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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

Friday, May 28, 2010

MTV: "Scream 4" Cast, "American Idol" & More



I worked on several stories for MTV yesterday. First and foremost, I reported on some "Scream 4" casting news; Gemma Arterton (who will always be Bond girl Straberry Fields to me) and her action-oriented role choices; the news that "American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox broke up with her boyfriend the morning of the finale where she lost to Lee DeWyze and finally, the fact that the "American Idol" finale suffered its worst ratings since the very first season in 2002.

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