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Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

Ellen DeGeneres' selfie is all set to break all records of the maximum number of retweets any image has received.

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New Delhi | Updated: March 3, 2014 12:18 pm

Selfies are the in thing! And here’s a selfie which is all set to break all records of the maximum number of retweets any image has received.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who returned as the host for the host of 86th Academy Awards, tweeted a group selfie with Bradley Cooper Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and other Hollywood biggies.

Ellen aptly captioned the image, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars.”

The picture received a whopping 1,575,545 retweets and 747,963 favorites in nearly 2 hours of Ellen’s posting the picture.

The picture broke a record set by President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012.

Twitter also sent out an apology because all of the retweeting disrupted service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.

Ellen DeGeneres returned as Oscar host, bringing a deadpan affability, and free pizza, to the Academy Awards show while still poking fun at Hollywood royalty. (With AP inputs)

First Published on: March 3, 2014 10:46 am
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