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Eunice Oh
December 31, 2008 02:20 PM

Grab a bottle of champagne and start the countdown to 2009.

Hollywood stars including Lindsay Lohan, Usher, Eva Longoria Parker and Heidi and Spencer will be ringing in the New Year by celebrating – and fulfilling hosting duties – at various hot spots from coast to coast.

In N.Y.C., Mario Lopez will be at Marquee, just a few blocks away from Times Square, where the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift will appear live for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Katy Perry will perform at Gridlock’s New Year’s Eve party in L.A. while Longoria Parker will host an invite-only soirée (which includes a balloon drop) at her Hollywood restaurant Beso.

Looking to welcome the New Year in some warmer temperatures? Join Lohan and Samantha Ronson at a jungle-themed bash at Mansion or Chace Crawford and Diddy at the Fontainebleau Hotel’s 30,000-sq. ft. LIV nightclub in Miami.

For more than 10 parties in a 4-mile radius, head to Las Vegas, where everyone from Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt to Fergie and the New Kids on the Block will have their own celebrations. Other famous hosts expected in Sin City include Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Pete Wentz, Usher, Carmen Electra, Benji Madden and the Kardashian sisters.

Here’s the ultimate guide to where the stars will be ringing in 2009:


Katy Perry
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Beso – Hollywood
WHO’S HOSTING: Eva Longoria Parker
WHAT’S COOL: Performance by Jose Cortes of The Gypsy Kings

Gridlock New Year’s Eve at Paramount Studios
WHO’S HOSTING: Katy Perry performing
WHAT’S COOL: Along with guests Jesse McCartney, Dave Annabelle, Jesse Metcalfe, members from Maroon 5 and Linkin Park, the party will re-create Times Square, but instead of the ball drop it will be a Hollywood star rising

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve Special/Hollywood Event
WHAT’S COOL: Guests Natasha Bedingfield, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney, Ne-Yo, Pussycat Dolls and Robin Thicke

MTV Special
WHO’S HOSTING: Miley Cyrus


TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian
WHO’S HOSTING: Carmen Electra

LAVO Nightclub at The Palazzo Las Vegas
WHAT’S COOL: Guests include Fergie’s fiancé Josh Duhamel and David Spade, plus a Fergie performance in the Venetian’s ballroom

Prive at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
WHO’S HOSTING: Denise Richards
WHAT’S COOL: Look for cameras from Richards’s reality show It’s Complicated

PURE Nightclub
WHO’S HOSTING: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz
WHAT’S COOL: Fireworks viewing from the club’s outdoor patio

Christina Audigier The Nightclub
WHO’S HOSTING: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
WHAT’S COOL: The couple’s first New Year together as (almost) husband and wife

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Wasted Space
WHAT’S COOL: Pink performs as her ex, Carey Hart, watches

WHO’S HOSTING: The Kardashians
WHAT’S COOL: Along with the entire Kardashian clan, including Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian, look for Kim’s boyfriend Reggie Bush

Body English
WHO’S HOSTING: Benji Madden
WHAT’S COOL: The club will give away $25,000 in cash

WHO’S HOSTING: New Kids On The Block

The Bank


Fontainbleau Hotel – poolside
WHO’S HOSTING: Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, while Molly Simms will perform the countdown

Fontainbleau Hotel – LIV nightclub
WHAT’S COOL: Guests including Chace Crawford and Shenae Grimes will sip lemon martinis garnished with 24-carat gold shavings (said to be edible)

Samantha Ronson (left) and Lindsay Lohan
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WHO’S HOSTING: Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson WHAT’S COOL: A jungle theme with flying lizard aerialists and body painted dancers

The Raleigh
WHO’S HOSTING: Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman, Amanda Lepore, Kenny Sharff, Whitney Port

WHO’S HOSTING: Annalynne McCord

Gansevoort Hotel in South Bach Miami
WHO’S HOSTING: Chloë Sevigny

WHAT’S COOL: Performance by rapper T.I., dress-code Miami Vice

Shore Club’s Skybar
WHO’S HOSTING: Kristin Cavallari
WHAT’S COOL: Busta Rhymes will perform with Ron Bowz “Pop Champagne” and Pras of the Fugees, while Twilight’s Kellan Lutz and The Sopranos‘ Robert Iler are expected among the revelers.


Times Square
WHO’S HOSTING: Ryan Seacrest for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special WHAT’S COOL: Guests include Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Kellie Pickler

WHO’S HOSTING: John Mayer, Lindsay Price and Joy Bryant
WHAT’S COOL: Be on the lookout for a Jennifer Aniston sighting

WHO’S HOSTING: Mario Lopez

Gansevoort Hotel
WHO’S HOSTING: Perez Hilton and Emmanuelle Chriqui

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