Thursday, December 30, 2010
10 memorable iReport interviews for 2010

We saw the awesome answers you gave to our 10 questions about 2010, but let’s not forget all the great answers you received. Here are our 10 favorite moments from this year’s iReport interviews:

1. In September, debate raged over an Islamic center set to be built near Ground Zero. When Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf spoke to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, he also got an interview question from iReporter Kathi Cordsen, asking whether he could find another place for the center. See how he responded:

2. “The Social Network” premiered in October to hype, buzz and controversy, and iReporter Britney Rooks asked writer Aaron Sorkin about one edited scene that made headlines when the movie was first released:

3. A question for the First Lady? Amie Hamlin stepped up to the challenge, asking Michelle Obama about school lunches, one of her pet projects, during a “Larry King Live” interview in February. See below:

4. It’s not too often that we get a rock band here in the newsroom. Our own Tyson Wheatley was particularly pumped to present iReport questions to the band Vampire Weekend in April. Check out what they had to say:

5. Before Scott Pilgrim took on “the World” onscreen in August, he (well, Michael Cera, really), co-star Jason Schwartzman and fan-favorite director Edgar Wright sat down for one of the most bizarre iReport interviews ever:

6. Speaking of strange, CNN’s Brooke Anderson probably didn’t know what to expect when she asked “Get Him to the Greek” star Russell Brand to answer some iReport questions in June (this was in the pre-iPad days, so please forgive). He certainly gave some memorable answers, including his ideas for potential baby names:

7. What books did the cast of “Harry Potter” grow up with? Great question. What does Daniel Radcliffe think about puppets possibly taking over for human actors? That’s probably the first time he’s gotten that one. Check out the cast and their answers from November:

8. Sarah Jessica Parker was truly touched to receive this question from Cordsen (making her second appearance on this top 10). Cordsen observed the actress’ vivaciousness in public and wondered, “In your real life, do you have that much energy?” Parker’s answer - which also appeared on HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" -  was definitely a highlight of the year:

9. J.D. Cargill, producer with CNN entertainment, who has handled many iReport interviews in his time, said, “When Nick Lachey was asked the biggest regret he’s had about his career….Nick was kind of like, ‘wow, no one has ever asked me that before’… which was pretty cool.” Take a look at that moment from earlier this month, courtesy iReport movie critic Rajiim Gross, below:

10. 2010 ended with a bang: Jack Black broke out into song, and Jason Segel admitted crying, in public, over a certain beloved children’s book. See for yourself as iReporters quizzed the cast of “Gulliver’s Travels”:

Thanks for your iReport questions in 2010, and look forward to more in 2011 (can you say “Country Strong?”). Meanwhile, you can take part in the first two interviews of the new year by posting a video question for Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, or the cast of “The Green Hornet.”

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December 30, 2010
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happy new year Henry and thanks for being who you are great post

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