Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Diablo Cody's "Red Band Trailer" Talk Show

How much do I love it when Hollywood bigwigs go online and try to put on a show?

Muchly, as it is usually a highly entertaining slow-motion accident.

Except, this online interview show called “Red Band Trailer,” hosted by Diablo Cody earns the official BoomTown seal of adorkability.

Oddly enough, the Oscar-winning writer and director seems to want to break into the little time: Web shows!

It does look great and I like that she goes almost 10 minutes. And, although very star-friendly and things ramble, Cody is not bad at interviewing. (Also, cool tats!)

The name is a pun on red band trailers, which are put on naughty or gross films, but also because the talk show is conducted in Cody’s vintage Airstream trailer. There is also, of course, a Tiki bar.

But we’ll embrace the kitsch–here’s her first effort with actor Adam Brody, called “Madam, I’m Adam”:


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— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik