Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar Selfie Scores $3 Million for Charity

Posted Tuesday March 4, 2014 5:53 PM GMT

It’s always nice when famous folks use their celebrity for a good cause, and Ellen DeGeneres helped raise $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Humane Society.

After snapping a selfie with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Kevin Spacey at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), the talk show host managed to parlay the photo into a social media frenzy.

And on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday, Ellen announced that Samsung would donate one dollar for every time the image was re-tweeted. It was re-tweeted 3 million times!

DeGeneres joked, "You can just see how relaxed and happy everybody is -- at the Oscars, which is the most tense, usually the most uptight [event].”

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