Saturday, December 29, 2012



ABC's New Year's festivities kick off at 8:00 p.m., ET with "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark," a two-hour countdown of key pop culture moments from the amazing life of Dick Clark, hosted by Fergie in Los Angeles and Jenny McCarthy from Times Square. The special celebrates, through clips from "American Bandstand" and reminiscences, the legendary television personality and producer who rang in the New Year for four decades and who was an instrumental force in launching and nurturing the careers of countless artists. Ryan Seacrest also joins the hosts for a special appearance in honor of Dick Clark.

In addition to the many memorable moments from years past, here is a partial list of performances in the tribute special, in alphabetical order:

ABBA "S.O.S." 1975
Bangles "Manic Monday" 1986
Toni Basil "Mickey" 1982
Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" 1980
Pat Benatar "Heartbreaker" 1980
Blondie "Heart of Glass" 1979
James Brown "Bring it On" 1983
Johnny Cash "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" 1959
John Cougar "Hurts So Good" 1981
Culture Club "Move Away" 1986
Neil Diamond "Solitary Man" 1966
The Doors "Light My Fire" 1967
Go-Go's "We Got the Beat" 1981
Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 1959
Billy Idol "White Wedding" 1982
INXS "Need You Tonight" 1987
The Jacksons "Shake Your Body" 1979
Janet Jackson "Young Love" 1982
Michael Jackson "Rockin' Robin" 1972
Jefferson Airplane "Somebody to Love" 1967
Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" 1984
Madonna "Holiday" 1984
The Mamas & the Papas "California Dreamin'" 1966
The Miracles "Shop Around" 1965
Run-D.M.C. "Jam Master Jammin'" 1985
Sonny & Cher "I Got You Babe" 1965
Stevie Wonder "Fingertips Pt. 2" 1966
Donna Summer "Last Dance" 1978
The Supremes "Stop! In the Name of Love" 1965
John Travolta "Whenever I'm Away From You" 1976

Dick Clark American BandstandThe complete lineup beginning Monday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00-10:00 p.m., ET -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark"

10:00-11:00 p.m., ET -- "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013"

11:30 p.m.-1:08 a.m., ET -- "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 1"

1:08-2:12 a.m., ET -- "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 2"

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013" is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc, with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces. These programs are broadcast in HD/5.1 and carry a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

Media Contacts:

ABC Media Relations:
Patrick Preblick (212) 456-7819,

dick clark productions:
Brian Rubin (310) 854-4836,

"NYRE 2013":
Shannon Leigh Turbeville, (615) 254-9389,

Ryan Seacrest Productions:
Kelly Mullens Brown (323) 634-6910,

Sunday, December 02, 2012

AMC's Mad Men Star Jon Hamm to host 'We Hate Hurricanes' Sandy Benefit

12~1~2012 Press Release via PRNewswire
Jon Hamm to host 'We Hate Hurricanes' Sandy Benefit featuring Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell and other special guests TBA.

Jon Hamm will serve as Master of Ceremonies at We Hate Hurricanes, a night of comedy to benefit Sandy victims, on Monday, December 10th at Club Nokia at L.A. Live

Hamm will be joined by Aziz Ansari, Will Ferrell and Sarah Silverman with additional yet-to-be-announced performers. Music will be provided by Beck. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit disaster relief organization AmeriCares. Benefit posters also will be available for sale and donations will be accepted at the event.

Pre-sale tickets will be available Friday, November 30 at 10:00 AM PT. Tickets (details here) for the general public go on sale Saturday, December 1 at 10:00 AM PT via Ticketmaster. 

The LA benefit comes two days before 12.12.12 — a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert that will be held at New York’s Madison Square Garden. That event, featuring Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Billy Joel and The Who was organized by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company. HBO, AMC, Showtime and Sundance Channel are among the networks that will televise the show, Variety reports.

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company—the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City”—have come together once again to present "12.12.12" the Concert For Sandy Relief.

This special one-night-only live music event —presented by Chase— will help provide assistance to people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. "12.12.12" the Concert For Sandy Relief will occur on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET through Ticketmaster phones, outlets and, and Tickets will be available at a variety of price levels. Ticketmaster has generously agreed to waive its ticket service charges.

Starting at 9 a.m. (ET) on December 3rd, Chase credit or debit card members will have first access to a limited number of tickets for purchase before they go on sale to the general public.