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RED-Y TO CELEBRATE
A leather-clad Taylor Swift gets the crowd ready for revelry while performing "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in New York's Times Square.
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Before settling into her American Idol judging gig on Jan. 16, Nicki Minaj lives it up by hosting a New Year's Eve blowout at Las Vegas's Pure Nightclub.
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TUX TO BE YOU
Where's Beyoncé and baby Blue? A dapper Jay-Z takes the stage during his concert with Coldplay at New York's Barclays Center, which attracted celebs including Christina Aguilera and One Direction's Harry Styles.
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HAT'S ALL, FOLKS!
Sparkle star Jordin Sparks shines as she caps off 2012 at the Tabu at MGM Grand Hotel amp Casino New Year's celebration in Las Vegas.
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THE GANGNAM'S ALL HERE
It's a rap! Korean music sensation Psy and MC Hammer join Ryan Seacrest in New York for an appearance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, where the rappers performed Psy's smash "Gangnam Style." "Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special – it's the biggest stage in the universe – plus it's my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of 'Gangnam Style,'" Psy told MTV News.
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New Year's Rockin' Eve cohost Jenny McCarthy gears up to watch the ball drop in Times Square. "I have more fun doing live TV than anything, I think because it's hard to censor," she says of the gig. "And I like that! So it's a little more off the cuff, and you never know what's going to happen."
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Jersey Shore may be over but the fun is just beginning for Vinny Guadagnino, who rings in 2013 at a Joonbug celebration in New York. "Getting ready to host the dopest NYE party!" he Tweeted. "Merry New Year!!!!!"
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YOU BETTER BELIEB IT!
Performing three songs from his latest album, Believe, Justin Bieber keeps Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve pumping in Los Angeles.
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Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars rivals Derek Hough and Kelly Monaco partner up at The Act at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. "2013 ... Live in the present . Don't procrastinate . And don't be fearful . Live with passion and follow it . Don't be afraid," he Tweeted.
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The host of New Year's Eve with Carson Daly says goodbye to the old with a Times Square blowout featuring performances by Train, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope – and lots of confetti.
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