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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Men Look Good in Salvatore Ferragamo's Spring Collection

Men in white Salvatore Ferragamo's Spring 2012 line look quite handsome.  Check out more of the collection in the Spring 2012 issue of The IDEAL Magazine

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Behind The Scenes on Young & The Restless with Debbie Morgan

In case you have not seen this wonderful video of Bryton James (or formerly Bryton McClure if you have been following him for a while) and Debbie Morgan regarding her new role on Young and The Restless as "Harmony," and Bryton's character's mother.

For those long-time All My Children fans, Debbie's new role is quite different, but very colorful just the same. With the intro of "Sarge" onto the show, Debbie's long-time flame from All-My-Children (Jesse), the plot continues to thinken and become juicier each week. If only we could see more of Angell Conwell, who plays the attorney Leslie Michaelson...all would be much better on Y&R.


#Throwback #Thursdays With New Edition (Tour Dates Inside!)

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New Edition fans your favorite group is making their rounds this year with an extensive tour. Don't worry! If you haven't had the chance to see the group yet, there are months left on the tour, and we have all of the dates :-) And yes...the tour includes Bobby Brown as well!

Enjoy one of their throwback videos which made all of us fall in love with the group, "Is This The End." And thankfully, it is not the end of the 2012 New Edition tour. We heart @RonDevoe and the entire New Edition crew.
Tour dates & cities below through August 5th.

April 20 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donut Center
April 21 - New York, NY - Theater at Madison Sq. Garden
April 22 - Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Arena
April 26 - Toronto, Ontario - Casino Rama
April 27 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Arena
April 28 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
April 29 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
May 1 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena
May 3 - Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
May 4 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Center
May 5 - Miami, FL - Bank United Center
May 6 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Center
May 10 – Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena 
May 11 - Jacksonville, FL - Metropolitan Park-  
May 13 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
May 17 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
May 18 - Atlanta, GA - Wolf Creek Amphi Theater
May 19 - Charlotte, NC - Bo jangles Coliseum
May 20 - Baltimore, MD - First Mariners
May 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Peterson Events Center
May 25 - Columbus, OH -  Municipal Auditorium
May 26 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall
May 27 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Theater
May 31 - Indianapolis, IN - Pepsi Coliseum
June 1 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
June 2 - Norman, OK -  Zoo Amphi Theater
June 3 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 5  - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater
June 8 - Milwaukee, WI - US Arena
June 9 – Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
June 10 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion
June 14 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
June 15 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
June 16 - Las Vegas, NV  - Planet Hollywood Theater for the Performing Arts
June 17 - Honolulu, HI - Blaisdale Arena
June 21 - Vancouver, BC - River Rock Casino
June 22 - Seattle, WA - Showare Center
June 23 -  Oakland, CA -  Oracle Arena
June 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater
June 29 - Dallas, TX  -  Verizon theater 
June 30 -  Jackson, MS - Coliseum
July 1 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Center
Aug 2 - Rockford, IL - BMO Harris Bank Center
Aug 3 - Detroit, MI - Chene Park Amphitheater
Aug 4 - Las Vegas, NV  - Steve Harvey's Hoodie Awards - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Dell Music Center

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Show...Whose Side Are You On?

Bravo has created a gold mine with The Real Housewives franchise. The Real Housewives of Atlanta is definitely one of the most popular of the series.
All Images in this post are owned by ©NBCUniversal, Inc. Photos by: Wilford Harewood/Bravo 

Over the last few years there have been a lot of developments and changes, especially with Nee-Nee, both great (Celebrity Apprentice) and sad (divorce).  There have been mixed feelings about Nee-Nee over this season. While many of our readers love that Nee-Nee has "matured," but feel that her personality has adjusted and have mixed feelings about her interactions with the other housewives.

This year the season has called for a 3-part reunion. So many conflicts and questionable arguments between the ladies festered during the show. Whose sides are you on?

Part 1 presented a serious conflict between Phaedra and Sheree'. While none of our readers care too much for Sheree', feeling that she is the most "plastic" and calculated of the housewives with the most non-interesting life, many of our readers feel sorry for her and what she is dealing with regarding her ex-husband and her children. No one should have to deal with that.

However, Regarding the validity of Sheree's anger towards Phaedra, most of our readers have mixed feelings and do not feel that Phaedra should be blamed for the situation, especially when she advised Sheree' to take a course of action from the beginning that would have prevented that. It may appear that Sheree' is upset that Bob did get one-up-on-her, but not because of what Phaedra did not do, but because of the decision of what Sheree' decided not to do...What do you think?

We are happy to see Kim more stabilized with her new husband and send our congrats to her regarding her current pregnancy. We wish he all the best and look forward to seeing the wedding special on Bravo this summer.

Khandi is hands down the most successful of the ladies having long-term and more recent career success as Kim mentioned. Nee-Nee is taking big strides with her new connections and we wish her the best in being able to continue to keep her "fame" going. We hope she has the right management behind her. We are glad to see Cynthia stepping out and opening up her industry school and wish the pretty lady much success...especially with her marriage to Peter.

Speaking of Peter, The Reunion Show Part 2 appears to include Peter (a house husband) and Marlo. Looks spicy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"I Just Know How I Like My Lady To Look" said Nzimiro on NBC's Fashion Star

Nzimiro Oputa's dress as sold by H&M from NBC's Fashion Star
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Nzimiro Oputa is not just a great designer, but a person of insight, as he said to the judges last night on NBC's "Fashion Star," "I just know how I like my lady to look," in response to his dress design for women. Typically known for amazing menswear, Nzimiro wowed the judges scoring a $50,000.00 bid from H&M for his "out of the box" dress. We were extremely happy that this dress went to H&M!

Nzimiro Oputa's designs from week 6 on Fashion Star

HURRY UP LADIES! This item is surely to sell out. Do not miss your rare opportunity to wear something sexy and chic by Nzimiro never know if we will see another design for women anytime soon. The dress can be purchased online and in the stores...and guess what? It comes in black as well as purple :-)

Designer Nzimiro speaking with Nicole Richie (whose nick-name for him is "Nzami-mi")

Nzimiro is Ideal PR Media's absolute favorite Fashion Star, with Orly Shani and Sarah Parrott in our top favorites.

Designer Sarah Parrott's swimsuit designs from week 6 Fashion Star

Although neither of them were offered a bid on last night's show, we loved their designs and  are still rooting for them as well. I would purchase both ladies' designs from last night.

Designer Orly Shani's designs from week 6 Fashion Star
In addition to fabulous designs, we love their personalities.  Shannon appears sweet and sincere and Orly seems like your long-time best friend. Nzimiro is definitely sexy chocolate with style, pizzaz and an endearing go-getter personality to match. Maybe it is his perfect blend of determination and humbleness that makes him so attractive...and the ability to design his lady a wardrobe as well. Now THAT is SEXY!

Nzimiro's winning dress design purchased by H&M on Fashion Star

While there are some other talented designers on the show... a couple in particular could use an attitude adjustment. Either way, the mix of attitudes and fierce designs makes for one amazing show that consumes my Tuesday evenings from 10pm -11pm EST on NBC.

Take a look at what the Fabulous Nicole Christie of H&M had to say about Nzimiro's design. We heart Nicole!

Be sure to take a look at our feature on H&M in the Spring issue of The IDEAL Magazine


Roberto Cavalli Fall 2012 Eyewear...Can You Say DIVA?

SAY IT LOUD..."I'm a DIVA and I'm proud!" 

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Roberto Cavalli continues to dazzle us with the creation of these dynamic pieces of eyewear for the fall. Smart angles and tasty colors make for one fabulous accessory for any woman's face. 

Skillfully crafted on the front for a second skin effect, it expresses an impetuous temperament through bold lines and strong traits, underscored by a crocodile/ostrich/shagreen print.

Let's face it. Cavalli is known for cutting edge designs and there is no disappointment here. Be on the look out for these and other looks in The IDEAL Magazine and CenterStage1 Magazine in the fall issues.

Nicki Minaj at Your Finger Tips...OPI Nail Polish

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Can't get enough of Pink Friday? Now you can have it at your fingertips. Nicki Minaj has released a limited edition nail polish line with OPI. Of course we can expect to see a dashing pink color called "Pink Friday" and a dramatic purple named "Super Bass Shatter," along with a glittery silver color named, "Save Me," along with a few other bright and colorful options that match Nicki's colorful and expressive personality. For more information or to purchase your bottle (starting at $8.50) visit

Everything That Glitters Is Gold...At Least In Fashion!

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Sunny skies brings shimmery outfits. The IDEAL Magazine shares the "Editor's Picks" on GOLD attire. Singer Adrienne Bailon looks like a million buck in her gold dress (during MBFW).


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Victoria's Secret, Bras and Angels...What A Tuesday!

Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, Toni Garrn

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Women and men alike become excited when Victoria's Secret promotes a new design of lingere...especially bras. Women love a good bra and know the only thing better than a good bra is a Victoria Secret bra...which is a GREAT bra. We at The IDEAL Magazine make frequent visits to Victoria's Secret in Pentagon City, Virginia for this reason alone.

Today in New York City (USA) Victoria Secret, along with Victoria’s Secret Angels, Erin Heatherton, Lindsay Ellingson and model Toni Garrn to unveil the Love is Heavenly Fragrance and Dream Angels Bra.  

Toni Garrn
The Dream Angels Adds 2-Cups Push-up to the collection, which is softer than ever, taking everyday comfort to heavenly heights. Memory Fit™ padding adds two cup sizes for maximum cleavage and fullness, and conforms to your curves for a flawless fit and more luxurious feel. In an assortment of colors, lace styles, and floral prints, the Dream Angels collection makesevery woman feel like and Angel. 

Lindsay Ellingson

Stop by Victoria's Secret today to try the new bra and the fragrance fit for Spring!
Why stop at looking great when you can smell like an Angel as well?

Special Thanks to Andrea at Full Picture!

NBC's "The Voice" Gets More Exciting Each Week

Christina A. performing on NBC's "The Voice" April 16, 2012

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One of the most electrifying new reality-performance TV shows is NBC's "The Voice," (as seen in CenterStage1 Magazine) The show becomes more exciting and difficult each week with twists and turns regarding the eliminations. This week, Team Christina and Team Blake fought it out. With only 4 singers on each of the teams at the beginning of the show, Christina and Blake were surprised with the task of eliminating one of their team members immediately after their performances...NO SECOND CHANCE PERFORMANCES!!!

In the end, Blake eliminated Jordis and Christina let go Jesse Campbell, both which were the best overall choices based on the competition. After all, we are down to the wire.

Christina's performance "Stronger" with her team was is her post-baby body! Christina is hands down one of the best performers out there right now.

Now this week's fate is in the hands of the viewers. There is still time to vote and view the performances from last night. So don't miss out on making your votes count. You have until 10 am EST. Then tune in at 9pm EST for the results.

So who do we think have the best chances right now? It is very hard to predict. And that is probably why we enjoy the show immensely.  But here are who we think have great chances from these two teams to take the title:

Team Blake: Raelynn & Erin Willett


Team Christina: Ashley De La Rosa & Chris Mann


Chris Mann


Monday, April 16, 2012

In Case You Missed It...Brandon Fobbs/Fruit from The Wire on the 10 Year Anniversary

From the 10 Year Anniversary Tribute to HBO's "The Wire" by The IDEAL Magazine

Brandon Fobbs, 1 of 10 talented actors featured in, "The Wire...Now and Then."  The photo spread features a look back on The Wire character  Fruit and the evolution of the gentleman Brandon Fobbs. To see the full spread in the Winter 2012 issue of The IDEAL Magazine visit  click HERE

Saturday, April 14, 2012

In Case You Missed It...Anwan Glover/Slim Charles from The Wire on the 10 Year Anniversary

From the 10 Year Anniversary Tribute to HBO's "The Wire" by The IDEAL Magazine

Anwan Big G Glover, 1 of 10 talented actors featured in, "The Wire...Now and Then."  The photo spread features a look back on The Wire character  Slim Charles and the evolution of the gentleman Anwan Glover. To see the full spread in the Winter 2012 issue of The IDEAL Magazine visit  click HERE

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CS1 Digital Magazine Has Released (April/May 2012 CenterStage1)

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The digital issue of CS1 Magazine (CenterStage1) Issue number 4 (April/May 2012) has released!

Photographer Yann Feron shoots model and actress Toni Busker who covers this issue. Chef Giada shares a fresh spring recipe. Illustrators Michel Canetti and Emily Gillies share their fabulous artwork. Musicians Jeff Majors, Joey Newman and Missy Modell are under the spotlight in the music section. Travel writer and photographer Omri Malul travels to Israel and we also take a look at the food in Dupont Circle. Handbag designer LisaBerck shows off her spring collection and we present fashion options for the spring that pop from the runway to everyday. We highlight the photography of SSM Photography.

This issue is dedicated to William "Bill" Barnes who recently passed away from prostate cancer. 

The current issue can always be seen at
Issue #4 can be seen HERE

NBC's The Voice...Only The Strong Survive...Bye-Bye To Some

Cheesa singing on The Voice All images in this story are the sole property and courtesy of © NBCUniversal, Inc.
(As Seen in CenterStage1 Magazine)

By now you have been exposed to the phenomenal show, "The Voice," that airs on NBC. Yesterday wrapped up the first complete set of live performances for all teams. Each team (Team Adam, Team Christina, Team Cee-Lo and Team Blake) now sits with 4 solid performers on their team. It appeared that last night's good-byes were harder on Team Adam and Team Cee-Lo than the good-byes from Blake and Christina the previous week.

To my surprise (as well as many others), Cheesa ended up in the bottom three with Tony and Erin. This was by far the most difficult choice so far of the show. Erin made it easier since she really did not bring a strong performance when compared to Cheesa and Tony. While Erin has a unique voice, she does not have a diverse range. Erin has a specific voice for specific songs, and she can do well, but she does not seem to have the ability to adapt her voice to any given song. So Erin had to go.

Tony, Cheesa, Erin wait to hear their fate from Mentor Adam Levine

On the other hand, the decision between Tony and Chessa really came down to Chessa belting out those notes and giving it her all. Tony gave it his all too, but there was something about Chessa's performance that said "I want this, and I want this more than anyone here tonight." We were sad to see Tony go. Tony was clearly not happy with the decision.

Kima, Karla and Katrina

Team Adam, appeared to face a similar difficult decision once the bottom 3 were revealed. However, unlike Team Cee-Lo's bottom 3, Kim (though one of our favorites) and Karla just did not rise to the occasion, in terms of their performance. They were pitchy and inconsistent. Overall, Katrina won, not so much because her performance was so good, but because the other two just were not good at all. Moving forward, Katrina will have difficulty if she is unable to raise that confidence and belt out the entire song. This is where the rubber meats the road. At this point, the weeds have been cut.

Host Carson daily with Methai

One thing is for sure, the line up on all four teams is very strong. We still think Team Christina or Cee-Lo have the winning ticket somewhere, but Methai (Team Adam) is a fan favorite...with Ideal PR Media being one of those fans. We voted for two people last night, and Methai was one of them.

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