Ryan Seacrest’s Rockin’ New Year
TV’s American Idol host returns for the 12th time to ring in the new year as party master of the starstudded Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest. The 42-year-old anchors the coast-to-coast celebration from New York City live Dec. 31 on ABC. What’s the best advice Dick Clark, who died in 2012, ever gave you? He told me, “You’ve got to make this look so easy that people think they can literally step in and do your job. If it’s that seamless, then you’re doing it right.” Who’ll be your musical guests this year? In Hollywood, Fergie will host Fifth Harmony, Flo Rida, John Legend and Alessia Cara. In New York City, we’ll have DNCE and Bruno Mars. Demi Lovato will be live in St. Martin and we’ll bounce to Jason Derulo to cross the midnight point. That’s just a few. What does American Idol mean to you? It was my big break. It became a cultural phenomenon that we didn’t see coming, and to be a part of that ride was something I can’t even put into words. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? We all set out to be fit, eat better, exercise and do the things that we know we should do for longevity. But this year I think what I’m going to attempt to do is a digital diet for a day: I will put my phone down and actually connect with what’s in front of me without looking down.
What were his childhood New Year’s Eve dreams in Atlanta? Go to Parade.com/seacrest to find out.
Seacrest with Dick Clark in 2011