Ellen DeGeneres demonstrated tonight at the Oscars why she’s one of the top television personalities on Twitter, as she not only broke a new record with one of her selfies but appeared to have broken Twitter itself.
DeGeneres vowed to set a new record with a photo of her posing with a gaggle of A-list stars sitting in the audience, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey. She had Bradley Cooper take the photo, which she captioned, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever.
In less than an hour, DeGeneres’ photo was already up to 871,000 retweets, with 210,000 favorites. She easily surpassed the previous record holder, President Barack Obama, with his election night victory photo of him hugging wife Michelle Obama, which was retweeted 777,000 times.
DeGeneres also posted selfies of her with hunks Jared Leto and Channing Tatum.
She started the night tweeting to her 25 million followers a selfie of her looking out at the audience of stars.