Ellen DeGeneres’ A-List Selfie Broke Twitter Last Night

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Ellen DeGeneres set a world record last night. The Oscar host’s jampacked A-list selfie was retweeted more than two and a half million times, and actually caused Twitter to go down briefly.

Ellen, who whipped out her Samsung Galaxy smartphone several times during the broadcast (Samsung was a sponsor), initially was taking a selfie with American Hustle actor Bradley Cooper. They were joined by a host of other big name celebs however, including Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.

The selfie was retweeted more than one million times in less than an hour, and broke the previous record for retweets held by President Barack Obama.