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Idina Menzel & John Travolta Are 'Buddies' (Adele Dazeem Is Probably His Buddy Too)

03/21/2014 12:43 pm ET | Updated Mar 21, 2014
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Idina Menzel has turned away and slammed the door on any potential awkwardness between herself and John Travolta. Asked by Billboard about Travolta's infamous Oscars gaffe (he introduced Menzel as "Adele Dazeem" before she sang "Let It Go"), the 42-year-old actress said the past is in the past.

"He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous email, and we're buddies and it's all cool," Menzel said. Not that she wasn't initially flummoxed by Travolta's unexpected pronunciation.

"I was very zen, I had all of these visuals set for myself. Meditations. I was going to think about my 4-year-old son, all this stuff to stay focused and stay in the moment and enjoy it and not think of all the crazy celebrities out there," Menzel said about performing on the Oscars' stage. "Then that happened and it threw me for a minute. But then I got back on track and reminded myself of where I was and what a beautiful moment it was."

For his part, Travolta has let it go as well. "I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say ... 'She'd say, Let it go, let it go!'" Travolta said via his publicist two days after the Academy Awards. "Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy 'Frozen' took home two Oscars Sunday night!"

For more on Menzel, head over to Billboard. Watch her discuss Oscar night and "Let It Go" in the video below.

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