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Frozen's 'Let It Go' Songwriters Relive John Travolta's Oscars Gaffe

Frozen's 'Let It Go' Songwriters Relive John Travolta's Oscars Gaffe

Originally posted 03/17/2014 10:55AM

It was the flub heard around the world.

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John Travolta Speaks on Idina Menzel Oscars Flub: 'I Thought, Let It Go!' | Idina Menzel, John Travolta

John Travolta Speaks on Idina Menzel Oscars Flub: 'I Thought, Let It Go!'

Originally posted 03/04/2014 05:45PM

It looks like both John Travolta and Idina Menzel are going to let it go.

In the days since Travolta first stepped in front of a microphone at Sunday's Oscars and mangled the Frozen star's name in front of 43 million people, the artist once known as Adele Dazeem has become an Internet phenomenon.

Now, Travolta is speaking about the gaffe for the first time.

"I've been beating myself up all day," the Pulp Fiction star said in a statement released Tuesday. "Then I thought, what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, let it go, let it go!"

The two-time Oscar nominee added, "Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!"

There no were hard feelings on Menzel's end: According to a source, the Tony winner wasn't bothered by her newfound moniker – or the online uproar it sparked. In fact, the source said, "She thought it was funny."

Menzel was too focused on her Oscars performance to realize what had happened during her introduction.

According to E!, the Frozen star gave Travolta a hug after her performance was over. Later in the ceremony, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres clearly – and accurately – announced the performer's name. Twice.

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Editor's Take: The Aftermath of John Travolta's Gaffe Heard 'Round the World

Editor's Take: The Aftermath of John Travolta's Gaffe Heard 'Round the World

Originally posted 03/04/2014 11:40AM

The world – and John and Idina themselves – react to Travolta's epic mispronunciation of Idina Menzel's name

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Idina Menzel or Adele Dazim? Stars React to John Travolta's Oscars Flub | Idina Menzel, John Travolta

Idina Menzel or Adele Dazim? Stars React to John Travolta's Oscars Flub

Originally posted 03/03/2014 01:25PM

Sometimes, you want to go where everybody knows your name. Unfortunately, for Idina Menzel, the Oscars was not that place.

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John Travolta: 'I Didn't Know if I Was Going to Make It' After Son Jett's Death | John Travolta

John Travolta Credits Scientology with Helping Him Heal After Son's Death

Originally posted 02/18/2014 04:30PM

John Travolta "didn't want to wake up" after his son's sudden death, the actor revealed during a recent interview.

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FIRST LOOK: Why Are John Travolta and Kirstie Alley in Bed Together?

FIRST LOOK: Kirstie Alley and John Travolta Together Again – This Time in Bed

Originally posted 01/02/2014 08:30AM

Kirstie Alley and John Travolta may be longtime buddies, but only recently have they taken their relationship to a whole new level.

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Listen to the 10 Strangest Holiday Duets of All Time

UpdatePosted 12/10/2013 04:00PM

From Bing to Bieber, Listen to the 10 Strangest Holiday Duets of All Time

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:00AM

As any Hallmark card can tell you, the holidays are about bringing people together. For some of us, that means reuniting with grown-up children, or welcoming long-lost cousins into our homes. But for musicians, it means something else: seasonal duets, often performed with the oddest of partners.

From reality-show novelty songs to stocking-stuffer EPs, Christmas isn't Christmas until two people who have no business being in the same room have crowded in front of the mic to sing a holiday classic. Why do they do this? You should just as soon ask Black Friday shoppers why they camp out for hours in front of big-box stores. Holiday magic is a compelling thing.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Hits the Red Carpet in China | Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones Hits the Red Carpet in China

Originally posted 09/22/2013 09:45AM

You can't keep a glam girl down.

In a red-carpet appearance in China's Shandong province on Saturday, Catherine Zeta-Jones stepped out at a star-studded event to announce the launch of a new $5 billion film studio there, as well as plans by AMC Entertainment to host an annual Chinese film festival. (AMC was purchased by China's Wanda group in 2012.)

Other A-listers in attendance included Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

It was the actress's first public appearance since PEOPLE revealed her separation from her husband of nearly 13 years, actor Michael Douglas, in late August.

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