Ellen DeGeneres waited on a bench outside the White House before she was able to accept her Medal of Honor. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: High jinks, happy tears from Ellen at the White House

Ellen DeGeneres forgot to bring her ID to the White House Tuesday to receive her Medal of Freedom.

But once she made it in, she posted a mannequin challenge video — a move rivaling her famed 2014 Oscar selfie — to celebrate, Us reports.

“They haven’t let me into the White House yet because I forgot my ID, “#NotJoking,” the comedian, 58, captioned a Twitter photo of herself waiting on a bench outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

An hour later, she shared that she had made it in by posting a mannequin challenge with superstars including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Diana Ross, who also were among the 21 honorees getting the top award from President Barack Obama.

The ceremony also recognized actors Cicely Tyson and Robert Redford; “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels; athletes Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; sportscaster Vin Scully; physicist Richard Garwin; activist Elouise Cobell (posthumous); philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates; scientists Margaret H. Hamilton and Grace Hopper (posthumous); artist Maya Lin; attorney Newt Minow and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón.

When it was her turn to accept the award, DeGeneres got choked up and shed a few tears.

Meanwhile, the internet continues to blow up with a clearer video of the mannequin challenge posted by Ross’ daughter, “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross.


BABY NO. 2 FOR ADELE

Adele broke big news at her concert Monday in Phoenix: She’s taking time off to have a child.

As she exited the stage amid fluttering confetti, she screamed: “I’m going to have another baby!”

At the end of the concert, the closing North America date of a long tour, she said, “Give it up for me, I did it! I’ll see you on the other side. In a couple of years I’ll be back. You won’t be able to get rid of me.”

Adele is mom to Angelo James, 4, with partner Simon Konecki.

She returned to music in 2015 after four years out of the spotlight.

QUICK TAKES

Did you know you can reserve a seat at a trendy bar in The City? Yelp offers this list of bars and lounges that take reservations: Topsy’s Fun House, Wilson & Wilson, Bourbon & Branch, Hawthorn, Press Club, The Devil’s Acre, Scopo Divino, Local Edition, Novela, Tradition and Bond. Check ‘em out! … The San Francisco Public Library is offering a “fine forgiveness program from Jan. 3 to Feb. 14, 2017, during which late fees will be waived on all returned books (and other materials), regardless of how long overdue. City Librarian Luis Herrera said it “supports the values of equity and inclusion that mirror San Francisco’s values.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Singer-actress Miley Cyrus is 24. … Reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is 29. … TV host Robin Roberts is 56…. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is 72.

— Staff, wire reports

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