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Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

Gabe Delahaye | August 4, 2010 - 5:28 pm

[In this feature, we will periodically check in to see what is up with Topher Grace.]

BREAKING (Great) NEWS, YOU GUYS: California’s Prop 8 has been overturned! From CNN:

A federal judge in California has knocked down the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state’s controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker found in his ruling that the ban violated the Constitution’s equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment.

The closely watched case came some two years after Californians voted to pass Proposition 8, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Neither opponents nor supporters of same-sex marriage said before the ruling that it would likely be the last. Both sides said the decision will be appealed and eventually wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

That last part is almost certainly true, and who knows what will happen then, because let’s be real for a second: Chief Justice John Roberts Is A Chief JERKstice! (Same goes for Justice Antonin Jerklia and Justice Clarence Thomjerk. But for today, good news. Because fuck Prop 8.

Speaking of California and the things that affect the daily lives of the citizens who live there, what’s up with Topher Grace?


Even though Predators just came out a month ago, Topher Grace, a working actor in Hollywood, has already shifted his attention to his latest project. That’s what you have to do in that business, it seems, from things I have read and heard. You can’t rest on your laurels! OnLocationVacations.com has some set photos of Topher’s new project, The Double, filming right now in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, in which Topher Grace co-stars alongside Richard Gere and a human baby:

OH TO BE A FLY ON THIS BABY!

HI RICHARD GERE, TOPHER GRACE, WE'RE A MOVIE TOGETHER

HI, LADIES, I'M TOPHER GRACE FROM SHOWS

Neat! I hope that baby doesn’t get shot in the movie (which is about spies?). He probably won’t because that would pretty much be a first.

LA Magazine has a lengthy piece on Topher in which he and the reporter go to shoot guns. FUN FACT: Topher Grace has never fired a gun before. Well, he has now. Thanks to the magazine piece. Which features lots of fun anecdotes, including this fun anecdote:

Recently Grace stopped at a New York restaurant for a bite, only to be whisked to the wrong table. “They looked at me and said, ‘Oh, right this way!’ ” he recalls. The next thing Grace knew, he was face to face with Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, his ’70s Show costars. “I didn’t even know they were in New York,” he says. He stayed put and shared a meal, “because you’re really family when you spend that much time with people.”

Ha! I’ve definitely unexpectedly run into people I know. Although the waiters usually don’t know that I know them. Because we’re just friends. Not former castmembers from a very popular FOX sitcom. But still: it just goes to remind you that celebrities are people, too, and they also go to restaurants and sometimes see people they know at the same restaurant (if that’s something that has happened to you). In addition to fun anecdotes, the article also includes this fun photo:

Fun!

But the big Topher Grace news is HOT OFF THE PRESS! It was just announced TODAY! From DeadlineHollywood:

I hear a new take on the 1970s comedic action drama CHiPs is in the works at Warner Bros Television. Numbers creators Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton are writing/exec producing, and Topher Grace would exec produce the reboot with his partner at Sargent Hall Prods Gordon Kaywin. Topher will not be starring.

Topher Grace: Executive Producer. HOLLYWOOD FAT CAT! Waiter, a round of cigars and fancy alcohol for my friends. (Thanks for the Toph-tip, Casey, JJ, Chloe, Mary, Jeff, Devon, Cassidy, Gideon, and Kevin.)

Meanwhile: Yahoo! Answers, as usual, gets to the bottom of things:

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And, of course, That ’70s Show remains popular in syndication.

There you go. That is what is up with Topher Grace. Send your Topher tips to tophergracenews@videogum.com. See you next time!