Will Tommy Lee finally pop the question to Hayden P?

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Ah, remember the good ol’ days when watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve was the default? But ever since last year’s cringe-inducing show, in which Clark was visibly unsteady and sometimes difficult to understand, I’ve been contemplating switching over to the dark side that is “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, Presented by Chevrolet.” Then, when I heard that Palisades native Hayden Panettiere would be teaming up with Tommy Lee again — reprising the act they put on at VH1’s Big in ’06 Awards — that pretty much sealed the deal.

If you didn’t happen to catch Lee’s lecherous advances on VH1, check out the YouTube clip.

Will Tommy again try to sweet talk the 17-year-old into some sort of statutory situation? Will Hayden seductively serenade the aging rocker with her single “Your New Girlfriend”? Tune in to find out — and then feel icky about the whole thing for the next week.

(AP Photos/Matt Sayles)

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.