Friday news reveals 2012 memorable moments, as websites hash over the past year and review the most popular moments of 2012. Which celebrity events were important to the readers? The year in review gives a unified pop culture look at the event of 2012, and the results can be surprising.
Various news sites had varying results. Stories such as Whitney Houston’s death and funeral dominated on Hollywood Reporter, along with Psy’s “Gangnam Style” dancing and “Disney’s Extreme Makeover.”
“Dark Knight Rises” captured the nation’s attention after the mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater, and many media outlets regard that as their most important story of 2012.
MTV gives “Amazing Spider-Man” top spot as the 2012 favorite moment. In our experience, The Summer Olympics captured America imagination. Check out the “Best Memes Of 2012” video making the Examiner rounds.
The video report above reflects on Facebook’s most important moments which included the Presidential Election and the “Hunger Games” as dominating the website in 2012. President Obama’s participation with celebrities and celebrity political opinions were more central during this election year. Clint Eastwood capturing the nation’s attention with his empty chair speech.
In 2012, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry had their naked scandals, but when it comes to hot stories and reader views, our top stories varied from what people might expect.
Surprise! One Direction had many of the most interesting stories capturing half of the top 10 spots. The Batman shootings shocked the nation and the after stories burned for months, but Kristin Stewart’s emotional pain after cheating on Robert Pattinson grabbed the most views from the readers.
Relive our top 10 stories of 2012:
Kristen Stewart’s deep emotional pain; Giovanni Agnelli defends Stewart (Photos)
James Holmes’ notebook focus of Batman shootings; people ignored warning signs (Photos)
One Direction’s Harry Styles dating Cara Delevingne
Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart reconnect: ‘Texting heals all wounds’
One Direction’s Niall Horan drunk after VMAs: Drunken dinner with Demi Lovato?
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher ready to split? Weight bothers Ashton Kutcher (Video)
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson denies gay rumors
Demi Lovato upset with Niall Horan romance rumors: ‘He’s not my boyfriend’ (Video)
Taylor Swift breaks out tears emotionally charged tribute song ‘Ronan’
Harry Styles of One Direction dishes on sex, condoms, …
In the end the most memorable moments of 2012 weren’t what we thought they would be. J-Lo’s nip slip and Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe mishap didn’t make the cut. It wasn’t who won “Celebrity Apprentice,” “American Idol” or “MasterChef” or even the Academy Awards that readers sought out. It was stories about One Direction, Twilight stars’, and a national tragedy conspiracy theory that made the top 10 list here.
Happy New Year 2013, may our readers continue to enjoy the lights that dazzle in Hollywood.