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Coffee Talk: Kevin Durant Pledges $1 Million to Oklahoma Tornado Relief

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• Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant pledged $1 million to tornado relief through his Durant Family Foundation on Tuesday. "As the day went on and I saw the footage and the casualties and the houses being blown away, it was tough to see," he said. "I call Oklahoma City my home. I go through Moore all the time. It's unfortunate. We're going to come together as a city like we always do and we're going to bounce back." Although he was out of town during the storms, Durant hopes to return home on Wednesday. [ESPN]

• Tyrese and Ludacris want one key superstar to join the Fast & Furious franchise. According to the guys, they want Halle Berry to get into the films. "We're both fighting over Halle Berry being in the franchise and having sex scenes," said Ludacris. "Yes we need that." [Grio]

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris has been sold to several more markets, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Over the weekend, Harvey Weinstein discussed the film at the Cannes Film Festival and announced it would be released in the states in November. Now it will be shown in the U.K., France, Germany, Australia, Scandinavia, Brazil, Hong Kong and more cities across the globe. The biographical film is expected to cover Mandela's young adulthood, his 27-year imprisonment and his election. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Last night, Janelle Monáe performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She filled in for the legendary Aretha Franklin, who canceled due to illness. "It's such an honor to be here," said Monáe before launching into song with the orchestra. Her set lasted 90 minutes and she sang many of her own hits. Monáe even tried her at hand several classics including "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey. [Rolling Stone]

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