Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, and More Do Epic Mannequin Challenge at the White House
How many Hollywood A-listers can you pack into one attempt of the Mannequin Challenge? Apparently, a whole lot.
Ellen DeGeneres took to Instagram today to share a video that was taken ahead of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony today at the White House that shows many of the honorees and their guests taking part in the social media craze, and it might be our favorite one yet. To commemorate the major moment, the group of stars in attendance—which included Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Rita Wilson, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Gates, Portia de Rossi, and more—posed in a variety of hilarious positions as they stood frozen in place.
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Tracee Ellis Ross, whose mom Diana Ross was one of the honorees, also shared a clearer video of the hilarious occasion on her own Instagram account. "Look what I got everyone to do!" she captioned the clip. "I'm in the pink dress laughing with Rita! It’s the #MannequinChallenge, Presidential Medal of Freedom Edition at the @WhiteHouse!! Starring #RobertDeNiro, @RitaWilson, @TheEllenShow, @KareemAbdulJabbar_33, @TomHanks, #BillGates, #MichaelJordan, @FrankGehry, my mama #DianaRoss, and more!"
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. You can see the full list of this year's recipients here.