Jenny McCarthy and Ryan Seacrest talked about their New Year’s resolutions for 2014. McCarthy says she already quit smoking in December, and that was HER New Year’s resolution out of the way. Seacrest says he’s given up on resolutions.
The most famous show for welcoming the New Year – ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” – will be hosted again by McCarthy and Seacrest.
Ryan Seacrest says the New Year always brings people together: “In a world where people are on different pages all the time, this is the one moment where you feel like everybody’s on the same page.”
And his co-host, Jenny McCarthy, is in full agreement as she adds: “Unless you’re at home living with cats.”
Jenny McCarthy and Ryan Seacrest got to inspect the famous New Year’s Eve ball on top of One Times Square.
“Today we’re up to talk to people on television early. Then we’re gonna go up to the top (of One Times Square) where the 77-foot flagpole is to actually make sure that the ball is there.
This afternoon we run through the show — where we’re gonna be, where we’re gonna stand, who’s performing where, what stage they’ll be on, the technical aspects of it.
It’s a good 15-hour day, but we will get cuddle time in. We’ll spend two hours spooning, warming back up.”
So, how does it feel to host the big night? Seacrest and McCarthy agree the biggest challenge is the cold weather, which makes speaking difficult. Also, the crowd is so loud that it’s almost impossible to hear someone, even standing next to you.
The show begins at 8.00 pm with a “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music” special. Then Seacrest and McCarthy’s start the live broadcast from Times Square at 10.00 pm. Featured artists will include Miley Cyrus, Blondie, Icona Pop, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis from New York.
After that, the focus will shift to Los Angeles, where performers include Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, and Ariana Grande.
McCarthy and Seacrest were also excited about the “30 Greatest Women in Music” special, which draws from memorable New Year’s Eve performances of past decades.
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