World’s most famous selfie crashes Twitter

ELLEN DeGeneres has smashed twitter records after posting a mega star-studded selfie packed with some of the world’s hottest talent during the live broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards.

The record breaking photograph featured an array of celebrities including Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Kevin Spacey, Ellen DeGeneres, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, and Brad Pitt.

Within minutes of posting, so many people had logged on to Ellen’s Twitter account to see the image that its servers overloaded and the site temporarily crashed.


At the time of writing, the mega celebrity shot had received over 1,790,000 million re-tweets, making it the most re-Tweeted photo of all time.

The previous record was of a photo of US President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle after his re-election victory in 2012, with close to 779,000 re-tweets.