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‘American Idol’ Plans Dick Clark Tribute Tonight

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Ryan Seascrest took to Twitter today to announce that “we’re putting together a tribute for Dick Clark on @AmericanIdol tonight…just talked to @dizzyfeet”. The mentioned @dizzyfeet is the Twitter handle for Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. Fox confirmed the plan to honor Clark, the longtime host of American Bandstand and the now-Seacrest-hosted New Year’s Rockin’ Eve who died yesterday at age 82. Seacrest made a brief but emotional mention of Clark last night on Idol. “Without Dick, a show like this would not exist,” the host said before noting that the Bandstand host would be the first one to say, “Hey, let’s get on with the show.” — which Idol did. (UPDATE: GSN will also air a tribute to Clark during the network’s broadcasts of the Clark-hosted $25,000 Pyramid during the next several days, and add an hour of Pyramid to its Saturday schedule.)

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