Clark took over hosting for the show, and continued as host for more than 30 years until he had a stroke in December of Ryan Seacrest came in as lead host inbut Clark continued to co-host until his death inat age It's that simple, we won't try to sell you anything.
And he's hardly surprised by the current state of the music industry he helped build -- he predicted this, after all. Clark, who turned 79 last month and has been in front of the cameras for 61 years, said in a recent interview by e-mail that his appearance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest ," diminished though it may be, is a labor of love and "not really a job. Fergie hosts the Hollywood segments.
Melanie Raush, Eastside Staff December 6, Clark reported from Times Square for the live coverage of the ball drop and the arrival of After a few years of airing on television, the show gained popularity to the point where it became more acclaimed than the already existing specials.
For digital assets, please go to: bit. The festivities will also feature a performance by Macklemore with Skylar Grey presented by Planet Fitness, and a special collaboration from The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini. Also announced today, award-winning actress Lucy Hale will return to host the 3 rd annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square at the dawn of the New Year. Additional performances will be announced soon.
By Jerry Oppenheimer. With satellite technology, Dick could absolutely participate in the show from his home in Malibu. But for an icon used to TV audiences of millions, Clark will do anything to avoid being candidly photographed these days.
The special broadcasts primarily from New York City 's Times Square and prominently features coverage of its annual ball drop event, along with live and pre-recorded musical performances by popular musicians from Times Square and Hollywood, in addition to live performances and coverage of festivities from New Orleans. In —75, the program moved to its current home of ABC, and Clark assumed the role of host. Following the death of Guy Lombardo and the decline of CBS's specials, New Year's Rockin' Eve grew in popularity and became ingrained in pop culture —even prompting Clark himself to make appearances on other programs in parody of his role.
Ranked as the No. Seacrest will host the prime-time festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the past 13 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg. Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs.
New Years Eve at Time Square was a very cold experience. Still a million people was gathered to see the Ball drop. Bill and Hillary Clinton joined the crow a couple of minutes before midnight.
Dick Clark, the television icon and entertainment industry pioneer, died Wednesday at age A prolific host and TV producer, Clark is best remembered for his work on American Bandstandthe Pyramid game shows, and the annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special — not to mention an eternally youthful look that earned him the nickname "The World's Oldest Teenager. While he was a student at Syracuse University, he began hosting his own show.