WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Saturday At The Anchor

When you think downtown hip, The Anchor fits every common conception to the T, and then some. The Anchor is a trendy, alluring bar on the lower West side of Manhattan commonly frequented by the glamorous, rich, and famous--we're talking the likes of Kanye West, LeBron James, and Jay-Z here. Besides having a laundry list of celebrity clientele, The Anchor is also well known for being the site of many professional events for big names like HBO, Showtime, MoMa, TED, Google, Sony, and more.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Pablo Francisco at DC Improv

When: Friday, March 21st, 8pm

Where: DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

DAILY POP
HBO Girl's Volume 2 Soundtrack

Lena Dunham is all the rage these day, and with being the star and creator of the quirky and indie comedic HBO masterpiece: Girls, it is quite warranted. Dunham took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy and Girls also won for Best TV Comedy.

There is not another show on television quite like Girls. Dunham tapped into a very specific space and boy, does she move in it oh so well. Aside from her unique writing and genuine humor that pushes the envelope while being a pretty damn perfect depiction of what 20-something college-grads trying to find themselves experience in our society today.Girls is also known for some kickass tunes. In case you need a refresher, Volume 1 included songs from Robyn, The Troggs, The Vaccines, Fleet Foxes, Lia Ices, Belle & Sebastian, Oh Land, and how can anyone forget: Icona Pop, among others.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Will Smith And Jay Z Team Up With Calvin Harris For New HBO Series

When you first hear the news on Will Smith and Jay Z teaming up with Calvin Harris to produce a new HBO series centered around the EDM culture, it leaves one scratching their head in slight confusion. Not to mention, this new series have been confirmed to be a comedy. There have always been an abundance of documentaries or recap videos trailing the life of DJs and the EDM revolution, but this new series titled, Higher, is a step beyond that.

The premise of this new series is going to be a half-hour comedy show that will undoubtedly have superstar DJ names attached to it. Hip Hop mogul Jay Z and actor Will Smith will be amongst the main executive producers for this show, with superstar DJ himself, Calvin Harris, there to help develop the series.

SILVER SCREEN
Entourage Movie to Finally Be Made

Fans of Entourage have been waiting a long time to see if the TV show was ever going to be made into a movie, and now, they finally have an answer. The show’s creator Doug Ellin tweeted on October 28, along with a picture of the cast, “It’s a go. love you all.”

Although Warner Bros. gave the film the green light back in January, there were rumors that some of the actors were holding out for more money. All five leading guys from the show including Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven have all signed on to star in the film.

TV TALK
True Blood Will End in 2014

True Blood fans will shed tears next summer. HBO has announced that the series will end after it's 7th season which will air summer of 2014. The show has been a hit since it's inception in 2008 and has cultivated a huge fan following as one of the most popular shows HBO has created.

TV TALK
The Kanye West Show?

Long before he was the unorthodox Yeezus we all know him as today, Kanye West was just that college dropout with the immaculate rap flow. But, did you know that Mr. West has a shelved HBO pilot from 2007?

Last week, comedian Wyatt Cenac presented an unexpected screening of Yeezy’s unreleased comedy series, (yes comedy series) during his weekly Night Train showcase in Brooklyn. Once upon a time, the Chi-Town MC took the art of comedy as seriously as he takes the egotistical work of art he calls, himself.

THE SCENE
All That Glitters
EARGASMIC
New Soundtrack from the hit show "Girls"

Not only has HBO's hit comedy series, "Girls" recieved Golden Globe noms but has proved to be the breakthrough comedy of the year. Just in time for its anticipated premiere of the second season on January 13th, the release of "GIRLS – VOLUME 1: MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES,” is out in stores today and via digital storefront!

Released on Fueled By Ramen, the soundtrack features new and exclusive tracks from an array of artists including the Grammy nominated boys from fun., Grouplove, Icona Pop, and on the digital only Deluxe Edition you get an exclusive track from Tegan & Sara. The brand new Santigold track “Girls,” is the soundtrack’s lead single.

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
Horse Fatalities on HBO's 'Luck' Further Prompts Ban of NY Horse Carriages

The recent cancellation of HBO's new series Luck, spawned by three consecutive horse deaths during filming, has refueled fires amongst activists working with NY CLASS, an organization which seeks to stop the use of horse-drawn carriages for the unsafe conditions associated with the city's famed hansom cabs. This march, after HBO's decision to cancel Luck, activists working for the organization, aware of the grim realities for animal safety in the horse-drawn carriage industry, voiced this powerful statement in reaction to the premium network's decision to cease production after animals endured harm and were even killed during the filming: