Even though the Academy Awards took place three weeks ago, Ellen's selfie is still in the news (as is John Travolta's unfortunate introduction of Broadway star Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem). Maybe Jimmy Kimmel was only kidding around, but he might have thought that he had the firepower to ring up a large number of re-tweets with a group selfie he took Saturday night in Tempe Arizona.
Kimmel shared a photo with a former president, a possible president, and the person who is the daughter to both of them. Of course, we are talking about the Clintons. The photo of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea included Jimmy Kimmel and some unknown people in the background. "No Brad Cooper but 3 Clintons & a Kimmel," the late night host tweeted. Kimmel was holding a panel-style interview with the Clintons at Clinton Global Initiative University.
So how close did Kimmel's tweet get to Ellen's record? The record breaking message from Ellen has 3.4 million re-tweets. The Kimmel shot has over 8,000. And no, FOX News did not use that data to declare Hillary the loser of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. One last piece of information, the phone used by Kimmel has not been revealed.
Jimmy Kimmel tries unsuccessfully to break Ellen's re-tweet record
1. The challenger
2. The record holder
source: @jimmykimmel via Yahoo