Archive for December, 2011

Lady Gaga Drops the Ball, Rocks Times Square

Receiving the honor of being selected to ring in the New Year in Times Square, Lady Gaga joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in dropping the ball in New York City on Saturday night (December 31).

The famous moment saw the “Edge of Glory” singer decked out in a fabulous Versace creation as she and the Big Apple leader ushered in 2012 by counting down the final seconds as the ball comprised of 22,000 LED lights embedded in Waterford Crystal descended from above.

Along with her joint effort with Mayor Bloomberg, Gaga plus took the stage for a spectacular performance for the folks lining the NYC streets, along with the millions of viewers watching the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012 show at home.

During her instance in the spotlight, the 25-year-old offered up a medley of hits comprised of the trio of tunes “Heavy Metal Lover,” “Marry the Night” and “Born that Way” - with the showcase available to be viewed in the player found above.

Justin Bieber & Jaden Smith Release New Year’s Single

Along with taking the stage for a Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012 performance, Justin Bieber offered up a special present in store for his millions of fans.

To celebrate the new year, the Canadian hitmaker took to Twitter to announce his plans to release a new song put together with good pal Jaden Smith.

Of the special effort, Bieber wrote, “u know what..to say thank you for an amazing 2011, me and @officialjaden are releasing a #NewYears song at Midnight. #COUNTDOWN”

Upon release the track, he added, “thank you for 2011, lets have a better 2012! #happynewyear”

Justin additionally took date to show his appreciation for the support he’s received by the past twelve months while wishing everyone nothing but good things in the year that lies ahead.

The 17-year-old messaged, “New Years is starting all around the world. so to all my fans around the world…THANK YOU FOR 2011 and Have a Great 2012. I LOVE U”

Nicki Minaj Brings Her “Super Bass” to NYE 2012

Adding her flare to the end of year extravaganza, Nicki Minaj was among the acts taking part in the west coast syndicate of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012″ on Saturday night (December 31).

The 29-year-old singer took the stage to the delight of the crowd at the Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson hosted Hollywood-based portion of the annual NYE celebration.

Greeting all of her fans in attendance and viewing at home, Miss Minaj soon after delved into her hit singled-out “Super Bass,” which did its part in revving everyone up for the hours of partying still left to come.

Meanwhile, Nicki is looking forward to what’s certain to be an eventful 2012, as she’s set to release her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on Valentine’s Day.

Prior to the full album’s debut, fans can look forward to seeing music videos for her two new singles “Roman in Moscow,” and “Stupid H–,” which Minaj tells will be released within two weeks!

Justin Bieber & Carlos Santana “Let It Be” in NYC!

He’s one of the hottest acts in the world, and Justin Bieber lent his star status to help bolster the lineup of performers gracing the stage as part of Saturday night’s (December 31) “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012″.

With the show being co-hosted by Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest live from Times Square, the 17-year-old “Misteltoe” sensation teased his millions of followers by tweeting prior to showtime, “I got a special performance coming tonight. #NewYears”

As for the surprise effort, Bieber ended up taking the stage alongside guitar legend Carlos Santana with Justin saying, “New York City! How you guys feelin’ tonight? I’m so happy to be here to ring in the New Year with you guys! New York, with all that you’ve been through your spirit’s never been broken. We all do the best we can each year. Running from our past to do better in the future.”

Bieber and Santana soon after proceeded to treat the crowd lining the Big Apple streets to a rendition of the Beatles classic “Let It Be” - with the performance available for viewing in the player above!

Russell type Steps Out in London a Day After Divorce Filing

Fresh off of the sudden news that he’s filed for divorce, Russell Brand was spotted departing the Savoy Hotel in London on New Year’s Eve (December 31).

Trying to keep a low profile, the British comedian/actor wore dark shades and a grey winter cap as he picked up his ride from valet outside of the UK hotel’s main entrance.

The sighting comes just a day after make filed papers seeking a divorce from singer wife Katy Perry, with the submission citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of the parting.

With reports claiming that Katy asked Russell to seek the legal separation in an effort to avoid upsetting her religious parents, type told press of the marital demise, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

Russell grade Steps Out in London a Day After Divorce Filing

Fresh off of the sudden news that he’s filed for divorce, Russell Brand was spotted departing the Savoy Hotel in London on New Year’s Eve (December 31).

Trying to keep a low profile, the British comedian/actor wore dark shades and a grey winter cap as he picked up his ride from valet outside of the UK hotel’s main entrance.

The sighting comes just a day after grade filed papers seeking a divorce from singer wife Katy Perry, with the submission citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of the parting.

With reports claiming that Katy asked Russell to seek the legal separation in an effort to avoid upsetting her religious parents, sort told press of the marital demise, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

2012 New Year’s Eve Celebration: Live from Times Square!

Offering complete coverage of the festivities taking place in Times Square, a live feed from the 2012 New Year’s celebrations is available for your viewing satisfaction below!

Among the much-awaited moments set to take place are a performance by Lady Gaga with the hit singer to join NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in dropping the ball at the stroke of midnight.

Also included in the live stream footage from The Times Square Alliance will be the ”story behind the million revelers who assemble the pilgrimage to Times Square to be part of the global celebration at the Crossroads of the World.”

According to a press release, the co-hosts will thereupon take viewers ”behind the Broadway curtain of actually producing New York City’s largest annual celebration through time-lapse videos, voice-over narrations, animations, and interviews with event producers and directors of key departments. The co-hosts and worldwide audience will discover not only the tremendous amount of work and state-of the-art technology, but additionally the extraordinary personalities involved in the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration.”

Enjoy the NYE coverage below and keep checking back with GossipCenter for all of the party pics and details from around the globe!

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