Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders
Jesse Draper, formerly of the short-lived Nickelodeon series “Naked Brothers Band”, and Sharon Lee are the brains, and the feather boas, behind “Valley Girl”: a 60 minutes-meets-MTV online chat show that in just one season has hosted some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley on its pink satin sofa. Or, as Jesse herself puts it: “Where Silicon Valley’s Best meet Hollywood”. Totally.
So what does Jesse’s dad think about the show?
“It’s ‘I Love Lucy’ interviewing the president of Bank of America,” gushed Tim Draper — who’s known more for plugging high-tech start-ups than his daughter’s online guerrilla show — at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in New York.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt was among the highlights of the first season. Picked up in a white golf-cart festooned with lacy pink curtains, the Internet chieftain gamely played at charades, answered questions ranging from “Who was your childhood crush” (“I didn’t really have a crush”) to “Have you ever Googled Google?” (It throws up a ton of hits).