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John Travolta's Oscar Flub Raises Idina Menzel's Profile

Hallie Stephens
Celebrity News
March 4, 2014


The Oscar for most awkward moment at the Academy Awards on Sunday went to… John Travolta when he introduced Idina Menzel before her performance of "Let It Go," calling her Adele Dazeem. But the actress, who is well known on Broadway, is garnering a lot of attention from the gaffe.

The songbird's new Broadway musical, "If/Then," has capitalized on Travolta's embarrassing flub in a hilarious way. The musical's market team whipped up an ad that was posted to Facebook on Monday with the tagline, "You Know Her Name," beneath a photo of the 42-year-old actress performing the Oscar winning song from "Frozen."

And if that weren't funny enough, Slate.com also seized the awkward moment with a widget allowing people to "Travoltify your name" with the Adele Dazeem Name Generator. Regular old folks aren't the only ones to try it — celebrities from Jessica Biel to Anna Kendrick have posted their new names.

Menzel was a popular topic on late night Monday, with Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and even Andy Cohen making jokes about the mispronunciation. And Menzel herself appeared on  "The Tonight Show" and performed a killer rendition of "Let it Go" with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.
If you are like the "Killing Season" actor and aren't familiar with Idina, we've put together some fun facts about the actress for you, including that she played Lea Michele's mom in "Glee," how it's been 10 years since she appeared on Broadway, (as Elphaba in “Wicked”) and — well, check out the video to see.
And be sure to tune into "The Insider" on TV tonight for all the latest in entertainment news. 

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