“I’ve Learned Perspective Is Extremely Significant:” A TDQ Q&A With Krystin Goodwin

Krystin Goodwin

Today we talk to Krystin Goodwin , multi-media journalist and actress.

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with red carpet interviewer and actress Krystin Goodwin. Krystin spoke to us about her work in the upcoming “Transformers” prequel “Bumblebee,” going back and forth between interviewer and interviewee and her love of dinosaur movies. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Krystin Goodwin: 

The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be in show business?

Kristin Goodwin: I’ve always loved telling stories. Growing up I spent a lot of time writing scripts and convincing friends to act with me in skits. We would put on shows for family members and neighbors. When I got to high school I played a lot of sports, but ended up auditioning for a musical theater group and fell for performing. We traveled the country singing and dancing. There’s something so alluring about telling or portraying a tale whether fiction or fact. 

TDQ: Who was your favorite actress growing up?

KG: Jessica Alba. I idolized her character Max in “Dark Angel.” She played a petite genetically-enhanced, trained super-soldier who rides motorcycles and beat up criminals twice her size. As a 5’2″ youngster with the attitude of a 6’3″ nose tackle I was hooked!  It’s the first powerful, inspirational heroine character I remember watching.
TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?
KG: My favorite movie growing up was “Jurassic Park.” It terrified me, but I’ve always been fascinated by natural history, dinosaurs…and space. I must have watched this film fifty times as a kid. 
Krystin Goodwin

Krystin Goodwin has her roots in the world of broadcasting.

TDQ: Who are your influences?
KG: It may sound cliche, but my parents are such positive influences in my life. They’ve worked so hard in their careers, had their own business and taught me the significance of trying your best and celebrating life. I’m so thankful for their guidance and support. 
TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?
KG: The best advice I’ve ever received is a quote from Henry Ford. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” A former boss and mentor first told me this, and it has stuck with me ever since. I’ve been in some challenging situations interacting with many different types of people. When it comes to achieving a goal, whether it be getting the interview out in the field or getting the job, I’ve learned perspective is extremely significant.  
TDQ: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?
KG: The news and entertainment industry are very competitive. The worst advice is hearing “that seems unlikely” or “too difficult” to go after. Achieving is all about risks. There will always be “what if” questions, but what’s scarier is not going after what you want out of fear. A chance is always better than a definite “No.” I feel you want to surround yourself with people who believe in you and respect you. 
Krystin Goodwin

Krystin Goodwin’s broadcasting experience has been called on several times for roles where she plays a broadcaster on the other side of the camera. Well…It’s the same side of the camera. The other side of the microphone? No. You get the idea.

TDQ: Tell us about your upcoming role in “Bumblebee”
KG: I’m so grateful to play a small part in this story. The film takes place in the late 80s, so I play a version of myself with MUCH bigger hair covering the action among shape-shifting aliens. I had such an incredible time on set!
TDQ: Besides movies, you’re also in the new CBS Interactive series “Tell Me a Story.” What can you tell us about your work in that show?
KG: Thank you so much! I can’t say too much about this particular role yet, but overall it has been a busy year. I’ve been traveling a lot this fall. I spent some time back in New York for a role in a pilot which debuts early next year. I also recently worked on Hulu’s horror anthology series from Blumhouse “Into the Dark” which features spooky stories inspired by the holidays.  
TDQ: Do you think your experience as a red carpet host on Fox News Los Angeles has helped you or hurt you in doing press interviews for your work in TV and movies?
KG: It’s funny…I’ve spent most of my career being the interviewer; digging up details in an attempt to tell compelling stories. Being the interviewee feels a bit peculiar but I’m thankful to be featured and I’m really enjoying it. 
TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?
KG: I’ve been lucky enough to work with some really talented people. I hope to develop my craft and be offered the opportunity to take on more challenging roles. 
Learn more about Krystin on her Facebook page and be sure to follow her on Twitter.

Prolific Comic Book Creator And Writer Stan Lee Dies At 95

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, right, with RECOiL writer/director/actor and Brian DiMaio, left. DiMaio was a fixture in the offices of Stan Lee for more than a decade starting in the mid 1950s. DiMaio read hundreds of comics for the Comics Code Authority. Years later it would be discovered that DiMaio never worked for the CCA. He just wanted to read comics before they came out and for free.

Los Angeles—Comic book creator and writer Stan Lee, famed for creating such Marvel superhero mainstays as “The Incredible Hulk,” “Spider-Man” and “The X-Men,” died Monday. He was 95.

Lee was known for making cameos in the films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in such classics as “Iron Man,” “The Avengers,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “RECOiL” and “Spider-Man.”

He also appeared on the small screen in TV shows like “Chuck,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Entourage.”

Lee served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in July 2017. He is survived by his daughter, J.C.


“This Industry Is Never Easy:” A TDQ Q&A With Filmmaker Paulina Lagudi

Paulina Lagudi

Paulina Lagudi is a multi faceted filmmaker who, lists, among others, Steve McQueen as a major inspiration. But, before you jump to conclusions think less “The Great Escape” and more “12 Years a Slave.”

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with filmmaker Paulina Lagudi. Paulina spoke to us about her production company, Jax Productions, her latest movie, “Mail Order Monster” and who influenced her as a filmmaker. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Paulina Lagudi: 

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite filmmaker growing up?

PL: It’s hard to say who my favorite filmmaker growing up was. I had favorite actors when I was a kid, but I think the filmmaker that really influenced me when I was in college was Steve McQueen…the director not the actor.

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?

PL: My favorite movie growing up was “Life is Beautiful” (La Vita è Bella) by Roberto Benign. I saw that film at a really young age, and it truly impacted me forever. It was a lesson on storytelling I didn’t quite understand until I got older. The use of comedy was such a brilliant device in those horrific circumstances in order to protect the innocence of a child.

TDQ: What made you decide to become a filmmaker?

PL: Cooper Ulrich, my fiancé, was the one that told me I could and should do this. But I’ve always had a fascination with storytelling and human psychology. I think filmmaking ended up being just a natural outlet for this fascination.

TDQ: Who are your influences?

PL: I have so many influences. My family and the world we live in are my influences for stories, but the storytellers I’m influenced and inspired by are: Steve McQueen, Guillermo Del Toro, Denis Villeneuve, Antonio Campos.

TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?

PL: Say little. Do much.

TDQ: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?

PL: Oh geez, this list is too long. Before production of “Mail Order Monster”, a PR guy told me that ‘the female filmmaker thing is dead and I shouldn’t use that as part of advertising my film.’

Paulina Lagudi - Mail Order Monster

In Paulina Lagudi’s film Mail Order Monster a young girl enlists the help of a monster she orders through the mail to help her through some tough times. You can probably find a monster on Amazon if you looked hard enough but you could just buy or rent Mail Order Monster and probably save yourself from some messy high jinks to clean up after.

TDQ: Tell us about your latest movie, “Mail Order Monster”

PL: The log line for the film is “A girl seeks help and guidance from a robot monster to cope with the bullies at school and her father’s new girlfriend.” It’s a family, sci-fi, adventure drama that is loosely based on my own life. My stepmother came into my life when I was about 13 and my siblings and I grew up with a single dad for a long time. It’s a true indie and I really hope audiences enjoy the “indie-ness” of it as well as the messages in the story.

TDQ: What project are you working on next?

PL: I’ve been doing a lot of writing. Currently been hired to write another feature as well as working on some fun projects of my own both in the branded, commercial space and narrative.

TDQ: Has the entertainment industry become more welcoming to female filmmakers since you started your career, or do you think it is it still just as difficult?

PL: A little bit of both. People are way more willing to get a female filmmaker involved in a project or in the room, but this industry is never easy. We cannot rely on our gender to get us a job. Content standards are higher and with the democratization of the content, the competition pool becomes bigger.

TDQ: Where do you see yourself and Jax Productions in five years?

PL: Hopefully still creating, but on a bigger scale.

Learn more about Paulina and Jax Productions at her website, and be sure and follow her on Instagram

“I Follow My Own Moral Compass And Like To Do Unto Others As They Would Do Unto Me:” A TDQ Q&A With Doctor Eduard Valenzuela

Dr Eduard Valenzuela

Pediatrician Dr. Eduard Valenzuela is known by his patients as Dr. Eddie. Dr. Eddie, here with his family, is the creator of Dr. Eddies Happy Cappy medicated shampoo.

We caught up with pediatrician and entrepreneur Dr. Eduard Valenzuela. Dr. Eddie spoke to us about his shampoo, Happy Cappy, why he became a pediatrician, and shared his rap skills with us. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Doctor Eduard Valenzuela: 
The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be a doctor?
Eduard Valenzuela: I grew up seeing my dad, a family practice doctor, taking care of people and he enjoyed taking care of people, and they were happy to be taken care of by him, and it seemed like a great fit for my personality. 
TDQ: Are there any other doctors in your family?
EV: My mom is also a registered nurse.
TDQ: What made you decide to focus on pediatrics?
EV: In med school you rotate through all the specialties and when I landed in pediatrics I really fit in with the personalities of my teachers, and I enjoy children. 
TDQ: Who are your influences?
EV: I follow my own moral compass and like to do unto others as they would do unto me. When it comes to news I like NPR, Flipboard the news aggregator and I enjoy KCRW in Los Angeles for music. 
TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?
EV: “Hard work pays off!”
TDQ:  What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?
EV: I was kind of a pain in the butt when I was younger. Some people thought I would never make it to med school, and luckily I paid no heed and pressed on!
Dr. Eddies Happy Cappy

We’ve all been there. Mom takes off your adorable knit hat only to reveal embarrassing flakes. Ask your mommy or daddy to buy Dr. Eddies Happy Cappy to treat your seborrheic dermatitis with and FDA approved ingredient while soothing skin with a host of natural ingredients.

TDQ: Your shampoo won the 2018 National Parenting Product Award, what can you tell us about Happy Cappy Shampoo?
EV: It’s da bomb! Happy Cappy first emerged 10 months ago as a medicated shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis that has eliminated flakes on thousands of scalps in children of all ages. With over 120 reviews on Amazon and a 4.5 rating we are happy to have brought joy to many families. Of note, many people refer to seborrheic dermatitis as “cradle cap.” Our newest offering, the Daily Shampoo & Body Wash is a dermatologist tested, pediatrician-designed moisturizing cleanser that soothes dry, itchy, irritated, sensitive skin for children of all ages, and we are very grateful that the good people over at the National Parenting Products Awards (NAPPA) thought so highly of us. An excellent sensitive skin care regimen should avoid scent and color. Those with eczema should have a fragrance-free and dye free shampoo and body wash. Our Daily Shampoo & Body Wash does just this. Formulated with oatmeal extract, licorice root extract, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and provitamin B5 for soothing relief, Happy Cappy replenishes essential moisture with a luxurious lather leaving skin feeling clean, soft, and hydrated. All Happy Cappy shampoos are free of fragrance, dye, paraben, and sulfates to avoid irritation. For your readers who enjoy science… Happy Cappy has a mildly acidic pH (unlike most other soaps) to match the pH of normal skin, which preserves the barrier function, and antimicrobial activity of skin. The reference can be found on our website. 
TDQ: Is it available in stores, or only online?
EV: It presently is available on Amazon, but come March 2019 we will be found in a couple very large nationwide retailers. Details to follow!
TDQ: What advice would you give an entrepreneur trying to break into an-already saturated market like children’s shampoo?
EV: It is not easy.
TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?
EV: Hopefully enjoying my family, working at my pediatric job a couple days a week, continuing to spread the good word about Happy Cappy and taking lots of lovely vacations!!!! 
Learn more about Happy Cappy Shampoo at their website, and enjoy this rap video by Dr. Eddie about his shampoo. 

“Suspended” Ohio State Football Coach Had Plenty Of Other Career Options If University Had Found The Guts To Actually Hold Him Accountable And Fire Him

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer: Full of bologna?

Columbus, OH—A source close to the current head football coach at Ohio State University (for you Buckeye fans out there, we know how you refer to the school. Don’t worry.) has told The Daily Quarterly that even though it was possible, somehow that he may have been fired after the farcical “investigation” into his knowledge of how horrible a person Zach Smith appears to be, he really didn’t lose much sleep over it, as he knew he had lots of other job options available to him thanks to his vast network of contacts and connections. 

“He was sweating it a little, sure,” the source said. “But only a little, because of the hassle and the fact he may have to pack up and move to another, though likely bigger, house. But he was in no way, shape or form concerned that any findings of his ‘bosses’ (air-quotes) would negatively impact him in any way, shape or form.”

The source also said that there were any number of other jobs that the coach could get with just a phone call, including politician, news broadcaster or college basketball coach. The coach “is quite close (to) and very good friends with Brian Williams, and they spoke pretty much daily during his time off. He also had connections with numerous politicians, not only in Ohio, but Florida and Utah as well, where he crossed paths with a number of state senators and governors and other lifelong politicians. And many, many of them have said that he would fit in seamlessly in their world. He could fun for just about any office anywhere in the country and be successful.” 

The report released by the “investigators” helped support recent “mis-remembrances” and “half-truths” and whatnot, by confirming they didn’t think he “knowingly lied.” The source said the coach may have had a hand in that particular language. “He long ago came to terms with the fact that there was absolutely no room in his life for integrity, compassion or morals. Winning is all that matters, and he’s in the right place for that frame of mind. He’s fine. Courtney Smith didn’t help him win games. Bottom line.”