What people are talking about: Sebastien De La Cruz's National Anthem, Kanye West, and the return of True Blood

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What People Are Talking About

This week, I almost wrote about Lauren Conrad's new book coming out, but no one is talking about that except... well, me. And Lauren Conrad. So instead, let's discuss an 11-year-old's awesome National Anthem rendition, Kanye West's impeccable interview skills, and the return of HBO's "True Blood" for its season 6 premiere.

NBA Finals National Anthem

11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz's performed the National Anthem at game 3 of the NBA Finals earlier this week. People immediately took to Twitter, angry that Cruz was the one selected to sing the National Anthem because apparently he didn't look "American" enough, whatever that means. Thankfully, those people were in the minority, and many rallied behind Sebastien not only because it's the right thing to do, but because his performance was awesome. Sebastien was invited back to sing at Game 4 of the finals — with an introduction by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his wife. Kudos to Sebastien for taking it all in stride. Also, how cute is his mariachi outfit?

Kanye West (gives the best interviews of all time)

We already know Kanye West pulls some crazy (amazing) stunts, my favorite of which will always be "Taylor, I'mma let you finish, but..." (see video at left). He goes back and forth between having a very colorful Twitter feed, and he's known for giving candid and sometimes off-the-wall interviews. This week, The New York Times spoke with Kanye, and he did not disappoint. His interview included such gems as "Respect my trendsetting abilities. Once that happens, everyone wins. The world wins; fresh kids win; creatives win; the company wins." He also said, "The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous," and "I understand culture. I am the nucleus." Sometimes I really wish I lived in his brain.

True Blood, Season 6

I'm still watching "True Blood" and I have no idea why. I'm not sure I've liked any episode since Dennis O'Hare AKA Russell Edgington, a 3,000-year-old vampire obsessed with power and fairy blood, was on during season three. We're now starting up season six, and (spoiler alert) Russell is dead again so I'm left with very little to care about aside from Lafayette... who is still struggling to control his powers as a medium/brujo. This is a real show, guys, and I am not making this stuff up. Anyway, HBO released a sneak peek of the new season, which will premiere this Sunday, June 16, at 9 p.m. This time, a war between the humans and vampires is brewing, Bill is the new Lillith, and Sookie FINALLY learns to harness her fairy powers (probably). Ugh, I'm totally going to watch.


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