Kristin Chenoweth Is So 'Popular,' She Has No Time to Let a Breakup Keep Her Down

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Kristin Chenoweth may have recently spit from her boyfriend, Dana Brunetti, but that certainly hasn't kept the Popular songstress down for long.

The Wicked star has been very busy of late with the release of a new live album and an upcoming special on PBS, Kristen Chenoweth: Coming Home, set to air on Nov. 28.

Chenoweth's album features a multi-lingual version of the fan-favorite song from Wicked, Popular. The version turns her character, Galinda, into a globetrotter, switching from English to Japanese, German, and more languages. She calls it Around the World with Galinda.

The album was recorded at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Chenoweth, 46, will also serve as host of this year’s PBS Arts Fall Festival.

“I hope when people watch and listen they have even more of a sense of who I am,” Chenoweth told Entertainment Weekly. “That it is Galinda, but it’s also a woman, it’s also a daughter, it’s also a person who’s been hurt and who has hurt, it’s a Christian, it’s sexy. It’s my upbringing. It’s everything I am. There is no album that I’ve done that is everything I am and this is the one.”

Chenoweth's busy schedule is said to be one of the reasons she and Brunetti, 41, an Oscar-nominated producer, broke up after dating for nearly a year.

"It was just the distance," a source told EW. "Dana's career is jetting off right now, and Kristin travelled a lot already, and they just barely had time to see each other. He's producing House Of Cards now, speaking at conferences, and has to see his kid as well. Just didn't make sense for either party to continue."

Pam Wright