The Rundown: March 6

Mollie Cahillane, Blogger

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Ellen DeGeneres crashes Twitter with selfie

During Sunday’s Oscar broadcast, Ellen DeGeneres crammed multiple celebrities into a selfie and tweeted it with the caption: “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars.”  Ellen’s tweet soon became the most popular tweet ever, with more than 3 million retweets. The tweet that previously held the record was Obama’s  “Four more years,” which has a little less than 800,000 retweets. Ellen confirmed on air that she had been contacted by Twitter, saying that the tweet had caused outages. This only proves what everyone already knew: Ellen kicks ass. 

Pope Francis accidentally swears in speech

Italian is clearly not the current Pope’s native language. He used the word “cazzo,” the Italian equivalent of f—, in his speech instead of “caso.” Translated to English, Pope Francis said, “If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this f— … in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity.” I wonder how the Vatican feels about Freudian slips…

John Travolta flubs name at Oscars

John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name when he introduced her to sing her hit song “Let it Go,” calling her “Adele Dazeem.” Excuse me, what? That is nothing close to correct. Don’t they make them practice this stuff? Travolta said  Tuesday that he’d been “beating himself up” about his mistake but then thought, ‘What would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’”

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