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Ellen sets a record and breaks Twitter at the Oscars

by Jonathan Biersbach

If you weren't watching the 2014 Academy Awards (Oscars) you may or may not have heard or known that Ellen somehow crashed Twitter on Oscar night. 

All it took to do it was take a #selfie of herself and huge stars: Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Kevin Spacey Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and 2014 Oscar winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto. 

The Twit pic record for retweets was previously held by Barack Obama's Twitter account (over 778,000 retweets) after being re-elected in 2012. As of this posting the retweeted selfie by Ellen has reached over 1.7 million times in less than 2 hours. 

Were you part of breaking the record and is this the best selfie ever?

Photo: Twitter & @TheEllenShow 

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