Stars Turn Out To Honor Dick Clark

Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Fergie, and Paul Stanley were among the stars who turned out to honor TV legend Dick Clark at memorial service at his home.

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, Paul Anka and Debbie Gibson.

Talk show legend Larry King gave a eulogy at the service, while Wonder and Anka sang for the crowd.

Osmond, who also spoke at the memorial, shared her experience with fans by posting a picture of herself posing with Lionel Richie and singer Chubby Checker on Facebook.com, writing, “So grateful to be able to celebrate Dick Clark’s life and say a few words at his memorial service this afternoon. Especially amazing to reconnect with other Dick Clark protégées like Chubby and Lionel. He did great work on this earth!”

Simmons also wrote about the event online and posted a picture of himself and Stanley posing in their KISS costumes with Clark.

He writes, “The family of Dick Clark invited us to attend the Dick Clark Memorial. He was a good man. Always offered a kind word. The event was kept a secret, and no cameras were allowed… The powerful and attractive Paul Stanley and his beautiful wife Erin were also there. Larry King got up to say a few words, as did Marie Osmond… and we saw Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons wishing everyone well.

“We walked over to a wall where artists had signed photos of themselves posing with Dick Clark. There were about 30 photos. You would recognize every single one of them. Spanning decades. And there, up towards the top, was a photo of Dick with Paul and myself. We were blessed to have known him. I have learned humility from a man who never wavered from offering a kind word.”


Lady Gaga to Perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012 on ABC

Lady Gaga knows what she’s doing this New Year’s Eve.  ABC announced Thursday that she’ll be performing live in New York’s Times Square during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.   Last New Year’s Eve, Lady Gaga marked the occasion by announcing the title of her album Born This Way and its release date, so it’ll be an anniversary of sorts for the record, which has gone on to produce a string of hits and sell over five million copies worldwide.
This year’s installment of the show will mark its 40th anniversary, and the festivities will begin at 8 p.m. ET on December 31 with a two-hour special called New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party.  It’ll look back at four decades of the show’s greatest moments, and most memorable performances.  Then, Rockin’ Eve will begin at 10 p.m. with Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark, and a slew of yet-to-be-named music stars from New York City, while Fergie will return to host the L.A.-based portion of the event.
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Top Stars Fight It Out For Perfume Honors

Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Shakira are among the stars battling it out for a top honor at a prestigious fragrance awards ceremony.

Aguilera’s self-titled scent, as well as her By Night version, Carey’s Lollipop Bling, and S by Shakira are all up for the Broad Appeal (Women) honor at America’s annual FiFi Awards.
Also nominated are Halle by Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne’s Forbidden Rose, Eva by Eva Longoria and Outspoken by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
The winner will be announced at a gala held by The Fragrance Foundation later this year (11).

Fergie Defends Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl Blunder

Pop star Fergie has jumped to the defence of her fellow Super Bowl performer Christina Aguilera  after the Gene in the Bottle botched America’s National Anthem, insisting the superstar is “human”.
The Dirrty hitmaker has hit the headlines for mixing up the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner before Sunday’s (February 6) big game.
Critics have been quick to jump on her blunder, but Fergie, who hit the stage with the Black Eyed Peas for the half-timeshow, has urged the media to back off – because performing at one of the world’s most-watched sporting events is nerve-wracking enough.
Fergie says, “I did (feel for her) because, you know what, it’s such a huge venue, your nerves just take a hold of you, so I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our time, so nobody can take that away from her. You get nervous at these things; she’s human!” And Fergie has accepted criticism of her own vocals at the event in Arlington, Texas, adding, “Some of my notes were pitchy to me, but that was just over-excitement, I was nervous. But it’s just exhilarating, the whole thing was so big. That’s a once in a lifetime thing, it was just so exciting.”

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Fergie Returns As Host of Los Angeles Party Segment During Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011

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For the 39 consecutive year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011” will lead America into the New Year. Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host the special with recently announced Times Square Correspondent Jenny McCarthy. The show will begin at 10:00 p.m., ET on Friday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. Singer/songwriter Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas returns to host the Los Angeles-based party portions of the specials. The Los Angeles lineup includes performances by Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement and Train.
The bi-coastal celebration will include three and one-half 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. 
The festivities will kick off with “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011” from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET, featuring the only live performances from New York’s Times Square, as well as multiple performances from the Los Angeles celebration.