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Joaquin Phoenix: I Grew Up in a Cult

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Joaquin Phoenix is getting real with us…real CULTY!

Usually Joaquin doesn’t talk much about his odd childhood, but he uncharacteristically got candid in the December 2014 issue of Playboy. In the issue, the actor discussed being raised in the religious group Children of God, and how traumatizing (or not) this experience was.

On the “community” dynamic of Children of God: “My parents had a religious experience and felt strongly about it,” Phoenix, 40, said in an interview published this week. “They wanted to share that with other people who wanted to talk about their experience with religion. These friends were like, ‘Oh, we believe in Jesus as well.’ I think my parents thought they’d found a community that shared their ideals. Cults rarely advertise themselves as such. It’s usually someone saying, ‘We’re like-minded people. This is a community,’ but I think the moment my parents realized there was something more to it, they got out.”

After getting out, his family changed their last name from Bottom to Phoenix, and moved to California. Phoenix signed to an agent at the age of six, starting his three decade career in the biz!

On beginning to act: “We were always singing and playing music, and we were encouraged to express ourselves,” he recalled of his childhood. “When you’re a kid, acting is an extension of playing. You have an imagination, right? If that’s encouraged and you’re in an environment where you’re given these props and opportunities to express yourself, it’s terribly exciting. I always loved it. In fact, I was thinking about it driving across the San Fernando Valley today. We used to live deep in the valley, and the station wagon would break down all the time when we’d go on auditions. But I loved those moments when you’d walk into an audition or onto a set and have an experience you didn’t know you were capable of and didn’t really even know where it came from. It was so fulfilling to have that experience.”

Read more of this fascinating interview at Playboy Online!

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Posted Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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It was a sad night for mens hair at the Golden Globes

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Press Room in LA

There was some SERIOUSLY bad hair going on at last night’s Golden Globes.

First came Alex Ebert, who won Best Original Score for the film All Is Lost. I don’t even understand his look. This must be the I’m-an-artist-and-I-can-get-away-with-anything look. It just reads I-don’t-give-a-sh*t. Maybe he doesn’t?

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Press Room in LA

Jared Leto’s hair was a greasy hot mess. The actor won a Golden Globe for his role in ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club.’ I haven’t seen the movie yet, and I’m dying to. I wish I had a better picture of the hot mess behind his head, but you’re just going to have to take my word for it.

More Arrivals at The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Arrivals  in LA

Joaquin Phoenix also barely crawled out of bed for the Golden Globes. In the past he’s completely bashed the awards season, and awards in general. But I guess that is only the case when he’s not nominated. When he was being considered for an Oscar for his role in ‘The Master,’ he responded, “I don’t want to be part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot.” Of the attention he gets, he said, “It was one of the most uncomfortable periods of my life when Walk the Line was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again. I don’t know how to explain it — and it’s not like I’m in this place where I think I’m just above it — but I don’t ever want to get comfortable with that part of things.”

His hair was a hot mess. At least he showed?

Photos: FameFlynet

Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 11:11am
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Joaquin Phoenix’s new girlfriend is 19 (and he’s 39!)

The 8th Rome Film Festival - 'Her' Premiere

Here are some new pictures of Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson at the Rome Film Festival premiere of their new movie, ‘Her.’ Joaquin is looking….. better than normal? And that’s saying something! He usually looks so torn up. Anyway, 39-year-old Joaquin has a new girlfriend, and she’s barely legal.

Joaquin is dating 19-year-old Allie Teilz, and I’m totally grossed out. Why can’t men date women their own age? I wouldn’t even care if she was in her late 20’s, but she’s still A TEENAGER. Gross. You can see a picture of them together here.

Joaquin Phoenix won’t Walk the Line alone anymore. The 39-year-old actor — who was most famously linked to Liv Tyler in the 1990s — is dating DJ Allie Teilz, 20, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The two were spotted out and about on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Rome, Italy, where Phoenix was promoting his new movie, Her. Both wore black pants and black Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers as they took in the sights of the European city.

“Girls are just fascinated with him. They seek him out,” a source tells Us of the eccentric Oscar nominee. “There is a lot going on there, as you can imagine…It’s not the typical girl that wants to be with him.”

Teilz is certainly not typical. A native of Arizona, she started DJ-ing in New York City when she was just 16. In high school, she would fly to Vegas on Thursday afternoons and “work the shows” from Friday morning to Sunday night, she told Bullett Media in an interview earlier this year.

“I had a complete double life and lied about my age, obviously, but I was really getting involved in the music world and starting to meet people,” she explained. “It wasn’t a good world for me being as young as I was.”

High school wasn’t an ideal setting, either. “I didn’t have many friends,” she confessed to Bullett. “When I was at school I had headphones in and was always in the computer lab listening to music or writing — I was never there. The school hated me. They wanted to kick me out.”

Phoenix, for his part, has also deviated from a typical path. And like Teilz, he has a passion for music. In 2010, he and Casey Affleck filmed a mockumentary, I’m Still Here, which chronicled his (fake) retirement from acting and subsequent attempts to become a hip hop star.

PS: This is Allie.




Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 10:10am
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Scarlett Johansson thinks porn is “productive for men and women”


Scarlett Johansson covers the UK cover of Marie Claire. She looks beautiful on the cover, doesn’t she?

The “Don Jon” actress opens up about the movie’s subject, porn, in the interview. She admits it “can be productive for both men and women.”

“I’m sure I should have some very well-developed view on [porn’s] effect on society, the ethics behind it and how it affects the kind of relationship between men and women and how it objectifies women. But I don’t really think about it,” Johansson tells the magazine. I think porn, like anything else, can be enjoyed. It can be productive for both men and women.”

In “Don Jon,” Johansson plays Barbara, the girlfriend of a womanizing, porn-obsessed man named Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who hides his “addiction.” Eventually, Barbara discovers Jon’s secret porn problem and makes a rash decision.

“If I found out my boyfriend watched that much porn, I would be totally flabbergasted, for sure,” Johansson admits to Marie Claire.

The 28-year-old actress is engaged to Romain Dauriac and admits that being in a relationship is all about making compromises.

“I can certainly relate to this habit of wanting your partner to just kind of fit into this mold you’ve made for them. We do place pressure on somebody to just do it the way we think it should be done,” she explains.

“It takes a lot of growth and searching to understand that it is the differences in relationships that enrich and strengthen the relationship, that help us evolve as people and partners,” Johansson continues. “I understand that conviction; I know that is something I am guilty of.”

I saw ‘Don Jon’ and I didn’t necessarily love it. I thought it was shocking – just to be shocking. I don’t think it was a bad movie, I just didn’t think it was for me.

Here are new pictures of Scarlett and Joaquin Phoenix at the premiere of their new movie, ‘Her,’ this afternoon in Rome, Italy. The new film is by Spike Jonze, and it looks great. Interesting fact, Scarlett never appears in the film, her voice does. I love Spike Jonze, so I’m totally interested in seeing this movie. Trailer below!

She looks GORGEOUS!

The 8th Rome Film Festival - 'Her' Premiere


Posted Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 10:10am
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