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Monday, December 19, 2011

10 Awesome Holiday Gifts (The IDEAL 10 celebrity gift guide

Winter is a wonderful time of year. There are many dates between 
December and March where gift giving is a common tradition. If you are getting a last minute gift for Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, a special birthday or just because! 
Sometimes finding the perfect gift for someone requires a little 
creativity and imagination. Don’t worry; we have taken care of that for 
you this year. We have listed some of our favorite gifts and compared 


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

JD Williams "Bodie" from HBO's The Wire...The IDEAL Magazine "exclusive"

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JD Williams played "Bodie" on HBO's critically acclaimed "The Wire," which is coming upon its 10 year anniversary. The IDEAL Magazine honored this show by creating a 22 page editorial spread with some of the characters from the show. JD was a part of this tribute, and here are a few EXTRAS to go along with the featured article featured on pages 22-23:

What were you doing (in your life) when you joined the cast of the Wire? "When the wire started I was doing my first barrage of Indies...and Pootie Tang,hahaha"

How do you feel your character changed the dynamics of the show? "My character affected the dynamic of the show by giving the viewers another perspective to analyze and cheer for. You had someone at EVERY level who was likable and hate-able."


Tara Denman with JD on The IDEAL Magazine shoot set
Photographer: Shamel Williams
Stylist: Tara Denman
Marv the Barb, Tara Denman, Shamel Washington on The IDEAL Magazine Shoot set
"Hassan, Julito and JD, it was an extreme pleasure to work with all of you.  You all exuded immense professionalism and delivered remarkable work.  I hope to work with each one of you in the near future."  -Tara D."

Groomer: Marvin "Marv The Barb" Church 

""Working in 3 different cities for the "Wire shoot" was inspirational due to the success of the individuals that were a part of it. It was great to work with others who share the same passion and dedication in their profession. This was a full circle moment."

Make-up: Krintine Rangel
"It was an honor to work with the cast from "The Wire" & even more JD williams and granting me the opportunity to work on him as his makeup artist. All 3 men were awesome and very down to earth & wouldn't second guess it if they ask me to work with them in the future." - Kristine Rangel

Editorial Assistant: Louel Valentine
Shoot Location: New York
3­Piece Suit:  The Curious Man - designed by Patrick Kennedy

Shirt:  The Curious Man - designed by Patrick Kennedy

Scarf: B. OYAMA 


Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Winter 2011 issue of The IDEAL Magazine Has JUST Released. Take a LOOK!


Trevis Cage
Assistant Publicist 
Ideal PR Media

(Washington, DC) - Ideal PR Media announces the release of the fresh-look and new winter issue of The IDEAL Magazine available NOW.

The Winter 2011-2012 issue features a 22-page “Now and Then” tribute to the popular HBO series,
The Wire. “This spread means that I have arrived and I’m here to stay forever,” said Tray Chaney (Poot from the series). “The Wire is still known as one of the best shows in history and to be united with my cast members (once again) was an honor.” Other cast members featured in the article include J.D. Williams (Bodie), Hassan Johnson (Wee-Bey), Tristan Wilds (Michael Lee), and others.
Still trying to find gifts for the holiday season? Don’t worry. We found 10 IDEAL gift ideas your friends and family would love; especially if they remind you of celebrities such as 50 Cent, Kim Kardashian, and Keri Hilson. What do Brad Pitt and Justin Bieber have in common? We will show you in our “Drink Like a Celebrity” article. 

Mother of R&B singer Tyrese, Priscilla Gibson, shares her testimony of how she overcame her alcohol addiction. Singer Ginuwine and his wife Solé discuss the personal impact cancer has had on their family in “A Night of Pink Hope.”
Also in this issue, D. Woods (formerly of Danity Kane) gives us an update on her passion for the stage and Hollywood’s young actress, Paige Hurd (Everybody Hates Chris) shows us another side of her style in a special editorial spread. We highlight  up and coming rapper/songwriter H.Wood City as well as actress/writer Tiffany Black in our “Pay Attention” section of the magazine. 

In every issue of The IDEAL Magazine, readers can expect updates from their favorite celebrities in “Front & Center,” learn about new artists in “Pay Attention,” find out what’s hot in  “The IDEAL 10,” be encouraged by “One to Grown On” and stay stylish and ahead of the fashion and beauty trends in “Beauty Beaux.” 

The IDEAL Magazine is a digital entertainment lifestyles magazine published quarterly. The IDEAL magazine highlights stories and interests of urban young adults ages 13-30 years old. With a focus on everything pop-culture, The IDEAL Magazine blends celebrity content with current trends in music, TV, film, fashion, sports, and education relative to its target audience. Based out of Washington, DC, The IDEAL Magazine has writers and photographers around the United States of America to provide a wide range of story and demographic coverage. The IDEAL Magazine is distributed online though Ideal PR Media with Neeta Wooten as Editor-in-Chief.

Current and past issues of The IDEAL Magazine can be found HERE



Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian

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Last night, fashion editors, Manhattan’s social elite, and taste-makers alike celebrated the announcement of Ideology’s new face of the brand, Cheryl Burke, who was on hand for the festivities at the chic Dream Downtown Hotel. Cheryl, renowned professional dancer and two-time winner of DANCING WITH THE STARS, will appear in the campaign for the line launching in February 2012. 

Guests sipped on cocktails and previewed the collection to the tunes of Reality TV’s newest DJ, Rob Kardashian, who spent time in the DJ booth and mingling with guests. Fashion celebutants Phillip BlochRichie Rich, and SupermodelIrina Shayk, who was wearing a sexy cocktail dress, turned heads while professional dancers surprised guests with hot and original dance routines wearing the new line. The new line reflects a modern design comprised of functional easy to mix-and-match pieces that add a beat of unexpected fashion to any errand, tango, or work-out.   

MTV's Week Long Celebration of Music

Robyn performing at the O Music Awards. Her performance of “Dancing on My Own” has been nominated as best live MTV performance of the year

MTV,, today announced a weeklong celebration of year in music in which it will name the year’s best artists, songs and performances. For the first time, MTV is pulling together its music powerhouses from MTV News, and MTV Music & Talent, to collaborate on three different year end lists: EDM (electronic dance artist of the year), song of the year and artist of the year.
Beginning Monday, December 12, from 8am to 9am ET, during MTV’s morning music hours, AMTV, editors from MTV News, MTV Music & Talent, and will take part in a spirited debate, where they will reveal their collective choices for best EDM (electronic dance artist of the year) joined by MTV Iggy (Monday, December 12TH) song of the year (Wednesday, December 14th) and artist of the year (Thursday, December 15th). During AMTV, the panel will countdown their selections from #10 to #3, leaving the audience in limbo to debate the list. Each day at 4:59pm ET, Sway will reveal the top choices and present the award to the #1 pick. After the winner is revealed, the acceptance speech will run sporadically throughout our primetime hours. The debates will also be featured on mtvU and MTV Hits, and extensive news stories will be featured on MTV News and various sites.
In addition to the panel selected lists, for the first time, MTV is asking fans to vote on MTV’s best live musical performance of the year and support their favorite artist and song by tweeting #MTVBest2011. The nominees span MTV’s various award shows and concert series including MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Unplugged, mtvU Woodie Awards, O Music Awards, Live in NYC, Spring Break, mtvU Movies and Music Fest and Buzzworthy Live. Nominees include Adele’s “Someone Like You” from the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Odd Future’s “Sandwiches and Yonkers” from the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars’ “Hurricane” from MTV Unplugged, Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” from O Music Awards 2 and Two Door Cinema Club’s “What You Know” from Live In NYC.  The top voted performances will be revealed during MTV’s AMTV between 8am-9am ET on Tuesday, December 13, with the two top fan selection revealed by Sway later that day at 4:59pm ET.
MTV2 will celebrate the year end music with a variety of best lists including its annual “Best of Sucker Free Countdown #1’s” debuting December 12 at 7am ET and “MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield” will reveal its  top 10 moments of the year  during a special debuting on 12/23 at 6am ET. 
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