The video evidence.
Thank you celebrity gods! Our crush, Joaquin Phoenix, once thought to have slipped off the deep end, has returned — clean shaven and with a "brilliant" new CD.
Words cannot express how happy this makes this particular CelebLover. As such, here are others:
The day after a friend called his unreleased album "brilliant" and almost a full year since he was last seen totally out of it on Letterman during the "Two Lovers" press junket, a clean shaven, engaged Joaquin Phoenix has returned. Joaquin filmed a video for TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms) to help win $1 million for suicide prevention. TWLOHA is a non-profit aimed at helping those struggling with depression, addiction, and suicide. [Source: Huffington Post]
About his "brilliant" new album L.A. musician Julian Shah-Taylor says
He's a Beatles, Oasis, Bowie-style songwriter. I hold it in that high esteem. He's accomplished just about everything anyone could accomplish as an artist. So coming out with a brilliant album of great music would not surprise anybody, and I think that's maybe why he didn't release it...And I think it's better to have some secrets, and I think Joaquin's secret is his prodigious music talent." [Source: E! News]
Photo via Fame Pictures.