Hoax camouflage

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 29, 2009 08:33:30 January 29, 2009 08:33:30

So yesterday, Entertainment Weekly, after hearing from Joaquin Phoenix sources, reported that his recent rap journey is actually an elaborate hoax to be filmed by Casey Affleck for a mockumentary about celebrity meltdowns.

Today, Joaquin’s publicist is denying that his intentions are anything but sincere:

"The transition from one career to another is never seamless. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joaquin came from a musical family, in addition to winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Johnny Cash. He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative or positive reactions."

Please. He is not Sacha Baron Cohen.

And when’s the last time you believed anything coming from a publicist?

Bet your concrete tits this whole hoax-no-hoax episode will end up in the movie, after which we’ll see him conspiring with his publicist over the language in the statement. Because he’s just so funny and clever like that.


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