All dolled up
We're not legal minds, so we'll leave aside the question of whether "American Sniper" will keep the accused killer of Chris Kyle from getting a fair trial. The more burning issue: What's the deal with the creepy fake baby? In one emotional scene, Bradley Cooper as Kyle and Sienna Miller as his wife do some of their best acting, pretending a bundle of plastic is the real thing. What gives, Clint? Screenwriter Jason Hall explained it in a tweet (since deleted): "hate to ruin the fun but real baby #1 showed up with a fever. Real baby #2 was no show. (Clint voice) Gimme the doll, kid."
It's morning in 'Fargo'
The second season of "Fargo," set in 1979, will feature Ronald Reagan as a character. No word on the casting. … The fifth season of "Louie" will premiere April 9. FX also is giving co-star Pamela Adlon her own series, "Better Things." … Lea Michele's post-"Glee" career includes a role on the anthology series "Scream Queens." … J.K. Simmons will host "Saturday Night Live" Jan. 31. … "Well played. LOL." That was Justin Bieber's reaction to the "SNL" short, starring Kate McKinnon, mocking his Calvin Klein ads. Bieber had better brush up his "feigned chagrin" look: He'll be the subject of a Comedy Central Roast on March 7. … Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally and Jenna Fischer will star in the NBC dramedy "Apocalypse." … Was this season of "American Horror Story" Jessica Lange's last? She's not saying, but showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted after Wednesday's finale: "Thank you Jessica … for everything."
So last month
If anyone still cares, "The Interview" began streaming on Netflix this weekend. … Nicolas Cage will play a Colorado construction worker hunting for Osama bin Laden in the satire "Army of One" from "Borat" director Larry Charles. … Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black") have tested for roles in the first of two "Star Wars" spinoffs. … The Coen brothers, on the Cannes Film Festival: "Presiding over the jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time."