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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016 from The IDEAL Magazine and Ideal PR Media

Happy New Year from Ideal PR Media & The IDEAL Magazine


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Y&R Fans Get Ready! Genoa City Live is Coming to Washington DC (Young and the Restless)

Young and the Restless fans can gear up for a once in a lifetime event. Genoa City Live! ( is a series of once-in-a-lifetime, live fan events dedicated to CBS’ long running daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. Fans will get up close and personal with their favorite stars in this wildly entertaining event that features audience interaction, lively question and answers, behind the scene stories and secrets, trivia and photos. Two hundred pre-registered fans will get the chance to have the actors sign autograph and take photos. The event takes a highly emotional walk down memory lane as fans relive moments of their favorite daytime soap opera with their favorite actors from the past 42 years. Tickets for the exclusive fan event goes on-sale December 29 (TODAY!).

Fans in Washington D.C. can see Genoa City Live on Sunday, January 31 at Lisner Auditorium. The performance is at 1:30pm. Tickets are $45, $55, $95 and $125 (prices do not include facility fee) and are available at the Lisner Auditorium, or charge by phone 202.994.6800.

Confirmed cast members from The Young and the Restless include Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Christian Jules Leblanc (Michael Baldwin), Sean Carrigan (Ben “Stitch” Rayburn) and Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman).

“The fans of The Young and the Restless have such a special place in their hearts for these actors who in turn have a deep appreciation for the fans,” says Bill Lee, executive producer at Faze 3 Presents.  

Braeden, who has played the soap opera’s lead male character Victor Newman for 35 years, says, “These events provide a unique opportunity for the cast members to thank our incredible fans for decades of support. This is a great chance for them to get to know the actors in a live setting."

Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973 and revolutionized daytime television, setting the standard as the number one daytime drama for more than 20 consecutive years. The fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City, is home to the rivalries, romances and socially conscious storylines around the lives and loves of a wide variety of strong characters (dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Chancellor, Baldwin and Winters families).

For tickets and additional information visit You can follow Genoa City Live! on Facebook at or Twitter: @GenoaCityLive.

Ideal PR Media and The IDEAL Magazine will be in attendance! Let us know if you are going. We would love to include you in our "fans feature" of this event coverage. Thanks Dan!


Monday, December 28, 2015

Elephant Pants Benefit the African Wildlife Foundation!

A very special thanks to Kerri Byron at the Pontes Group for keeping Ideal PR Media/The IDEAL Magazine in the loop for this post to happen!

The Elephant Pants is a comfortable, stylish apparel brand that is dedicated to putting an end to elephant poaching.  The authentic Thai designs came to life when the brand founders took a trip to Thailand, and fell in love with the culture and wild african elephants.  For every pair sold, between $1 and $4 gets donated back to the African Wildlife Foundation.

The Elephant Pants specializes in their printed elephant pants, but they also recently launched a line of leggings and tee-shirts.  The expansion of products came after they saw great success and interest in their mission, wanting to do everything they can to help end elephant poaching.

Most pants retail for $18 each, short sleeve shirts are $18, long sleeve shirts are $22, and the leggings are $28.  Everything is available for purchase online at

As of today, it is reported that The Elephant Pants has been able to donate over $122,500.00 back to the AWF.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Female Rapper Bianca Bonnie (formerly Young B) is Back! #MusicMonday #LHHNY

Female Rapper Bianca Bonnie (formerly Young B) - image from her public Instagram page
#MusicMonday (just a little bit early...just because :-)

Get use to the name Bianca Bonnie, because you will be seeing it a LOT in the near future. Bianca Bonnie is the new name for rapper "Young B" who made a lasting impression with the hit song "Chicken Noodle Soup" some years ago. Now, more grown and mature, she has ditched the name "Young B" and you can now address her as "Bianca Bonnie."

Rapper Bianca Bonnie formerly Young B pictured with her music manager Yandy

Neeta, Ideal PR Media's founder, remembers meeting this fly rapper as a teenager, and in fact had the pleasure of seeing her turn 17. She spent the weekend of her 17th birthday participating in a charitable weekend for the RHODES Foundation in HOT Alabama. 

She was a class act and Ideal PR Media was happy she was able to participate. Kerry Rhodes (NFL, NY Jets/Arizona Cardinals) presented Bianca Bonnie (Young B) a special birthday cake while singer Keke Wyatt sang Happy Birthday to the then 16 year old. 

Now in her early 20's Bianca Bonnie is on the VH1 hit show Love and Hip Hop (New York) #LHH #LHHNY showing why she is about to make her presence bigger than ever. She spit rhymes and slayed it on the show recently (Get it Bianca!) and has Yandy in her corner.

Her newest song "Hurd Ju" can be downloaded on iTunes and the newest video for this song can be seen below (explicit word content). 

Be sure to check her out on VH1 and support this hard working female rapper. Follow her journey through social media via Twitter and Instagram under the name "@BIANCAisKING"

Ideal PR Media is looking forward to having a personal one-on-one with this shining star in the near future. We are so happy to see her blossoming into a beautiful young hopefully we can make that happen sooner than later~

(Non Ideal PR Media owned images are from Bianca Bonnie's public Instagram page)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Video for "Have a Very Merry Christmas" holiday song featuring Siedah Garrett

Take a look and listen to the new video for the Christmas song "Have A Very Merry Christmas" co-written by the Grammy winning, twice Oscar nominated singer Siedah Garrett, song by Ralph Johnson (Earth Wind & Fire) and the video below by Oji Nuri. After seeing the video I quickly purchased the single on iTunes. This will be on repeat on my holiday playlist the rest of this season! (And probably long after the season knowing me, because I play Christmas music year-round ;-)

Take a look, and see why this will be one of your new favorite songs you will play for years to come. I absolutely love this song! (But then again don't you love everything Siedah touches? I mean she did co-write "Man in the Mirror" for Michael Jackson and sing with him on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You." ...drops mic and walks away to let you watch the video below)


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Enjoy Book One of the NEW Six Book Heroes Reborn Ebook Series Over the Holidays!

(Books 2-6 are on Pre-Order)

A very special thanks to Sarah and Rachel at Smith Publicity for making this post possible


Friday, December 18, 2015

Black Grey and Gold #Gucci for #FashionFriday

#FashionFriday #Gucci #Grey #Black

Get the look


Friday, December 11, 2015

Last Minute Gift Guide: Khalama Jewelry #FashionFriday


Ideal PR Media is in love with Khalama jewelry because of its organic nature, spiritual meaning and high-end appeal.

Khalama spiritual jewelry and accessories collection was created by Gabriela Emma Olivera in Miami, FL.
"Khalama,” a Tibetan expression meaning “sky path” is an expression of our path through the natural and spiritual world, and the beauty it entails.  The KhalamaCollection expresses the natural and the spiritual.  Khalama offers a variety of pieces including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, scarves and handbags.

Khalama aims to provide a unique assortment to all women, offering pieces that range in price points from $100 to $2,000. Materials used are Tibetan white silver, brass, copper, semi-precious stones and organic materials such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, hematite, shells, coral, amber, glass and water pearls.

For a unique holiday gift, visit KHALAMA 
Additional pieces can be found here:
A very special thanks to Katherine for making this post possible

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Idris Elba is Among the 30 Independent Nominations for the 2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®

Independent Nominations for the 2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® totaled 30 in all. Yet, we are most excited about actor Idris Elba receiving TWO nominations, one being in the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture category for "Beasts of No Nation" and the other for Best Performance By an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Luther." Ideal PR Media had the pleasure of being in Mr. Elba's company several times while working with our two former clients from HBO The Wire, and he is a gem. Congrats Idris!

Independent films – those made outside the six major Hollywood studios – continue to thrive, with nominations earned across 11 categories from 21 different films. Below is the full list of the independent films nominated for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol 
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol 
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical 
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth 
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament – Belgium / France / Luxembourg
The Club – Chile
The Fencer – Finland / Germany / Estonia
Mustang – France
Son of Saul – Hungary


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fashion Look of the Day: Casually Neutral

Neutral colors can be simple and sophisticated as well as casually cool. Today's look...the details are in the boots by Steve Madden.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2016 NAACP Image Awards Nominees!!!

It is no secret that Ideal PR Media is over the moon about all of the success Michael B Jordan is having right now. We are also very honored that we had the pleasure of handling him at the NAACP Image Awards some years back (CLICK HERE TO SEE ;-). So to see him be nominated in the "Entertainer of the Year" category for the 47th NAACP Image Awards is quite exciting. His performance in "Creed" was riveting, so to know he is also nominated  in the "Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture" for his performance is very deserving. Honestly, the NAACP Image Awards is on my list of favorite events period. The show will air LIVE on Friday February 5th 2016 on TVOne with the Red Carpet at 8PM-E/7PM-C and the show at 9PM-E/8PM-C

Below is a partial list of some of the nominees. To see the full list click HERE
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Misty Copeland
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Viola Davis
Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • Concussion (Sony)
  • Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Dope (Open Road Films)
  • Straight Outta Compton (Universal)

  • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Secret in Their Eyes (STX)
  • Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Michael Ealy, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)
  • Will Smith, Concussion (Sony)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Lauren Keke Palmer, Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)
  • Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)
  • Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Viola Davis, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn)
  • Zoe Saldana, Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Martian (Fox)
  • Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton (Universal)
  • Forest Whitaker, Southpaw (The Weinstein Company)
  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton (Universal)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Angela Bassett, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Concussion (Sony)
  • Jennifer Hudson, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Phylicia Rashad, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Tessa Thompson, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
  • Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)
  • Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Secret in Their Eyes (STX)
Outstanding Comedy Series
House of Lies
Key & Peele
Orange Is the New Black
Survivor's Remorse
Outstanding Actor In a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Dwayne Johnson, Ballers
RonReaco Lee, Survivor's Remorse
Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Wendy Raquel, The Game
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
David Allen Grier, The Carmichael Show
Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish
Miles Brown, Black-ish
Mike Epps, Survivor's Remorse
Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Anna Deavere Smith, Nurse Jackie
Danielle Brooks, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Marsai Martin, Black-ish
Tichina Arnold, Survivor's Remorse

Outstanding Drama Series
Being Mary Jane
How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Morris Chestnut, Rosewood
Omari Hardwick, Power
Terrence Howard, Empire
Wesley Snipes, The Player
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Alfred Enoch, How to Get Away with Murder
Bryshere Y. Gray, Empire
Gullermo Diaz, Scandal
Joe Morton, Scandal
Jussie Smollett, Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead
Grace Gealey, Empire
Naturi Naughton, Power
Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
  • Cuba Gooding, The Book of Negroes (BET)
  • David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live! (NBC)
  • David Oyelowo, Nightingale (HBO)
  • Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
  • Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX Networks)
  • Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes (BET)
  • Jill Scott, With This Ring (Lifetime)
  • LaTonya Richardson Jackson, Show Me a Hero (HBO)
  • Queen Latifah, Bessie (HBO)
Outstanding News/ Information (Series or Special)
  • Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm (ABC)
  • News One Now (TV One)
  • Oprah Prime: Celebrating Dr. King and the Selma Marches 50 Years Later (OWN)
  • Oprah: Where Are They Now? — Civil Rights Special (OWN)
  • Unsung (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series
  • Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
  • Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • The Talk (CBS)
  • The Wendy Williams Show (Syndicated)
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
  • Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN)
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
  • Black Girls Rock! (BET)
  • Family Feud (Syndicated)
  • Oprah's Master Class (OWN)
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)
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