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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Thursday, February 25, 2010

MTV: Brittany Murphy Was Not Dangerously Thin, Showed No Signs Of Substance Abuse


Brittany Murphy died from a combination of pneumonia, anemia and prescription medication, according to the Los Angeles Coroner's report released Thursday (February 25). The report's findings should dispel gossip that the "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress abused alcohol and illegal drugs or was dangerously underweight. READ THE REST OF MY REPORT HERE.

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