TVLine Items: Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dead at 34, Denis Leary Adapts UK Series, and More

Jackass prankster Ryan Dunn was killed early Monday morning as the result of a fatal car crash in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. He was 34.

Dunn, who costarred in MTV’s Jackass series as well as all three films, and an unidentified passenger lost their lives around 3 am, when his 2007 Porsche somehow veered off a road and became engulfed in flames. TMZ first reported the sad news.

“We’re deeply saddened by the passing of a member of the MTV family, Ryan Dunn,” MTV said in a statement via Twitter. “Our hearts and thoughts are with his friends and family.”

Dunn most recently hosted G4’s Proving Ground, which premiered last week — just six days before his death.

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• Denis Leary has lined up his first post-Rescue Me writing gig, partnering with USA Network to develop a U.S. adaptation of the British series Sirens. Leary will co-write and executive-produce the half-hour pilot, which showcases both the “humorous antics and dramatic conflicts” of a group of paramedics.

Live with Regis and Kelly is currently throwing around just three names to replace departing daytime host Philbin, sources tell The Wall Street Journal: American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, and Ripa’s real-life hubby/former All My Children scene partner, Mark Consuelos.

• Marie Osmond will be joining the cast of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful later this year, Entertainment Tonight confirms. “You only have One life to live, and All My Children asked me to do a soap, so I’m doing The Bold and the Beautiful,” Osmond joked, revealing her new gig at Sunday’s Daytime Emmys. (Added bonus: B&B won Outstanding Drama Series at the festivities.)

• Spike TV has renewed Auction Hunters for a 26-episode third season, which will include a one-hour live episode.

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