John Travolta Apologizes to Adele Dazeem, er, Idina Menzel

Wednesday, 05 Mar 2014 05:15 PM

By Ken Mandel

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
John Travolta apologized Tuesday to Idina Menzel after butchering her name at Sunday's Academy awards, calling her Adele Dazeem.

Travolta famously mangled Menzel's name during Sunday night's 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast, when he was introducing her performance of "Let It Go," from the Oscar-winning animated movie "Frozen." He's been mocked on social media ever since.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"I've been beating myself up all day," Travolta said in an emailed statement to The Los Angeles Times. "Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!' Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!"

He didn't say what caused him to mispronounce her name.

Menzel, 42, came to fame as Maureen Johnson in "Rent" both on Broadway and in the movie adaptation, and originated the role of Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 2004.

Now starring in the Broadway show "If/Then," she had some fun with her unintentional notoriety in the official playbill.

According to, an insert reads, "At this performance, the role of Elizabeth will be played by Adele Dazeem," and goes on to misidentify the names of shows in her bio.

A spoof Twitter account already has more than 20,000 followers, and created a widget allows users to "Travoltify" their names and see what they'd be called.

Some celebrities were sympathetic toward Travolta, sort of.

Even the cast of "Frozen" got in on the act with a short video splicing together clips as a reaction to the flub.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved