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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, September 21, 2012

MTV: Christina Aguilera

When I walked up to Christina Aguilera's house, I thought to myself, "Do all of these places just look the same, or was this Ozzy's house?" Sure enough, it was the same house where I interviewed Ozzy Osbourne almost 10 years ago. He showed me the recording studio in his backyard, where the engineer cranked Sabbath's "After Forever."

This time it was Christina sitting in the same studio. She's changed the decor, but she kept the crosses on the doorknobs. She has a sweet GNR pinball machine, too.

HERE is Christina telling me about her "bad girl" image in her new video and in the past. And HERE we are speaking about about how the contestants on "The Voice" helped inspire her new album.

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