How To Be A Good Girlfriend

‘How To Be A Good Girlfriend’ could be a difficult discussion. However, there are things most guys could probably stand behind.

Not to brag, but “Oh, you are (or would be) the perfect girlfriend is something I hear on a daily basis.” And, no, I don’t have Kate Upton boobs, I’m not quite as cool as Mila Kunis and I’m certainly not up for skydiving on a random Saturday. It’s much more simple that. So, let me share my insights with you.

(If you favor YouTube over blogs- then just watch the video)
1. Don't tell him what to do.

Why? Because you are not his mom and no guy wants to date their mom.

If they’re having one more beer, don’t say he can’t. It’s like him telling you not to buy another pair of shoes. Are you going to listen? Probably not.

Don’t tell him they should be more organized or that they need to start eating organic. You can do those things around him and if he eventually wants to pick up on the good stuff, he will.

2. Don't text him all day long.

One picture a day is cool. One funny text a day is cool, too.

Constant text asking "how are you?," "how's your day going?," "what are you up to?" is not cool. In fat, it will end up annoying him after the honeymoon phase is over. Save the small talk for when you see him in person. You’ll have more to talk about when you’re together.

Also, same applies to SnapChat. One a day –maximum!

3.   I must, you must?

Don't make him suffer through things with you. If you have to study for a test, he shouldn’t have to sit in a couch next to you while you study. If you are pregnant, he shouldn’t have to forego beer because you can’t have a margarita.

Relationships have no place for an “eye for an eye” mentality. Men are more likely to appreciate you letting them do those things even when you can’t.

Next time say: “You go have fun and we can do something fun tomorrow night (wink, wink).” He’ll think you’re so cool, he’ll go out with his friends and tell them all about how cool his girlfriend is.

4.   Stay on a Healthy Track

Did you know that most women tend to gain weight after marriage and when they start a new relationship?

Sure, you’re excited with all the dates and eating out. However, don’t gain 20 pound suddenly. He won't tell you because he's already blinded by love... but, don’t ever think they don’t notice and preferred when you were a bit more in shape.

5. Be a Bro

If you are on lovey-dovey mode 24/7, it can get really overwhelming for him. Sometimes you just need to not me complicated and be more of a guy.

Kick back, have a beer, don’t spend 1 hour doing your hair and make up… he’s going to dig that you’re being more easy-going.

6. Don't make him stop doing stuff.

He shouldn't stop doing anything he likes to do and is used to doing. By anything, I mean almost anything. Hooking up with girls- obviously, not fair game.

But- watching porn, going out, surfing, playing online poker, watching Monday night football, whatever it is. Let him be himself or he'll start to hate your restrictions -and eventually you.

7. Trust him

Pretty simple: Avoid unnecessary jealousy outbursts. In fact, practice being a girl that’s never jealous. (Confidence is the key!)

If he's going to do something stupid, it's his loss. Keep that in mind.

8. Share his interests

Start learning about things he likes, and this doesn’t mean to start liking them. If he is into beer, basketball, jazz music... read a couple of articles, watch a couple of YouTube videos, listen to a podcast. (Just think how much you'd love it, if he suddenly knew more about the newest trends on New York Fashion week that you're loving...)

Know enough about the subject to keep up. He will appreciate your willingness to know more about something he’s into, and men always like when girls like to learn!

9. Don't ever trash-talk his friend

Every guy has a douchebag friend. Does that mean you have to tell him you think Bobby is a bad influence? Never!

You also have a friend that might not exactly be his favorite person. Are you going to stop hanging out with her? No. Don't expect him to do stuff you wouldn't do.

Plus, he has probably known Bobby for a longer time, and you know how the saying goes: “bros before h…”

10. Don’t be a problem

If every time he calls you, you are going to be whining about something, he’s going to want to stop calling you.

If you have bad news to share, don’t let that be the first thing out of your mouth. Lead with the positive things and save the downers for 20 minutes into the conversation.

11. Don't be crazy

Hi ex girlfriend was probably crazy, and that's why he dumped her. You are not. Well, you might be, but the important thing is to master how to hide the crazy.

Yeah, you just went through his 724 Facebook pictures (this applies if it’s a newer relationship). Now, don't ever tell him you really liked those pictures from his 2007 trip to Cancun with his bros. By all means, let’s keep our inner stalker psycho bitch to ourselves.

Being a ‘Good Girlfriend’

It should not be about playing video games with him, making him sandwiches or being available for sex anytime. Those are the fantasies of a 17-year-old boy. It’s about being considerate, being less possessive, trusting him more and allowing people to be themselves. Girls, we can agree this list is doable and fair, right?

Guys- would you agree? And, are you too scared to share this with your girlfriend? We dare you!

To watch even more tips on How To Be A Good Girlfriend, watch the first part of this series.


10 People at an Awards Show

We all like to watch awards shows... especially for the performances.

However, what you should really focus on is people in the audience.

Some are celebrities, some are regular folks that were lucky enough to snag a seat. Their reaction shots are always priceless.

Here are the 10 People you'll always find in an awards show audience.

1. The I Couldn't Care Less
Who would be a good example of this? Kanye West! 
Unless it was Jay Z performing, then he'd be all over it...

2. The I'm Old But I Want To Be Hip 
Oh, Kris Jenner, I'm looking at you. This would be the person that doesn't even know the lyrics but pretends they do.

3. The I Act Like A 15-Year-Old Fan Girl
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift at every single awards show. 
Katy Perry and Rihanna acted like this, too.. when they where friends.

4. The I Feel Like I Am At Church

Picture Jennifer Hudson while the Arethas and Beyonces are performing.

5. The I Think I Should Be Up There Dancing
Either they are a frustrated dancer or just a dancer that can't believe they're not up on stage as a back up dancer. Example? Julianne Hough.

6. The I Forgot I Was At An Awards Show
Nicki Minaj at the 2013 BET Awards during the Elephant Man performance. That's all.

7. The I Came Here To Get Some Camera Time
There's always that one celebrity you kinda' forgot about. Until you see them in an awards show... and miraculously they are enjoying EVERY single performance. Example? Ray J.

8. The I Want To Be A Hype Man

Every man at the BET Awards. They are just hoping the artist watches the performance back and decides they want them to join their clique... or want to hire them as a hype man.

9. The I Hope A Casting Director Is Watching

You know that girl that looks like she spent too much time at the salon and is wearing too much make up? She's just trying to get the camera man's attention in the hopes that a casting director is watching and wants her in the new season of Bad Girls Club. Who would this girl be? Any rapper's arm candy.

10. The I Like This But I'm Too Cool To Look Excited

You've seen this guy before. Sometimes he doesn't even stand up from his chair. He's too cool for that. Deep inside, he digs the performance though. This would be a 2 Chainz... or Drake.

Here's the full video if you just want to watch the whole thing:

Do you know more people that fit these categories? Let me know!


The Voice Standouts - Knockout Round 1

The girls seriously seem to be dominating every singing competition out there these days.

American Idol had a Top 5 of all females for the first time in history. As for The Voice, many of the front-runners are also females.

Pay Attention To These Contestants

1. Judith Hill
She's that gorgeous, exotic, fashionable woman that used to sing with Michael Jackson, and you know MJ has an eye for female talent (see Orianthi).

Judith is capable of giving me full-body chills all throughout a song and that is quite an achievement. Her rendition of Christina Aguilera's What A Girl Wants is quite possibly the best audition ever.

During the Knockout Round, she didn't disappoint. Wow, girl, wow. Also, how defeated did poor Orlando Dixon was soon as he found out he was paired up with Judith? You know you wanted to get rid of Orlando, you strategic handsome coach sitting to the left of our screen!

Watch this awesomeness:


I love New York

it's a Pop O.D. with Andrea V.... in NYC!

For 4 days, my stylist Maria from Notes of Style & I went to New York City to go the Shorty Awards. I was nominated in the Video Blogger category!

Since I didn't win (Congrats PC Siqueira!), we took upon ourselves to become the ultimate NY tourists.

Watch our adventures. 

Thanks to Shorty Awards for providing me with the footage from the awards ceremony and my interview.


What is New MySpace?

New MySpace, according to New MySpace, is "a place where creative people come to connect, discover, and share." Sure, nice little description, but that means nothing.

What is so good about *NEW* MySpace?
The best feature about it is the ability for users to listen to any song they want. Yes, ANY song. For free. Unlike Pandora, you have the freedom to pick what you really want to hear.

You can search for songs, artists or albums in the coolest search bar you've ever seen, so props to the designers for that. You can also make your own playlists -think Spotify, but nicer-looking if you're a visual person.


American Idol: Top 10 Recap

The contestants have gotten their makeovers, and that means one thing: American Idol Live Shows!

The Judges Minus One
Nicki Minaj allegedly did not make it in time because she was stuck in traffic. Really?!

american idol judges nicki minaj missing
O Nicki, Where Art Thou?
I love Nicki Minaj- but that is unacceptable and unprofessional. Their call time is probably 2 hours before the show -how did she not make it?

Idol Exec Producer Nigel Lythgoe better call her into his office and give her some sort of punishment. You can't be late for a live show. Period.

Then, she showed up in a sweatsuit and sunglasses because apparently, they didn't have chance to do her eye makeup while driving to the theater.

After the break, make-up artist Joyce Bonelli gave her a fierce eye make-up, and Nicki was back to normal.

Did she do this on purpose, so she could be talked about... or maybe, to make Mariah mad or is she just plain unprofessional? What do you think?

On To The Contestants
American Idol Season 12 has some serious vocalists. Every single one of those kids can sing their behinds off -is every single one a STAR? Well, maybe not.

Here are my predictions after this theme of songs performed by past Idol winners. How come no one did a Lee DeWyze song?


American Idol Semifinals - Girls

Season 13 gave us another round of the Idol Sudden Death in Las Vegas. Missed it?

Let me give you a 1-1-1 breakdown!

1 name 

1 critique
Today, I was looking at my little lady bug coming alive on stage and I was like work it little lady- yessir!" -Nicki Minaj to Rachel

1 performance
Head-to-toe chills from second 1.

5 Women Advancing To Top 20
Zoanette Johnson, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Breanna Steer & Janelle Arthur.

I think the judges nailed it with these 5 girls.
You? Comment below!

Andrea Valeria is a Shorty Award Finalist!

My friends, it's time to play the song it's a Party with Pop O.D. with Andrea V. on repeat... because it really is a party with Pop O.D.

Andrea Valeria (I speak in third person for SEO purposes) was nominated for a Shorty Award in the category of VideoBlogger. It's pretty cool if you take into consideration that I've been blogging for only 6 months now. Underdog, much?

Thanks to YOUR votes, I'm officially a finalist, as announced today on Huffington Post and the Shorty Awards official site. .THANK YOU.

Now, it's up to the Judges!
On April 8th, the awards ceremony will be held in New York, and the winners in each category will be announced. The tough job to pick a winner will be up to an esteemed panel of judges -from the Twitter queen, Alyssa Milano to Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak. 

Click HERE to find out who the rest of the judges are.

So... ummm... wish me luck and feel free to congratulate me by tweeting me at @itsaPopOD or by overdosing on my YouTube channel.


Dancing with the Stars Season 16: Cast Revealed!

Can you believe there have been 15 seasons of Dancing with the Stars already? Crazy!

I feel bad for the producers, because it's going to be hard to top last season -which was their first All-Star Season.

The cast was revealed during Good Morning America on Tuesday morning. I don't think I've ever said "WHO?!" so many times as when this underwhelming cast was announced. Lindsay Lohan would have been great for the show (ratings-wise) if she had accepted those $500K.

Enjoy reading the best predictions you'll read, plus a very interesting arrest count of the cast.

And the Season 16 Stars are...


Jennifer Lawrence: Best. Oscar Winner. Ever.

Jennifer Lawrence wins everything. She is perfect. Just look at her press interview post-win:

"Guys want to date her and girls want to be her"
Yeah, that was written with you in mind, JLaw.

And then there was this amazing moment with Jack Nicholson. After the break...


The Best Moments of the Oscars 2013

1. Jennifer Lawrence
Wins, trips and works that fall like no other giving us the best one-liner of the night.
"You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell." Gotta' love J-Law!

She also gave us the most GIFable moment of the night:

2. Ben Affleck
To you, smart-ass laughing at Ben's stuttering/high-speed speech, Argo F*ck Yourself!
I want to see you accepting an Oscar. Oh, you won't ever do that -what was I thinking?

What a fantastic moment for the snubbed Director to be able to go up there and receive the biggest honor of the night. Affleck made sure he got out everything on his mind, and for that reason, doubled the speed on the speech. Can't blame him. Who would want to get that nasty Jaws wrap-up music!?

"Doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up" -Ben Affleck

Also, what's better than Affleck in the verge of tears?

Watch full acceptance speech:

3. Seth MacFarlane
Haters gonna' hate. The man was fantastic!

People calling him the worst Oscars host were obviously in a comma when Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted.

Like I predicted HERE, he gave us voices, he plugged his movie Ted & he gave us lots of musical performances. I loved him.

4. The Whole Opening
From Seth to Channing Tatum and the ridiculously gorgeous Charlize Theron dancing! Who knew she could dance? One cannot simply fake ballet posture and I can spot proper ballet arms when I see them.

My favorite moment of the opening?
The Gay Men Chorus and this:
Seth MacFarlane: "Just so you know, I'm not actually a member of that chorus, I just join at the end there."
William Shatner: "Oh, trust me, in 2015 you join the chorus!"


4. Well, These Women Can SING
Adele sings Skyfall. Kills it. Wears a black dress. And takes home the award. No surprises here.

The legendary Barbra Streisand performs during the In Memoriam.

Then, there was the amazing Jennifer Hudson performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going". Raise your hand if you were speechless after that performance. Oh, JHud.

Also, onto more important things. Let's discuss Jennifer Hudson's breasts here.

5. Daniel Day-Lewis
Wins Best Actor, making him the first actor to ever win 3 Oscars in this category!

Then, he gives us the BEST Acceptance Speech of the night. Let's give him an Oscar for that, too!

Class act. Watch:

Click here to read my predictions, which also happen to be the winners. 7/7 on major categories.

*Drops Mic*

Best Dressed and Worst Dressed HERE.

Oscars 2013: Best and Worst Dressed

The Oscars is the one night of the the year in which you can bring out the super formal gowns, the hair up-dos, the diamonds -it's all encouraged!

The glam Red Carpet has seen historic dresses like that famous Elie Saab in which she received her Oscar, the Angelina Jolie leg and Hilary Swanks backless beauty.

If you're not into the fashion- read about the best moments of the ceremony HERE.

Who of will join these iconic Oscars fashion moments on the 2013 Oscars Red Carpet?

Best Dressed
1. Charlize Theron
The last time I hyperventilated over a Red Carpet look was also with Charlize in that pink Dior in the Golden Globes. Remember?

Charlize has done it again. You have to be amazingly gorgeous to pull off short Ellen DeGeneres hair and make it look sexy and stunning. She's wearing Dior Couture. Perfection.

2. Naomi Watts
The nominee picked a fantastic metallic Armani Prive that has landed her in my Best Dressed. Agree?

3. Amy Adams
We've seen her look fantastic and we've seen her look... well, not so fantastic. Today, she looked so pretty in this Oscar de la Renta gown.

4. Stacey Keibler
George Clooney, where are your height-increasing insoles?
Oh, well, let's look at his flawless girlfriend instead. The dress is by Naeem Khan.

5. Jane Fonda
How does one look that fantastic at age 75?
Those Jane Fonda Workout DVDs are going to be best-sellers tomorrow! Everything about this look is perfection -the sleeves, the color, the back. Jane is wearing Atelier Versace.

Worst Dressed
(After the break)

Oscars 2013: What To Expect!

If you want to read about the Oscar Nominees and Predictions, go here. If you want to know about everything else surrounding the greatest day of the year, then read on.

The Musical Perfomances
As usual, the nominees for Best Original Song perform at Hollywood's big night.

Tonight, expect Adele to perform Skyfall. Also, expect her to wear black.

Norah Jones
Another Grammy winner will also take the stage to sing the song from Seth MacFarlane's "Ted." That is Norah Jones, who had a cameo in the movie.

And, are you ready for this? The return of Barbra Streisand! Miss Streisand will be singing to honor the deceased stars in the In Memoriam.

The Host: Seth MacFarlane

Thank God we have a decent host this year to avoid another Anne Hathaway-James Franco fiasco.

Seth was a great pick. If you know him, you know he'll deliver some great musical skits. Also, expect LOTS of voices including 'Stewie' and 'Ted'.

It will very enjoyable to see the man plug each and every show and movie he's ever created. He's the king of Shameless Plugs (I'm the Queen).

Mr. MacFarlane is also nominated for best original song. Sadly, the host won't be a winner tonight, because Adele's in the same category.

The Speeches
Ben Affleck has delivered amazing acceptance speeches this awards season already. If he does take home that Best Picture award, he won't disappoint.

As great as it would be to have a 9-year-old give an acceptance speech, it won't happen. Instead, we'll probably be treated to another awkward speech by Miss Anne Hathaway, like this one at the Golden Globes:

The Red Carpet
80% of women in the world are actually watching the Oscars for the fashion! (Totally made-up statistic!)

Oscar Nominees and Predictions

One must not go into the Oscar Sunday marathon (Red Carpet countdown, Red Carpet & the actual Oscars) without having all the nominees straight. So, here you have it- a handy list with the nominees.

Already know the nominees? Then, read about what to expect at the ceremony HERE.

Best Picture 
Zero Dark Thirty
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Prediction: Argo
You know they say awards shows like the Golden Globes are a good indicator of what will happen at the Oscars. Argo took the Golden Globe home. Also, they have a Critics Choice win and a SAG Award for Best Cast. If you haven't watched this one yet, you must -masterpiece!

Best Actress 
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"

Prediction: Jennifer Lawrence
As much as you may want the youngest actress ever nominated to an Oscar (Quvenzhane) or the oldest (Emmanuelle), Jennifer Lawrence is probably taking it home. The hilarious-in-real-life actress could already fill a room with the awards she has gotten for her role in Silver Linings.
Fun fact: Jennifer has never taken an acting class in her life. Talk about a natural!

By the way, here's a little tutorial from Quvenzhane herself on how to pronounce her unpronounceable name.

Best Actor 
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis
Do any of the other men think they have a chance at this? Hugh Jackman could be the only one to steal Daniel's thunder, but let's be realistic... it's not happening. This could be Day-Lewis' third Oscar. You go, Abe!

Best Supporting Actress 
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Amy Adams, "The Master"

Prediction: Anne Hathaway
Love her or hate her, her Les Mis performance was brilliant on every level. Also, one does not simply go through all that (physically and mentally) and does not take home an Oscar.

Let's remember she was depressed after shooting ended because filming was so grueling. Additionally, she lost 25 pounds and said goodbye to her long locks in the movie. We've forgiven her for her horrible Oscar hosting gig -and she deserves the Oscar.

Best Supporting Actor 
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Prediction: Christoph Waltz
Did you watch Django? Done. The Oscar belongs to him! It's clear that the Academy likes him, as he recently got the golden statue for his work in Inglourious Basterds. If someone is going to beat Christoph (who recently did a great job in SNL!), it will be the legendary Robert De Niro... because he's legendary.

Best Director 
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Behn Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Prediction: Ben Affleck
Oh, crap... not possible, because he was snubbed. You evil, Academy! Good thing is that we will still be treated (fingers-crossed) to his amazing speech-giving skills when he wins Best Picture.

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, "Moonrise Kingdom"
Michel Haneke, "Amour"
John Gatins, "Flight"

Prediction: Quentin Tarantino
To me, the best Tarantino film, but I'm not in the Academy -yet. He didn't win for Inglorious Basterds. Will he take it home for Django? He should.

Best Adapted Screenplay
Tony Kushner, "Lincoln"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Chris Terrio, "Argo"
David Magee, "Life of Pi"
Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

I have no freakin' idea. What is your prediction?

Best Original Song
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pie"
"Suddenly" from "Les Miserables"
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"

Prediction: Adele
Why? Because, in the words of T-Pain, all she does is "win, win, win, no matter what."
Also, have you heard any of the other songs? Yeah, didn't think so.
P.S. Adele is performing!

Full list of nominations here.

What do you think of my predictions?
Agree? Think I'm nuts? 
Comment below or tweet me @itsaPopOD


Michelle Obama Dancing With Jimmy Fallon!

Seriously... Coolest. FLOTUS. Ever.

This happened Friday night on Jimmy Fallon

I can imagine Sasha and Malia dying of embarrassment, because no teenager likes to see their mom dancing -especially not doing the Dougie on National TV.

But, if you're not Sasha, Malia or Republican, you probably loved it. Right?

Comment below or tweet me @itsaPopOD 
and let me know what you thought!


The Only One-Person Harlem Shake Is Also The BEST

You might be getting tired of the Harlem Shake videos already, but this one was worth the wait.

Who knew one person could pull of the latest Internet craze all by themselves? Well, it is possible.


And here's a behind the scenes photo of the it's a Pop O.D. Harlem Shake:


How To Be A Rapper

I've always wanted to be a rapper, and sometimes you need to take matters into your hands.

So, let me show you all - How To Be A Rapper.

World Premiere
it's a Pop O.D. with Andrea V.

I've transformed from hippie chic to full-on rapper! How did I do?

Photos HERE

Haven't voted for me in the Shorty Awards yet?
All you have to do is tweet:
I nominate @itsaPopOD for a Shorty Award in 
#videoblogger  because [insert  reason]



MUST-Watch Video: Jamie Grace

Tell me if you know anyone more talented than my friend Jamie Grace.

Not only does this Atlanta-native have a beyond gorgeous voice, but she's a very talented and creative musician.

And one thing we have in common? We spend nights/early mornings concocting creative works that we upload to YouTube.

Here's her latest, a live/acoustic loop she made from scratch. It's called "Show Jesus."

I tell you, it's a MUST-watch!

Video after the jump


it's a Pop O.D. as seen on TV

You've seen it's a Pop O.D. on Youtube, but now it's a Pop O.D. has been on TV!

The morning of February 7, it's a Pop O.D. inundated the homes of Panamanian families for a full morning. First, in the morning newscast and later in the morning show of Telemetro Panama.

As you may know, Andrea Valeria has been nominated for a Shorty Award in the VideoBlogger category for her work as talent, cameraman and editor of her vlogs.

Haven't voted?!

VOTE by sending a tweet like this: 

I nominate @itsaPopOD for a Shorty Award in #videoblogger because [insert reason here]

After the jump, campaign videos in English & Spanish!


Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance

All Hail Queen Beyonce!

No words needed. Just watch. 

And you'd think that after all these years, Michelle Williams would have perfected her Booty Tooch.
Please show her how it's done!
Oh, Michelle... 
And no one said it better than Mr. Carter himself:
Tweet from Jay Z after Beyonce's performance.
This photo is everything.
Beyonce ad Jay Z hugging after her performance.
And now, you've already watched Beyonce's halftime show... but have you watched a girl that overdoses in pop culture watching Beyonce perform?

You must WATCH:

To me, this was almost the Best Halftime Show Performance Ever. 
It still doesn't top 2001's Aerosmith, 'N Sync & Britney Spears for me.

What do you think?
Comment below or tweet me at @itsaPopOD

Haven't voted for me in the Shorty Awards yet?

All you have to do is tweet:
I nominate @itsaPopOD for a Shorty Award in 
#videoblogger  because [insert  reason]



Young Rapper Astro: He Didn't Fall Off

Astro, The Astronomical Kid, Brian Bradley... call him how you wish, but make no mistake, he is a star.

You might remember Astro from Season 1 of The X Factor where he impressed America with his talent -not only was he an amazing rapper & performer, but unlike the other contestants, he wrote his own verses EVERY week.

I was impressed with him week after week, as you can see in my recaps from that season of The X Factor like this one when he performed a version of Jump or when he performed "I'll Be Missing You".

Astro was 14 at the time, now he's 16.

Video after the jump:


Beyonce's National Anthem... in a Press Conference?

Beyonce press conference national anthem
You go, Bey!
Beyonce knew that even before being asked about performing at the Super Bowl, she'd have to talk about her lip-sync of the national anthem at the Inauguration.

So, what was her solution?
I'm going to show them how it's done... LIVE.

Yes, Bey went out to the stage. Asked everyone to rise. And started singing the National Anthem. Live. And flawlessly. Way to shut up the haters!

Video after the jump


Andrea Valeria - Shorty Awards VideoBlogger Nominee

Andrea Valeria from it's a Pop O.D has been nominated for a Shorty Award in the category #VideoBlogger. Woo hoo!

The Shorty Awards are basically the Twitter Awards. Since 2009, they have been honoring the best in social media. 

To vote, you just have to tweet this:

I nominate @itsaPopOD for a Shorty Award in #videoblogger 


...and then, give a reason why! Make sure you give a reason or the vote won't count.

I have only been videblogging since September, so I'm an underdog here, but
YOU can help me win this!

Check out my full Shorty Awards' Profile.


Adam Levine Hosts SNL

Adam Levine did not disappoint as a host on Saturday Night Live -like I predicted here. As far as ratings, they've been quite steady in the past weeks. Watch full episode.

It seems like SNL pulled out the stops for the Maroon 5 frontman. He got blessed with some hilarious skits, a killer monologue, cameos by Jerry Seinfeld, Cameron Diaz, Andy Samberg and yes... a Digital Short!

Adam Levine in a bow-tie is quite appealing, but did SNL give us Shirtless Adam Levine?


Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

The Coachella lineup for 2013 has just been announced.

If you don't have your tickets yet, forget it. It's SOLD OUT.

There are 5 types of people in this world. Those that like the Fridays lineup of Coachella, those that like Saturdays' and those that like the Sundays' lineup. The other types are those that like all 3 and people that just don't like the even (boo!)

Check out the full lineup:


American Idol: The Nicki Minaj - Mariah Carey Brawl

You had seen it on TMZ, but, didn't we all want to know the context of the whole fight?

Nicki wasn't having it with Randy & Mariah.
The whole issue started when Sarah Cunningham auditioned. To the judges Sarah sounded like a country star. However, Sarah said she "did the country thing" and now, she's more into "soulful country," whatever that means. Keith Urban was offended. 

Randy and Mariah were going on and on about how she should stick to country. Nicki Minaj was like WTF. They told her that she needed to pick a genre. Nicki was like WTH. Basically, Randy and Mariah thought that she should be doing country, period. Nicki exploded.

They did not air the full fight... because... ahem... there are kids watching.

Did Nicki have a point?


Upcoming SNL Hosts

Adam Levine YOLO. Adam Levine SNL.
Adam Levine shooting an SNL skit.
Saturday Night Live's upcoming hosts will bring in the ratings... and it seems like they're targeting that female demographic.

Next Saturday, January 26 it's... Adam Levine!

Girls around the world are happy, I'll tell you that. However, they're also wishing shirtless Adam Levine makes a cameo.

On Nov. 17, Maroon 5 was a musical guest, so Adam is no stranger to SNL. Maroon 5 was also a musical guest back in November 2011.

Now, he's considered famous enough to be the actual host. If his performance as a The Voice judge is any indication, the handsome frontman will NOT disappoint.

Last week, Jennifer Lawrence got a bit unlucky. She is naturally hilarious, but the writers didn't do her any favors with the monologue they gave her. Jennifer was totally stripped of her natural comedic timing.

Fingers crossed that Adam has better luck than Jennifer Lawrence getting a better written monologue.

We're sure he won't disappoint. This is proof:


Beyonce and Jay Z at the Inauguration

"There comes the President and First Lady of the United States... oh, no, wait. That's Beyonce and Jay Z."

That's what everyone watching thought when the power couple made their entrance.

It's usually hard to outshine Beyonce, but Jay Z almost did this time. Props to his stylist for his look. Just perfect. Undeniable swag.

Beyonce's Look
Beyonce wore a gorgeous Pucci gown and how about those fab emerald earrings (Lorraine Schwartz, of course)! Full deets on Queen B's look.

Beyonce and Jay Z weren't the only celebrities attending the inauguration. Find out what other celebrities attended.

Of course, Bee was there to sign the national anthem.

But did she lip sync?

Katy Perry and John Mayer's Inaugural Date

John Mayer and Katy Perry. Obama gets sworn in
"Why is the girl next to us wearing
a tiara?" -Katy Perry asks John.
Now, that's what I call a date!

That's Katy Perry and John Mayer spending some time together watching Obama get sworn in.

Katy Perry and John Mayer
That lucky woman!
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They were among the celebrities attending the festivities.

Other famous faces included Beyonce, Jay-Z, Will.I.Am, John Legend, Eva Longoria.

Katy wore a gorgeous Rodarte coat from the Fall 2012 runway.

John Mayer is his usual handsome self. (He was my first major celebrity crush and will continue to be.) 

"Why were Katy Perry and John Mayer at the inauguration ceremonies?"

Katy Perry was one of the performers at the Kid's Inaugural Ball. Watch her performance:


American Idol: Everything You've Missed

Since the Simon Cowell days, American Idol hasn't had a panel of judges this entertaining. There's a bit of comedy, a bit a lot of diva, a bit of drama, a bit of Mean Girl action and a whole lotta' constructive and logical criticism. It's genius.

Randy Jackson
Well, they had to keep Randy because no one else seems to be as excited as him to tell the contestants "You're going to Hollywood!" 

Also, sometimes a straight-up "Dude, that was bad" is necessary. Thanks, dawg.

Keith Urban
They only thing I've found out about him as a judge... is that he has a tattoo that says Nicole.

This is how Mariah feels about herself.
Mariah Carey
85% of the contestants come in and talk about their love for Mariah. She loves the attention, of course, because she loves herself. A lot. 

But, she doesn't love Nicki Minaj. From the start, Mariah has said that when she signed on, she didn't know there would be another woman in the panel. She wanted the spotlight to be on her, and it isn't. 

Bottom line: Mariah as a judge? Nothing we haven't seen before.

Nicki Minaj...