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'Mad Man of Rock and Roll' Dead at 76

Paul Revere fronted the Raiders for more than 50 years

(Newser) - Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76. The manager for Paul Revere and the Raiders says Revere died from cancer at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho, over the weekend. "He'd been quiet about it for some time,"... More »

Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought... More »

RIP Dick Clark: In Photos

He had been a cultural mainstay for decades

(Newser) - Most of the obituaries for Dick Clark make some comment about his seemingly ageless appearance over the years. A look back at old photos over the years backs it up. More »

Dick Clark Dead at 82

He reportedly had heart attack

(Newser) - Dick Clark has died of a heart attack at age 82, reports TMZ . The broadcast legend (American Bandstand, New Year's Rockin' Eve, game shows galore, blooper reels, and much, much more) had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in 2004. He reportedly had the heart attack after... More »

Dick Clark's Flintstone-y Mansion for Sale

Malibu estate listed for $3.5M

(Newser) - Dick Clark has put his 23-acre mountaintop home in Malibu up for sale for $3.5 million, reports Forbes . This one seems to be drawing lots of attention because the home looks like it's straight out of the Flintstones, notes the Los Angeles Times , which says the interior has... More »

Yes, Dick Clark Is On Tonight

It's the 40th anniversary of his New Year's Eve show

(Newser) - Dick Clark will be in his usual New Year's Eve spot tonight, in front of the cameras for his New Year's Rockin' Eve show on ABC, notes the Huffington Post . As has been the case since 2005, Ryan Seacrest will co-host and handle most of the duties for... More »

Seacrest Media Empire Still Expanding

'American Idol' host runs 6 companies and wants to 'try everything'

(Newser) - Ryan Seacrest has a mission, and he’s proud to admit it: He aims to be the Dick Clark, Merv Griffin, and Larry King of his generation. Since childhood, the "American Idol" host has plotted every step to get closer to his goal, writes Tom Shales in the Washington ... More »

Johnny (Sorry, Jay) Top TV Icon

The famous faces of TV are (nearly) all present in this Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Letterman and Stewart made the cut, but Leno got stiffed when Entertainment Weekly and TV Land did their list of the top 50 TV icons. Leading the list, of course, the guy who started it all:
  1. Johnny Carson
  2. Lucille Ball
  3. Oprah Winfrey
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"Bandstand" Turns Big Five-0

TV icon popped up on the schedule a half-century ago

(Newser) - Fifty years ago today at 3 pm in Philadelphia, what is now known as a summer replacement program debuted on the ABC TV network. That show, "American Bandstand," ran for 30-plus years. Its host, Dick Clark, frequently referred to as the oldest living teenager, introduced Chubby Checker, Frankie... More »

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