John Travolta has been getting all types of shit since fucking up Idina Menzel‘s name during Sunday night’s Oscars. However, let’s be fair here – he didn’t mess up her name, really. HE CREATED AN ENTIRELY NEW ONE. Adele Dazeem is not anything like Idina Menzel, but he went there, and Xenu bless him for it.
The flub has sprouted tons of jokes online, and a name generator, as well. How would John Travolta have pronounced your name? Mine was Joss Smoith. I LOVE IT! In fact, I think I’ve found myself a new pen name…
In any case, John just doesn’t think all this laughing at his expense is very funny anymore, and he’s had his publicist release a statement on his behalf:
“I’ve been beating myself up all day. 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!”
I love that the entire purpose of this statement was basically to prove that he does actually know what Idina’s name is and how to spell it. Also, nice pun with the whole ‘Let It Go’/Frozen thing. But I’m still not impressed. Say it five times fast, Travolta!
Well, someone’s not going to be full of the Christmas spirit this year: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have announced their decision to split after ten years of marriage. They’ve got a 4-year-old son, Walker, who they’ll continue to focus their energies on parenting, but their relationship has run its course.
“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” reps for the couple tell PEOPLE. “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
Diggs and Menzel, both 42, met as costars in the original production of the Broadway musical Rent in the mid-1990s.
Damn, that’s a shame, but it happens. I don’t follow either of their careers too much, to be honest, but I’ve seen both of them in several things (Idina on Broadway, Taye in various and sundry TV things) and think they’re talented. Here’s hoping they keep it mature for the sake of the kid.
You all are going to hate me, but the same way I don’t really get Lady Gaga? I also don’t really get Glee. OK, I mean, I “get” both of them, but I don’t particularly care for either of them. But I know everyone else does, so I’ll post this for the rest of the world and just ask you to excuse my lack of passion.
Here’s a newly released acoustic version of Idina Menzel and Lea Michele singing “Poker Face” from Glee‘s Lady Gaga episode that airs tonight. The costumes will probably be hilarious. I’m going to stay in and rewatch that movie Singles and eat the rest of these cookies I have sitting on my dresser. Have fun with all that.