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I cannot believe he's gone. I remember watching him on American Bandstand when I was a young girl. And then through the years bringing in the New Year at Times Square........it will be dif bringing in 2013 for the first without him. I think there will be a lil sadness in most of us although I'm sure he would want everyone celebrating as usual. He will be missed!
Am wondering if Ryan will say anything about him tonight since he's been doing New Year's Eve too.
What's the genre T??
Dick Clark died earlier today. The famed TV producer was 82.
Paul Shefrin, a rep for the entertainment legend, told ABC News his client suffered a "massive heart attack." According to TMZ, Clark was at St. John’s hospital in Los Angeles for an outpatient procedure when the heart attack occurred. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
The Mount Vernon, N.Y., native, who was born Richard Wagstaff Clark, became a breakout star after being tapped to host “American Bandstand,” an afternoon dance show for teenagers, which debuted nationally in 1957. Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and the Jackson 5 were just some of the big acts featured on the hit show, though he reportedly regretted not booking The Beatles. Clark, went on to form his own production company and put out many popular shows, from the hidden camera series "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" to game show "$25,000 Pyramid." He also produced many TV award shows, including the Golden Globes.
In 1972, he hosted "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" for the first time, helping Americans countdown to midnight as the ball dropped in New York's Times Square. He continued to helm the special until 2004 when he suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak. After Regis Philbin stood in for him the first year, Clark, who was also diabetic, passed the baton to "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and, after recovering, made an annual appearance to address the audience.
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Clark's first time back in 2006, he had the same boyish spirit people had grown to know. Although he clearly struggled with his speech, sounding hoarse and sometimes indecipherable, he candidly addressed the audience, saying: "Last year I had a stroke. It left me in bad shape. I had to teach myself how to walk and talk again. It's been a long, hard fight. My speech is not perfect but I'm getting there." Noting, "I wouldn't have missed this for the world."
Following the news of Clark's death, Seacrest offered condolences. "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark, he tweeted. "He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Other celebrities expressed their sadness over the passing of Clark as well. Jenny McCarthy, who appeared on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," tweeted: “RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo.” Joan Rivers chimed in, writing: “Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!” Even Snoop Dogg remembered the TV man, posting: “REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir.”
Clark is survived by his three children and his third wife, Keri Wigton, to whom he has been married since 1977.
I think Elise will be in the bottom....and as much as I hate to say it...maybe Colton too.
Cool thing they did about Dick Clark.
Was his last album Christian? Now I remember why I thought he was into the Christian music. He was at the Christian Music thing (can't remember the name of it exactly) that they do every year which is now held at the campgrounds where I go. He was there.
Wonder if what you wrote BRD means they haven't read it from front to back? Because you can pick up a lot from the Bible just by sitting in church reading along with the Pastor.
Awwww their showing clips of Dick Clark. God bless his soul.
LOL Love LMFAO!!!!
hey Dlicious, Reread that quote again ;)
Nope, his last album was not Christian. I promise. Cuz I have it. Actually, I also have his pre-Idol album. Also was not Christian.
Do u get the quote from above?
Well...you are "quoting" Abraham Lincoln and the internet wasnt even around then. And one of you quotes is that 83% of stats are made up and this is a quote from the internet so there is an 83% chance it is made up. And 2 things we should remember but there is only one thing written...etc...etc...etc.
Ugh....why did I have to get it right? So...Colton...Elise and Hollie. It better either be Hollie or Elise. I would prefer Elise first.
And its not Elise. Come on Hollie....I am gonna start chanting soon,
Did me mentioning Kris singing Christian music have anything to do with what you wrote BRD? I read it again....understand.
I always thought Kris would go Christian music though. He was at that festival during the 3 days, I know he is a Christian.
I sure hope it's not Colton going.
OOOMMMGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! COLTON'S GOING????
DO. NOT. APPROVE.
Love his attitude though when he said that he will remember everything they said when he is making an album. I would buy that album me thinks.