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Ellen Degeneres breaks Twitter record with star-studded Oscars selfie

Ellen Degeneres, host of the 2014 Academy Awards broke a Twitter record after she posted a star-studded Oscars selfie.

Ellen, known for her celebrity talk show and fondness for spontaneous dancing caused quite a bit of commotion on Twitter when she got together with a couple friends and posted this photo from the 2014 Oscars ceremony.

Ellen Degeneres' record-breaking Oscars Tweet from the 2014 Academy Awards Ceremony. (Credit: @TheEllenShow)
Ellen Degeneres’ record-breaking Oscars Tweet from the 2014 Academy Awards Ceremony. (Credit: @TheEllenShow)

Technically, this is a Bradley Cooper selfie, but we guess because its on Ellen’s phone it counts as hers, right? The quick snap includes Oscars heavyweights such as; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kevin Spacey.

The tweet instantly took flight, and has at the time of writing reached a staggering 1.5 MILLION re-tweets, and close to 800,000 favourites. This set off a whirlwind of tweets that left the site momentarily struggling to cope with the influx of #oscars posts.

2014 Academy Award host, Ellen Degeneres. (Credit: oscar.go.com)
2014 Academy Award host, Ellen Degeneres. (Credit: oscar.go.com)

The previous record for re-tweets was held by US President Barack Obama who posted this photo in November, 2012 after being elected to a second term in office.

By Tim Harvey

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