Happy New Year! World welcomes 2020 with spectacular fireworks

World 01/01/20, 11:31

Cities all over the world welcomed the arrival of New Year 2020 on Wednesday, with mesmerizing displays of fireworks and light shows. From Sydney to Dubai, London to New York, all celebrated the moments of transition from 2019 to 2020 with their skies lit up with light. Sydney is one of the ...

New Year’s Eve television viewership takes a dip

Football 01/02/19, 17:41

Television ratings for New Year's Eve celebrations took a tumble this year — and you can probably partly blame the weather.Contrary to what the soggy celebrants in New York's Times Square might think, it is because of good weather. Last year's ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" had its biggest audience ...

Times Square crowd braves rain to bid wet goodbye to 2018

New York 12/31/18, 22:10

A drenching rain didn't stop revelers from packing Times Square for New York City's New Year's Eve celebration, with much of the crowd determined to have a good time as they waited hours Monday night for performers including Christina Aguilera, Sting and Snoop Dogg. The soggy weather was in evidence as ...

Update: Times Square bidding wet goodbye to 2018

New York 12/31/18, 19:09

The Latest on New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Miserable weather hasn't stopped revelers from packing Times Square for New York City's New Year's Eve celebration. A drenching rain fell Monday on crowds that formed hours before entertainers including Sting and New Kids On The Block were ...

PHOTOS: The world says goodbye to an unsettling 2018

World 12/31/18, 17:08

Sheets of fiery color sizzle in the sky over the Sydney Opera House. Showers of confetti offer a softer alternative to revelry in the Philippines, noted for its raucous, even violent, celebrations. Thais lie in coffins in a ritual symbolizing death and rebirth. A new mother, still wearing her hospital ...

Welcomes 2019! Sydney Harbour and Auckland are lit up by fireworks

World 12/31/18, 10:08

Australia and New Zealand has welcomed 2019 with millions gathering to watch spectacular firework displays in Sydney and Auckland. The party atmosphere is now set to sweep across major cities in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas as the world celebrates a new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR: Sydney, Australia gets the 2019 ...

In France, protests planned amid New Year’s Eve celebrations

Europe 12/31/18, 08:18

Paris is preparing to hold its annual New Year's Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as some yellow vest protesters are planning to march on the famed avenue.Anti-government protesters angry over taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's pro-business policies have issued calls on social media for a "festive event" ...

French police brace for New Year’s Eve unrest

Europe 12/30/18, 15:13

France is deploying more than 147,000 security forces nationwide to gird for New Year's Eve unrest as yellow vest protesters prepare to join the public revelry.The Interior Ministry said in a statement issued Sunday that the heavy security measures are needed because of a "high terrorist threat" and concerns about ...

Ring in the new: NYPD drone to oversee Times Square revelry

New York 12/30/18, 10:33

It's an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square.The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department's ever-evolving plan to keep revelers — and ...

2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

New York 12/29/18, 10:31

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York's Times Square for New Year's Eve? As Snoop would say, you must be sippin' on gin and juice. Crowd-size experts scoff at those mammoth figures — floated annually by city officials and ...

Times Square New Year’s Eve ball gets some new sparkle

New York 12/27/18, 13:21

Preparations for New Year's Eve in Times Square are taking shape, and some of those shapes are 192 new crystal triangles on the famous ball.The new Waterford crystal triangles will join about 2,500 others Thursday on the big, sparkling sphere. Some new crystals are swapped in every year .This year's ...

TV holiday joy means ‘Wonderful Life,’ Reba, romance, Santa

Entertainment 11/30/18, 09:17

In need of a jolt of holiday joy? Or a comforting share of romance or silliness or spirituality?Television has you covered. There are classic old movies ("It's a Wonderful Life") and a sleigh full of new wannabes; Christmas carols galore; the majesty of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and, for New ...

MTV acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival

Entertainment 11/12/18, 11:24

MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival.The three-day New Year's Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year's lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists. SnowGlobe will ...

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