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Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

By Gabe Delahaye / January 27, 2010 - 3:03 pm

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

The Apple iPad actually seems like a joke. Like, I could imagine a movie opening with a scene at a fancy industry convention where the Bapple ePad is unveiled, and then it fades to black and a subtitle reads “Six Months Later…” and we fade in on a man in a fancy suit rummaging through garbage. He crouches down in an alleyway to avoid a routine police rousting of the hobo camp where he now finds himself living. With the police bootsteps fading into the distance, the man solemnly takes out a bent, weathered photo of the wife who left him, sitting astride a polo horse. “I’ll win you back, Tiffany,” he whispers to the photo. “I built a business empire before, and I will do it again.” And then a rat steals his moldy sandwich. What I am trying to say is, hahahhaha Apple iPad. Get real!

Of course, the release of the Apple iPad isn’t the only big news today. There is also the President of the United States’s delivery of the State of the Union address
another important update on what is up with American actor and celebrity Topher Grace!

So, what is up with him?

Plenty. Duh. It’s Hollywood! But first we should get some old news out of the way. The Golden Globes were two weeks ago, which might as well be two hundred years in Topher Time. But there is one final report from an awards show pre-party at the Chateau Marmont, from Scallywag & Vagabond:

From engaging in an intellectual dissection of Quentin Tarantino’s greatest films, with the man himself, to shamelessly flirting with Chace Crawford (and learning that he makes his own coffee) to laughing at Topher Grace’s sarcastic jokes and swapping fashion tips with Ashley Olsen, amusement was abundant.

I suppose it’s not news that Topher Grace is hilarious. We all know that. But it’s nice to see him getting the recognition that he deserves. Personally, we would have made him the focus of the whole article, and using “sarcastic” as a dismissive qualifier seems like just the kind of editorializing that got Judith Miller THROWN IN JAIL! But whatever. Topher has clearly moved on, so we should, too.

Topher continues to lead the charge in providing help and hope to Haiti. As the Huffington Post reports:

Hollywood roused to raise funds for Haiti at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s “A Night to Benefit Haiti” last week. Adam Levine, Lake Bell, Jeremy Piven, Topher Grace and others rocked to DJs Thom Yorke, Nigel Goodrich and Chris Holmes at the benefit, which raised $20,000.

Lot of big stars in that line-up, but this isn’t a time to be worrying about the order, or who is more or less famous than who. It’s just about going to a boutique hotel in Hollywood and helping out Haiti. And having fun! Sure, $20,000 might not seem like that much money for a room full of celebrities to raise even if all they are doing is dancing and crushing vodka mixed w/ Diet Red Bull, but that’s about how much the CW spends a single day’s catering service for the set of Vampire Diaries. So, think about that.

BREAKING: sorry ladies (and fellas maybe, who knows, it’s the ’90s), looks like Topher might be OFF THE MARKET. According to Hollywood House Call, whatever THAT is, he has found a new Lady Love:

Actor Topher Grace has found love with David Cassidy’s daughter Katie.

The Spider-Man 3 star, 31, met the Melrose Place actress, 22, at a friend’s Hollywood party in August and the couple has been spotted out on various dinner dates ever since.

An eyewitness tells the National Enquirer, “They could not keep their hands off each other. They sat side by side and were inseparable. Topher kept kissing Katie and rubbing her shoulders. He looked in love.”

VARIOUS DINNER DATES! Are their wedding bells in the air? It is too early to tell, and of course, even if there were, that is not any of our business. I hope that everyone who reads this column respects Topher’s privacy as much as we do.

That being said, perhaps the best Topher news we could ever hear is that he is just living his life, which seems to be exactly what he is doing these days. Topher Tipster Nick sent in this breathless sighting:

Topher was eating brunch at the 101 Cafe in L.A. last Saturday afternoon with a platonic male friend and I may be the first to break the news to you that his hair is VERY CLOSELY CROPPED NOW. Just FYI.

Awesome! We love brunch! And we also think that very closely cropped hair often looks very handsome, especially when it is bordering an incredibly famous face. oh to be a fly on the wall of that cafe, not bothering anyone at their meal or concerning the cafe’s owners about their upcoming health department review. Just a fly who is watching, not interfering.

Meanwile, the Onion Av Club‘s Austin, Texas, chapter informed us of another TG sighting, care of Austin360:

Actor Topher Grace was spotted with his posse over the weekend at Austin Books & Comics. Why Grace, why Austin, why now?

Cuz he’s making “Predators,” the Robert Rodriguez-produced reboot of the sci-fi-thriller “Predator,” parts of which were shot in Bastrop and at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. (The rest was done in Hawaii.)

There is no word on whether he was at the store to buy books or comics, but again, that is not any of our business. It is just nice to see that Topher is achieving work-life balance. He works hard, and he plays hard, probably.

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!