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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, March 16, 2012

MTV: 'The Secret Circle' Recap: 'Lucky'

Last night's episode of "The Secret Circle" made hay with that old saying about things that are both a blessing and a curse. You see, it turns out that star-crossed lovers Cassie and Adam (who closed the episode with some sexytimes so hot, an entire murder of crows started cawing over the roof) aren't "Lucky" to be in love so much as cursed. Yes, the whole "written in the stars" thing working against these two family bloodlines was just one of the many revelations that came courtesy of broody John Blackwell, Cassie's back-from-the-dead dad who also happened to drop some knowledge about who was behind the old-school boat fire and why.

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