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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: Wahlberg Threatens Host

UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Mark Wahlberg has a message for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards host: Crack the wrong jokes, Russell Brand, and you'd better duck.

Speaking to MTV News backstage at the taping of Spike TV's "Guys Choice Awards" on Saturday night, the man whose real-life boxing skills were on display in "The Fighter" acknowledged that the English comedian has a reputation for being unpredictable. "I hope he does a good job," Wahlberg cautioned. "I hope he doesn't say nothin' smart about me, because he's going to 'unpredictably' get his ass whooped." CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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