Seacrest Backstage at Dick Clarks 'Rockin Eve'

'American Idol' host gives a sneak preview of 2011's New Years Rockin' Eve.
3:00 | 12/29/11

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If you are over the age of fifteen has a pretty good chance at least one of your New Year's -- involved Dick Clark and a televised or dropping over the huddled masses. There in Times Square may -- was the year Freddy fender saying wasted days and wasted nights or maybe your of the Spice Girls or equity -- the blowfish generation either way the fortieth New Year's rocking -- is on tap. But I got us a little preview from host Ryan Seacrest. Beginning the -- had a few dozen 25 wobble a bit dimmer than today's 42000. -- -- these embedded in Waterford crystal. And during Dick Clark's first -- -- Blood sweat and tears as -- -- As they set out to create a hipper version of guy Lombardo -- party over on CBS. While Saturday night you'll get principal. -- one record this year. -- little Justin Bieber Carlos Santana. And at midnight. Lady Gaga. It's stunning thing about how much has changed. Forty years how bad loans and party favors Saturday night we'll bring one more pressure snapshot populist. Fashion. Each time squared smooch and all the sweeter by mr. -- and tradition. I really did. I would rather stay up and watch Dick Clark with a headset microphone in the big ABC logo hot. That's right kids long before American Idol there was this. A consummate -- with three teenagers sold. -- -- chicken and in Times Square. I was impressed with how he could make you feel so comfortable. You watch your home and you feel like you're part of parting thought he was just talking to you the man in charge is now 82 and it's been seven years since the stroke that changed his beloved broadcast -- -- -- today. How's he doing good he's doing good he's excited about this here he gets excited. Every you look forward this looks forward to be when we make an appearance he will he'll be on. -- -- are you kidding I mean this is still he still runs the show so can we go see the actual. Yet you'll go upstairs that's juicy national Baldwin didn't have that -- -- -- don't break any crystals expensive. Let's -- Big critical be right under the ball. Let it -- soon will be 2012. What I saw on TV I thought it would be bigger it doesn't seem. Sunday's event -- you write an essay -- -- America. I kid mr. Seacrest has most of Hollywood calls -- because most of Hollywood works toward. In addition to his -- deals with idol and he channel you create shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians. And has a national radio presence which can't hurt and booking the biggest pop -- moment I was you have some sort of crystal ball being. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You're the poll of New Year's basically -- your -- -- America's. Non threatening boyfriend your America's this we heard on this moment you could probably kiss anybody. The strike of midnight that you wanted to do you out if you could name that one person would my name. Well my girlfriend who's your children as Julian. And as I go to school -- Now what is your resolution for 2012 genetically engineer another Kardashian. Our enjoyment you have any tips on. That would be good one I believe the resolutions -- BTV. Elevate more. Present in a moment and and enjoy where you are from that second without trying to plan the next. Does that count right now. -- president now right now is joining us about the that's -- you're -- modern type -- punitive rather thank you nice to do watch appreciate.

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