From Octomom to Courtney Stodden, Us rounds up some of the strangest stars in the public eye
Sure, his freakshow phase turned out to be a fakeout. But Phoenix still made waves in 2009 when he claimed he was retiring from acting to pursue a rap career. He grew a beard and practically went into hiding -- except for a Late Show With David Letterman appearance that year, during which he acted petulant and refused to answer questions. One year later, he went back on Letterman's show to reveal his hip-hop career was a hoax for a mockumentary he was filming with Casey Affleck.
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