‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2013′ Lineup Announced

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Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brandy and Flo Rida are going to help ring in the New Year as part of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013”. Because nothing says “I’m totally stoked we survived the Mayan end times prophecy” like staring at Ryan Seacrest’s uncommonly white teeth. Seacrest will be joined by Jenny McCarthy to host the east coast portion of the night’s festivities, with Swift serving as the headlining act of the ceremony, held in Times Square in New York City. Jepsen, Neon Trees and other artists yet to be announced will join her as part of the spectacular,. Meanwhile, over on the west coast, Fergie hosts alongside musical performances by Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, OneRepublic, Pitbull and still more yet to be announced. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Ed Sheeran. However, as a semi-serious joke answer, let’s get Dethklok on this thing.

Unfortunately, amidst all the celebration, a dark cloud hangs over the affair, as Dick Clark, who hosted the event for forty years, passed away in April. The first two hours of this year’s edition of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” will be comprised of a tribute celebrating the life of the late, much-loved showman. This special will be followed by “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013” (a title so long and exhaustive, it gives Dr. Strangelove a run for its money), which will air from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, to be followed by “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 1” from 11:30 p.m. to 1:08 a.m. ET, with “Part 2” following from 1:08 a.m. to 2:12 a.m. ET. I guess they’re following the Deathly Hallows/Breaking Dawn model of maximizing profits.

So, dearest readers, is anybody here going? And has anyone here actually been to the big ball-dropping? (Sounded much better in my head than it does now, all written out like that)

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