Death In Entertainment

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Kyle Ploof, Mark Mulkerron and Alejandro Dowling discuss Hollywood's murders, true crime, on-set deaths and more.

Bollywood's Khan Man: The Insane Story of Salman Khan (Episode 108)
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Indian actor Salman Khan became a Bollywood darling in the 1990’s. His career was on a steady climb until 2002— when Khan ran over 5 people and crashed his Toyota Land Cruiser into a bakery— killing one. This insane story has an even crazier ending. That’s today on Death in Entertainment.

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Cycling, Plastic Surgery and Murder: The Terrifying Case of Moriah Wilson (Episode 107)
11/23/2023

25 year old Moriah Wilson was the winningest woman in the American off-road cycling scene. She had energy, drive and charisma. And on May 11, 2022, she had 3 bullets shot into her. That's this week on Death in Entertainment.

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The Short Life of Child Actress Judith Barsi (Episode 106)
11/16/2023

Okay. I’m not even going to sugarcoat it. This is a sad episode. A life cut way too short. Selfishly and mercilessly. 

Judith Barsi was a prolific child actress who was the voice of many of our childhoods (The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven).  She was failed by her family, Hollywood and the world. That’s today on Death in Entertainment. Yep, yep, yep!

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Commercials of Death (Episode 105)
11/09/2023

American Television Commercials do everything they can to separate you from your money. But what happens when corporate advertisers kill the very people they use to sell you on their products? Come on down and find out today on Death in Entertainment.

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The Sudden Death of Matthew Perry: Could This BE Any More Shocking? (Minisode #6)
11/01/2023

Matthew Perry is dead at age 54 after a long history of substance abuse. He was found unresponsive in his hot tub after an apparent drowning due to cardiac arrest. More details to come on his exact cause of death.

Perry had a career filled with hits (a little show called FRIENDS...hello!!!), misses (best we forget THE WHOLE TEN YARDS) and everything in between (STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP). In 2022, he published a brutally honest memoir called FRIENDS, LOVERS AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING, which focuses on his never-ending battle with drug addiction. 

We were r...


Bones Over Boston: The 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular! The Boston Strangler, The Craigslist Killer and Christopher Keeley (Episode 104)
10/25/2023

What’s doin’, deados? It’s that time of year again: Pats Football and Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Stah-bucks. Oh and it’s Halloween! Welcome to Spooktacular numbah 3! In past episodes, we toldja about The Plainfield Ghoul, The Halloween Killer and The Milwaukee Cannibal. But now it’s time to put Wisconsin in the rearview, because we’re bookin’ it to Beantown for a brand new Trilogy of Terror! It’s gonna be a real pissa!

First up, is the gripping tale of The Boston Strangler, pun very much intended. Next, we post a spine-chilling account of the Craigslist K...


The Truth Behind The Horror: Real Stories That Inspired The Scariest Movies (Episode 103)
10/19/2023

As you watch a great Horror Movie, your heart begins to beat faster. There’s a fluttering in the pit of your stomach. Your throat is dry. Your palms are damp. Suddenly a chill runs down your spine.  You clutch the person next to you. You tell yourself: it’s only a movie. But in some cases, it’s not just a movie.

On this spooky episode, we discuss the true stories that inspired three terrifying classics: Halloween, The Exorcist and A Nightmare on Elm Street. This is the most fun you'll ever have BEING SCARED!


Brad Renfro: Chewed Up and Spit Out By Hollywood...and Bryan Singer (Episode 102)
10/12/2023

 Actor Brad Renfro (The Client, Bully) came from a Knoxville, Tennessee Trailer Park to become one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood.  Known for his tough gritty demeanor and solid screen presence, Brad was at the top of his game until his addictions slowly chipped at a once-promising movie career and eventually killed him at the age of 25.

We explore all that plus the disturbing allegations that director Bryan Singer behaved inappropriately towards Renfro on and off the set of a major Hollywood movie. Could that have led to his downfall? Find out today on Death in...


Delphi, Indiana 2: Electric Boogaloo (Episode 101)
10/06/2023

In 2022, Richard Allen was arrested for the murders of Abby Williams and Liberty German. Many people were ready to close the case and move on. They had to have gotten the right guy, right? That was the attitude many people had until a bombshell court document dropped in September of 2023 that pins the murders on multiple residents who belong to a murderous pagan cult. We’re going back to Delphi. That's today on Death in Entertainment.


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100th Episode Extravaganza! Clips, Stories and Even Some Surprises (Episode 100)
09/28/2023

In 2021, the DIE Podcast and the world was never the same. Welcome to the 100th Episode Celebration! Join hosts Kyle, Mark and Alejandro as they look back and ask themselves, "Well, how did we get here?" Get ready for lots of fun clips, stories and even a few surprises. 

That's happening right here, right now on Death in Entertainment!  

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Rebecca Gayheart's Wild Ride (Episode 99)
09/22/2023

By the time Actress Reebecca Gayheart was 28 years old, she had a successful movie career-- a big time Hollywood director boyfriend--  and a bright future ahead of her.  That was until one day she got behind the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and caused an accident that would end the life of a young boy and put her in court. This week on Death in Entertainment.

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Hollywood Ripper UPDATE: Danny Masterson Victim Drops BOMBSHELL About Ashton Kutcher Amid Apology Fallout (Minisode #5)
09/13/2023

It's been a tough week for Ashton Kutcher. On Thursday 9/7/23, his best friend Danny Masterson was sentence to 30 years to life in prison for sex crimes. The next day, character letters written to the judge asking for leniency when sentencing Masterson were made public. The most prominent supporters were none other than Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Hollywood power couple and both former co-stars of Masterson on That 70s Show. The public outcry was loud and forced them to issue an ill-received apology.

One of Masterson's victims, his former girlfriend Chrissie Bixler, was among the outraged after...


This is 9/11: A Pop Culture-Infused Ride Through America’s Darkest Days (Episode 98)
09/12/2023

Was it all just a dream? On the Eleventh of September, 2001, a date that will live in infamy, New York City was attacked…and the world would never be the same. Nor would the entertainment industry. You see, when those towers came down they also knocked over a domino that shook up Hollywood like a giant etch-a-sketch. 

Join us for a pop culture-infused ride through America’s darkest days. This is life. This is us. This is 9/11!

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Ashton Kutcher: Witness to the Hollywood Ripper (Episode 97)
08/30/2023

A young ingenue, a fast-rising actor, and a heinous serial killer. All 3 intersected on the night of February 21, 2001. 

Ashley Ellerin was on cloud nine as she was getting ready to attend a post-Grammys party with That 70s Show star Ashton Kutcher. But her dream date soon turned into a nightmare thanks to the Hollywood Ripper. This is a tale so twisted, not even the darkest horror screenwriter’s mind could conjure this up! 

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Trevor Moore: The Whitest Kid U' Knew - Mysterious Death of a Comedy Star (Episode 96)
08/23/2023

Trevor Moore was known as a hilarious sketch comedian, TV Host, and all-around great guy.   His off-the-wall humor and great screen presence made him a standout in his comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' Know.  During the insanity of the COVID 19 quarantine, Trevor mysteriously fell to his death at his home in Los Angeles. To this day, no one is certain as to exactly what happened.  

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Owen Hart's Unexpected Fall (Episode 95)
08/23/2023

Owen Hart was born into wrestling royalty. Fighting his way out of the shadow cast by his older brother— Bret the hitman Hart— Owen became one of the most respected and hated international wrestlers of the 90’s..until it all came crashing down. That’s today on Death in Entertainment.

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The Unsolved Murder of Barbara Colby (Episode 94)
08/10/2023

Barbara Colby was a talented television, film and Broadway actress. Her infectious personality and hard work spawned relationships with the likes of Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman and Jack Klugman. All signs pointed to her becoming a superstar until she was tragically murdered in Los Angeles, California at the age of 36. That’s today on Death in Entertainment.

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Ernest Goes To Heaven: The Jim Varney Story (Episode 93)
08/03/2023

Howdy folks, golly do we have a doozy for you today. It’s the story of Jim Varney. He was one heck of a versatile performer. The man could go from Shakespeare to Slapstick like green grass through a goose. In the 80 and 90s, his Commercials, TV Shows and Movies were everywhere!  

His signature character Ernest P. Worrell captured the hearts of millions with his hilarious antics, lovable personality and memorable catchphrases. Knowhatimean? But like any great ride, it ended far too soon. 

This episode will be filled with laughs, gasps and plenty of nostalgia. And...


National Lampoon's Doug Kenney (Episode 92)
07/27/2023

Comedy writer and humorist Doug Kenney completely changed the American comedic landscape.  After co-founding Harvard and National Lampoon-- he brought a specific dark and twisted satire that gave comedy, and brought himself to,  a dangerous edge. Today on Death in Entertainment.

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Disney Deaths: A Morbid Guide To The Happiest Place On Earth (Episode 91)
07/20/2023

Once upon a time in a faraway land, where it’s flat and immense, and the heat is intense, a man named Walt Disney built a theme park. It’s a magical place where millions of people gather to hang out with Mickey Mouse and wait in long lines while gobbling down overpriced funnel cakes. They say it’s the happiest place on earth. Or is it?

There’s a myth that nobody dies at Disney World. Not only is that a bunch of horse pucky, but there’s actually been a high number of onsite fatalities through th...


Amy Winehouse: Fade to Black (Episode 90)
07/12/2023

Singers like Amy Winehouse don't come around very often. She was an old soul with a new sound.  A unique blend of Jazz and RnB with a bite. Her songs resonated with millions of fans, telling deeply personal tales of love and heartbreak. 

Amy exploded onto the world's stage in the mid-2000s, becoming the music industry's "It Girl." But it was over almost as soon as it began. Drug addiction, a toxic relationship and relentless media coverage would be her downfall. And unfortunately, when they tried to make her go to rehab, she said No, No, No...


Storm Chasers: Twister of Fate (Episode 89)
07/06/2023

Storm Chasers was a popular show about, well, take a wild guess. Thrusting audiences into the eye of the storm, dozens of scientists, cameramen, producers and medical personnel, risked their lives over five seasons to bring us footage unable to be captured anywhere else. That was until the biggest tornado ever recorded took the lives of three team members: Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and Carl Young.

It's as thrilling as the hit movie Twister except it's real!  


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DIEPOD Investigates: The Snapchat Murders of Delphi, Indiana (Episode 88)
06/28/2023

Delphi, Indiana, a small, woodsy town north of Indianapolis, became the site of two of the most notorious murders of recent memory. Originally dubbed the Snapchat Murders, local teens Abby Williams and Liberty German caught their killer on video just before being lured to their deaths. So why did it take 5 years to figure out who was responsible?

In this episode, the guys go over every theory and, as a bonus, Kyle recounts his own experience visiting the murder scene. He was a stranger in a strange land. You have to hear his story to believe it...


Contract Killer: The Insane Story of Woody Harrelson's Dad (Episode 87)
06/22/2023

Charles Harrelson— father of famous actor Woody Harrelson— was arrested for 3 separate murders. But was he set up by the very CIA he claims to have worked for? Find out this week on Death in Entertainment

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Hollywood Urban Legends Vol. 2: Blue's Clues, Avril Lavigne, Ghost Boy & More! (Episode 86)
06/15/2023

Welcome to another special edition of the DIEPOD. Today we’re picking up right where we left off and returning to the darkest corners of Hollywood lore. 

So get ready for another helping of outlandish Urban Legends. Was Singer Avril Lavigne replaced by a doppelganger named Melissa? Does the ghost of a little boy appear in the movie Three Men and a Baby? Did Steve from Blue's Clues really die of a heroin overdose? All those questions and more will be answered on this episode!

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Hollywood Urban Legends: The Mournful Munchkin, Mama Cass, Mikey the Child Star & More! (Episode 85)
06/10/2023

Welcome to a special edition of Death in Entertainment! The rumor mill is buzzing about this week’s episode. A friend of a friend of a friend says the subject is Urban Legends. And I’m happy to report that the whispers are absolutely true. 

Today we’ll be sharing and debunking the most outlandish stories that have circulated through Hollywood for decades. Did Mikey from the Life cereal commercials die from mixing pop rocks and soda? Is that a real scream in the song Love Rollercoaster? Did Mama Cass really choke on a ham sandwich? 

For...


Trial by Media: The People vs The Menendez Brothers | PART TWO (Episode 84)
05/31/2023

Fasten your seatbelts because Menendez Mania continues!  After months of living large, the brothers were finally arrested in 1990 and charged with the murder of their parents.  To quote the tagline for the TV movie: "Was it fear that made them kill or was it simply greed?" 

The trial began in 1993 and became a media sensation when it was broadcast live on cable in the heyday of trash talk shows and tabloid television.  Erik and Lyle  Menendez became household names -- and national punchlines. Their public image of being spoiled rich brats would take a turn, however, when they...


The Menendez Brothers: A Nightmare On Elm Drive | PART ONE (Episode 83)
05/25/2023

What do The Cheesecake Factory, the movie Batman and a couple of shotguns have in common? All three of them are important details in this week's episode!

It was a crime that sent shock waves through Beverly Hills. On August 20, 1989, Jose Menendez, a wealthy movie mogul, and his wife Kitty were murdered in their million-dollar mansion. The killers? Their own sons, Erik and Lyle.  Were they bad seeds or was this a bad family? 

In part one of our series, we dissect the madness of the Menendez family. It's a story of money, privilege and po...


Episode 82 - Family Feud Host Ray Combs
05/18/2023

Ray Combs came to Hollywood full of energy-- ready to take on the comedy world hoping to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Johnny Carson. Within a few years he would get an agent, became host of a hit game show, and was found dead at the age of 40. This week on Death in Entertainment.

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Episode 81- The Murder of NFL Quarterback Steve McNair
05/10/2023

NFL great Steve McNair had it all until July 4th, 2009 when he was found murdered next to a seemingly unconnected woman.  This week on Death in Entertainment. 

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Episode 80 - Freddie Mercury Part 2: The Party's Over
05/03/2023

Welcome to the final chapter of the Freddie Mercury saga! 

Throughout the 1970s, as Queen became the biggest band in the world, Mr. Mercury was having a good time and he didn’t want to stop at all. Then came the 1980s and a terrifying epidemic that would bring the party to a dead halt. Although under enormous pressure, Freddie wasn’t ready to bite the dust and he kept on fighting until the end. As they say in the business: the show must go on.


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Episode 79 - Freddie Mercury Part 1: Having A Good Time
04/26/2023

When you think of true Rock Royalty, there’s one name that comes to mind: Freddie Mercury - the man, the myth, the mustache. As the flamboyant frontman of Queen, he was a shooting star leaping through the sky, defying the laws of gravity and having a ball. But tragically, he would burn out far too soon. 

In this special 2 part episode, we’ll be exploring the real life of a Musical Champion and the terrible circumstances that led to his death on a quiet Sunday afternoon in 1991. If you're looking for a feel-good fantasy, go watch the m...


Episode 78 - Christina Parcell and The Rose Petal Murder
04/21/2023

On October 13, 2021-- the town of Greer, South Carolina, was rocked by a horrific murder that opened a series of investigations darker than anyone could ever imagine. This week on Death in Entertainment.

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Episode 77 - Get Off or Die Tryin': The Story of INXS's Michael Hutchence
04/13/2023

Michael Hutchense was the leader of pop-rock phenomenon INXS. After a tragic head injury, life would never be the same until his untimely demise on November 22, 1997. This week on Death in Entertainment.

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Episode 76 - Anna Nicole Smith: The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
04/09/2023

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Anna Nicole Smith was one of the most photographed and talked about figures in the entertainment business. She captivated the media with her striking good looks, wild antics and enormous, uh, personality. But it all came to a crashing end in February 2007, when Smith was found dead of a prescription drug overdose. Her last months were filled with chaos and tragedy. And her death made her more famous than ever. 

Today we’ll be exploring her highs and lows: From her days as a Playboy Playmate to becoming a Hot Mess Reality TV...


Episode 75 - Did Robert Blake Murder His Wife Bonny Lee Bakley?
04/06/2023

On May 4th, 2001, Actor Robert Blake's second wife Bonny Lee Bakley was shot dead in Studio City, California, outside Vitello's, his favorite Italian restaurant. She had a long trail of broken hearts and stolen credit cards. Could it have been a jilted former lover? Or was Robert involved? In this episode, we attempt to solve one of Hollywood's biggest murder cases ever! So grab your plate of Fusilli pasta and pop open that bottle of Chianti because it's time to get LOST on the Diepod HIGHWAY!

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Episode 74 - 80's Star Dana Plato: Sex, Lies and Video Stores
03/22/2023

80's TV star Dana Plato had career ups and downs before her untimely death-- one day after a fateful interview with Howard Stern. This week on Death in Entertainment.

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Episode 73 - Bridge of Death: A Deep Dive into a Controversial Documentary
03/16/2023

The Golden Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized landmarks of all time, spanning over a mile and a half lengthwise and 746 feet high. It's as majestic as it is gigantic, making a very popular site for tourists the world over. 

On a darker note, the bridge is also a magnet for suicide jumpers. In 2004, a filmmaker shot 10,000 hours of footage and managed to capture 23 people who jumped to their deaths. The result is a fascinating and morbid documentary that's hard to watch, yet just as hard to look away from.  Hear the full story, this we...


Episode 72 - The Instagram Lookalike Killer
03/09/2023

On August 16, 2022, the body of 24 year old German woman, Sharahban K, was discovered in the back seat of her abandoned Mercedes. But was it really her? This is the story of the Instagram Doppelganger Killer.

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Episode 71 - Corey Haim: From Hollywood to Hell
03/04/2023

Corey Haim was one of the biggest stars of the 1980s.  As the years went on Corey became consumed with drug abuse and dwindling opportunities.  This week on Death in Entertainment.

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