CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports:

The official Times Square New Year’s Eve lineup includes live performances by Journey, Ashanti and Ja Rule, among other appearances throughout the evening Friday, highlighting a slew of options to help ring in 2022 while Omicron continues to surge.

Co-organizers the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment’s annual and official Times Square event, which shares the NYC stage with ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest among other network specials, is set to kick off its commercial-free live coverage beginning at7 p.m. ET Friday.

CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen also will air elements of the Times Square celebration that will hit its peak when the Waterford crystal ball makes its 60-second descent at midnight as it has every year since 1907.