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Idina Menzel Should Send John Travolta A Gift Basket

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And the winner is... Idina Menzel! The singer/actress takes home Oscars' "Household Name" honor. Thanks to John Travolta's flub heard 'round the world "EVERYBODY knows your name." Cheers!

Who hasn't gone to the link to "Travoltize" their own name?! Mine is Ciritsnhe Dineve ele zeem.

While the Broadway star(and more) is no stranger to seeing her name in lights, international name recognition is a celeb's dream come true. My musician/singer/actor "hubby" Sean McNabb, aka "Saen MbacNb ele seem", immediately had this spin and exclaimed with glee, "Idina Menzel should send John Travolta a gift basket!"

Although, it'd be hard to top the gift basket given to Oscar presenters, value $85,000, we get the point. This tweet headline today says it all.

@eurogemonline   Idina Menzel, 'Frozen' Heat up Pop Charts: Thanks to John Travolta...

Still, Travolta, "you have some splainin to do." Menzel was being introduced to perform her hit "Let It Go" from the animated film Frozen. While Travolta apologized two days later for flubbing up her name in the wickedly weirdest of ways, what he hasn't done is explain what-the-heck happened. People are asking the following. Was it a brain freeze, brain fart, stumble, teleprompter error? Was the 60-year old actor unprepared, unrehearsed, squinting to read copy, or even high, drunk, or as one posted comment reads, dyslexic?

Deana  Does everyone realize that John Travolta is actually dyslexic? He's talked about it in the past. Everyone needs to get off his ****. Sheesh.

While Oscar watchers(and not) worldwide are still laughing and cringing over John Travolta's odd mess up of the one act he was about to introduce let me just say, I feel his pain.

John Travolta apology: "I've been beating myself up all day."

Having been on live television for 25 years I too have made a name mistake. My excuse was that the copy came in minutes before air. While scanning it I knew something sounded off, but couldn't diagnose it in time. I thought it an odd play on words but only realized it was a mistake AFTER I'd read it on live TV. I realized my error immediately and dropped my head to the anchor desk awaiting a Twitter pummeling. I beat myself up all day and for the next six months. The healing began when I got a chance to apologize on air AND explain what happened AND take the fall, for ultimately, it is my job to get it right. I was slightly cured when I ran into the guy who's intro I butchered and to my surprise he said he hadn't even heard about it. The question that still remains for me is this. Travolta had how much time to prepare for his one moment? I ask, did not her name come up in conversation as he'd chat about his role as a presenter in the weeks prior? I would guess he'd have said her name at least 10 times leading up to the Oscars in mere casual conversation with the wifey and friends.

As Travolta seeks to "let it go" the moment was so legendary it will live on. As for social media, a Twitter account with the handle @adeladazeem has over 20,000 followers. @AdeleDazeem has 3000.

While Idina Menzel was not up for a gold statue she does have a new  Broadway show now getting added buzz. It's titled "If/Then" (or "Oof/Theem," according to @adeladazeem).

My crosstown colleague tweeted: @ABC7Elex Hilarious that @idinamenzel and her show are getting in on the act. She's listed in her Playbill as #AdeleDazeem

Wicked was the first play I saw after moving to L.A., starring Idina Menzel. She has a whole other audience playing Lea Michele's mom on Fox's Glee. I'm thrilled to see Menzel get her due (and un-due) recognition!

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