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Carson & Ryan Not Competing to Replace Dick

Carson & Ryan Not Competing to Replace Dick

Christmas is over and now it's time to turn our attention to the New Year. For many that means watching the ball drop in Times Square. Dick Clark has owned the night but now he shares it with youngins' like Ryan Seacrest and Carson Daly. However, Carson insists there's no rivalry between the boys to replace the superstar. Here's highlights:

"Dick Clark is a huge inspiration for the huge success he's achieved," Daly told the Los Angeles Times in a recent interview. "But that's where I stop. The world is changing. I'm young; I have my own thoughts as a producer. I'm not trying to keep his tradition. I'm trying to do my own."

Both Daly and Seacrest will return Sunday night as competitors in their second New Year's Eve as Clark, 77, continues to recover from a 2004 stroke.

Clark, a former host of American Bandstand, has reported on the madness in New York's Times Square for viewers nearly every year since 1972. Last year Seacrest, who hosts the popular television show American Idol, took over much of the broadcast for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, a three-and-a-half hour show broadcast on ABC. He returns in that role again this year.

Daly will host NBC's "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly," which starts at 11:30 p.m.

Last year's "Rockin' Eve" was Clark's first national TV appearance since his stroke. He plans to return for at least a small role again this year.

"He and I have a great relationship. Whatever he wants to do, whether he wants to do more or less than last year, I'll do it," Seacrest said.

At least the interview sparked enough headlines to remind us that Carson was going to be doing NBC's show.


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a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
I have such off-color, snarktastic things to say in response to the title of this post, but I'm tired of getting "flagged for approval." ((keeps her questionable humor to herself))
Allize Allize 9 years
Carson is going to give me nightmares, I have never seen his show, but now I am not tempted!
GolferGirl GolferGirl 9 years
I didn't think Carson was doing anything but dieting.
Adriana42 Adriana42 9 years
wow is Carson getting old or what?!
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
I love Kathy Griffin..lets bring her back and boot kiss all asses in the world MEcrest!! That guy needs to stick to AI only. ______________________________________________________ King and Queen of Crazy Town!
jaxon jaxon 9 years
Carson may not be competing but you know Ryan Gaycrest is. Isn't he the one that got his cohost thrown of AI after the first season and he got rid of hilarious Kathy Griffin from E! red carpet thing. Ryan is a spoiled DIVA who hates competition and will cut them off at the knees. Carson better watch out ... Holla Back!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
That's true, IMA! At least Carson is funny.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
Oh blonde.. I will take manorexic Carson over in the closet MEcrest any day of the week!!! LOL! ______________________________________________________ King and Queen of Crazy Town!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I can't look at manorexic Carson.
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