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8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards

November 23rd, 2014 1:00pm EST
8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards
The Academy Awards…The Daytime Emmy Awards… The Golden Globes…The Grammys… The American Music Awards…There is so many different awards shows for so many different things! With so many to keep up with, one needs a guide – some facts – to differentiate between shows. While The American Music Awards (AMAs) – are one of the more visible music awards shows, just how much and how well does one know the AMAs? Pro or amateur, here are some interesting facts about the AMAs.

1) In The Beginning…

While a great Biblical reference feels right here to replace the ellipses, the talk here is about the...
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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Roshon Fegan And Melissa Gilbert Say Farewell

May 9th, 2012 9:05am EDT
MELISSA GILBERT & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
In the words of Len, “fun, fun, fun” was the tone for the night, which kicked off with a killer trio encore performance by Donald, Peta and Karina. Chris Brown also kept the crowd going and blood pumping with his high energy performance of “Turn Up The Music.”

The evening also brought a wonderful tribute to Dick Clark featuring the original dancers from American Bandstand, a beautiful routine from Dancing With The Stars’ Live In Las Vegas and a hilarious Dance Center skit with Jerry Rice, Kenny Mayne and Len undressing.

Although it was a fun night the show had to go on, and two of our s...
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Dick Clark Honored At Memorial By Cast Of Stars

May 7th, 2012 10:48am EDT
Dick Clark
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Fergie and Paul Stanley were among the stars who turned out to honour TV legend Dick Clark at a memorial service at his home in California last week.

The beloved entertainer passed away last month at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, and a host of famous faces turned out to remember Clark at a private tribute in the grounds of his Malibu mansion last Thursday.

More than three hundred friends and colleagues attended the service, including KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Reba McEntire, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, Marie Osmond,...
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Betty White Saddened By Death Of Good Friend Dick Clark

April 22nd, 2012 11:05am EDT
Betty White
Actress Betty White fought back tears during a taped TV interview as she remembered her friend and regular dinner partner Dick Clark, who passed away after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

The former Golden Girls star is still shocked after hearing of the TV mogul's death, revealing she had actually booked a lunch date with him next week.

The funny lady got serious for Access Hollywood during a break from filming on her new TV hit Hot in Cleveland and paid tribute to her "dear personal friend".

She said, "We had a date for lunch, he and his wife..., we have lunch about every two we...
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Dick Clark To Be Cremated

April 21st, 2012 6:30pm EDT
Dick Clark
The family of Dick Clark have chosen to cremate the beloved TV mogul's remains and scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean in lieu of a traditional funeral service.

The veteran broadcaster, 82, passed away on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack.

A slew of celebrities, including close friends Kenny Rogers and Betty White, have been paying tribute to the late star, but they will not get the opportunity to bid farewell to Clark at a memorial ceremony - his grieving relatives have chosen to pay their own respects to the late star in their own private, low-key way, according to ETo...
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Rumor Patrol: Dick Clark Confetti, Justin Bieber's College, More

April 21st, 2012 1:33pm EDT
Dick Clark
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Dick Clark Confetti: Dick Clark, who hosted Rockin' Eve for almost 40 years, will get the ultimate honor when confetti made by fans' messages to the late star is rained down onto Times Square.

Verdict: True. The Times Square Visitor Center will have a booth where fans can write messages on the confetti that will fall on those celebrating 2012. The president of the Times Square Alliance told CBS News, "...
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Fergie, Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg & More Pay Tribute To Dick Clark

April 19th, 2012 11:17am EDT
Dick Clark
Janet Jackson, Fergie, Goldie Hawn, and Snoop Dogg have paid their respects to Dick Clark, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday.

The veteran broadcaster passed away in a Santa Monica, Dalif., hospital aged 82, and stars around the world have been paying tribute to the man behind TV classics such as "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" shows.

Joining the salutes to the TV and radio icon, Jackson took to Twitter and writes, "Dick Clark changed the face of musical television. He was wonderful to many artists including our family. We will miss him. God bles...
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Kenny Rogers Pays Moving Tribute To TV Legend Dick Clark

April 19th, 2012 8:28am EDT
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers battled through his grief following the death of his good friend Dick Clark on Wednesday to pay tribute to the beloved TV personality on a news show.

The veteran broadcaster, 82, passed away in a hospital in California after suffering a heart attack, and stars including Billy Ray Cyrus, Goldie Hawn and Snoop Dogg flocked to Twitter.com to pay their respects.

Rogers, who appeared on the star's show American Bandstand when he was first starting out in music, was left stunned by the news - and he went live on Your World to mourn Clark.

He revealed, "I knew that he looked fra...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Dick Clark

April 19th, 2012 1:30am EDT
Jenny McCarthy, Billy Ray Cyrus, Denise Richards and Josh Groban
Jenny McCarthy, Billy Ray Cyrus, Josh Groban and Denise Richards are among the first wave of celebrities offering tributes to American TV legend Dick Clark, who died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

The stars took to Twitter.com in their droves to post thoughts about and notes addressed to the television king behind American Bandstand, the American Music Awards and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve shows.

McCarthy, who has co-hosted his televised New York New Year's celebration in recent years wrote, "RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed," while co...
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Ryan Seacrest Responds To Dick Clark's Death

April 18th, 2012 10:03pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol and co-host to Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve since 2005, has offered his thoughts on the venerable TV host's passing.

He writes, "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."

It's assumed that Seacrest will take over for Clark's hosting duties, having joined the host after he suffered a stroke prior to 2004's special. That year, Regis Philbin filled in for the only countdown Clark missed since the show's inception in 1974.

Dick Clark died this morning due to a massive heart at...
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Dick Clark Dies At 82

April 18th, 2012 4:06pm EDT
Dick Clark
Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand and annual special Rockin' Eve, has died today at the age of 82. Paul Shefrin, Clark's agent, said in a statement that he died of a massive heart attack this morning.

Dick Clark helped revolutionize music with American Bandstand; a song wasn't a hit in America until a teen danced along to it on the show. After hosting various game shows, including Pyramid, he started his longest-running production: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Rockin' Eve has been on television since 1972, with Clark at the helm for all but one show: 2004, when he suffered a ...
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Ke$ha Made Offensive Remarks On New Year's Eve Special

January 3rd, 2011 8:30am EST
Kesha
Ke$ha had TV censors reeling on Friday night when she declared a foul-mouthed resolution during a live New Year's Eve broadcast.

The hitmaker took the stage for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with Ryan Seacrest in New York City to ring in 2011.

She first stunned the crowd with a bizarre performance that included straddling a man dressed a Santa Claus, whacking what appeared to be an Easter Bunny pinata, and urging the crowd to "make 2011 our b**ch!"

And she shocked millions minutes before the clock struck midnight, as viewership peaked, when Seacrest asked her about her New Year's...
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MTV To Drop Snooki From The Roof During New Year's Eve Special

December 9th, 2010 9:59am EST
Snooki
Looking for something entertaining to watch this New Year's Eve? MTV is literally dropping "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from a rooftop during its "New Year's Bash" special.

She will be enclosed in a ball that will be lowered from MTV's corporate headquarters at 1515 Broadway into the crowd below. Meanwhile, her castmates will lead revelers in potentially the largest "fist pump" ever.

Makes you want to skip Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" doesn't it?

Will you be watching?

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Touching Emmy Tribute For Dick Clark

June 29th, 2010 4:34pm EDT
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Broadcasting legend Dick Clark was honored at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Sunday night.

Ryan Seacrest kicked off the tribute with a nod to "American Bandstand," the durable musical variety show that ran from 1952 to 1989. Clark, 80, hosted from 1957 onward, and featured a who's who of celebrated musicians on the show, from Madonna to the Beach Boys to Janet Jackson.

The accolades continued with kind words from Clark's celeb pals.

"Without 'Bandstand,' without Dick, there would be no 'American Idol,'" Simon Cowell said.

Barry Manilow joked, "The first time you and I met was when...
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Spotlight: Celebrities On Home Shopping Network

August 26th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Suzanne Somers
Launched in 1982 in Florida by Lowell 'Bud' Paxson and Roy Speer, the Home Shopping Network (HSN) pioneered the concept of people being able to shop in their skivvies from the comfort of their couches. This shop-at-home brain child first came to Paxson in 1977 while he was managing a radio station and a liquidity problem arose with one of his advertisers, which resulted in the company being paid in electric can openers.

Since the kitchen appliance bartering system isn't always the most gainful way to run a business, the radio station was left with a significant amount of fund-raising to...
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Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus & The Jonas Brothers To Rock In The New Year

December 12th, 2007 1:21pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Country Music's hottest performer, Carrie Underwood, TV & recording star Miley Cyrus and teen sensations the Jonas Brothers will rock in the New Year with live performances from Times Square during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008," airing Monday, December 31 on ABC.

Also performing on the primetime special from Hollywood will be Fergie, who will also host the West Coast party, and OneRepublic. Other musical acts featured on the special from the Hollywood party will be Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston, Plain White T's, Taylor Swift and will.i.am.

Making a special...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 30

November 30th, 2007 3:00am EST
Elisha Cuthbert
Happy Birthday to 8 Simple Rules actress Kaley Cuoco (1985), The Girl Next Door star Elisha Cuthbert (1982), American Idol winner Clay Aiken (1978), Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez (1971), comedic actor Ben Stiller (1965), British rocker Billy Idol (1955), stage and screen actor Mandy Patinkin (1952), playwright David Mamet (1947), Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover (1945), film director Ridley Scott (1937), activist Abbie Hoffman (1936), TV producer and New Year's Eve host Dick Clark (1929), actor Robert Guillaume (1927), Rambo actor Richard Crenna (1927; d. 2003), Prime Minis...
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Dick Clark & Ryan Seacrest To Host 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008'

November 13th, 2007 9:13am EST
Ryan Seacrest
For the 36th consecutive year, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials starting at 10:00 p.m., ET, Monday, December 31 on ABC.

The American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight will once again take place during the three-and-a-half hours of specials from Times Square in New York City. This year will include special performances from both New York and Hollywood. Additionally Marysol Castro, "Good Morning America Weekend's" weather and features correspondent, will return to report on other happ...
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Def Jam Platinum Recording Artist Rihanna Returns With New Single, 'Umbrella,' Featuring Jay-Z

April 11th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
Rihanna
-New Album, 'Good Girl Gone Bad,' Due In Stores June 5

Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, "S.O.S." and "Unfaithful." At the 2006 Billboard Music Awards on December 4, she took away four top honors, including Female Artist of the Year, Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year, Female Pop 100 Artist of the Year, and Hot Dance Airplay Song of the Year for "S.O.S." She finished out the year as guest performer on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve spectacular.

In June 2007, 19-year old Rihanna will be s...
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Rihanna Launches New Single, 'Umbrella,' Worldwide Today; New Album Due June 5

March 29th, 2007 3:15pm EDT
Rihanna
The countdown is on to the worldwide launch of the new single from multi-platinum international, award-winning Def Jam recording artist Rihanna, as "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z) makes its debut today, Thursday, March 29, at 5:00 p.m. (EST) and can be heard on www.rihanna.defjam.com. "Umbrella, " produced by C. Tricky Stewart, is the first single from Rihanna's eagerly awaited third album (in two years), untitled as yet, set for June 5 release.

Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, "S.O.S." and "Unfait...
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Rihanna, Ludacris & KT Tunstall Added To ABC New Year's Special

December 14th, 2006 12:23pm EST
Rihanna
From the Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York, stunning pop star Rihanna will lead the festivities and perform, along with fellow music sensations Ludacris and K.T. Tunstall, as they join the all-star roster of talent already announced for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007, airing Sunday, Dec. 31, on ABC.

This will mark the first time the annual special has expanded its party coverage to New York, in addition to Hollywood. With these added artists, the special will feature a record-setting 19 performances scheduled from New York and Hollywood, including Christina Aguilera, Ra...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 30

November 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Elisha Cuthbert
Happy Birthday to 8 Simple Rules actress Kaley Cuoco (1985), The Girl Next Door star Elisha Cuthbert (1982), American Idol winner Clay Aiken (1978), Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez (1971), comedic actor Ben Stiller (1965), British rocker Billy Idol (1955), stage and screen actor Mandy Patinkin (1952), playwright David Mamet (1947), Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover (1945), film director Ridley Scott (1937), activist Abbie Hoffman (1936), TV producer and New Year's Eve host Dick Clark (1929), actor Robert Guillaume (1927), Rambo actor Richard Crenna (1927; d. 2003), Prime Minis...
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Fergie To Perform & Host Part of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

November 29th, 2006 10:22am EST
Fergie
Fergie will rock the hottest New Years party celebration in Hollywood as part of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007," airing Sunday, Dec. 31, on ABC. In addition to hosting the party, Fergie will perform and introduce performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Meat Loaf and Latin music phenomenon RBD.

For the 35th consecutive year the show will lead America into the New Year, as Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host three specials from New York. In all there will be three and a half hours of special New Years programming:

Dick Clark's Primetime New Years Rockin' Eve 2007 (10:00-11:0...
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Celebrity Presenters Added To Upcoming Emmy Awards

August 18th, 2006 10:35am EDT
Martin Sheen
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, Ray Liotta, Simon Cowell, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow and Bob Newhart have been confirmed as presenters for the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards." This will be the first time that the Sheens will present together at the Emmy Awards. Cowell will also be at the helm of the telecast's special tribute to Dick Clark.

The show, hosted by Conan O'Brien, will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, August 27 (8:00-11:00 ET Live/ PT tape delayed) on NBC. NBC will kick off television's biggest night with the "2006 Emmy...
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Emmy Awards Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

July 25th, 2006 10:15am EDT
Dick Clark
Television industry icon Dick Clark will be honored as part of this year's "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards," hosted by Conan O'Brien, airing live Sunday, August 27 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Musical legend and current Emmy nominee Barry Manilow, who co-wrote the lyrics with Bruce Sussman and sang the words to the catchy "American Bandstand" theme song "Bandstand Boogie," will perform a special musical tribute.

Clark's accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations over the years. Honors include his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Academy of...
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Stroke Group Commends Dick Clark's New Year's Appearance

January 4th, 2006 2:00pm EST
Dick Clark
The National Stroke Association (NSA) has congratulated Dick Clark on his return to "New Year's Rockin' Eve." According to the group's website, "He did a tremendous job and has come a long way on his journey to recovery. Truly an inspiration to all stroke survivors."

Dr. Olajide Williams, NSA spokesperson and Director of Harlem Hospital Stroke Initiative, appeared on the "O'Reilly Factor" on FOX on Jan 2. Dr. Williams and Bill O'Reilly discussed Dick Clark's appearance on TV on New Year's Eve.

According to Williams, "In my opinion, I think what he did was extremely courageous. ...
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Ryan Seacrest Joins E! Entertainment Television

January 3rd, 2006 11:36am EST
Ryan Seacrest
E! Entertainment Television has reached an agreement with national broadcast superstar Ryan Seacrest for a comprehensive multi-year deal that calls for the popular personality to appear both on-air as well as develop and produce multiple series projects for the network.

Under terms of the pact, Seacrest will become managing editor and lead anchor of "E! News" in March, along with current anchor Giuliana DePandi. Additionally, he will serve as Executive Producer and Tower Host of E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet," beginning with the Golden Globe Awards on Monday, Jan. 16, and moving on to...
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A New Year's Eve of Evil on Starz

December 31st, 2005 8:00am EST
Boogeyman
Starz cordially invites viewers to a New Year's Eve night of horror. If you'd prefer to sit on the edge of your seat in lieu of watching Dick Clark clones or the ball drop in Times Square, Starz is your sanctuary for frights. The night includes the television premiere of Boogeyman on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9:00 p.m.

Eve of Evil - December 31, 2005

7:05 p.m. - The Village

9:00 p.m. - Boogeyman

10:35 p.m. - Blade: Trinity

12:30 a.m. - Dawn of the Dead

2:15 a.m. - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

4:00 a.m. - Freddy Vs. Jason
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Mariah Carey To Perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

December 13th, 2005 10:28am EST
Mariah Carey
History will be made when international superstar Mariah Carey performs live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006," Saturday, Dec. 31, on ABC. Her performance will mark the first time in the 34-year history of the program that a singer will perform from the famed New York landmark before nearly 1 million fans in Times Square and millions more across the nation. Carey will join hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest as the final minutes of the year are counted down, climaxed by the traditional ball drop.

Also appearing on the show is actress/recording star Hilary D...
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