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New Year’s Eve to add co-host

August 16, 2005

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— Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34th edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" live from New York's Times Square on Dec. 31.

Clark, 75, has been recovering at his Malibu home from a Dec. 6 stroke.

"He's doing really well," Clark publicist Paul Shefrin said Monday. "He's walking. He's talking. He's living a fairly normal life."

The longtime host of "American Bandstand" hasn't appeared on television or done interviews since his stroke. Last year, daytime talk-show host Regis Philbin stood in while Clark watched from his hospital bed.

Clark said in a statement, "It will be good to be back in New York again for New Year's and I'm elated that Ryan has agreed to join me in ushering in New Year's."

Seacrest, host of "American Idol," has agreed to a multiyear deal to executive produce and join Clark as co-host of the ABC special. Seacrest will eventually take over as host.

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