Justin Bieber Desperately Tried to Get ... Baptized

In an NYC pool, no less

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 4, 2014 9:50 AM CST

(Newser) – And just when you thought the Justin Bieber saga could not possibly get any weirder: Sources tell Page Six that Biebs was desperately searching for a private pool in Manhattan Saturday night ... so he could get baptized. He wanted Hillsong Church NYC to "conduct a baptism for him, a cleansing ritual," one source explains. Adds another, "Justin is serious about his Christian faith, and after recent events, he needed to take a pause." Sadly, no available pool could be located in time. (And the weekend just got worse for Bieber, as the next day he was reportedly turned away from at least four Super Bowl parties and one club, the New York Daily News reports.)

Bieber has expressed his love of the megachurch before, tweeting last September after attending a service, "Amazing sermon at church this morning. ... I broke down today." It's not all Jesus for Bieber, however; also today, TMZ is running a pretty disgusting picture of Bieber and one of his buddies sucking on a stripper's, well, you can probably guess what part of her anatomy. And a source tells Radar a heartwarming story about the time in 2011 when Bieber told him, "I knew [Selena Gomez] was in love with me when she gave me her virginity." But at least the Biebs has the spirit of giving down pat: He ran into two fans at an Apple store in New York this weekend and bought them both iPhones, Celebuzz reports.

In this June 28, 2013 file photo, Justin Bieber performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In this June 28, 2013 file photo, Justin Bieber performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, file)
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