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Wednesday
Nov272013

Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson to Ring in 2014 on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Dick Clark ProductionsDick Clark's New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest will be ringing 2014 with some big names.  Confirmed to perform on the annual ABC New Year's Eve special are Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson, Jason DeruloEnrique Iglesias, and Fall Out Boy, with more names to be added later.  In addition, Fergie will be back as the host of the West Coast Party segments of the special. 

"As the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve legacy continues, it is an honor to be a part of the largest celebration of the year," said Fergie in a statement. "I am excited to share the stage with so many global stars."  No word if she'll bring baby Axl Jack with her to help celebrate.

All the stars mentioned will appear during the West Coast Party segments of the broadcast.  Additional artists, to be announced in the coming weeks, will be performing live in New York City's Times Square.

The fun starts December 31 at 8 p.m. ET with New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music, a special hosted by Jenny McCarthy, Ryan Seacrest and Fergie, which will count down the titular women using archival clips and interviews.  Then, at 10 p.m., the "primetime" portion of the evening will begin, as the three hosts spotlight some of the year's hottest artists and songs. 

The actual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014 broadcastkicks off at 11 p.m. ET as Ryan counts down to midnight live from Times Square, after which the party will keep going until 2:12 a.m. ET.

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