Lady Gaga to Drop Ball in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

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Superstar pop icon Lady Gaga has been selected by Mayor Bloomberg to have the honor of dropping the ball in Times Square this New Year’s Eve.

At 11:59 p.m. Gaga will push the Waterford Crystal button that begins the giant New Year’s Eve ball. Thousands of people will gather in one of the world’s most famous spots to ring in the new year with the music icon. In the past, Bloomberg has selected people like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, Muhammad Ali and Rudy Giuliani to drop the LED-lit ball, which weighs exactly 11,875 pounds.

Because of the relatively mild winter temperatures, Bloomberg is anticipating record crowds at the annual party. At it’s peak, between 750,000 to 1 million people can be squeezed in between the 17 blocks that go from Central Park South to Times Square.

Tim Tompkins, who heads the Times Square Alliance, said even in recent years the crowds have gotten so large that they actually spill into Central Park. “That’s when we know we’ve got a full house,” he said.

In addition to her ball-dropping duties, Lady Gaga will also perform on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012”.

Source: Luxury Insider

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