or


[12/09/10 - 10:27 AM]
Ke$ha and Taio Cruz to Perform live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011," Airing December 31 on ABC
Other performers include Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement and Train.

[via press release from ABC]

KE$HA AND TAIO CRUZ TO PERFORM LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE ON "DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2011," AIRING DECEMBER 31 ON ABC

Marks Debut Performance for Each

Ke$ha and Taio Cruz will perform live from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011," on Friday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. Both will make their debut performances as Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host the show live in New York with Times Square Correspondent Jenny McCarthy. In 2010 alone, Ke$ha has dominated the charts with five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s. Her debut album Animal has been certified platinum, having sold over 1 million units in the U.S. and 2 million worldwide. Multi-platinum UK singer/songwriter/pop star Taio Cruz's debut album, Rokstarr, spawned not one but two triple-platinum singles with "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris, and "Dynamite." "Break Your Heart," climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March and made history as the biggest ever jump to No. 1 by a newcomer to the chart.

Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas will return to host the Los Angeles-based portions of the specials, with recently announced performances including, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement and Train.

Orly Adelson, executive producer of the specials and president of dick clark productions said: "Ke$ha and Taio have had some of the year's most popular hits, and we are excited to welcome them to our ´┐ŻNew Year's Rockin' Eve' stage." Larry Klein, producer of the specials, added, "Taio and Ke$ha's energy in Times Square is going to be awesome. Their performances will be a great way to enter into the new year."

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.

During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011, Part 1" (11:30 p.m. - 1:08 a.m., ET), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of 2010 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, the show will feature music performances from both Los Angeles and Times Square in New York.

Wrapping the night's activities will be "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011, Part 2" (1:08-2:11 a.m., ET), when musical acts will continue the party into the early hours of the New Year with additional performances from Los Angeles.

The specials are presentations of dick clark productions, inc. with Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces.

ABOUT KE$HA

2010 has been an incredible year for Ke$ha. Less than 10 months after the No.1 debut of Animal in January 2010, it has been certified platinum and sold over 2 million units worldwide. Ke$ha was nominated for two American Music Awards, Artist of The Year and Pop/Rock - Favorite Female Artist. Her new single, "We R Who We R," debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ke$ha is the first female artist to debut at that spot since Britney Spears did with "3" in 2009, and the first artist since Eminem's debut with "Not Afraid" in May. Also this year Ke$ha became the 11th solo female artist to collect at least four Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s from a debut album when her current single, "Take It Off," catapulted up the chart. She has sold 14 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S. alone to date and 17 million worldwide, including her smash breakthrough single, "TiK ToK," which has sold over 8.5 million combined units. Animal has been certified gold or platinum in six markets and is the biggest selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the UK. Ke$ha, who was just nominated for two EMAs, has sold nearly 4 million tracks outside of the U.S. and nearly 1 million albums.

ABOUT TAIO CRUZ

Born in London to a Nigerian lawyer father and a Brazilian mother, Taio (pronounced "tie-o") Cruz is one of the biggest stars to emerge from the U.K. in years. When "Break Your Heart," the first single from his Mercury/IDJMG debut, Rokstarr, climbed to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March, with more than 300,000 copies downloaded in one week, it made history with the biggest ever jump to No.1 by a newcomer to the chart. Three million singles later, Taio repeated the same feat with his second single, "Dynamite," which is triple platinum, and he shows no sign of slowing down. The London-born singer/songwriter is also a go-to producer and recently concluded writing sessions with producers J.R. Rotem, Stargate, Kevin Rudolf and Dr. Luke, while also collaborating with "X Factor" champ Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Brandy, Flo Rida, Usher, Keri Hilson, Ludacris, Ke$ha and hit British acts like Sugababes and JLS & Cheryl. Next up, Taio is releasing his third single off Rokstarr, "Higher," featuring Travie McCoy, and he continues to expand his Rokstarr brand with a line of sunglasses and fashion accessories.





  [december 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[02/21/17 - 05:04 PM]
Video: "Marvel's Iron Fist" - "I Am Danny" Featurette
All 13 episodes of "Marvel's Iron Fist" will premiere exclusively on Netflix on March 17.

[02/21/17 - 02:30 PM]
Demi Moore to Join "Empire" in a Recurring Role
Moore will play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past, who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family.

[02/21/17 - 02:02 PM]
VH1's Hit Series "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Set to Return for Season 6 on Monday, March 6 at 8 PM ET/PT
The series returns for its sixth season with several new additions and returning series vets.

[02/21/17 - 01:16 PM]
Keith Cox Named President, Development and Production of Paramount Network and TV Land
Cox will oversee the strategic development and production of all series for both TV Land and the newly-announced Paramount Network which will feature distinctive, high-quality scripted and non-scripted original programming.

[02/21/17 - 12:50 PM]
NBC Renews Iconic Drama "Days of Our Lives" for 52nd Season
"We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of 'Days of our Lives,'" said Jennifer Salke.

[02/21/17 - 12:33 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Premiere Date for "Dark Net" Season Two
The series chronicles the ways in which the Internet has pervaded our communities, relationships and minds, and exposes the dangers of an unregulated, unsupervised digital frontier.

[02/21/17 - 11:56 AM]
Live Broadcast of Science Channel's "MythBusters: The Search" Finale on Saturday, February 25 at 9PM ET to Reveal New MythBusters
The finale, featuring host and Nerdist science editor Kyle Hill, will originate from Jersey City's Liberty Science Center.

[02/21/17 - 11:22 AM]
Iwan Rheon Set for Key Role in "Marvel's Inhumans" Series for ABC
In the series, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King - although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.

[02/21/17 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Documentary "Rock and a Hard Place" Will Debut March 27
The film looks at incarcerated young people who are granted a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start by completing the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp.

[02/21/17 - 10:46 AM]
Hulu Teams with J.J. Abrams, Stephen King and Warner Bros. Television for New Hulu Original Series "Castle Rock," Set in the Stephen King Universe
A teaser trailer for "Castle Rock" has been viewed more than one million times since it was released on Friday.

[02/21/17 - 10:17 AM]
Video: Nickelodeon's "The Fairly Odd Phantom" Animated Short Features Butch Hartman's Characters All Together for First Time
The original animated short features an ensemble cast of characters from the Nickelodeon animated series created by Butch Hartman: "The Fairly OddParents," "Danny Phantom," "T.U.F.F Puppy" and the brand-new "Bunsen is a Beast."

[02/21/17 - 10:15 AM]
"The Mick" Renewed for a Second Season on FOX
"From the earliest stages of development, all of us at FOX had enormous faith in 'The Mick,' and it hasn't disappointed," said David Madden.

[02/21/17 - 10:13 AM]
"Jerrod Carmichael: 8," Featuring the Comedy Star in His Second HBO Special, Debuts March 11
Taped in December before a live audience at historic Masonic Hall in New York City, the show features his subversive, thought-provoking take on cultural norms.

[02/21/17 - 10:12 AM]
"Cries from Syria," An Unforgettable Account of the Five-Year Syrian Civil War from the Inside, Debuts March 13 on HBO
This harrowing film tells the story of a people who, despite great suffering, have never lost hope for a better tomorrow.

[02/21/17 - 09:57 AM]
WGN America Presents "Breaking Free," A Documentary Special On The Underground Railroad Ahead of the Season Two Premiere of Its Critically Acclaimed Scripted Series "Underground" Premiering March 8
Viewers will get a chance to see the making of "Underground" season two and hear from cast, crew and civil rights leaders on why this story deserves to be told today.