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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, June 02, 2011

MTV: Jason & Jason's NSFW Nicknames


Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman ran into an interesting problem on the set of "Horrible Bosses." Both men are brilliant comedic actors, so casting them together was a wise decision. But with all of the fast-paced conversations that happen in moviemaking, how, exactly, was director Seth Gordon and his crew or costars like Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell supposed to differentiate between two leads with the same first name? During an MTV Sneak Peek Week Q&A, Jason and Jason (one of them is hosting this weekend's MTV Movie Awards) revealed the outrageously crude nicknames they developed to solve the problem. Watch the very much NSFW video here.

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