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.
First things first: If you don’t watch Glee, and you’re wondering why everyone has been spending the past 24 hours talking about dolphins being gay sharks, here’s why:
That chick Heather Morris who plays Brittany does the best TV ditz I’ve ever seen in my whole life.
When I talk about Glee, people are always like, “Dude, is that actually the actors singing?” The answer is yes. Many of the stars are cast from Broadway. Matthew Morrison (Mr. Shuester) starred in Hairspray, Lea Michele (Rachel Barry) played Young Cosette and later originated the role of Wendla in Spring Awakening (if you haven’t heard that soundtrack, GET IT OMG GET IT), Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz (Tina) did The King and I and Spring Awakening and Kristen Chenoweth (who guest starred as April Rhodes last season) is a Broadway goddess, but is perhaps best known for originating Glinda in Wicked.
But what I just put together is that this season’s latest musical vixen — Shelby Corcoran, the coach of the rival glee club and Shuester’s new love interest) — is Idina Menzel, who originated the role of Elphaba in Wicked (opposite Kristen Chenoweth). So, like, when I’m in my bedroom blasting “Defying Gravity,” that’s who I’m listening to. OMG I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL SHE SINGS. But before she did Wicked, she — get this! — originated the role of Maureen in Rent, which is where she met total hottie Taye Diggs, who was playing Bennie in that production several years before the whole world fell in love with him on the big screen in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. AND NOW THEY ARE MARRIED AND HAVE A BABY. SO HOT AND AWESOME.
Is that waaaaaay more Broadway info than you wanted from a celebrity gossip blog so early in the morning? WELL I’M NOT SORRY.
But here’s a kind of funny mockery of the Glee in 60 Seconds promo anyway:
Hey, do you have the Spring Awakening soundtrack yet? GET IT.