It's a tough job. Being a celebrity New Year's Eve host might sound glamorous, but there are many tedious, mundane, behind-the-scenes obligations. For instance, you have to go to the bank to cash your $20,000 check. You have to find a new dress. And if you're a member of the Britney/Paris/Lindsay triumvirate, above all else, you need to make sure that you're clean and waxed.
In a growing trend, more and more celebrities are lending their names to New Year's Eve parties. It's quick cash. And it's a chance to get back in the spotlight. (See Real World alums.)
On the other hand, it gives you, the partier, a chance to hang (or at least spot across the crowd) you're favorite celeb/wannabe-celeb. Below, we've compiled a handy guide of who's where.
Check back soon as more We'll be updating as more parties are announced.NEW YORK Carson Daly Roseland Ballroom
He may not be engaged to Tara Reid anymore but we’re sure he learned a thing or two about partying. Join the host for a drink at the all-night cash bar or win a cash prize following the balloon drop. More info and ticketsJonathan PetersPacha NYC
OMG, its JP! The recently voted #1 DJ spins a 24-hour marathon set going until Monday evening. More info and ticketsLAIvan Kane's Forty Deuce Dancers Viceroy Santa Monica
A Cuban-themed fiesta just wouldn’t be the same without some hot burlesque dancers, now would it? Add food by Whist’s Executive Chef Warren Schwartz and an open bar, and you’re good to go. More info and ticketsCarmen Electra, Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock Paramount Pictures Studios
I don’t know about you but we never watched Baywatch for the life-saving techniques. Feel like a celebrity as you walk down the red carpet to join single babes Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson as they host the countdown. More info and ticketsLAS VEGASFive for Fighting, All-American Rejects, Smash Mouth, RockStar, SuperNova, OK Go and Chicago.Fremont Street Experience
A private outdoor party with performances from some of the biggest names in rock Not bad. No dress code and outdoor bars and vendors? Even better. More info and ticketsPlaymate of the Year, Kara Monaco and Miss May 2006, Alison Waite. Playboy Club
What do you get when you mix two Playboy playmates and a two-hour open bar? Probably a good time – but really, don’t take our word for it. More info and ticketsKid Rock Jet Nightclub
Kid Rock is single and ready to party. Join the Detroit rocker a
countdown and a three-room dance area. More info and ticketsMIAMIMicky RourkeThe Fifth
Yes, we were just as shocked as you were to find out Micky Rourke is still alive. Join the star for a champagne reception and house beats by DJ Nikolas. More info and ticketsWilmer Valderrama, DJ AM, Travis BarkerMansion
They’re all single, hot and talented. What else do you need? How about an open bar and champagne toast with Hollywood’s youngest talents to end the year? More info and tickets