There is nothing wrong with cape shopping. Batman, Superman and Elvis all have to get new threads at some point. However, Joaquin Phoenix has been acting nuttier than squirrel shiz lately. He claimed to have ditched acting for a career in rap, started wearing EZ Combs and waged a war against personal hygiene. (Which begs me to ask the question why is bathing the first to go when one goes crazy?) Phoenix also made a bizarre appearance on David Letterman awhile back (click HERE to see the crazy Joaquin Phoenix on David Letterman Video.)
Most people are claiming it is just an act for some Casey Affleck documentary. However, I am finding that a hard sell. Casey is married to Joaquin’s sister, Summer Phoenix. I highly doubt that she would let Casey film and make documentary of her brother’s downward spiral. Either way, lets hope he gets help.
Per National Enquirer Via Celebitchy:
It’s no hoax, folks – Joaquin Phoenix is one nutty fruitcake! The looney-toony star, dressed like a homeless derelict and muttering to himself nonstop, was spotted pawing through racks of clothes at Red Balls on Melrose, where he finally grabbed a black velvet cape, black trousers and mesh top, ducked into a dressing room – and began belting rap songs.
Emerging in his new outfit, he told the salesgirl he’d be wearing it home. Nervous, she asked: “What form of payment will you be using today, sir?”… then nearly jumped out of her skin when Phoenix banged down a wad of cash and yelled: “MONEY!”
Said an eyewitness: “He mumbled madly while the girl counted out his change and offered him a bag for his own clothes. Joaquin never said a word, rushed out of the store wearing his velvet cape – and dumped his old clothes in the nearest trash can!”
Maybe he was off to seduce Lindsay Lohan, she strikes me as someone who loves a ho in a cape.
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