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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

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10 Things You Maybe Didn't Know About New Year's Rockin' Eve

10 Things You Maybe Didn't Know About New Year's Rockin' Eve

Originally posted 12/30/2015 12:30PM

There's a good chance those reading this article can't remember a Dec. 31 without Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Even if you don't watch the annual, year-end special at home, it's hard to escape. It's on in bars. It's on at parties. And sometimes people will actually turn on the TV just to watch the Times Square countdown. It's that well-integrated into the holiday.

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Miley Cyrus, Macklemore and More Performing at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Miley Cyrus and Macklemore to Perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Originally posted 12/17/2013 09:00AM

Miley Cyrus is about to cap off her over-the-top year in a very big way.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer, 21, will be live from New York along with Blondie, Icona Pop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis when they all perform at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy.

Cyrus will be the midnight act, PEOPLE can report exclusively.

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Jenny McCarthy Ready for a Crazy New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Originally posted 12/31/2012 12:00PM

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."

That's an understatement. The show will run five hours again this year – it used to be just two and half – and McCarthy knows that's a lot of time for the hordes in Times Square to do unexpected things.

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Dick Clark New Year's Eve Love Story – Same Couple Dancing Since 1972

Dick Clark New Year's Eve Love Story – Same Couple Dancing Since 1972

Originally posted 12/30/2012 02:45PM

This New Year's Eve will be just like any other for Kathy and Louie Novoa, except without their dear friend Dick Clark, who passed away in April.

The pair met on American Bandstand and have since taken part in every one of his New Year's Rockin' Eves since they began on the Queen Mary in 1972.

"To be there from the very first one he did and to still be a part of it, I think, wow, I can't believe it," Louie tells PEOPLE. "I still have the original invitation to the very first one."

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Mario Lopez, Joan Rivers Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

Dick Clark Dead at 82: Celebrity Fans Pay Tribute

Originally posted 04/18/2012 06:00PM

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.

"Just heard the news [about] Dick Clark," Tweeted Mario Lopez. "It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He was a great man and an even better friend."

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Ryan Seacrest: Dick Clark Was My Idol | Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest: Dick Clark Was My Idol

Originally posted 04/18/2012 04:50PM

Two years after a stroke left Dick Clark partially paralyzed with slurred speech, Ryan Seacrest of American Idol stepped in as host of the iconic Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC.

On Wednesday, after Clark died of a massive heart attack at age 82, Seacrest remembered his friend and mentor.

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel.

"When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year's Eve for the last six years.

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Dick Clark Dies at 82 | Dick Clark

Dick Clark Dies at 82

Originally posted 04/18/2012 03:55PM

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.

"Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy," the statement continues.

Clark, a diabetic, had suffered a stroke in 2004 but continued in recent years to appear on his New Year's Eve special from Times Square with Ryan Seacrest hosting.

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