January 6, 2019

You've heard of celebrities thanking God during their awards acceptance speeches, but how about Satan?

Christian Bale won the Golden Globe award Sunday for Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for his performance as Dick Cheney in Vice, which received the most nominations of any film. In his acceptance speech, he decided to thank someone unexpected. "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role," Bale said.

Bale also said that Vice's director, Adam McKay, cast him because he was looking for someone who is "absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody." Now, Bale joked, he has cornered the market on playing charisma-free a--holes and may have to play Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) next. Watch Bale's comments below. Brendan Morrow

2:11 p.m.

First lady Melania Trump is officially donning a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, although the jury's still out on whether her husband will follow suit.

In a social media post Thursday, the first lady shared a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a surgical mask, touting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation "to wear cloth face coverings."

"Remember, this does NOT replace the importance of social distancing," she wrote. "It is recommended to keep us all safe."

Melania's masking comes one week after President Trump announced he would not be wearing a mask, despite the CDC-issued guidelines urging people to do so. At the time, Trump implied that it would be odd to be "sitting in the Oval Office, behind that beautiful Resolute Desk" while wearing a mask, so it's unclear how he's taking this news.

The photo of the first lady appears to show her wearing a surgical mask rather than the CDC-recommended "cloth face covering," the former of which is recommended only for use by health care professionals and medical first responders amid critical supply shortages.