Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen was the victim of an elaborate Internet hoax on Monday, in which a fake website was set up to declare that he had left the Christian church due to his "lack of faith."
The website JoelOsteenMinistries.com was no longer working as of late Monday, but a fake Twitter account -- @PastorJoelOsteen — was still working and denied its own inauthenticity. "Nothing fake here," the user tweeted at...read more
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Joel Osteen has become America's most popular preacher. 16,000 people fill his church every Sunday and his TV services are the most-watched in the country. Yet some theologians say Osteen's sermons lack substance. Byron Pitts reports. watch
And by fascinating, feel free to define that as "overexposed" or, if so inclined, "civil war." ABC has announced a Dec. 12 airdate anything to screw with Boston Legal some more, right? for Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006. Among those making the cut this time around are Anna Wintour, hip-hopper Jay-Z, John Ramsey, Andre Agassi, televangelist Joel Osteen (who I have to agree is compelling, at least at 7 am on Sunday while chugging on the elliptical trainer), Terri Irwin and Patrick Dempsey. And again, a man named Federline is slighted. It's simply not his month.read more