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Ryan Buxton
Ryan Buxton is HuffPost Live's post-production news editor. Follow him on Twitter at @r_buxton.

Entries by Ryan Buxton

Christina Ricci: Rape Prevention Advocacy 'Not As Media Friendly' But 'Really Necessary, Especially Now'

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 9:29 AM

Christina Ricci wants more celebrities to use their public voice to speak out in support of the victims of rape.

The actress, who has also worked with Planned Parenthood, told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Thursday that she read about the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network...

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Liberty Tax CEO John Hewitt: Obamacare Is Bad For America But 'Phenomenal' For My Business

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 7:07 PM

During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski about his new book iCompete, Liberty Tax Service CEO John Hewitt shared what he sees as a problematic tension point concerning Obamacare, which he said caused "a collision of insurance and income tax." Hewitt doesn't support the Affordable...

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Tyrese Gibson Says The 'Furious 7' Cast Is 'Still Mourning' Paul Walker

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:36 PM

"Furious 7" was the franchise's "most challenging" film to make and promote because the cast is "still mourning" their late colleague Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson told HuffPost Live on Wednesday.

"Everything stopped. Everything shut down. Our first instinct was to quit and just let it go," Gibson said of the...

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The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

(37) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:22 PM

Tyrese has already made it clear that he wants to reunite with his "Baby Boy" co-star Taraji P. Henson on her breakout hit "Empire," and he explained to HuffPost Live on Wednesday why it hasn't happened yet.

"I was supposed to be on season one of 'Empire,' and...

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Witches Selling Spells Online Spark Ethical Debate

(109) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 6:27 PM

Enterprising witches, wiccans and occultists are setting up shop online, where customers can pay a fee to have a spell cast remotely on their behalf. Jaya Saxena, a writer for The Daily Dot, gave it a try when she bought a spell for better sex for $25 on...

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Learn An Entire Semester Of Campaign Finance Law In Less Than 4 Minutes

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 3:07 PM

As American elections become even more outrageously expensive, the advocacy group Public Citizen argues voters deserve to know who is making a financial play for influence in Washington. The think tank is asking President Obama to sign an executive order requiring all federal contractors to disclose...

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David Hasselhoff Keeps 'Sacks' Of Berlin Wall Pieces In His Closet

(11) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 3:22 PM

Pieces of the Berlin Wall are on display in museum galleries around the world, and there is also a small stock of remnants in quite an unlikely location: David Hasselhoff's closet.

The Hoff told HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Monday that he and his pals helped...

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Widower Says He's 'Learning To Smile Again' After His Wife Died In His Arms On Their Honeymoon

(78) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 10:41 AM

John McFadden was on his dream honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico when the worst possible tragedy struck: His new bride died right before his eyes.

It's been three months since John's wife Lindsey McFadden passed, but it seems "like yesterday" to him. Since her death, John has maintained a...

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Porn Star Stoya Says Adult Film Is 'Pretty Feminist' Compared To Hollywood Movies

(206) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 2:37 PM

It's no secret that Hollywood still struggles with creating significant, complex roles for women. But if you ask Stoya, the porn industry is a bit further ahead, the adult film star told HuffPost Live on Wednesday:

It's actually less of a rarity to see the lead female character...
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How Debi Mazar Stays 'Very Close' With Madonna After Years Of Fame And Friendship

(20) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 4:14 PM

The world has known Madonna as the Queen of Pop for decades, but few have the intimate understanding of the music icon that Debi Mazar does. The actress gave us a taste of what it's like to be best friends with one of the most famous people on...

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Melissa Joan Hart Doesn't Think Fans Would Have Liked The 'Clarissa Explains It All' Spinoff

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Melissa Joan Hart thinks it's for the best that the failed "Clarissa Explains It All" spinoff didn't make it to television, she told HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker on Tuesday.

After the iconic Nickelodeon series ended in 1994, producers created a pilot episode for "Clarissa Now," a spinoff that...

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HuffPost Live's 'Spoiler Alert' Explores The Complicated Truth About 'The Jinx'

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:57 PM

Most viewers agree the shocking finale of HBO's documentary series "The Jinx" was a stunning conclusion to a powerful piece of art, but the complicated timeline of how things actually happened has made the conversation infinitely more complex. That issue, combined with the outrage surrounding The...

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'Empire' Actress Grace Gealey Previews The Season Finale: 'It's Going To Be A Doozy'

(27) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 4:21 PM

If you've been watching "Empire" along with the rest of America, you already know to expect nothing short of fireworks on the two-hour season finale airing Wednesday on Fox. To prepare, HuffPost Live got a little preview of the episode on Monday from Grace Gealey, who...

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Actress Grace Gealey: 'Empire' Is 'Not Limited To The Black Experience'

(19) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 1:52 PM

Actress Grace Gealey has had her share of delicious, soapy drama as Anika Calhoun on Fox's breakout hit "Empire," but she's just as interested in the meaningful messages behind the series.

Gealey chatted with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski on Monday about the show's ability to start important conversations...

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Jai Courtney Unexpectedly Ran Into 'Insurgent' Co-Star Shailene Woodley At The Turkish Baths

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 6:11 PM

Jai Courtney shared with HuffPost Live that he recently ran into his "Insurgent" co-star Shailene Woodley in an unexpected location -- a Turkish bath.

Courtney celebrated his 29th birthday on Sunday, so when he joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani for a Monday interview, she asked about how he...

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Jai Courtney Isn't Modest About Explaining The 'Modesty Pouch' He Uses For Nude Scenes

(31) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 3:42 PM

Jai Courtney is pretty busy right now with "Insurgent," the second installment in the "Divergent" franchise, which hits theaters March 20. But he's also gearing up for the July release of "Terminator: Genisys," and that film required some careful consideration for a specific part of his anatomy, Courtney told HuffPost...

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'Senior Nomads' Discuss Finding The Perfect Post-Retirement Adventure On A Budget

(10) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 10:39 AM

When it came time for Debbie and Michael Campbell to decide how to spend their golden years, the couple was stumped. They knew they wanted "another adventure," but none of their ideas felt quite right.

"We had been sailors for a long time, and we thought about going into...

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Mike Tyson: 'Ronda Rousey Might Kick My Ass'

(123) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 6:10 PM

We already knew Manny Pacquiao thinks Ronda Rousey could take Floyd Mayweather Jr., and after Mike Tyson's HuffPost Live interview Thursday, we know the baddest man on the planet thinks Rousey may be able to take him, too.

During a conversation about Tyson's documentary "Champs," host Marc Lamont Hill showed...

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Biographer Andrew Morton's Plea To Americans: Let Monica Lewinsky Move On

(193) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Monica Lewinsky's friend and biographer Andrew Morton issued a request to Americans during his Tuesday interview with HuffPost Live: Stop using Monica to attack the Clintons.

It's been nearly 16 years since Morton published his Lewinsky biography Monica's Story, and he's still in close contact with his controversial subject. "We...

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When Beyonce Fans Attack: Inside The Beyhive

(26) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 6:59 PM

By now, this should be news to no one: You do not mess with Beyonce.

Kid Rock learned this firsthand when he sparked the fury of her fanatical fans after he dissed the "Drunk In Love" songstress during an interview with Rolling Stone, prompting her loyal followers to...

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