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VIDEO: Ellen’s Selfie Record Challenged by Texas Man

His super-cute little dogs just may help him do it

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In a world of star-studded selfies, can a Texas man break Ellen Degeneres’ Oscars Selfie Retweet record?

On Tuesday, Terry Shipman, a small-business owner from Beaumont, Texas, posted a selfie to Twitter with his two dogs, adding, “Let’s see if we can beat the Oscar re-tweets!”

But while Ellen has garnered more than 3 million retweets, Shipman’s current tally is just over 138,000. It’s a tough world for underdogs on Twitter these days.

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