By Sean Esco
2012 was an amazing year for all of us at RAL and now that it’s a new year as we’re definitely looking forward to another year with all of our loyal readers at RAL! Many things happened in 2012 as RAL covered many events from the Diddy’s Grammy Party at the Playboy Mansion, the BET Awards, Alma Awards, NALIP, various concerts in El Paso, TX the UK and much much more!
In 2012 we also lost many celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Jenni Rivera, actress Lupe Ontiveros and many more!Now let’s look back at the top 12 stories of 2012! The top 12 list is made up of the most viewed, shocking and RAL “On Location!”
#12 The Naked Wedding! (Video) - One of the most viewed & interesting stories of 2012 was the couple who had a naked wedding! Yes naked! A local radio station paid for the entire wedding, only if they had it naked. See the photos and video here!
#11 On Location RAL’s Maureen Halperts Reports At NALIP 2012! (Video) – NALIP Honors Latinos in Entertainment. RAL Correspondent Maureen Halpert covered the Red Carpet as the National Association of Latino Independent Producers honored the best of the best!
#10 Interview: Woman Born With Two Vaginas! (Video) – Another most viewed and interesting story of 2012! This woman was born with two vaginas. Yes she is different but nothing wrong with being different. Check out her interview as she discusses being born different.
#9 Interview: Innocent Man Exonerated After Spending 19 Years In Prison! – John Edward Smith finally got his day in Court–after 19 years in prison he was released as a free man. His road to innocence wasn’t easy since being “wrongly accused” as the shooter in a 1993 murder. RAL’s Correspondent Maureen Halpert was front and center on the memorable day.
#8 Preso Video Release Party! (Video) - – UK Correspondent Ro Ro Hunty was “On Location” at the video release party in Beverly Hills! Check out the exclusive here!
#7 2012 ALMA Awards (Videos) – RAL’s recap of the best of the best at the 2012 Alma Awards from the best and worst dressed on the Red Carpet. Flo Rida’s performance with Roselyn Sanchez and much much more! Check out our exclusive Red Carpet video below along with the best of the best!
#6 RAL’s Jovanny Venegas talks with Selena’s Widower Chris Perez On New Book “To Selena With Love” (Video) – The murder of Latin Superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez shocked the music world in 1995. In 2012 almost 20 years later Selena’s legacy continues. In this exclusive interview RAL’s Jovanny Venegas talks with Chris Perez, Selena’s widower as he discusses the book he wrote in memory of his beloved wife Selena. Check out the interview here!
#5 Diddy’s Grammy After Party at the Playboy Mansion (Video) – Ain’t no party like a Diddy Party especially when it’s at the Playboy Mansion. RAL is no stranger to the mansion as this year RAL’s Jovanny Venegas & Theo Spencer brings you the exclusive after party like no other!
#4 The 2012 BET Awards - – This was RAL’s first year at the 2012 BET Awards. The prestigious awards show honored the best in Black Entertainment Television. RAL’s Jovanny Venegas covered the Red Carpet! Check out the hot video below:
#3 Whitney Houston’s passing – The death of Whitney Houston was very sad and tragic. As the details of her death happened quickly RAL was front and center as the music world mourned a legend.
#2 Jenni Rivera’s Divorce - – In October 2012 we brought you the scoop on Jenni Rivera’s divorce. Many stories surfaced and rumors had been swirling left and right. Jenni Rivera’s own son Jhonny Lopez defended his beloved mother after many RAL readers shared their thoughts. Prior to Jenni’s tragic death, Jenni had been the most viewed celebrity on RAL. This is the most read story in 2012 on RAL.
#1 Jenni Rivera’s Tragic Death Dec 9, 2012 - – As we mentioned above prior to Jenni Rivera’s tragic death the singer had broken records by becoming the most read story on RAL. Jenni was an avid reader on RAL as we broke the news on her divorce, answered rumors, covered her new album and congratulated her new ABC sitcom. The singer had also re-tweeted us on Dec 6th to her millions of fans, Jenni died tragically 3 days later. RAL was excited to follow Jenni’s new acting career as we were in awe with her ‘Filly Brown’ performance at NALIP 2012. She will be deeply missed but her legacy will live on forever!
There you have it the Top 12 Stories of 2012! We thank you for your readership in 2012! And look forward to 2013!
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