Oscars 'selfie' crashes Twitter

Published Monday, 03 March 2014
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Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres managed to crash Twitter for around 20 minutes on Sunday, after she posted the world's most star-studded 'selfie'.

Oscars 'selfie' crashes Twitter
Star-studded selfie. (© Twitter/Ellen DeGeneres)

During the 86th Annual Academy Awards the comedienne and talk show host gathered some of Hollywood's famous faces for a group photo.

The line-up included Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts and Channing Tatum.

Following the photo a delighted Meryl Streep admitted: "I've never tweeted before!"

DeGeneres immediately posted the picture onto her Twitter page where it instantly went viral and was retweeted more than 2 million times.

Twitter soon had to send out an apology because all of the retweeting disrupted the service for more than 20 minutes.

The tweet broke a record set by President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012.

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