Dec 29, 2005

Miracle Photoshop Cures Dick Clark In Time For New Year’s

Source: YahooNEWS
Photo: AP

An ABC publicity photo promoting their annual depressing-party-in-a-box, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, is causing controversy for having Photoshopped in a smiling, fully upright, pre-stroke Dick Clark next to co-hosts Hilary Duff and Ryan Seacrest.

From the New York Post article (subscription required)

‘DOCTORED’ DICK…Or at least that’s what ABC-TV wants viewers to think after the network yesterday released this doctored publicity photo, which features Clark with his co-hosts for this year’s New Year’s Eve telecast from Times Square, Hilary Duff and Ryan Seacrest.

But the image of the 76-year-old Clark was taken before his December 2004 stroke and superimposed onto a recently taken picture of Duff and Seacrest.

The “Photoshopping” spurred rumors that the ageless celebrity hasn’t recovered from the stroke and may be unable to properly perform his annual year-end duties on Saturday night, New Year’s Eve.

A spokesman for Clark and ABC bosses denied those rumors yesterday.

“He can absolutely walk around — and, of course, he can talk,” longtime Clark publicist Paul Shefrin told The Post. “He’s been working for the past year to do this — and he’s really looking forward to it.”

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