Ryan Seacrest Replacing Dick Clark: Twitter Reacts

By: Amanda Crum - April 21, 2012

After the sudden death of television legend Dick Clark earlier this week, talk has begun of a new reign over “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”, to be helmed by American Idol host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Seacrest will be taking over, since he’s co-hosted the live event since 2005 after Clark’s stroke left him unable to perform the duties alone. The two share quite a few similarities, both having worked in radio and hosting hugely successful television shows; they also share a seemingly tireless work ethic, multi-tasking several projects and jobs at once.

But not everyone is a fan, and the idea of anyone replacing such a household name is throwing some people off.

Let’s put things in perspective. Dick Clark helped create what was once the music business. Ryan Seacrest interviews Kardashians.(image) 2 days ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

R.I.P. Dick Clark. You were cooler than Ryan Seacrest.(image) 2 days ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Dick Clark has passed. And another piece in Ryan Seacrest’s sinister plot falls into place.(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Now that Dick Clark has died we have to watch Ryan Seacrest for the next 50 years.(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

i am not prepared for a world where jeff winger knockoff ryan seacrest is telling me what year it is instead of dick clark(image) 2 days ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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  • Alaxsxaq

    Who pays attention to ‘New Year’s Rockin Eve’ anyway? The sad part in all this is that anyone cares.

    • http://newbizshop.com Derek

      I’m to drunk to even watch the show. lol

  • http://WebPronews/Life Jim Marando

    Nobody will never replace Dick Clark he is a great icon almost as great as the King (Elvis Presley) Rock and roll news years won’t be the same. Sadly missed Jim

  • Dee

    Okay we lost a legend Dick Clark; however, who would you rather have host the New years Eve??? Ryan Seacrest? or the Kardashians??? I think Ryan kind of earned his place…plz people be nice!

  • michelle newland

    Why such negativity over Ryan Seacrest taking over for Dick Clark? Seacrest is good at what he does and someone has to do it.

  • NannaWolf

    Wow! Why all the Ryan hate?
    Yes, Dick Clark will be missed. I watched him for the last 40+ years. Loved him!
    I’ve been watching Ryan for the last decade. He’s great at what he does and I think he will do a great job. No-one better (in my opinion) to replace an icon like Mr. Clark! I think he would be happy with Ryan taking over. They became great friends.
    R.I.P. Dick Clark!!!

  • carmen acosta

    Ryan Seacreat is a hard working person and Dick Clark wanted him and had faith in him and therefore who cares what you hater think, Ryan is successful, rich, has talent and is where he is because he worked for it. So be happy for him as Dick Clark would be.

  • http://www.LAokay.com Steve G

    I was sad when Dick Clark died, but honestly I don’t think I could have handled seeing Dick Clark on tv one more time. He looked terrible and could hardly speak. Yes, I know that’s from a stroke, but at a certain point you just have to call it quits.

  • Peachescartoon

    He created the Kardashians. Need we say more? Blah…If we can look towards that kind of new discoveries, who needs him. Dick Clark will be sorely missed. Dick Clark discovered people with talent. The Kardashians are totally talentless, unproductive, self-seeking, narcisistic people. Do we reeeeeaaaaallllly want this or need this for our entertainment future???? They probably don’t even know the words to our Star Spangled Banner like Christina Aguilera.

  • Peachescartoon

    A big hole will be left in my New Year’s Eve celebrations because of Dick Clark’s passing. He was the very best. No ONE can replace him. If Ryan Seacreast is his replacement, what a sad misrepresentation and imitation it will be. I guess all we have to look forward to is more of the KARDASHIAN types.