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Oscars 2014: This is the Most Retweeted Image of All Time

The Oscars always attracts a lot of attention, and these days movie stars fuel that fire even more through social media. Ellen DeGeneres was the host of 2014-year Oscars, and below is a selfie that was taken with her Samsung phone (a major sponsor of the night).  It has already been retweeted more than 2.5 million times – representing the most retweeted image of all time. This tweet broke records in less than 45 minutes.

The photo below comprises a group of Hollywood superstars that you’ll probably recognize: Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, Ellen DeGeneres, and Bradley Cooper.

To put that shattering number into context, consider that the last record holder was President Barack Obama’s tweet after winning the 2012 presidential election. That tweet has been retweeted 781,000 times.

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