Justin Bieber, seen recently in an X-rated photo with an adult dancer, reportedly scoured New York City over the weekend for a private pool where he could be baptized through Hillsong NYC church, led by his close friend Pastor Carl Lentz.
"Justin and his team spent time on Saturday searching for a place with a pool where they could conduct a baptism for him, a cleansing ritual, with the Hillsong Church. But they couldn't find a place in time," one person, among "multiple sources," told the New York Post's Page Six.
The publication reports a second source as saying, "Justin is serious about his Christian faith, and after recent events, he needed to take a pause." more >>
Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, authors of the mega-hit Left Behind book series, recently got a sneak peek of the upcoming movie remake of the same name starring Hollywood A-lister Nicolas Cage.
Jenkins and LaHaye, along with their families, were treated to a preview of the "Left Behind" movie remake on Friday, and according to online accounts, were pleased with the early cut of the film.
"Everyone in the room was thrilled with the movie, which was very exciting," according to an update on the official "Left Behind Movie" Facebook page. more >>
Republicans are easier to make fun of because they will laugh at jokes about them while Democrats will take jokes about them personally, Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live, said in an interview with New York Magazine.
"Are there any basic rules for what works and what doesn't politically?" Michaels was asked.
"Republicans are easier for us than Democrats," he answered. "Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny." more >>
Megachurch pastor and bestselling author Joel Osteen is making a second trip to New York City's Yankee Stadium this summer for his annual "America's Night of Hope" tour. The last time the Texas preacher and his family visited the baseball stadium in 2009, they brought a near-capacity crowd with them. But what happened during Osteen's visit to Yankee Stadium, and what can the estimated 55,000 worshippers who will likely join him in June expect this time around?
Osteen's "Historic Night of Hope" at Yankee Stadium on April 25, 2009, was the first non-baseball engagement held at the current venue, located in the Bronx borough of New York City. The ballpark, home to the N.Y. Yankees, had re-opened after a move just 9 days prior to the Christian event with Osteen reportedly beating out the Rolling Stones rock group for the inaugural spot.
Night of Worship & Weekend of Service more >>
The makers of the new "Left Behind" movie starring Nicolas Cage have posted a preview clip of the apocalyptic film online for enthusiastic fans, who have so far offered mixed reactions. The Hollywood star also appears in a separate video commenting briefly on the rapture.
In a 45-second clip published online this week, the character Chloe (Cassi Thomson) sits across from Rayford (Nicolas Cage) as the two discuss the absence, or disappearance, of Rayford's wife and Chloe's mother. Cage's character complains, "If she's gonna run off with another man, why not Jesus?"
The New York State United Teachers Board of Directors passed a resolution Saturday withdrawing its support for the Obama administration's major education reform agenda, the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The NYSUT Board of Directors unanimously approved the resolution that also calls for the removal of the state's education commissioner, John King Jr.