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Oscars 2014: Did Ellen DeGeneres really crash Twitter?

Did Ellen really break Twitter?

Twitter sent out an apology Sunday night saying all of the retweeting of a selfie Ellen DeGeneres took with a gang of celebrities at the Academy Awards disrupted service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.

But FOX411 editors working the Oscars were retweeting up a storm, including retweets at 10:06, 10:10, 10:15, and 10:38pm ET, and didn't notice any disruption.

Ellen DeGeneres said on air that she had broken Twitter by trying to set a record with her star-studded selfie during the Oscars telecast.

During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor Bradley Cooper to take a picture with her and several other stars crowding around, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt.

Long before midnight Sunday, the photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times, breaking the record set by President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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