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Joaquin Phoenix faking this whole rap thing

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January

For those of you who have seen Joaquin Phoenix's so-called career switch from actor to rapper, this will come as no surprise: Entertainment Weekly says the whole kit and kaboodle is a hoax, perpetrated by Phoenix and his pal Casey Affleck to get attention. Mission accomplished, young sirs!

Tbdjoaquinphoenix012909 "He said, 'It's a put-on. I'm going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it,' " a source close to Joaquin told the mag.

This move is supposed make fun of actors and the rag journalism that gives them play (curses! we're so ashamed!), but that would imply that no one is really on to his game. And unfortunately, we're all on to his game.

"It's an art project for him," a source says. "He's going full out. He probably has told his reps that he's quit acting. Joaquin is very smart. This is very conscious. He has a huge degree of control."

What The Juice* doesn't get is that Joaquin has proved his singing chops already. Just make the inevitable album and get it over with. And get a haircut, for goodness' sake.

[Photo: AP]

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