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Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars selfie shows the talk show presenter with a host of stars. Photo: AP

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars selfie shows the talk show presenter with a host of stars. Photo: AP

Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars selfie shows the talk show presenter with a host of stars. Photo: AP

THIS was the year the selfie hit Hollywood.

Ellen DeGeneres' photograph during the Oscars ceremony – with a line-up of stars including (l-r) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyongo'o, Angelina Jolie, Peter N'yongo, Ellen and Bradley Cooper – went straight on to Twitter and promptly went viral. By 6am it had been retweeted more than two million times.

It broke a record set by US President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012. Twitter even had to send out an apology because all of the retweeting disrupted the service for more than 20 minutes.


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