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John Travolta's Oscar 2014 name flub sparks jokes

Actor John Travolta speaks onstage during the Oscars

Actor John Travolta speaks onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter

Fellow actors responded Monday to actor John Travolta's slip during Sunday's Academy Awards, where he introduced the Woodbury-raised Broadway star Idina Menzel with a name that viewers heard as "Adele Dazim," "Adela Dazeem" and other variations.

"I literally . . . can't stop laughing at the hot mess that was Jorm Tramolta's intro to Adele Dazeem for the film 'Brozen,' " tweeted "Parks and Recreation" star Retta, referring to the Disney animated movie "Frozen" in which Menzel starred and sang the Oscar-winning "Let It Go."

"My Travolta name is Roxy Doogle, tweeted Rosie O'Donnell. "What's yours?"

Some stars had commented on Twitter almost immediately after the flub. "Oh. No," wrote "Cougar Town's" Busy Philipps. "My five-year-old just looked at me and said, 'It's IDINA MENZEL.' I mean, obviously, John. Good grief."

A spokeswoman for "Wicked" Tony Award-winner Menzel told Newsday, "Unfortunately she's not able to do interviews as she returned to New York last night and went straight into Broadway rehearsals today" for the musical "If/Then," scheduled to begin previews Wednesday. Travolta's spokeswoman did not return a request for comment.

E! News Monday said Travolta had pronounced Menzel's name correctly during a rehearsal.

Meanwhile, an estimated 43 million people watched the Oscar broadcast, The Associated Press reported, making it the most-watched one since 2004 and the most-watched entertainment program on TV since the "Friends" finale that year.

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