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Bale: Felt like 'bullfrog' in Cheney role

Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog."

Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the movie Monday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it is screening out of competition.

Asked how he felt in Cheney's body, which required an impressive physical transformation, Bale replied: "Like a bullfrog. Or sometimes he's been described as a walrus."

He added: "I built up my neck so I felt like I could take anything ... I just felt like a bulldozer all day long."

Bale said of the role that "it's lovely to have a challenge ... it seemed almost impossible."

Singers wear pro-Trump fashions at Grammys

A few supporters of President Donald Trump made their fashion marks on the Grammy red carpet.

Singers Joy Villa and Ricky Rebel each wore looks that made political statements Sunday night.

Villa wore a white dress with the black outline of bricks and silver barbed wire tufts on her shoulders as well as carrying a purse with Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan.

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Trump has proposed a controversial border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Desi Designs Couture, the designer of Villa's dress, posted a disclaimer on Instagram saying clients' views, thoughts and opinions aren't necessarily the same as the company's.

Rebel wore a red, white and blue jacket over white pants tucked into white boots. The jacket read "Trump" on the back and "Keep America Great" on the front.

Pelosi gets star treatment at gala

The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie.

Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a stunning tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, an artist Davis worked closely with for decades.

Pelosi's sarcastic handclap and smirk to President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address went viral last week and launched hundreds of memes. So when Davis announced that she was in the audience — Pelosi has attended in the past — she received a standing ovation, while some people even imitated her now-famous handclap.

At the top of the event and as she tried to exit, people asked to take selfies, almost creating a line as Pelosi smiled through them all.

Today's birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 96. Actress Maud Adams ("Octopussy") is 74. Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 67. Actor Josh Brolin ("True Grit," ''No Country for Old Men") is 51. Keyboardist Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 48. Actress Christina Ricci is 39. Actress Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place") is 26.

— The Associated Press


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