Jenny McCarthy, Ryan Seacrest Host New Year’s Rockin’ Eve!

December 30, 2012

Jenny McCarthy will team up with smooth operator Ryan Seacrest to fill some big shoes this New Year’s Eve. Now that the legendary Dick Clark has passed away, things will never be quite the same, but throwing McCarthy in the mix will give it some much needed life.

Even though Dick Clark was a television icon, he should have hung it up a while ago. I know, this is not cool to say, but I’m not afraid to be honest. At the end, they only brought him in for the countdown, and it was just a little awkward. So uncomfortable that even the expert broadcasting of Seacrest couldn’t exactly smooth it over.

Regardless, the show must go on. The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show will be given a new lease this year.

About the new gig, McCarthy said:

“I’m excited. I have more fun doing live TV than anything, I think because it’s hard to censor. And I like that! So it’s a little more off the cuff, and you never know what’s going to happen.”

She’s right, unpredictable things happen — like her kissing a stranger a few years ago during a broadcast. In fact, this year will be 2 1/2 hours longer than the last year, totally five hours!

I’m sorry, but I don’t know if I can hang for five hours of any show, but these two are going to be pretty entertaining together.

As for the crazy random things that happen, McCarthy said:

“I’ve got the drunk guy with no shirt on next to a 10-year-old from Nebraska. It’s a great test of skills and fun for me. It’s really forcing me to be sober for these New Year’s to come. Really the only day I might be sober in the whole year … kidding!”

Oh, and she just LOVES Ryan:

“I’ve worked with so many jerks in the business, and egos … but Ryan is the most professional, nicest, team player, non-ego hard worker I’ve ever met. He just makes a ton more money than I do. And he doesn’t have a baby!”

It sounds like she excited to work with him and anything, so we’ll just have to see how they do. Will you be tuning in for the whole five hours?

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