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Ellen crashes Twitter thanks to a gaggle of friends and some crafty product placement

The Star Wars Trilogy was playing last night on Spike TV, but apparently some awards ceremony called the Oscars was also playing at the same time. And as host of the Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres naturally commingled with the audience that was full of Oscar hopefuls.
Early in the show, Ellen took the opportunity to whip out a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone to take a selfie with a virtual Who’s Who in Hollywood including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, and Kevin Spacey.

But, that’s no big deal, right? Celebrities pat themselves on the back all the time. However, once Ellen posted the image to Twitter to share with her nearly 27 million followers, the “selfie” took on a life of its own. The photo seen around the world was enough to crash Twitter for roughly 20 minutes (to which Twitter apologized).

As of this hour, the photo has been retweeted 2.5 million times, setting a new record. The previous record hold was a photo of Michelle and Barack Obama after the President won reelection in 2012. That photo garnered only 781,000 retweets.

Sources: Twitter, NPR

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RE: One of the best moment
By Reclaimer77 on 3/3/2014 4:38:01 PM , Rating: 2
This alone speaks volumes about the person posting this comment

Ellen isn't funny. She's never been funny. America realized this like a decade ago when her then unfunny sitcom was cancelled.

So, of course, she played the "homophobia" card and accused everyone of being bigots. When the plain truth was, she just wasn't funny.

Every single time she's run into any adversary, she just plays the "I'm gay" card to get her way.

So yeah, I called her a dyke. Let's face it, she's rather manish. And I don't have respect for her, because of the way she manipulates people.

Seriously what's happened to the Internet when a guy can't call an ugly lesbian a dyke!? Don't come down on me with your politically correct nonsense, I'm not buying.

Jodie Foster is a lesbian and I LOVE her. Unlike Ellen she's:

1. Talented
2. Not annoying
3. Doesn't just trot out her sexuality when it's convenient
4. Doesn't look like a half-man

RE: One of the best moment
By thurston2 on 3/3/2014 9:10:41 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously what's happened to the Internet when a guy can't call an ugly lesbian a dyke!?

The same thing that happened when you stopped being able to call an African American a nigger.

RE: One of the best moment
By Reclaimer77 on 3/4/2014 2:20:35 PM , Rating: 2
Dude you just said the N word. Totally uncalled for!

You bigots disgust me.

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