LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pitbull and Hot Chelle Rae will join previously announced Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as performers, live from New York, on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012." Jenny McCarthy will once again join the celebration by reporting live from Times Square with hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest celebrating 40 years of "Rockin' Eve" history on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 on the ABC Television Network. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas will return to host the Los Angeles-based portions of the specials.
The bi-coastal celebration will include over 5 1/2 hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, as well as the American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the cherished New Year's Eve celebration, the festivities will begin at 8:00 p.m., ET with a special two-hour event hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Fergie entitled "New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party."
The complete lineup beginning Saturday night, December 31 on ABC is:
"New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party" (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, Part 1" (11:30 p.m. - 1:08 a.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, Part 2" (1:08-2:11 a.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc with Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces.
About Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy is an actress, host, best-selling author, activist and entrepreneur. She recently reprised her recurring role on "Two and a Half Men" and her next book, "Sinner: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic," will be published in Fall 2012.
Pitbull's sixth studio album, Planet Pit, features a host of pop music luminaries including Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, T-Pain and Kelly Rowland as well as star-studded producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, David Guetta and Benny Blanco. The knockout smash "Give Me Everything" featuring Ne-Yo marks Pitbull's first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop charts and is also a top ten hit in 15 countries. Pitbull's latest single, "International Love" featuring Chris Brown, is already making its way up the charts. Pitbull has also collaborated with some of music's biggest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Shakira, to name a few. Even with the new album, Pitbull still found time to introduce Voli, his own line of premium, low-calorie vodka and a partnership with Sheets, the dissolvable energy strip. These entrepreneurial ventures are the latest for Pitbull, who has inked major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands like Kodak, Dr Pepper and Bud Light.
About Hot Chelle Rae
Riding high with the announcement of their win as "Sprint Best New Artist" at the American Music Awards last week and the massive success of their two irresistible pop hit singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," Hot Chelle Rae released their brand new album WHATEVER in stores yesterday, November 29th on RCA Records. Declared "one of the catchiest pop-rock anthems of the summer" by USA Today, "Tonight Tonight" crashed into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July, shot to No. 1 at Hot AC radio in September, and was certified double-platinum in the U.S., and platinum in Canada and Australia. The band's brand new single "I Like It Like That," which Entertainment Weekly called "bubbly elasti-funk" and an "official fall-resisting battle cry," is climbing the Top 40 radio and Hot AC charts, while the song's documentary-style video racked up over 1 million views in its first 3 days on VEVO.
ABC Media Relations: Patrick Preblick (212.456.7819), Patrick.K.Preblick@abc.com
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