Credit: Cassie Lambert on Twitter Photo: Ben Flajnik Smolders on September 6, 2011

It’s possible 2012 will mark the end of the world, but at least it will start with The Bachelor. (Actually, the two items may be related.)

Ben Flajnik’s love quest begins on January 2, but first the Season 16 Bachelor will be stopping by Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve to talk to co-host Jenny McCarthy about his Bachelor experience.

The show starts at 8 PM on December 31 on ABC. Jenny and Fergie are co-hosting alongside Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest. The show will feature Florence + the Machine, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, the Band Perry, blink-182, OneRepublic, Gym Class Heroes, Taio Cruz,, and Christina Perri.

Interesting side note about Christina Perri — her best friend is Rockette Keltie Colleen of Brad Womack’s The Bachelor Season 15. Keltie is responsible for Christina’s big break with “Jar of Hearts” on So You Think You Can Dance. They’re all connected out there!

Sources: USA Today, Entertainment Weekly

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