John Travolta apologizes to Idina Menzel for flub

John Travolta apologizes to Idina Menzel for flub


2 photos

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — John Travolta is apologizing to Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (ih-DEE'-nah mehn-ZEHL') for mangling the pronunciation of her name on the Oscars telecast.

Travolta says in a statement released Tuesday he's been beating himself up all day and came to the conclusion Menzel would counsel: Let it go.

On Sunday night's Academy Awards, Travolta took the stage and introduced Menzel but seemed to say "Adele Dazeem" instead. An estimated 43 million people were watching, and social media has been mocking him relentlessly since then.

Menzel played Maureen Johnson in "Rent" onstage and on screen and Elphaba in "Wicked." She seemed unperturbed by the flub as she sang out "Let It Go," from the animated film "Frozen."

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

Most recent Entertainment stories

MARK KENNEDY

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast