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Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer

Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer

The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending topic on Twitter, been shared endlessly on YouTube and Vine and helped enliven the most viewed Academy Awards telecast in more than a decade. "John said, 'Oh, God, I hope I didn't ruin your show,'" Zadan recalled, in a recent interview from a backstage office at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where he and Meron are preparing for Sunday's Academy Awards. "We said, 'You made our show. The...

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