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Travolta Oscars gaffe spawns 'Travoltify' naming site

Award-winning actor John Travolta fluffed his lines at the Oscars when he struggled to pronounce the name of singer Idina Menzel as he introduced her performance.

The Grease star apologised to the singer for calling her “Adele Dazeem” and said he regretted the mistake.

John Travolta Credit: Briquet Nicolas/ABACA/Press Association Images

Despite the mispronunciation, Menzel seemed unaffected as she performed the Oscar-winning song Let It Go from the Disney hit Frozen.

An estimated 43 million people were watching the Oscars on Sunday night and Travolta has been mocked on social media since the gaffe.

Travolta’s mispronunciation sparked the creation of a Name Generator where you can “Travoltify” your name.


Male masseur drops Travolta sex assault claim

One of the two male masseurs who have accused John Travolta of sexual assault has dropped his lawsuit.

The unidentified man had claimed the Hollywood star groped him during a massage in Beverly Hills in January.

It was reported last week that he had got the wrong date of the alleged incident after photos and restaurant receipts showed that Travolta was in New York on the day in question.

A second man is still pursuing his claims of sexual misconduct against Travolta.