For Jenny McCarthy, New Year’s Eve has become a parallel universe. It’s the one night of the year when everyone else is crazy, and she’s not.
“I’m excited,” says McCarthy, 40, about co-hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. “I have more fun doing live TV than anything, I think because it’s hard to censor. And I like that! So it’s a little more off the cuff, and you never know what’s going to happen.”
Across the Twitterverse, celebrities expressed their sorrow at the passing of Dick Clark, the television icon who was dubbed “America’s Oldest Teenager” and welcomed generations to a new beginning every New Year’s Eve.
Responses ranged from the mournful to those that joyfully praised Clark’s legacy. But many simply recalled him as a legend.
Dick Clark, the producer and television personality known as “America’s Oldest Teenager” for his perennially youthful looks and enthusiasm, has died at age 82.
Clark suffered a “massive heart attack” on Wednesday morning, his rep says in a statement, after he entered St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., for an outpatient procedure on Tuesday night.
It seems Sin City is the place to be this New Year’s Eve.
Celebrities like John Legend, Guns N’ Roses and members of the Kardashian family are set to ring in the New Year on the Las Vegas Strip. Across the country, Lady Gaga will kick off the countdown to midnight in New York’s Times Square.
But that’s only a taste of all the stars toasting the arrival of 2012. Other celebrity New Year’s Eve Events include …