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15 Years Later: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drop Dead Gorgeous


The year was 1999 and by the summer, teen films were all the rage. The year kicked off with two unexpected box office successes, Varsity Blues and She’s All That, before studios started pumping out hit after hit. In the same year, Drop Dead Gorgeous, a dark comedy about teenage girls competing in a local Minnesota beauty pageant, bombed at the box office. Unable to capture the same excitement as American Pie or 10 Things I Hate About You, the film quickly disappeared from theaters after earning a dismal $10.5 million at the box office.

It was only later, when released on DVD and VHS, did the movie become a cult classic. Similarly to Jawbreaker, which also came out in 1999, Drop Dead Gorgeous proved to be a pivotal film — introducing audiences to Amy Adams, making use of the mockumentary style — even if it was overlooked at the time.

On the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release, we talk to cast members, including Allison Janney, Denise Richards, and Mindy Sterling, who all shared tidbits from the set.

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Free Spirits: The Best Cleavage Styles Of The ’70s Are Making A Comeback Today

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Let’s not mince words here. American Hustle, more than anything, was a foray into the many and varied ways into which Amy Adams‘ cleavage could be exposed. From spangly dresses with plunging necklines to the more humble wrap around dress, Adams’ greatest assets were consistently and brazenly on display. Not that anyone is complaining.

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Oscar Nominations Remind Us Of These Much More Important Movie Numbers

OK, by now we’ve had these numbers hammered into our brains: American Hustle and Gravity have 10 Oscar nominations apiece, 12 Years a Slave has nine, Oprah Winfrey has zero. But after we’re done with the echo chamber of awards season, what are the stats that will really matter to us? Here are 0: The number of bras that Amy Adams wears in American Hustle 2: The number of times Sandra Bullock has now faced and Meryl Streep in an Oscar category 3: The number of cats who played Ulysses in Inside Lleywn Davis Read more…