Ellen DeGeneres Posts White House Mannequin Challenge With Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen & More


Ellen DeGeneres took the mannequin challenge to the White House on Tuesday.

The talk show host, who was in Washington, D.C., to accept her Presidential Medal of Freedom, was joined by fellow honorees Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Diana Ross and more for the A-list video, which she posted to Twitter just hours before the medal ceremony took place.

In the video, DeGeneres can be seen frozen-in-action while mingling in the White House with other recipients, also including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Gates and Vin Scully.

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I'm in. pic.twitter.com/oU344pnYsH

- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 22, 2016

DeGeneres almost didn't make it to through the gates, as the Ellen host shared on social media that she was denied entry earlier when she forgot her ID.

They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking#PresidentialMedalOfFreedom pic.twitter.com/sHocwqChKV

- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 22, 2016

This isn't the first star-studded mannequin challenge to hit the White House, as first lady Michelle Obama also took the challenge with members of the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month.

Other notable names who received the honor, 21 in total, from President Obama on Tuesday include Robert Redford, Lorne Michaels, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. 

The award recognizes especially meritorious contributions to the national interests of the United States, to its culture, or to other significant endeavors. Watch video from the ceremony here.

This article originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.

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