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EntertainmentWet and Wild New Year's Eve! Stars & TV Hosts Get Soaked in Times Square as They Ring in 2019

10:55  01 january  2019
10:55  01 january  2019 Source:   people.com

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Wet and Wild New Year ' s Eve ! Stars and TV Hosts Get Soaked in Times Square as They Ring in 2019 — Se Anderson Cooper,Andy Cohen, New Year ' s Eve ,News,Ryan

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It was a wet and wild entrance for 2019!

To ring in the new year, stars and spectators alike gathered around the streets of New York City on Monday evening and celebrated New Year’s Eve together in extremely rainy conditions.

Despite the unfortunate weather, nothing could stop the TV hosts, performers and fans from enjoying themselves at the many celebrations in Times Square.

At Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest, multiple artists, including Christina Aguilera, Dan + Shay, Bastille, and New Kids on the Block, braved the wet conditions to perform their live sets, but were quickly soaked by the downpours.

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Hosts of CNN's New Year ' s Eve celebration in New York City Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper butted heads with Times Square security over their Drenched CNN hosts blast NYPD for banning them from having UMBRELLAS in Times Square security clampdown, as rain soaks Ball Drop and

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Wet and Wild New Year's Eve! Stars & TV Hosts Get Soaked in Times Square as They Ring in 2019© Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images Dan + Shay | Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images Wet and Wild New Year's Eve! Stars & TV Hosts Get Soaked in Times Square as They Ring in 2019© Provided by TIME Inc. Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg

During Dan + Shay’s performance, confetti poured out and stuck to their wet faces. Meanwhile, by the end of Aguilera’s medley, her dramatic makeup began running down her face from the rain.

Maintenance crews were even seen wiping the waters off the stage with squeegees and soggy mops, while fans nearby watched in their rain ponchos.

At CNN’s Live New Year’s Eve show with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, the co-hosts were prepared for the elements — which Cohen claimed was like “a swamp” — but were asked to put their umbrella away by the Times Square Alliance.

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New year ' s eve in times square 2018 - 2019 . Times Square Confetti Release and Pyrotechnic Effects The world-famous New Year ' s Eve confetti is released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of colorful confetti as revelers

“I really hope the Times Square Alliance is thrilled that I am now completely soaked,” Cohen later said in frustration after closing his umbrella, according to Deadline. “I’ve ruined this coat. It’s like a joke. What do they care about an umbrella. I was so happy before.”

Cooper eventually jokingly compared the “confiscation” of the umbrella to the pulling of Jim Acosta’s press credentials by the White House, the outlet said.

Wet and Wild New Year's Eve! Stars & TV Hosts Get Soaked in Times Square as They Ring in 2019© CNN Andy Cohen (left) and Anderson Cooper | CNN

On FOX’S New Years Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square, the host and his guests were also affected by the rainy conditions.

Stars including Harvey, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke and Sting all braved the rain to perform for the crowd on stage, some attempting to stay dry with umbrellas, while others opted for hats or coats.

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Dick Clark's New Year ' s Rockin' Eve is hosted by Ryan Seacrest. This year , superstar Christina Aguilera will perform. Other live performances include multi-platinum artists Bastille, Dan and Shay as well as the New Kids On The Block. What should you bring to Times Square New Year ’ s Eve ?

New Year ' s Eve Live is an annual New Year ' s Eve television special broadcast by CNN. It primarily focuses on coverage of the ball drop festivities held at New York City's Times Square while also featuring reports from festivities in other U.S. cities

But while things were damp for the majority of the evening, by the time midnight rolled around, the skies cleared up — perhaps signifying a brighter new year to come.

As Seacrest later put it: “As it striked midnight, it almost completely let up.”

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