Ringing in the New Year with Dick Clark has become a tradition for generations of TV viewers, and America's oldest teenager, now 71, will be in Times Square again tonight. Clark is making his 29th consecutive trip from California to New York as host of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
"Anybody over 18 ought to have better sense than to go to Times Square on New Year's Eve, but I'm still there," said the former American Bandstand host.
The New Year's special began in 1972 as an answer to CBS' annual Guy Lombardo Orchestra show from the Waldorf Astoria _ "a bunch of staid people with funny hats sort of dancing cheek to cheek," as Clark recalled it.
Game show perennial
wins a Hollywood star
Bob Eubanks is the latest celebrity to shine among the Hollywood Walk of Fame's constellation. The former Newlywed Game host received a star Friday on the famous walk in front of the landmark Egyptian Theatre.
"In 1959 I worked at the Egyptian Theatre and I used to open limo doors for people like Elizabeth Taylor and Gary Cooper. .
. I never thought I would be here again with my own star," said Eubanks, who has been the host of several TV game shows since the 1960s, including Rhyme & Reason, Trivia Trap and Family Secrets.
_ Compiled from Times wires.