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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

Sunday, June 03, 2012

MTV Movie Awards: Russell Brand

UNIVERSAL CITY, California — " 'Twilight'! 'Hunger Games'! These words generate goodwill."

Indeed they do, Mr. Brand! Proving he knows the MTV Movie Awards audience well, this year's host frequently retreated into the phrases "Twilight!" and "Hunger Games!" to liven up the audience, but he didn't need to. His opening monologue simply killed as the motormouthed English comedian launched into a rapid-fire set playfully attacking a wide variety of targets including Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, John Travolta, MTV, his own short-lived "celebrity marriage" to Katy Perry and ... Michael Fassbender's penis.

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