Fast Track: Javier Bardem is reportedly almost set to be Stephen King’s Gunslinger


A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday:

A report says Javier Bardem is almost locked in to be Stephen King’s Gunslinger in the adaptation of “The Dark Tower.” (Deadline)

Bob Dylan plays a set in China, minus a couple of ‘60s-era classics. Some Chinese people say, “Bob who?” (Los Angeles Times)


Not enough of us watched him, so now Glenn Beck is ending his daily show. Who will warn us of the apocalypse now? (Los Angeles Times)

The Grammys slashed 31 categories, including best zydeco album. How could they pick a “best” when they’re all amazing? (Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump’s media onslaught continues on “Today.” (Los Angeles Times)

Tina Fey is preggers with her second child. (Us Magazine)

In the battle of theater owners versus studios over a premium video on demand plan, James Cameron is siding with the theater owners. (Hollywood Reporter)

YouTube looks to be getting into the original content game. (Wall Street Journal)


J.J. Abrams is collaborating on a novel. (New York Times)

Is Matt Lauer also looking to leave “Today”? (Los Angeles Times)

Kelly Clarkson did a medley of her hits on “Ellen.” (OK Magazine

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to make a comeback with a cartoon, but no one cares. (Hollywood Reporter)

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