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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

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MTV: 'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Talks Replacing Simon Cowell

BEVERLY HILLS, California — The Rocket Man in the judge's seat? At Elton John's annual Oscars viewing party, Kara DioGuardi weighed in on rumors that the big party's legendary host may replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol" next season. READ THE REST OF MY REPORT HERE.

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