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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Says He Would’ve Laughed at Cardi B’s Spoof

Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece says her uncle might’ve actually gotten a kick out of Cardi B’s ‘Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement’ skit, but the real-life iconic women wouldn’t be laughing. We talked to Alveda King — whose father was Dr.…

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Cardi B Plays Coretta Scott King in ‘Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement’

Cardi B playing Coretta Scott King will be the most unforgettable and hilarious thing you see today — it will also be the most inappropriate. Guaranteed. Cardi stepped into the role of Martin Luther King Jr.’s late wife for a skit called “Real…

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Shahs of Sunset Season 7 Episode 4 Recap: Javid Shah: Long Live the King

It was time for Mercedes Javid to say goodbye to her father on Shahs of Sunset Season 7 Episode 4, and it resulted in the most emotional episode of this Bravo reality series yet. 

If you watch Shahs of Sunset online, you know that MJ has been hoping that her father would get better in time to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day. 

In a tragic twist of fate, he passed away, but MJ continued to try and plan her wedding day while simultaneously trying to process the fact that her father was gone. 

MJ wanted to try on some wedding dresses, so she Reza Farahan and Mike Shouhed made their way to Orange County, and MJ wasted no time in trying on some of the dresses. 

Reza and Mike realized there was something amiss with MJ when she disappeared inside a dressing room, and did not come back out for some time. 

“No, I’m not okay,” Mercedes sobbed from the inside. 

“I just wanted to share this with my father,” she said through the tears to her friends as she wore a wedding dress. 

“My dad isn’t going to walk me down the aisle. Boom, crash,” she said in a one-to-one with audiences, addressing the fact that there was no way he could walk her down the aisle. 

The episode was a somber one for sure, and it was evident that MJ’s father had a profound impact on all of the cast members. 

While everyone was fighting through the grief, Mona celebrated her birthday with her friends. 

If you watch Shahs of Sunset online, you know that Nema, Mona’s brother, was getting close to GG at the top of Shahs of Sunset Season 7

The issue was that Nema was in a relationship with a woman named Erica, but he went ahead and tried to romance GG. 

He even asked GG to meet up with him for a date when the group returned from a trip to a ski resort. Erica managed to keep her cool, but it was very awkward. 

GG was confused because Erica seemed perfect and very much Nema’s type on paper, so it made her wonder whether Nema was really as nice as he implied. 

Let’s face it, if you’re in a relationship and trying to hook up with someone else, then that’s not the nicest thing to do. 

GG has had her fair share of drama thanks to the men she has chosen to be in a relationship with. 

She’s currently battling her way through a divorce from Shalom Yeruoshalmi. Their relationship was filled with toxicity, so it was surprising that they opted to get married in the first place. 

GG was shocked to learn that she would have to jump through hoops if she wanted to get Shalom out of her life for good. 

That’s what happens when you marry someone without knowing who they are. The whole GG-Shalom plot got long in the tooth the moment they were shown to be arguing. 

What are your thoughts on all of this installment? 

Hit the comments below. 

Shahs of Sunset continues Thursday on Bravo. 

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Ed King, Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist, Dead at 68

Ed King, a classic rock musician best known being a guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, died on Wednesday at his home in Nashville, members of his family have confirmed.

He was 68 years old.

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King played guitar and bass for the aforementioned Southern rock band from 1972 to 1975. again from 1987 to 1996.

He also co-wrote one of Skynyrd’s most legendary hits, “Sweet Home Alabama,” with Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, although none of them actually hailed from Alabama.

As of this writing, no cause of death has been specified of reported.

But it’s been known for awhile now that King had been battling lung cancer and had recently been hospitalized for the illness.

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A message on King’s Facebook confirmed this sad piece of news as it reads as follows:

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018.

We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.

As you can see below, fans and supporters immediately responded to King’s passing with notes of mourning and sorrow:

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King was not with the band in 1977 when Van Zant and two other members were killed in a plane crash.

He rejoined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987, but was allegedly forced to leave the band again in 1996 due to congestive heart failure.

A California native, King was a founding member of the psychedelic 1960s band Strawberry Alarm Clock, known for their hit “Incense and Peppermints.”

He joined Skynyrd years later, temporarily replacing bassist Leon Wilkeson and then becoming a full-fledged member as its third guitarist.

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King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, along with all of the other former members of the band.

He was also featured in the recently released Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary, “If I Leave Here Tomorrow,” giving fans ample insight into the beloved group.

Said fellow guitarist Gary Rossington upon learning of King’s death:

“I’ve just found out about Ed’s passing and I’m shocked and saddened.

“Ed was our brother, and a great songwriter and guitar player. I know he will be reunited with the rest of the boys in Rock and Roll Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

May Ed King rest in peace.

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