Everybody loves Phoebe Cates' bikini again
Phoebe Cates and her fantastic red bikini are the toast of the Internet. With 2011 marking the 65th anniversary of the two-piece swimsuit, web searches for "phoebe cates" and "phoebe cates bikini scene" and even "phoebe cates today" are going through the roof -- or whatever structure covers the Internet. God bless, Ridgemont High.
(You online freaks are so fickle. Can you honestly tell me you forgot? Forgot the magnetism of Robin Zander, or the charisma of Rick Nielsen?)
Yahoo Movies reports that, over the last week alone, searches for "phoebe cates" jumped 17% and related queries for "phoebe cates today" also surged. "Information on Cates's current whereabouts is surprisingly scant," Yahoo writes. Sadly, she hasn't been in a movie since 2001's The Anniversary Party, costarring Jennifer Jason Leigh, who still hasn't gone all the way with Mark Ratner.
So where is Phoebe Cates today? Still married to Kevin Kline. (Who saw that marriage lasting this long?) And, according to Yahoo, she owns her own boutique in New York called Blue Tree, which specializes in "often unexpected" gifts.
What's the going price on a slightly used red bikini, Phoebe?
TOP 5 PUNCHLINES FROM FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH:
5. "What do you mean, better in bed? Either you do it or you don't."
4. "Don't f--- with it."
3. "Righteous bucks!"
2. "A quart or so."
1. "Jeez. Doesn't anyone f---ing knock any more?"