Former Nickelodeon actress Jesse Draper has scored interviews with both The Mouth of the South and the rapper of Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em fame.
Jesse Draper, who starred as the nanny on Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band from 2007 to 2009, is set to kick off the third season of her online talk show The Valley Girl Show. The first episode, which premieres on Thursday (July 29), features an interview with legendary CNN founder Ted Turner.
Later this season, the 26-year-old Draper will sit down with famed rapper and Twitter devotee M.C. Hammer, as well as the popular video blogger Sarah Austin and Kai Huang, the founder of RedOctane—which created the enormousely successful gaming franchise Guitar Hero.
The offbeat tech/business series Valley Girl is described on its Web site as “like an ‘Ellen Degeneres’ of business with a splash of pink and guests you would only see on Charlie Rose or MSNBC.” Indeed, the well connected Draper, whose father Timothy is venture capitalist Timothy C. Draper and whose aunt Polly appeared on the 1980s drama Thirtysomething, has scored interviews with big names before. Previous seasons have featured sitdowns with Scott McNealy, founder of S.U.N. Microsystems and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Draper and her team have also lined up several sponsors for this season’s Valley Girl, though many are West Coast/Hollywood based. Among the advertisers this season are Christina V Jewelry, the coffee shop chain Prolific Oven, the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, the venture capital firm D.F.J. and the accounting firm GROCO.
Take a look at the Ted Turner interview here.