Ellen DeGeneres Pulls Off a Star-Studded Mannequin Challenge in the White House

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Ellen DeGeneres was in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016) to receive her Presidential Medal of Freedom and got a few of her high-powered friends to do the Mannequin Challenge while she was there.

Before entering the building, she was held up outside when she forgot something sort of important. “They haven’t let me into the White House yet because I forgot my ID,” the comedian tweeted. “Not joking.”

She finally managed to make it inside and orchestrated an impressive Mannequin Challenge with some of the other attendees, including Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Gates and Diana Ross.

The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to “security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

DeGeneres, who has been a big supporter of President Barack Obama, was one of 21 recipients.

In other Mannequin Challenge news, the tune “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd, featuring Gucci Mane, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, due in large part to people using it in their mannequin videos.