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POP INTERVIEW: Celebrity Psychic Thomas John Makes Predictions on Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper…and Brian Balthazar!?

Thomas John earns a living as a medium. There are no Long Island Theresa Caputo fingernails involved, but he has seen a large number of painted nails for well known clients like Jennifer Lopez and a slew of everyday folks paying for his services. He chatted about his work in an unusual, though lucrative, career path, tossed out declarations about celebrity love lives and tells me I am going to do things very unlike myself in my own dating life.

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Have you ever wondered what your future has in store? Thomas John earns a living as a medium. There are no Long Island Theresa Caputo fingernails involved, but he has seen a large number of painted nails for well known clients like Jennifer Lopez and a slew of everyday folks paying for his services. He chatted about his work in an unusual, though lucrative, career path, tossed out declarations about celebrity love lives, predicted Brian’s future and tells me I am going to do things very unlike myself in my own dating life.

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Did you try to predict what questions I was going to ask you for this interview or get a vibe your PR folks were going to suggest you? 🙂
No, I didn’t because it just showed up in my Inbox today and I had no idea who you were. But it’s interesting—last month, I saw Brian on something on TV and I thought…..hmmm, I should give him a reading!

What are you going to do on your Valentine’s Day event? What excites you? What do you, well, *predict*?
I am putting on a panel about love and finding a soul mate. We have 5 experts who are truly the best of the best in terms of knowing about love. A love psychologist, a love psychic, a dating coach, a love self-help guru, and myself. The panel is going to be moderated by NYC radio personality Laura Smith, who has several shows on 77 WABC AM. We’re really excited about it because it will offer a forum for people to ask questions about this kind of elusive topic. We’re going to be mostly focused on tips and tricks to enhance your search for your soul mate. I predict one person will spill their pink lemonade!

Making Love: Finding Your True Soul Mate From The Inside Out
Friday, December 7, 2012
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
New York, NY

What are some findings you have discovered from one on one readings these past few months that startled you?
As far as my medium readings, I am still astonished at the amount of detailed information that the deceased are able to communicate, and how the deceased truly have wonderful information and messages to help guide us on the Earth plane. With psychic readings, I guess what always surprises me is how people’s deep fear of strangers and the unknown paralyzes them. My readings help people by helping them have a greater degree of certainty about things.

Which famous people do you believe are going to be couples this year and who will break up?
• Prince Harry will enter a serious relationship with a woman he will eventually marry.
Madonna will reveal her engagement to Brahim Zaibat. While no wedding plans will be in the works, the engagement will be made official with a lackluster ring.
Sharon Stone and Martin Mica will part ways.

• Taylor Lautner will become publicly and heavily involved with a girlfriend of little Hollywood significance.

• Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana will make their relationship more official. There will be clear evidence that they are moving in together and planning to marry.

• Britney Spears’ and Jason Trawick’s relationship will be strong. Allegations that they have called off their wedding or are ending their relationship will be proven false and their relationship will be stronger than ever.

• There will be a break up or a clear, definite split surrounding the Kardashians. It’s possible that Bruce and Kris Jenner will finally part ways. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will split amidst rumors that he is too controlling, however that may be closer to 2014.

• Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo will become engaged.

• Cam Gigandet and Dominique Geisendorff will be the new hot and heavy couple in Hollywood. America will fall in love with this modern, media friendly couple as they become “so cute” with their two children and Hollywood papers will eat them up. Cam will receive bigger roles.

• Taylor Swift will be ALL over the place with relationships this year and will start acting in a way that is out of character and almost seems reckless.

• Kathy Griffin and Randy Bick will split and then rekindle their romance.

Should people always trust first instincts with life and dating?
You should always listen to them, if they are true first instincts. You have to be careful though, because sometimes you can project your own wants and desires onto a situation—and that’s not an instinct so much as a desire of something. So you want to be careful there. The best way to tap into your instincts is to really sit with yourself in a quiet space and allow whatever to come to you without judgment or expectation. It’s about being honest with yourself.

Irish culture is full of magic, superstitions and rituals, as well as ancient Chinese and modern Japan, and I am certainly fascinated by these cultures. Do you ever delve into magical practices from these cultures in your work?
I don’t really work with magic or rituals. I have a certain system I use to prepare myself for readings, but I don’t work with magic or superstitions—besides the fact that I don’t open an umbrella indoors!

Among your services, someone can order energy cleansing. What do you do? Is this really another term for your version of feng shui?
In an energy cleansing, I basically heal people through touch and thought. I tune into what we know as the “aura”—it’s basically their whole internal and external disposition. I then make little improvements on things as I see fit. I may work on physical symptoms, emotional symptoms, or psychological blocks. It just depends where I am led. I also sage the person’s space and body. The idea behind the sage is that as the sage burns, it gives out smoke, and takes bad or negative things away with it.

If someone feels he or she has psychic abilities, how could someone transfer them into earning a living when people are skeptical to begin with?
If someone feels they have psychic abilities, the best thing to do is to first really practice with them. There’s a difference between having some abilities and the abilities to actually be a professional psychic. It’s just like basketball for example. I love to shoot hoops with a few of my guy friends—I am likely not going to make it to the NBA anytime soon though. So if you feel you have those abilities, you should develop them. I teach classes on this type of stuff, the next one is my four-part Psychic Bootcamp, which starts on March 7th.

Psychic Bootcamp
Part 1: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Part 2: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Part 3: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Part 4: Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
New York, NY

How do psychics fit in with religious beliefs? What do you want to tell people who think it goes against their Christian or other beliefs?
I honestly don’t know where on earth people get this idea—it’s basically essentially fabricated. I was raised Catholic, and I still go to Catholic Church from time to time. But when people come at me with telling me that what I do is bad or against Christianity or something, I tell them they are nuts and should do research. First off, Jesus was a medium and psychic. There is a passage in the Bible where Jesus tells a woman about everything that ever happened in her life, past and present. People also saw visions of Jesus after he passed away. He visited people. Also, the Bible was written by prophets. The Bible just says to be careful around fake prophets, and to not rely on anyone over and above Jesus or God. People like to exaggerate things to support their world perspective.

What does it feel like when you get a psychic message?
It can feel like many different things, depending on what Clair I am working with—I am clairaudient (hear things), clairsentient (feel things), clairvoyant (see things), claircognizant (know things). So these are all very different types of experiences. My strongest is probably clairvoyance, where I see things playing in my head. The analogy I would use is that it’s like thinking about a memory. It would be like if I said, “Hey, what was your 8th grade science class like?” You might see flashes of things. For example, I remember my teacher had red hair. I remember the black wood tables. I remember an experiment that I blew up a glass bottle somehow. But I might not see every single second and every single minute of the whole class.

Let me be your psychic prowl guinea pig and test you out, sans the too general speak most psychics use! 😉 First off, what is my overall career destiny?
It looks like in the next year you will be making a major shift where you leave one place and go to another. I saw you leaving a job. For you long-term future, you have books. They are telling me part of your change this year will be making a new contact with someone in TV/modeling who will help you refocus your career. I see you being recruited away from your current job!

* Hopefully, he is referring to another job and not PopGoestheWeek.com! *

Will I ever get married and when? What will the age difference be between myself and my spouse? What does the person do for a living?
I see you married to an older man, about 5 years your senior. He is in business. He speaks with an accent and has very dark hair. You will meet him in the next 24 months, most likely next year. You may meet him this year, but if you did, you wouldn’t date I don’t feel, maybe just be friends.

 * Yikes. I may wind up hiding under my bed for two years if that’s the case! 😉 *

What lies in Brian’s career future (Brian Balthazar, my PopGoestheWeek.com boss) in 2013?
It looks like Brian has a lot of potential for the summer. They are showing it being a slow period overall, but him being approached with new projects and new collaborations. Brian is going to get some sort of segment which would be on TV regularly. It is shown that he would be the host or the presenter. I also saw a very close person to Brian having great success in the coming year with real estate. It looks like a person with dark hair and blue eyes, a male energy. It looks like eventually, Brian may be involved in this too. But this is maybe 2 or 3 years from now. Brian is watched over by an older woman who has her hair pulled back in a hat, who did not pass that recently. Very smart, vibrant woman, not a mother, it may be like a grandmother or great Aunt.

Speaking of other people, have you made Oscar predictions? Who will win Best Actor? Will my new friend Daniel Dreifuss win an Oscar for “No” in foreign films?
• Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

• Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

• Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”

• Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

• Best Picture: “Lincoln”

Re: Foreign Film, Yes, he’s going to win!

What do you readers think? Agree, disagree or agree to disagree?

If you want to attend any of his events or learn more, all the information is on Thomas’ website!

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Lizzo Is An Icon In The Making – And Here’s Why

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Mirror, mirror on the wall don’t say it ‘cause we know Lizzo cute. And by cute I mean extremely talented, gorgeous and totally inspiring!

A few months ago I was watching The Ellen Degeneres Show when I witnessed one of the most fun, exciting and awe-inspiring performances I’ve ever seen. Lizzo popped onto the screen in a sparkly, pink getup and began singing what would become her big hit song, “Juice,” – I was immediately hooked (more like obsessed). During this performance she also jammed out on her flute alongside her plus-sized backup dancers and suddenly I knew I had been changed forever. I did some more research on the rapper/singer and found out I had been sleeping on this gem! Lizzo has been doing bad all by her damn self for years, having already released two albums in the past. I am suddenly mad at every single person who neglected to tell me to jump on the Lizzo train sooner! If you’re like me and need a bit of catch up, I’m going to break down exactly why you need to know this icon in the making.

You can throw a stone in any direction and hit a triple threat nowadays. Lizzo’s brings talents we have yet to see in the mainstream music industry.

If singing, rapping and dancing make Lizzo a triple threat, what does flute playing making her?!? A STAR THAT’S WHAT! Lizzo has displayed her abilities as a talented flautist, which is not an instrument you would necessarily think of in conjunction with the rap genre making this talent all the more extraordinary. Lizzo even used her flauting skills to compete (and defeat IMO) with Ron Burgundy. Not Will Ferrell, but Ron Burgundy.

Oh, and she can also twerk while playing the flute. 

As if playing the flute wasn’t impressive enough, Lizzo can also twerk while playing. I really hope some high school kid is deciding to take band just so he/she can flutwerk their way around campus like their fav flautist, Lizzo.

Lizzo uses her platform to inspire and raise up everyone around her.

Lizzo uses her voice for more than just creating fire music, ya know. She uses her platform to defend the belief that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Her Twitter is filled with positivity and strong messages about acceptance.

 

Uhm…she’s straight up gorgeous. 

We cant forget to mention that Lizzo is a straight up beauty queen. She is known to switch up her look but I’ve never seen a bad pic of this queen. To solidify my point, she is now officially the first, plus sized black woman to be featured in Playboy magazine!

Credit: Playboy.com

Move over Avenger’s, Lizzo has been in a comic book too!

Ok indulge the nerd in me on this one…Lizzo was even featured in a comic book!!! That’s right, she has become so influential that even Marvel comics wanted a piece of the Lizzo-pie. Check out this shout-out in Unstoppable Wasp #4!

 

So now that you have become as obsessed as I have, you are probably wondering how you can get even more Lizzo in your life. Well lucky for you, her new album dropped TODAY! Her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, is available anywhere you listen to music and let me tell you, YOU WILL LOVE IT. The album is varied and showcases all of Lizzo’s incredible range with some songs being upbeat and funky, and others being slowed down and heart wrenching. For a taste of what to expect, click below to listen to the title track of the album. If the new album still doesn’t satisfy the hunger for more Lizzo, she’s also on tour! You can click here for more info on tour dates.

Oh Lizzo…you are most definitely 100% that bitch.  

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LISTEN AND VOTE: Madonna Has A New Single. What Do You Think?

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Madonna has released her first single in three years. Her highly-anticipated 14th studio album Madame X will be released on June 14 – but the first single is out now.

The premiere single, “Medellin,”features Colombian superstar Maluma. She credits her experiences living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years as a strong influence into the tracks. 15 new songs will lean heavily into Latin and global beats. (Not to mention Maluma’s incredible popularity – he has nearly six million followers on twitter.)

Lisbon is where my record was born,” Madonna says. “I found my tribe there and a magical world of incredible musicians that reinforced my belief that music across the world is truly all connected and is the soul of the universe.

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Nine Types Of Facebook Posts That Are Insufferable, Needy Or Annoying

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We all know someone who does these.

Facebook is like a window into a person’s soul – and it doesn’t take much to see when someone is looking for your attention. Do you know someone whose guilty of these nine Facebook faux pas?

THE “I’M CLEANING OUT MY FACEBOOK FRIEND LIST, HOPE YOU MAKE THE CUT!” POST

We all know a person who decides they are going to going to edit down their friend list and posts a not so thinly veiled warning to their friends that, horror of horrors, maybe they will be among those ousted! It’s like the hunger games, except no one really cares if they’re killed off. Let’s examine the real intention here: they want you to say ‘please don’t unfriend me!’  What they fail to realize is how many people are dying to sarcastically say ‘I’m shaking… Oh no. How will I go on without you?’ If you want to edit down your friend list, go nuts – but do it quietly, without the rallying cry for attention. Chances are the people who are begging you to keep them aren’t going to be unfriended anyway because they feed into your exasperating neediness regularly already.

THE “I’M TAKING A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A WHILE. SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS” POST

If social media is such a drain on your life, why do you need to use social media to announce your desperately needed hiatus? The absence of posts more than likely will go completely unnoticed by your friends because, you see, they actually follow other people too. Again, this is a post that is seeking some sort of comforting or validation. If Facebook is the means in which you keep up with someone you truly have a close personal relationship with, you might instead tell them personally that you can be best reached by phone or email. If an announcement needs to be broadcast, the intention is not one of genuine concern. Again, it’s done out of neediness.

THE “PLEASE RESPECT MY PRIVACY” POST

A recent friend posted a lot of details about their breakup. Details no one asked for, and followed it up with “please respect our privacy.”

This, to me, was hilarious. This is the physical equivalent of getting a megaphone and going to a public park, shouting out about your painful breakup, and then saying ‘but please, don’t ask me about it, it’s very personal.” Think of Facebook like a town crier: it’s shouting everything you say to a few thousand (or more) people. If you want privacy, don’t say it at all. (Unless of course, you do want the attention, then by all means, do exactly this.)

Lastly, you’re not Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. If you don’t have a career that requires you to have a press agent, you probably don’t need to worry about the paparazzi asking for more details.

THE “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!” POST

No one cares about your vague announcement announcing a future announcement that no doubt will delight us all. Save the ‘big news’ for when there is actually big news to announce.

THE BLOODY CUTS, STITCHES OR BLISTERS POST

People cut themselves, it’s true.  But there is no reason to put your recent bloody injury on Facebook. Yes, you’ll receive a flurry of ‘are you okay?!,’ or ‘so sorry that happened to you!’ comments, but the truth is, no one really cares to see it. It’s gross.

If you want to see – or show – something gross, put it on YouTube where people can go looking for it.

POSING FOR A PICTURE WITH AN ELDERLY PERSON CLOSE TO DEATH IN A HOSPITAL BED AND POSTING IT

Ask yourself – when you’re 90 years old, do you want someone taking your photo and showing the world what a wonderful person they are for being with you, and in turn revealing how frail and sick you’ve become? Think before you post deathbed photos. Are you really doing it for them? Or for you? Instead, how about a written status saying how much you love them, or a photo from when they were feeling better and fully themselves, living life to the fullest might be a better option.

THE “LET’S SEE WHO READS MY STATUSES. IF YOU DO, YOU’LL REPOST THIS RANT” POST.

No I won’t. Yeah, I can see that post where you say ‘if you see this and read it, you should copy and paste it and post it to prove it to me.’ Then it goes on to comment about stuff most people have no interest in sharing. How lovely, a chain letter based on an imposed obligation to validate someone. In summary: Facebook isn’t about testing people’s friendship. Stop.

THE “PLEASE SEND PRAYERS” (BUT I’M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHY!) POST

I’m all for supporting people with the power of prayer. And it’s actually because prayers are powerful – and a very personal request – that it seems only fair to explain what we’re praying for. If you are going to ask for something from your peer group as sacred as prayer, it’s only fair to explain what you’re going through, rather than place the burden on the reader to dig and ask. Again, this is a status that brings it back to the poster, and not the potential recipient of the prayers themselves.

BONUS: this one might not make you needy, but it’s worth noting:

THE “I HEREBY DO NOT APPROVE OF FACEBOOK USING MY PHOTOS FOR ANY REASON AND I THINK THIS IS ACTUALLY A LEGAL STATEMENT PREVENTING THEM FROM DOING SO” POST.

Here’s the thing: You use Facebook for free, and you upload your photos onto their servers – drive space that is theirs, not yours. Your blah blah ‘legal’ proclamation gives you no rights. For nearly a decade there has been a hoax announcement saying Facebook was going to publish your photos for everyone to see, and it hasn’t been true yet. And yet – by signing up for Facebook you are agreeing to their terms of service, (look them up if you’re confused) which means no matter what you post in your status you’re not going to have any legal right to change that agreement. Here’s the bottom line: The best way to deny Facebook’s access to your photos is not to upload them there.

For more pop culture ridiculousness follow @BrianBalthazar on twitter! He’s also cleaning out his facebook friends soon, (everyone is so worried!) so there’s room for more on facebook too!

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