Stars To Ring In New Year With Dick Clark

Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, 3 Doors Down and the Black Eyed Peas are among the artists pegged to perform Dec. 31 on ABC-TV's Dick Clark-hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special. The annual year-end c

Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, 3 Doors Down and the Black Eyed Peas are among the artists pegged to perform Dec. 31 on ABC-TV's Dick Clark-hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special. The annual year-end celebration will be split into three portions, each laden with musical performances.

"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve" will kick things off at 10 p.m. ET/PT with Clark introducing performance highlights from 2003 tours featuring Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Elton John, KISS, Avril Lavigne and Tim McGraw.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2004, Part 1" runs from 11:35 p.m. to 1:05 a.m. ET/PT, including the traditional countdown to midnight and performances by Black Eyed Peas, Bow Wow, Hall & Oates, Jagged Edge, Jason Mraz, Donna Summer and 3 Doors Down. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will perform in addition to sharing co-hosting duties with Clark.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2004, Part 2" will wrap things up from 1:05 to 2:05 a.m. ET/PT. Simpson and Lachey will once again host and present encore appearances by Mraz, Simpson, Black Eyed Peas, Jagged Edge, Hall & Oates and 3 Doors Down, as well as a performance by Rascal Flatts.