Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

By Gabe Delahaye / June 30, 2010

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

For those of you who have not heard, Starz officially announced today that it was not picking up Party Down for a third season. (For those of you who have not heard that, follow us on Twitter! Also: @jeremypiven!) If you haven’t seen it, and chances are you haven’t seen it, you should definitely see it. The first season is available on Netflix streaming. And the second season IS AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX STREAMING! This is sad news insofar as that was just such a great show. On the other hand, how fitting for a show about the miserable lives of struggling actors to just get unceremoniously dropped. And besides, who would even still be around for the third season now that everyone’s getting bigger (although not necessarily better) shows? And also, Starz isn’t supposed to have original series anyway. Go back to showing Jade and Sliver double-features, Starz. And also, not everything needs to be driven into the fucking dirt. Sometimes it’s nice when things were great and stayed great because they went away.

Speaking of actors, what’s up with Topher Grace?

We are now just one holiday weekend away from the release of Predators, an ensemble comedy featuring Topher Grace. I’m sure a lot of people this weekend are going to be like “let’s get this barbecue over with and get back to work, because the sooner we get back to work, the sooner we can finish our work, and the sooner we can finish our work, the sooner it will be July 9th.” Almost surely that is a thing everyone will hear at least on person say for real in real life. In preparation/anticipation of the movie’s release, we have two new clips from ThePlaylist (thanks Leah), both featuring Topher saying words:

Lights! Camera! RUN! Get it? Predators. In theaters, July 9th.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, this week we learn a little bit about Topher’s dating preferences. A Russian celebrity gossip site has the SCOOP, comrades!

Topher Grace would have a “problem” with any girlfriend who wasn’t into phone sex.

The 31-year-old actor loves dating, but admits it can be hard to find the perfect woman because his job involves so much travel. Any woman he is with has to get used to spending long periods of time apart, which can be tough.

“Would I have a problem if my girlfriend was into phone sex? I think I’d have a problem if my girlfriend wasn’t,” he laughed during an interview with Company magazine.

Topher is good friends with British actor Orlando Bloom, and they often swap stories about their love lives. Topher finds it strange that people in the UK don`t date in the same way as in America, and is considering spending time introducing the custom to the country.

“Orlando told me people just go out in the UK. In the States, you date many people then decide who to keep,” he explained. “I think I should bring the American system over to Britain, where you go out with lots of different people.

“If it’s true that if you’ve swapped saliva with someone you’re exclusive, it would mean I’ve been exclusive with more people than I realise!”

I’m not sure what Company Magazine is, but this hardly seems like their business. And what kind of question is that, anyways? Did the journalist (“journalist”) have a clipboard with a list of interesting questions that they just went down, and at question #6 it was like “Topher Grace, would you have a problem dating a girl who was into phone sex?” And Topher gave a look, and the journalist (“journalist”) was like, “I’m sorry, I’m just reading what’s on the clipboard.” It is always interesting for Hollywood celebrities to be humanized (is it always interesting, though?) but we do not need to always take it too far the way that we always do.

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!