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John Travolta Butchers Idina Menzel's Name at Oscars 2014 (Video)

John Travolta Butchers Idina Menzel's Name at Oscars 2014 (Video)

John Travolta had a tough time with the pronunciation of Idina Menzel‘s name while presenting her performance at the 2014 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood.

The 60-year-old actor seemed to have said something along the lines of “Adele Dazeem” instead of her actual name. Oops!

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Idina performed her mega hit song “Let It Go” during the show and we were so excited to finally get to hear her sing the song live!

Frozen won the award for Best Animated Film and also for Best Original Song for “Let It Go”!

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  • Avery

    Name , look at the wig, dude every knows you’re bald .

  • Vicky

    closet queen cult member.

  • Snow White

    He’s sooooo creepy. I’m serious curious as to what’s going on in Kelly Preston ‘s head. Everyone knows he is gay and cheats on her with men.

  • CM

    For God’s sake. What a dumbass.

  • groundcontrol

    Is that why she butchered that song? Payback!

  • Nefertiti

    Perfect homage to Rob Lowe in Behind the Candelabra.Sadly he couldn’t do the only thing they asked him to.

  • Nefertiti

    Yep.She got a little disoriented.

  • S

    That’s actually her real name/non stage name. Too bad he got it wrong for her Oscar debut, though.

  • Erin

    @S: Her real name is Aidina Mentzel and she took the A off because everyone would’ve pronounced her name wrong and she dropped the T in her last name. Her real name is not Adele, nor is it anything with the sound of “Zeem” in it.

  • Sharyn

    Whoops! Another Scientology dislexic like Cruise.

  • deb

    Travolta should be ashamed-what a jerk. And Idina only got to sing part of the song that won the Oscar! Another forgettable Oscar moment that people will be talking about for awhile! Good save Ellen and Idina was very classy!

  • qwerty

    You had one job John!

  • siennagold

    WTF lol

  • PuffyShirt

    Dude is turning into Burt Reynolds with the hairpiece and plastic surgery

  • jen

    @qwerty: lol

  • sires

    Many mean comments about Travolta, what have you done with YOUR life?
    Poor guy lost his son and he fightand not giving up..

  • 12

    He has dyslexia. He read from the prompter, and because of his dyslexia, pronounced her name wrong. So, before you go making fun of him for this, learn some facts.

  • Jesse Wilson

    I don’t care if he has dyslexia. If you are a presenter your job is to know the name of the person you are presenting and how it should be pronounced. Besides Idina is not some newcomer, she is tony award winner, star of both stage and screen. I like John Travolta but he should have known better. You don’t butcher another performers name. In showbusiness your name is your brand.

  • TC

    Next time, show up for rehearsals John.

  • Adele

    Dyslexia my a$$. Didn’t he claim that Scientology study tech cured his dyslexia? How convenient to use it as a cover for blatant unprofessional behaviour. He was probably just excited to get to hid post Oscar’s massage and got flustered. How deluded he must to wear that horrible hairpiece and think he’s fooling people. That wig is hilarious.

  • Linda S

    What hole do you have to be living in to NOT know Idina Menzel’s name? ESPECIALLY if you are introducing her?

  • Dyslexic

    He’s dyslexic and was probably high.

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  • jenna

    presenters practice in advance. dyslexia or not he should have got her name right. it’s 2 words, he could have memorized it if he couldn’t read it. big dope

  • Michele

    Seriously? You’re seriously going to use dyslexia as an excuse for not knowing how to pronounce someone’s name that’s 4 syllables long? He can memorize movie scripts, but he can’t memorize this?

    Just sit back down, John. And shut up while you’re at it.

  • boo

    Lost respect for travolta a while back… eeeewwww!