Dick Clark has been putting on his New Year’s Eve TV celebration forever. Does he make New Year’s resolutions?
—Joey Andrews, Mesa, Ariz.
“Years ago, I decided to give up making New Year’s resolutions, because inevitably they get broken,” says Clark, 82. “Then, several years ago, I came across a good one I have kept: Count my blessings every day and try to never let life’s discouraging moments get me down.” The native of Mount Vernon, N.Y., is all set to emcee Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012, the 40th anniversary of his out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new TV tradition, Dec. 31 on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. Among his many musical guests will be Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.