teases series co-creator/star Fred Armisen of her two-episode stint, which airs on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. “She does things in the most efficient way. Because the character didn’t grow up in Portland, she doesn’t have the same understanding of how things go. She’s more like, ‘Look, this is a city, so we have to do those things that cities do.’ We wanted an outsider to come in and say, ‘What is this place?’” Armisen was thrilled by Roseanne’s pit stop in Portlandia. “We were just fans of her show [Roseanne], and having her on was really, really cool,” he says. “It also made us feel more legitimate as a show.” Other famous folks appearing on Portlandia‘s third season, which begins on Friday night.include Patton Oswalt, Juliette Lewis, Rose Byrne, Bill Hader, and George Wendt. For more on Portlandia, check out EW’s Winter TV Preview issue. … [Read more...]


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Bust Cover JAN 2013

You'll want to cozy up to the Dec/Jan issue of BUST--a festive collection of pop-culture gems, drool-inducing recipes, inventive beauty tips, and fashion so hot, it'll melt the ice on your windows. We’ve also got sex advice straight from Fifty Shades of Grey, interviews with Mamie Gummer and Reggie Watts, and travel tips for Jamaica from a local. Cover girl Mary Elizabeth Winstead slayed vampires in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and slayed hearts in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, and in this issue, she spills the beans about being a scream queen and Hollywood's next big thing. Our ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE packed with must-have goodies! HOLIDAY DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES you need for your next shindig The Return of BIKINI KILL The cutest HOLIDAY DECOR & CRAFTS Perfect PARTY-READY RECIPES The secrets to COLORFUL OMBRE HAIR Interviews with Mamie Gummer and Reggie Watts Resolutions Worth Keeping, from ROSEANNE! Travel tips for JAMAICA from a local Sex advice straight from FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Subscribe to BUST today! … [Read more...]


Links to Articles during Presidential Race


  ABC News – President Roseanne? Huffington Post – Barr Places 5th Colorado Connection – Barr Gets 4,653 Votes Daily Beast – Barr Places 5th in Presidential Race San Luis Obispo – Barr Draws Sacramento Bee – 2,000 Votes for President Birmingham News Alabama – Did you know Roseanne was on the Ballot? Fox 21 News Colorado International Business Times Politico Hollywood Reporter Examiner – Barr will Appear on Florida Ballot Hollywood Today – Barr Sheehan Peace and Freedom Party Jewish Journal – Barr for President Uncovered Politics Vancouver Sun – Roseanne Presidency Fox 4 Now The Guardian London – Election Not Two Horse Race Mercury News – Barr to Appear in Oakland Santa Monica Mirror – Barr Speaks about Candidacy in Santa Monica MediaIte – Barr Gets Peace and Freedom Nomination HollyWire – Barr Four Candidates Away from Being President of USA Herald Tribune – Barr on Florida Ballot LA Times – Barr Runs for Green Party CNN – Barr for President Fox – Hannity ABC News 7 – Barr to Run Presidential Ads Young Turks – Barr Running Against Obama KTVU – Barr Voices Support Jewish Daily – Barr Presidential Run LA Times – Barr Peace and Freedom Candidate Breibart – How Did Roseanne Do Daily Beast TV – Roseanne Barr Vote for Me American Prospect: ‘Roseanne Has Found Appreciation Among Younger Progressive Circles’ Associated Press: Roseanne Barr on California Ballot for U.S. President Associated Press: ‘It’s No … [Read more...]


Presidential candidate Roseanne Barr Voices Support for Pot Legalization


  September 28, 2012 OAKLAND, Calif. — Presidential politics and the war on drugs took a strange twist in Oakland Thursday night as actress-comedienne and now presidential candidate Roseanne Barr spoke at Oaksterdam University. Barr had a message for the crowd who came to hear her speak:  legalize marijuana. The town hall meeting on medical marijuana doubled as a campaign rally for the former TV sitcom star, who's the presidential nominee for the Peace and Freedom party. No matter how many of campaign stickers she sells, Barr said she knows she can't win. But, she had no trouble firing up a friendly crowd. "Government's not supposed to be run like a business!" said Barr Thursday night. She said her run for president is no joke. "The war on drugs is a class war!" she said. She told KTVU she's not in the race to get her name in the papers. "I'm not doing it for publicity, because my political views have ended my career,” she said. “It's not for publicity, that's for sure.” She is no stranger to controversy or politics since her widely criticized rendition of the Star Spangled Banner in 1990. Barr said she came to Oakland because of the federal raid of Oaksterdam University in April. Medical marijuana advocates blasted President Obama saying he broke a commitment to respect state laws allowing dispensaries. Barr also admitted that she smokes mairijuana. “I have a prescription and absolutely I do smoke marijuana and I have for … [Read more...]


Roseanne Barr Presidential Campaign Ads In California

ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: One presidential candidate is buying television airtime in California, but it’s not Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. It’s former sitcom star Roseanne Barr, who is running as the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential candidate. Media tracking sources tell ABC News that Barr is spending $4,900 to run television ads in the San Francisco Bay Area from Oct. 9 through Oct. 16. She’s purchased time on cable stations like CNN, MSNBC, TBS, the Country Music Channel and Comedy Central. Solidly-Democratic California typically does not get much action on the TV airwaves from the major party presidential candidates. No word yet on what the ad will look like, but here’s a clue:  Barr is running mostly on a one-issue campaign platform — legalizing marijuana. “Thank you for breaking through your mind control programming and having some free thought,” she told a crowd at an Oakland, California marijuana dispensary earlier this month. “Marijuana really does help you break through that and remember what is important.” And in an interview with the Bay Area television station, KTVU, she was candid about her own pot use: “I have a prescription and absolutely I do smoke marijuana and I have for several years, most of my life to this point.” Barr captured the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination in August and chose anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her running mate. She originally competed for the Green Party nomination, but lost … [Read more...]


President Roseanne? Comedian Gets Thousands of Votes


By ALYSSA NEWCOMB (@alyssanewcomb) Nov. 7, 2012 Comedian Roseanne Barr and peace activist Cindy Sheehan could have been elected president and vice president if more than 40,000 voters had had their way. Thousands more online said they'd prefer that porn legend Ron Jeremytake the helm as leader of the free world. While it was not known how many write-in votes Jeremy received, Barr's candidacy on the Peace and Freedom ticket carried her to a sixth-place finish in California, where she received 36,762 votes. In Florida, Barr and Sheehan received 7,996 votes, according to the latest tally. "I thank the people who voted for me -- most of you were first-time voters that would never have voted for Obama or for Romney," Barr tweeted today. The comedian, who had originally recruited country music icon Willie Nelson as her vice president before he backed out, campaigned on a platform that included the legalization of marijuana, a resource-based economy and forgiveness of student loans. "Now we begin: holding our president's feet to the fire. #debtrelief #peace," she tweeted today. Jeremy, who said he didn't do much campaigning, knew his candidacy, much of which was fueled by Facebook and Twitter, was a long shot. "I don't take myself too seriously. Coming from my world it's tough to win," the veteran adult entertainer said. But Jeremy gave ABCNews.com a glimpse of what would be first on the agenda in a Jeremy administration. "The biggest thing I'd do … [Read more...]