It’s been nearly a decade since Ryan Seacrest took over hosting duties for the man of midnight, Dick Clark. This year’s show on ABC wasn’t much different from other years: stars, musical performances, and a midnight kiss. But there were a few moments that set the 2015 event apart:• New York was cold. The temps hovered in the high 20s and low 30s with a wind chill was in the teens. Basically, Ryan and Jenny McCarthy—and, you know, the thousands who turn up to watch—are troopers.
• Idina Menzel lied: The cold does bother her anyway. Her live performance of “Let It Go” (which was released in 2013, mind you) hit a new high note… one not typically heard from Tony-winning singers.