Ellen’s Oscar Selfie With Bradley Cooper Breaks Obama’s Twitter Record

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At 10:06 p.m., Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted this photo with Jenkintown’s Bradley Cooper (and a bunch of other really famous people). Within one hour, it had over 1 million retweets and broke the previous retweet record, set by President Obama after his re-election. It also broke Twitter, temporarily.

 

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: The Official Gay Oscars-Viewing Extravaganza

1614048_10100924663044784_1838982421_oThe Oscars will be hitting gay TVs all over the world this Sunday, with homo-tastic performances like Idina Menzel singing current gay anthem “Let it Go, a Wizard of Oz tribute starring Liza (with a “Z”), a number by Upper Darby’s own Pink, and, hello, Ellen. In short: These are not the kinds of moments you want to experience at home alone in your PJs. Come to what we’re dubbing the Official Gay Philly Oscars-Viewing Extravaganza.

More weekend events after the jump

Video Chronicles 25 Years of Coming Out

The Human Rights Campaign celebrates the silver anniversary of National Coming Out Day with this video that attempts to chronicle 25 years of pioneering coming-out moments in national media.

Happy Coming Out Day from all of us at G Philly. Keep the stories coming!

Ellen is Back

It’s been a long summer without one of our favorite daytime talk show hosts. But Ellen DeGeneres kicked off season 10 of her award-winning show with a bang – with none other than Philly native rocker Pink yesterday.

Here’s a clip of the two women talking about being fellow CoverGirls, not to mention motherhood and music:

And here’s Ellen’s opening monologue from the new season (yep, she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame):

A Flashmob for Ellen

We’d like to see the Million Moms top this. After the conservative group waged war against JCPenney for signing Ellen DeGeneres as its new spokesperson, support from the talk show host’s fans has been pouring in (including from the retailer itself which stood behind its decision to hire the out comedian).

One of the most interesting shows of affection came from a recent flash mob performance outside of a JCPenney store in Los Angeles, home to DeGeneres’ own highly rated talk show.

GROOV3 – a group of non-professionals who dance to boost “confidence, weight loss and a sense of well-being,” according to the website – created a creative response to critics with a “show the love and stop the hate” performance. We just want to know when they’ll be appearing on the Ellen show.

Check it out: