CMA Country Christmas

The CMA Country Christmas taping took place last night in Nashville, TN and Idina was a big part of it performing three songs! First ‘Do you hear what I hear’ with the kids, next an amazing ‘Let it Go’ duet with Jennifer Nettles (video below) and lastly, ‘White Christmas’. Make sure not to miss it on TV next month, CMa Country Christmas airs Monday December 1st, 8pm ET on ABC.

During the taping Idina announced she’s going on tour! There’s probably going to be an official announcement in the coming weeks since the special is supposed to air in December, so we’ll know more about it soon. So exciting!

Over 200 pictures of the taping are now in the gallery. Enjoy!

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Let it Go with Jennifer Nettles

Week Round-Up

Slow week in Idinaland while we wait for the big surprise reveal! I’d ask what you think it is but I think the guessing game has turned to “when do you think it’s going to be revealed?” by now ;)
So anyway, while we exercise our patience and test our let it go skills, I’ve compiled a short list of some of the things that happened this week all in one post.

Canada AM Interview
On Wednesday morning, Idina talked about Holiday Wishes, Frozen and If/Then. Cute little interview. Click below to go to the interview site.


Halloween at If/Then
Everyone in the If/Then pit dressed as Idina for Halloween and Carmel Dean (If/Then’s conductor) posted the pictures to her twitter:

Random Gallery Updates
Mostly stage door pics sent by awesome fans (send yours!) and some other random pictures that I still have lying around.

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Site Info / Help the site
I updated the “donate” page with other non-money ways you can help the site if you feel like doing so. Read about it here.
And I’m going to use this short tidbit here to say first, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has sent pictures and/or commented about the site recently, you’re awesome. And secondly, I’m slowing down the site work the next 6-8 weeks so if you send anything I might take a while to reply. Worry not, all the latest news and events will still be posted as they happen, here or on twitter.

BCEFA Fundaraiser
To finish this post on a fun note, great video taken last night by @srodillado

Funny thing tonight @Ifthenmusical.@idinamenzel was talking when she noticed me filming and then commented not to focus on her bottom but top. She is a funny funny woman.

Idina Menzel’s Roller Coaster Year

Idina Menzel is still riding the success of the past year. The songstress made her triumphant return to Broadway in If/Then, starred in Frozen, the top-grossing animated film of all time, and her song “Let It Go” from the film has quite literally become a culture phenomenon.

But, when ET Special Correspondent Jessica Shaw sat down with the 43-year-old, she shared that not everything has been so rosy in her life.

“This whole year has been professionally rewarding and fantastic,” she admits. “Personally [it has been] a little more challenging and that is the way of life.”

While promoting her new holiday album, Holiday Wishes, Idina opened up about her split from Taye Diggs after 10 years of marriage and how she balanced that with her tremendous career successes.

“Thank God I have music and a play that I am in on Broadway, If/Then, every single night actually is a really great opportunity for me to work through some of the emotions that I have.”

It’s through music and her new album, out now, that she has also overcome her feelings on the holiday season.

“My experience with the holidays has kind of wavered,” Idina told ET. “My parents announced they were getting a divorce on Thanksgiving Day.”

But Idina says these days she has found a new appreciation for the season thanks to her 5-year-old son Walker with Diggs.

“But now that I have a son I am sort of rewriting history and rediscovering the holidays through his eyes,” she said.


(Em)Power Breakfast Pictures

Idina attended the 2014 (Em)Power Breakfast earlier today where she was one of the honorees. Here’s some info about the event. Click the thumbnails below to see pictures.

On October 15, 2014, more than 600 guests joined us in celebrating the more than 2,200 girls served by The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) in New York City this year.

The 2014 (Em)Power Breakfast honored our students and their achievements. We are grateful to this year’s honorees for representing the confidence and determination we cultivate in every TYWLS girl. The 2014 Breakfast honored:

+ Idina Menzel, Tony Award-winning Broadway star and Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated singer
+ Dina Powell, President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Global Head of the Office of Corporate Engagement, and Head of Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s Urban Investment Group
+ Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author
And “The Man We Love:” Andrew Farkas – Chairman and CEO of Island Capital Group

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And more from yesterday, here’s a short video from the Holiday Wishes Signing