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May 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Many poetic tributes have been made to Robin Gibb, the beloved singer who passed on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, including some 140-character thoughts from his Hollywood admirers. "We have lost a truly brilliant musician today. One of my idols. My heart goes out to the Gibb family in this time of sorrow...RIP Robin," wrote Justin Timberlake, who famously portrayed Robin several times on "Saturday Night Live" alongside Jimmy Fallon's Barry Gibb. An embattled John Travolta spoke out (despite his ongoing masseuse scandal)
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April 3, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Adele Dazeem, er, Idina Menzel, said that John Travolta's gaffe with her name "threw her" for a few seconds before she performed the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" at this year's Academy Awards. But only for a few. "I heard it, I did," the 42-year-old "Frozen" star told Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show Thursday. "I don't want to keep saying it because I don't want him to feel worse or anything, because he sent lots of apologies and everything that were really nice. " Indeed, Travolta has apologized to the Tony-winning songstress beyond his initial statement insisting he'd "been beating myself up" over the blunder, which took on a life of its own on the Internet almost as soon as the muttering left his lips.
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June 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
John Travolta crashed a wedding in Georgia last week and the photo evidence of the surprise guest is creating a stir online. But is it technically crashing if the bride and groom invited you? The couple reportedly bumped into the actor at a bar the night before and told him to stop by the nuptials. "My friend ran into John Travolta the night before his wedding, and he shows up the next day," a friend explained on Reddit ( via Yahoo). PHOTOS: Famous Scientologists And the pilot obliged.
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March 31, 2014 | By David Ng
Long before "Frozen" and John Travolta made her famous, Idina Menzel was a certifiable Broadway star with enough box-office clout to open a show. On Sunday, the Tony Award-winning actress, who has appeared in the hit musicals "Rent" and "Wicked," officially returned to Broadway for the first time in a decade, heading up the new musical "If/Then. " "If/Then," which was written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning team from "Next to Normal," follows a thirtysomething woman's alternative destinies  -- "Sliding Doors"-style -- in modern-day New York. Menzel previously played the lead role when the musical had a tryout run in Washington's National Theatre last year.  Menzel has reaped significant publicity following her appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony during which Travolta mispronounced her name prior to her performance of "Let It Go" from "Frozen.
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January 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
John Travolta ... sings! And he sings more than just that weird Christmas tune with Olivia Newton-John! Travolta took to the stage Wednesday night to warble the Beatles' "Yesterday" with Keith Urban at a Beverly Hills "Spirit of Australia" cocktail reception kicking off G'Day USA, an annual event that celebrates and promotes the U.S.-Australia relationship. Urban, husband of Nicole Kidman, was the booked entertainment by the way, not the "Grease" star. "There's a spirit about Australia that I see in our girls, even though they were born in Nashville," Urban told the crowd, via the Herald Sun . "Strangely enough, Nic was born in Hawaii and I was born in New Zealand.
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May 16, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The John Travolta sexual-battery brouhaha has a new player: Gloria Allred, connoisseur of press conferences and high-profile clients, took over Tuesday as attorney for the massage therapist best known as John Doe No. 1. Allred's an ironic choice for John Doe No. 1, who'd gone rogue Thursday with a statement asking those in the court of public opinion to stop the madness, please, and let a court of law pass judgment. She did, however, keep the new-client news relatively low key. “We are in the process of conferring with him regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take,” Allred said in a statement to People announcing she would be representing the masseur.
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December 5, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
As Mariah Carey and the Roots proved on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday night , very occasionally an original Christmas song can deliver as much cheer as one of the old standbys. But most of the time? Not so much. Take, for example, "I Think You Might Like It," the sole original from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's new album, "This Christmas. " It's a lightly country-flavored ditty about returning to one's hometown for the holidays, harmless in theory but charmless in practice, especially as compared to the "Grease" stars' serviceable (if saccharine)
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August 14, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Rashida Jones is apologizing to John Travolta, after the actress urged him the come out of the closet. Promoting her romantic comedy "Celeste and Jesse Forever," Jones revealed her admiration for Frank Ocean, the R&B crooner who opened up this summer about his relationship with another man. The interview in question, published on SpinningPlatters.com, noted that there's still a need for high-profile folks to come out. Jones offered up Travolta....
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May 8, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
John Travolta is now facing allegations of assault and sexual battery from a second anonymous male masseur, according to an amended complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court. Similar to the complaint filed Friday, the amended civil complaint goes into graphic detail about Travolta's alleged behavior - including unwanted touching and inappropriate nudity - while he was on the table for an in-room massage. While the first John Doe described events alleged to have taken place in Beverly Hills on Jan. 16, the second referred to an alleged encounter in Atlanta on Jan. 28, according to a court document obtained and published by Radar Online (Caution: Document contains graphic material)
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May 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
In the unfolding scandal involving accusations against John Travolta, last week's salacious sexual-misconduct allegations had given way Monday to a boatload of I-said-he-said, heck-no-I-never-said, and let-me-clarify-what-you-think-I-said minutiae. Fabian Zanzi, the cruise-ship crew member who last month accused Travolta of inappropriate sexual behavior on the high seas, has spoken up again - this time in English - repeating allegations that while he was on the job several years ago, the actor asked him for a massage and a chat, then disrobed, gave him a naked hug and offered $12,000 in exchange for sex. After reporting the 2009 incident to his Royal Caribbean supervisors, Zanzi received a written warning for fraternizing with a passenger, according to personnel papers obtained by TMZ. The document noted that the VIP attendant's self-reporting had been considered as a mitigating factor in determining disciplinary action.
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March 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
It was the gaffe that launched a thousand quips. John Travolta's now-infamous mispronunciation of "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel's name as "Adele Dazeem" at the Oscars spawned viral screen captures, countless tweets and even a widget to "Travoltify your name. " On Wednesday, Movies Now asked readers to submit their own witty captions about the incident to accompany the photo above, which shows Travolta backstage with publicist Paul Bloch. Here are our favorite submissions. Third place: "Now, John, it's I before E except after C, and remember the L in Idina Menzel," suggested by James Norwood.
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March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With one mispronunciation on stage at the Academy Awards, John Travolta created a wildly popular meme - and seemingly an entirely new person - when he introduced "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel by a name that sounded more like "Adele Dazeem. " The flub was instantly commemorated on social media, and Travolta eventually expressed his embarrassment in an emailed statement on Tuesday afternoon, but he stopped short of saying what exactly caused him to make a mess of the singer's name.
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March 5, 2014 | By David Ng
Adele Dazeem was a big hit at the Academy Awards when she sang "Let It Go" from the Oscar-winning Disney animated movie "Frozen. " And now the exotically named actress will be headlining a Broadway musical. In a social media joke circulating on Twitter, a fake playbill notice for the Broadway musical "If/Then" states that its star, Idina Menzel, will be replaced by her alter-ego, Adele Dazeem. The notice says that Dazeem's previous Broadway credits include the musicals "Nert" (i.e.
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March 4, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
John Travolta may not be able to pronounce Idina Menzel's name, but he appears to be able to type it. During the Oscars telecast on Sunday, the actor infamously mangled the “Let It Go” singer's name, referring to her as “Adele Dazeem” and instantly becoming the subject of global mockery. Two days later, the “Pulp Fiction” star broke his silence, saying he was embarrassed about the mistake. "I've been beating myself up all day,” he said in an emailed statement. “Then I thought...what would Idina Menzel say, She'd say, Let it go, let it go!
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March 4, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's been a few days since John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub, but the Internet, celebrity news outlets and late-night television couldn't seem to get enough of it. On Tuesday, the actor finallly copped to the blunder. Of course, we're speaking of the actor's epic butchering of Tony-winning singer Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars when he introduced the performance of "Frozen's" Oscar-winning song "Let It Go. " The 60-year-old seemed to start the introduction with such conviction too, calling her the "wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem.
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March 3, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Oliver Gettell
The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta rehearsing backstage or otherwise engaged before he invented the new Broadway singer Adele Dazeem? What was Jennifer Lawrence laughing about when she took the podium to present best actor? And who was that exuberant Frenchman who staged one the night's few upsets?
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May 10, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Evidence suggesting John Travolta was in New York at the time he is accused of committing sexual battery against a massage therapist in Los Angeles continued to build Thursday, with private flight-tracking information being offered in the actor's defense and a costume designer vouching for his whereabouts. Early Thursday, flight information showing the actor's plane leaving L.A. the evening of April 15 and arriving at a New York airport around 4 a.m. local time was published by TMZ, which had previously posted photos and a dinner receipt provided to several outlets by Travolta's legal team that also indicated he was on the East Coast on the date the assault is alleged to have occurred.
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February 12, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late actor, comedian, writer and musician Sid Caesar was a comic Renaissance man. Though best known for the TV series "Your Show of Shows," he was also a regular presence on the stage and the big screen. Here's a look at five of his most memorable movie roles. "Tars and Spars. "  Caesar's first movie came out of his time in the Coast Guard, where he wrote and performed sketches for the service's musical revues. After playing a comic supporting role in the musical "Tars and Spars," about a would-be sailor who falls for a singer and woos her under the pretense he is a hero, Caesar was cast in the 1946 Columbia Pictures film adaptation.
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September 16, 2013 | By Mary MacNamara, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
It's important to remember that Oprah wasn't Oprah until, you know, she was an event that occurred only after years working as a host for a variety of shows. I say this because Queen Latifah debuted her daytime talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show," Monday. Every new daytime host is rated on a scale of 1 to Oprah, but if you are a curvy black woman who is also an actress seeking to create "a safe space" in which people will feel comfortable enough to share things with you, well, that comparison has to be intense.
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