As the 2014 Oscar host, Ellen’s impromptu photo with Hollywood’s biggest stars became the most shared selfie ever, with more than 3 million retweets. It smashed the previous record held by President Obama following his 2012 reelection.
Ellen made a star out of one lucky Target employee after a customer posted a picture of him on social media. Soon, #AlexFromTarget was a worldwide trending topic.
It takes a lot of guts to challenge Ellen to dance, but first lady Michelle Obama did just that.
FLOTUS was promoting her #GimmeFive campaign — an Let’s Move initiative that challenges people to lead a healthier life.
Ellen successfully campaigned to get her gardener “Nick” (a.k.a Billy Reilich) a role in “Magic Mike XXL” after his shirtless appearances on her show had her audience members swooning.
After their cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” hit YouTube, adorable British cousins Sophia Grace & Rosie dazzled Ellen’s audience, becoming instant celebrities in their own right.
Ellen’s team expertly photoshopped “Today” host Matt Lauer’s head onto a body decked out in BDSM gear ahead of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” premiere. The prank had Lauer vowing revenge.
After Ellen’s “Fifty Shades” prank, Lauer got her back by filling her car with ping pong balls.
Ellen and Justin Bieber gave fans quite a shock when they hid in a women’s bathroom stall and recorded people’s reactions as they scared the bejesus out of, as DeGeneres put it, “some either lucky or unfortunate women.”
Ellen proved once and for all that #TheDress is indeed blue and black (even though it is clearly white and gold), when she scored the first ever interview with the owner of said color-challenged dress.
We learned a whole lot we never knew about Justin Bieber and Madonna when Ellen had them play popular party game “Never Have I Ever.”
Hint: All three copped to fooling around in a bathroom during a party, while Bieber was the only one to deny ever having phone sex.
Degeneres fired back when a Christian Post writer accused her of pushing a “gay agenda” on Hollywood. “I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone.” She then held up a spinning vortex, in an effort to brainwash her audience.