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Idina Menzel

Mom and Music Star: Idina Menzel

The award-winning actress and singer talks about John Travolta's name flub, her celeb crushes and how she lets it go on the tennis court.

6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Idina

"If I weren't an actress or singer, I'd be a professional tennis player, because I have a kick-ass backhand."

"The most profound way Frozen has changed my life? My 5-year-old son, Walker, now thinks I'm cool. That's huge!"

"My biggest pinch-me moments this year were singing the national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game -- 2 feet away from Derek Jeter! -- and meeting Bono at the Oscars. I screamed like a little girl."

"John Travolta may call me Adele Dazeem, but my nickname from my family and friends is actually Dee."

"If I could have a beauty do-over, I'd take back all those times in the '80s that I teased my hair up very, very high and used Stiff Stuff hairspray. Not a good look!"

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I really, really like The Bachelor."

Originally published in the December 2014 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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