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Sunday, October 30, 2011

CenterStage1 Magazine Private Launch Party

Images Courtesy of:Donell Sellow (DES Photography), Reggie Campbell (RLCampbell Photography), Eric Amo (Yeboah Photography)

The premiere issue of CenterStage1 Magazine was released on Monday October 10, 2011 and celebrated at a private event in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC at Dirty Martini.

Set on the backdrop of one of its magazine features, the atmosphere was laid back and chic.

The appetizers and drinks were flowing and associates of the magazine mingled and viewed over-sized articles placed around the room. All invited guest were VIP's to the magazine being staff, features or supporters of the publication.

Actor and author Tray Chaney (featured on pgs 32-33 CLICK HERE TO READ) was there showing his support of the publication with his beautiful wife Aisha. The actor was very gracious and down to earth interacting with fans and supporters of both his writings and his TV work.

Singer B.Blunt (featured on pgs 28-29 CLICK HERE TO READ), who performed with his band CoolFire that night, was on deck shaking hands and kissing babies...ok, well maybe there were no babies to kiss, but he was warm and kind to all of his fans and supporters as well.

Media supporters Tiffany Alexander (Gloss Magazine) and Lisa Dove Washington (Celebrity Charity Magazine) were both stylish in their black dresses and L. Michelle of Soul Notes Arts and Entertainment was there to show her support as well in an adorable black cap.
CenterStage1 Magazine is proud to have a staff as eclectic and broad as the content we produce. While some of contributors are scattered across the country, almost all of the staff local to Washington, DC was in attendance.

Some staff members in attendance were David J. Orr, Tahira Mohamed, Saudia Harris, Omri Malul, Reggie Campbell, Donell Sellow, Trevis Cage, Paige Robinson, Yolonda "Coffeedreamz" Coleman, Marv "The Barb,"Kiesha Hardge, Monica Mathis and others. Additionally, there were family members, friends and long-time supporters of Ideal PR Media at this intimate gathering.

The zucchini fries, fried calamari and mini sliders were definitely the crowd food favorites, it was the delicate chocolate truffles made for each guest that had people talking the next day. Handmade by the Editor-in-Chief herself, each guest of the event walked away with a small bag of truffles wrapped in a decorative green leaf to symbolize the fall issue and match the color scheme of Dirty Martini.

After the private gathering on the 2nd floor of the establishment, the guest retreated to the first floor, were seated for dinner and enjoyed the live jazz music of CoolFire featuring B.Blunt. For an even more special treat, CenterStage1 Magazine guest and Jazz great Sharon Clark graced the microphone and sang a couple selections. B.Blunt and CoolFire finished the night with jazzy renditions of new and old favorites.


The next issue of CenterStage1 Magazine releases on November 10, 2011 and will be publish bi-monthly (every other month) starting January 2012.

For editorial inquiries please email us HERE

CenterStage1 Magazine October 2011 Issue


Friday, October 28, 2011

PopChips and Celebrities

Last Night, VEVO presented a private “Six Feet Deep” 3D experience at Hollywood Forever Cemetery powered by Dubset. Guests were handed 3D glasses when they arrived to enjoy the world’s first-ever private 3D experience with a celebrity DJ performance and were treated to snacks by popchips and an open bar with Belvedere cocktails. In addition to the live DJ performance, guests watched a special video tribute to DJ AM provided by Dubset. Costumes were judged by the souls who lay still six feet deep and prizes were awarded for best costumes.

Jamie King was captured snacking on popchips and hanging out with Topher Grace at the Halloween party held at the last night. The 2 arrived together (with 2 other people) around 9:30 and hung out with the crowds till after midnight. They were spotted mingling with the crowds and fighting with light swords.

Evan Ross, showed up dressed as a vampire and was seen hanging out near the dj booth as Joel and Benji Madden rocked the party and snacked on popchips in the dj booth.

Other party guests included Paris Hilton, dressed as mini mouse, Nicky Hilton and Brandon Davis who all arrived together; the latter were not dressed in costume. They were hanging out at a table off the dance floor, running through the crowd and dancing till about 1.

Special Thanks to Andrew Price and Moonlit Images!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Wedding Colors...Just In Time For Holloween and Thanksgiving

Fall Weddings can be tricky. Avoiding some of the common mistakes can be easier than you think. If your magical fall wedding day has not come around just yet, read The IDEAL Magazine's "Tips for the fall bride." Beautiful Orange, Browns and Creams...Take a Read, even if you are not getting married, the photography by Reggie Campbell is absolutely gorgeous.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

David Yurman and P.S. Arts’ 20th Anniversary in West Hollywood

Last night, David Yurman hosted a celebration for P.S. Arts’ 20th Anniversary at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood.  Celebrities, VIPs and socialites came together in honor of the charity and browse through the latest David Yurman jewelry, timepiece, eyewear, and fragrance collections

Notables who attended include: David and Sybil Yurman, Lisa Kudrow, Perrey Reeves, Julie Bowen, Caitlin Crosby, Terri Seymour, Mena Suvari, Vanessa Mareno, Maria Canals – Barrera, Kelly Carlson, Kristin Cavallari, Melissa Farman, Abigail Spencer, Carly Steel, Lisa Donovan

Images courtesy of Wire Image and David B of HL Group.  Thanks David!


Paltalk Chat: In Touch Weekly's Guest's Christina Blacken

Christina Blacken Joined Dorothy Cascerceri, senior editor at In Touch Weekly Magazine on her show on - Christina Blacken, spokeswoman for - an anti-school bullying organization that has been embraced by celebrities across the United States.

Among those involved, Jersey Shore's
Vinny Guadagnino and actress Brittany Snow, who got involved after a number of students who were bullied committed suicide.

Plus - this week's celebrity gossip about Ashton and Demi, Britney Spears, Ryan Reynolds, Simon Cowell, NJ Housewives, and Fashion Trends - color blocks. is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: young people (25 and under) who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.


Friday, October 14, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...Learn The Facts!

By Ideal PR Media Correspondent: Olishia Johnson

Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. Whether you’re worried about developing breast cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, here are some known facts about breast cancer.  Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease—differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves. Obviously no woman wants to receive this diagnosis, but hearing the words “breast cancer” doesn’t always mean an end. It can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts, and finding hope.

Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Approximately 1,700 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. The evaluation of men with breast masses is similar to that in women, including mammography.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

What are the risk factors? Being overweight and having a history of high saturated fat intake increases the risk. Half of all women are diagnosed over the age of 65, so this means that the other 50% are under the age of 65. The use of alcohol is clearly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed. In addition to a family history of breast cancer (in particular mother and sister), if you have had past radiation therapy to the chest area, or a history of hormone treatments (estrogen and progesterone, or gene changes— including BRCA1, BRCA2, and others), you could place yourself in a higher risk bracket. It is important to get those breast examinations. It is never too early to begin that process...schedule a mammogram!

To learn more about breast cancer or to donate to the current research efforts, you may visit

Monday, October 10, 2011

Premiere Issue of CenterStage1 Magazine

The PREMIERE ISSUE of CenterStage1 Magazine has arrived! Featuring Katherine Heigl, Meital Dohan, rapper Special Ed, Smart Glass Jewelry, Tray Chaney from HBO's The Wire,  Kiki Shephard's KIS Foundation, D'Manti, Navorro Boman of the NFL and Frederic Yonnet. With special articles on the passing of Steve Jobs and breast cancer the first ever issue hits today digitally ONLINE across the world wide web at:

CenterStage1 Magazine is a monthly digital publication that targets professionals 30-55 years old with a diverse entertainment pallet. CenterStage1 merges culture and arts with style. Story content focuses on the performing, fine, literary, culinary and creative arts as well as places to visit, artistic fashion, photography and other topics associated with many races and nationalities. Readers are introduced to new and fresh faces, in addition to well established talent. CenterStage1 is published by Ideal PR Media out of Washington, DC with Neeta Wooten as Editor-in-Chief and creative visionary behind the content of the publication.
For editorial inquiries, contact Ideal PR Media HERE 

Please click though the publication below.

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CenterStage1 Magazine October 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Night of Pink Hope Sponsored By Robert Andrew Salon and Spa Benefiting Young People Battling Cancer

Singer Ginuwine with wife Sole (rapper) at A Night of Pink Hope 10.8.11

Event Coverage: Neeta Wooten
Photography: Reggie Campbell (RLCampbell Photography)

Last night in Annapolis, Maryland, “The We Believe Foundation” along with Robert Andrew Salons and Spas presented “FACES: A Night of Pink Hope” which was presented in an effort to “give back hope to the community and bring a new voice to young women battling breast cancer!”
Paul Wharton, Make over guru and host of A Night of Pink Hope

Hosted by the most fabulous Paul Wharton, make over guru/model coach and “6th Housewife” on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of DC," the event included a VIP cocktail hour, hors d’overes, silent auction, live auction, dance performances by the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders and a runway fashion show. 

In addition to a host of VIP guest who paid $150 per ticket, celebrity couple Ginuwine (singer) and Sole (rapper) we there to support this event, as cancer has personally affected their household with the lost of Ginuwine’s mother to the disease and multiple members in Sole’s family affected as well.
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders

Robert Andrew and Melissa Eppinger

With clothing provided by Cloud 9 and Zweet Sportswear models walked the runway to raise money for a great cause. 

The most special aspect about this runway show was that it not only included fashion models, but it also included cancer survivors and a short video snippet of them receiving pampering by Robert Andrew spa and salon while sharing their tear jerking stories.   

Sarah Miller, founder of the foundation
Dripping in jewelry provided by Little Treasury along with Diamond Cutters of Maryland, Mijou Jewelry and Zachary’s Jewelers, the survivors looked like a million bucks, but the fact that they were actually THERE as survivors was priceless.

Themed with “what are your three words,” Paul Wharton stated that his 3 words are
“Love, Forgiveness and Faith.” He placed singer Ginuwine on the spot by walking over to him on the front row of the show seating to ask him his 3 words, and he said without hesitation, “God is good.” Well said Ginuwine...exactly the three words that wraps up the evening. Supports walked away with a deep pink gift bag with tons of goodies, gift certificates and beauty products.

To learn more about Sarah Miller’s “ The We Believe Foundation” visit

PR team wearing Korto Momolu
 A very special thanks to Eljay DeShields and his amazingly dress PR team (adorned in Korto Momolu). Additional sponsors for the evening included Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis (platinum), Redken/Pureology, Chesapeake Medial Imaging, Franey Family Foundation, Fast Signs and host of others.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs: The Loss Of An Icon (1955-2011)

Every now and then, someone affects history on a massive scale. Steve Jobs is one of these people. As the CEO, chairman and co-founder of Apple, Inc, Steve contributed more than just innovative applications and devices that changed how the world operated, he contributed words of wisdom that altered how we think and changed how humanity believed.

Love your iPhone? Can’t live without your iPod? Hooked on your new iPad? Thank Steve for all of that. In fact, Steve was responsible for over 338 patent products ranging from computers to user interfaces in his lifetime.

In addition to great applications and Apple products, Steve was behind the creative film projects such as “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” and “A Bugs Life” among other dynamic Pixar Studio productions. When Disney bought out Pixar, Jobs became the largest individual shareholder (7%) owning more than Disney family member Roy E. Disney, who died owning about 1% of the company.

Consumers and celebrities are speaking out about their sadness and the impact his loss is having on them. Twitter and Facebook has been overflowing with quotes and images of Steve Jobs.

Actor Ashton Kutcher posted on his Facebook page:
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." -#SteveJobs

Additionally, on his Twitter Ashton posted this Avatar in honor of Steve Jobs

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, Steve fought and pushed on. Overcoming the odds and perservering in life is something that was instilled in him since being adopted as a child. He embraced the fact that he was given an opportunity at a better life, and he never once stopped making it happen for himself as long as he was alive. RIP Steve Jobs.

Below are some of our choice quotes  of Steve Jobs to share with you...

"The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people--as remarkable as the telephone." -- Playboy interview, 1985

"That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." -- BusinessWeek interview, May 1998

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." -- Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish." -- Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CenterStage1 Magazine Releases Monday October 10th, 2011

Click on the article/picture above to view the magazine

CenterStage1 Magazine, the new digital magazine published by Ideal PR Media will be releasing online Monday October 10, 2011. With a private event taking place in Dupont Circle from 6pm-8pm a select few guest will see the reveal of the magazine first hand, receive limited copies, mingle with the staff and some of the featured artists and models while enjoying appetizers and live jazz music.

"I am really excited about the direction of CenterStage1 Magazine," said Editor-in-Chief Neeta Wooten of Ideal PR Media. "I thought long and hard about ways to make the content of this publication both enjoyable for readers as well as exciting for our staff to produce. I looked at my friends and business associates and noticed that while we come from different backgrounds, we all enjoy quality entertainment. That is what centers and gels us together. That is the concept of CenterStage1 Magazine. " When asked to further explain the concept of CenterStage1 and what we can expect to see in the publication each month, she said:

"CenterStage1 focuses on talent. We place the interests of the readers at the center of what we publish. Sharing with our readers common interests and exposing them to new and fresh ideas is our goal.  In each issue we will share people and places, culture and style associated with the performing arts, fine arts, literary arts, and creative arts from all over the world.  You will read about those who are “Thriving,” “Rising” and “Veterans” in the industry along with those influencing “Charity,” and “Fashion.” In addition to “Places” worth mentioning, there are extras on health, food and other special monthly features. Our premiere issue has some great talent features ranging from harmonica player Frederick Yonnet and actress/singer Meital Dohan from Israel to Smart Glass Jewelry, Miami's Bossa Nova Restaurant and celebrity chef Ameera among others."

When asked about the difference between The IDEAL Magazine and CenterStage1 Magazine she noted, "CenterStage1 is a very different from The IDEAL Magazine. CenterStage1 targets professionals with eclectic interests as well as backgrounds ages 30-55years old with international content centering around the arts. The IDEAL Magazine targets youth and young adults ages 13-30 with a focus on celebrity and pop culture topics in the urban community. They are both great publications, but they are very different in content, and demographics. They are both digital publications, meaning it is not a website or blog of stories, but an actual magazine layout that readers can flip through online with the option to purchase a print copy. We like the idea of digital, because everyone around the world can see and experience the publication all the same...and it is never sold out."

Be sure to check back on October 10th for the world wide debut of CenterStage1 Magazine, the new digital publication produced by Ideal PR Media.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

iRenew Bracelets -In Support of "Breast Cancer" Edition

Ideal PR Media loves this product!!! They really do work...
Ideal for trendsetters and the jetset crowd, iRenew bracelets make the ultimate fashion wellness statement. Wear one to top-off your outfit of the day or stack the bracelets with your high end bangles for a cute, fun, fresh look. The Breast Cancer Bracelet is decorated in a combination of pink and white. As a wellness bracelet recognized for enhancement towards and active and healthy lifestyle, a Breast Cancer Bracelet promoting support and awareness is a perfect gift for anyone!

Made from 100% silicone rubber and available in extra small, small, medium, large and extra large to fit any size wrist, the sports bracelet promotes an active lifestyle, encouraging positive attitudes towards achieving health and wellness goals, and complements any wardrobe.

Tap into the powers of wellness and achieve a more active lifestyle with iRenew’s proprietary Selective Frequency Resonance technology. Seen upon the wrists of celebrities Liam Hemsworth, Gabrielle Union, and Jessica Szhor, the bracelet is ideal for trendsetters and the jetset crowd, and doubles as a wellness and fashion accessory. The iRenew Breast Cancer Bracelet is the perfect way to make a contribution to breast cancer research, while being a part of the wellness-fashion trend.
BRAND: iRenew
RETAIL: $19.99

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Be Fashionable While Being Supportive...Buying Items Supports Free Mammograms

Ideal PR Media is very supportive of health campaigns. One specific awareness topic is that of Breast Cancer. There are many stores which sell items that have breast cancer logos, colors and ribbons on them, but not everyone donates the proceeds to the actual cause it is promoting.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are so many site offering items on sale all month. It is a good idea to try to purchase from sites which say they donate a portion of the sale to breast cancer research or something associated with breast health. After all, most people who purchase items are doing so in support of that main purpose.

Below is our featured product for the day.  Purchasing anything from this site "The Breast Cancer Site" donates money towards free mammograms. Each item displays the percentage your purchase contributes to a free mammogram.

You can either click the picture or visit this link to get to these really cute rain boots in adult female sizes.;
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