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.." HOLLYWOOD--Just about every talki "!Funny Gift," and word is he wants to show host and news commentator made fun of John Travolta mispronouncing Idina Menzel's name on the Academy Awards show. What really happened? During my first photo-shoot with Travol- ta in 1970, just before "Welcome Back, Kotter" went on the air, he overlapped the buttons on one of his sleeves as he posed for photos. When they were printed, as full-page pin-ups, they clearly showed how he overlapped his buttons. It sparked a fashion trend that millions of teenage fans copied. I suspected then, that like Tom Cruise and other actors, he was deal- ing with some form of dyslexia. As he approached Idina's name, he stumbled over the word "wickedly," re- ferring to her Tony Award performance in "Wicked" as "The Wicked Witch of the West." The letters of her name must have bunched together, thus creating his dyslexic moment. It could happen to any- one under that kind of pressure; it didn't deserve a week of jokes at Travolta's expense. Two years ago after scoring big on "Glee" singing "Don't Rain on My Parade," Lea Michelle was report- edly headed to Broadway in a revival of "Funny Girl," then suddenly the tour was canceled. Now "Glee" producer Ryan Murphy has acquired the rights to send Lea to Broadway as Fanny Brice and feature the entire process on "Glee." The idea isn't new -- the late Bill Bell, prodUCer and creator of"The Young and The Restless" soap, allowed Michael Dan to do "Joseph and His Amazing Teclmie01or Dreamcoat" on Broadway so they could follow the process on "Y&R" and allow fans of Danny Romolatti (his character) to be there on opening night. It's time for the networks to trot out their new pilots in hopes of getting some of our old fa- vorites back on the tube. ABC has "Friends" alumnus David Schwimmer in "Irreversible," "Soprano's" star Michael Im- perioli in "Saint Francis," "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch in "Forever," and Henry Winkler in "The Winklers," a true-to-life se- ries inspired by his own family .... NBC is prepping"The Pro" with "Parks and Recreation's" Rob Lowe, "State of Affairs" with "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, and "Bad Judge" with "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh (being produced by Walsh and Will Ferrell) .... Over at Fox, Tina Fey is at the helm of "Cabot College" with Mar- garet Cho and "Chelsea Lately" regular and writer Fortune Feimster top-lining the show. "30 Rock's" Jane Krakowski stars in "Dead Boss," and former "Des- perate Housewives" star Marcia Cross stars in a new comedy "Fatrick." And you thought cans, bottles and newspapers were the only things being recycled! (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. John Travolta 1. LITER- AT U fhe poem "-T h.e Charge of . the Light Brigade"? 2. TELEVISION: What WaS the skipper's real name on "Oilligart!s Isld"? 3. ADVERTISEMENTS What product is advertised as the "The Breakfast of Champions"? 4. U.S. STATES: What time zone is the state ofOklahoma in? 5. LANGUAGE! What day of the week was named after the Roman god Jupi- ter? 6. SCIENCE" What does the symbol "c" stand for,in physics? 7. GAMES What is the length of a stan- dard tennis court? 8. HISTORY: When did Yuri dagarin be- come the first human to orbit the Earth? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does the Fujita Scale measure? 10. ETIQUETTE: Wegis it appropriate to fly the U.S. flag Usideflown9 ANSWERS 1. Lord Alfred Tennyson 2. Jonas Grumby 3. Wheaties cereal 4. Central - 5. Thursday ("Dies Jovis" or Jupiter) 6. Speed of light (for"celeritas," the Latin word for speed) 7. 78 feet 8. 1961 9. Tornado intensity 10. As a distress sign (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone else's shoes isn't easy for you. But if you do it, you'll gain a bet- ter perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving on to your next project. It's a good idea to accept help from those who share your objectives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It's time to recognize the difference between those who are truly concerned for you and those who simply plan to use your good nature to their advantage. New ideas become increasingly attractive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Depending on a promise made becoming a promise kept could be more than a mite unwise at this time. It's best to proceed on your own rather than wait for aid that might never arrive. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A recently revitalized relationship might not be quite what the Big Cat expected. But give your- self more time to deal with the changes. A little flexibility can go a long way. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A major change could prompt more adjust- ments. Some of them might be difficult to deal with at first. But hang in there, and before vou know it, you'll be coastine to your next goal. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice prompts you to speak out against an tmfair situation, even if you seem to be the only one who feels that way. But you soon learn that many others agree with you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating a fuss is not usually your style. But that doesn't mean you should tolerate an ill- mannered attitude. Speak up for yourself, and you'll earn the respect of others. SAGITTAR/US (November 22 to Decem- ber 21) You might have a few loose ends to tie up before you can stamp your project as complete. But once that's done, you might want to celebrate with someone special in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Disaooointment darkens the Goat's mood. But close friends rally to pull you through with words of encouragement. Use theft confidence in you to rebuild your own self-esteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An upcoming decision might be more dif- ficult with inaccurate information. Best to recheck the data you have at hand right now to be sure it won't mislead you later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An offer you previously turned down might no longer be available. But if you do some checking around, you could find something else that would suit you just fine. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in help- ing those who cannot help themselves. Although it embarrasses you, the fact is, people like you and tell you so. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.