IT’S OFFICIAL: JOAQUIN PHOENIX SLAP-HAPPY! Lunching in the Chateau Marmont garden, eccentric thespian Joaquin was overheard telling a male pal: “I’ve tried just about everything under the sun to quit smoking, including hypnotherapy, but nothing works.”
The star, who’s partial to additive-free Natural American Spirit cigs, explained that he’s devised a unique new kick-butt therapy – and demonstrated by asking his pal to slap his hand whenever it wandered to his pack on the table. The guys continued chatting…SLAP!…ordered their meals…SLAP!…lingered over coffee… SLAP!… SLAP!… SLAP!… and as they ended their three-hour sojourn, Joaquin proudly pointed out that he hadn’t had even ONE puff!
Admitting he hasn’t totally kicked butts, he insists he’s cut down considerably via slap therapy.