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Ellen DeGeneres Initially Gets Denied Entry into the White House, Does Epic Mannequin Challenge Once Inside

by Antoinette Bueno 12:05 PM PST, November 22, 2016
Playing Ellen DeGeneres Initially Gets Denied Entry into the White House, Does Epic Mannequin Challenge Once Inside

Ellen DeGeneres' recent visit to the White House wasn't all smooth sailing.

The 58-year-old comedian was scheduled to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, but was denied entry because she forgot her ID. DeGeneres tweeted a hilarious picture of herself sitting on a wooden bench outdoors, explaining her situation.

"They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom," she captioned the snap.

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DeGeneres, of course, was eventually let inside to receive her honor. While inside the White House, the Finding Dory star posted an awesome video of her and a few White House staffers participating in the super popular Mannequin Challenge, as well as other famous recipients of a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor this year, including Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Diana Ross, and Michael Jordan.

"I'm in," she cracked.

Ross' daughter, Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross, later posted a clearer video of their Mannequin Challenge.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Robert Redford, Bruce Springsteen, and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels were also recipients this year.

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DeGeneres actually isn't the only one who's pulled off a Mannequin Challenge in the White House. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers posed with Michelle Obama during their visit earlier this month, with even more amazing results.

Watch below!

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