Ellen’s star-studded selfie breaks Twitter

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Ellen DeGeneres can claim many achievements throughout her career, but this is perhaps the biggest one yet (well…for tech nerds).

While hosting the Oscars, she jumped into the crowd to take a selfie with Meryl Streep, but it quickly turned into a crowd as Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto,  Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o  (and her brother) and Brad Pitt got in on the action.

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The picture was retweeted 1 million times in 45 minutes, easily surpassing the previous record for most retweets set by Barack Obama in 2012.

So many people were circulating the image, Twitter crashed temporarily.

The figure is fast approaching 3 million retweets – that’s going to be hard to top in the future.

Here’s how it happended:

Gaining almost as much attention is a photo taken from behind, showing Liza Minnelli trying to get in on the action, and failing miserably.

But she got there in the end…

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