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Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

By Gabe Delahaye / January 13, 2010 - 4:39 pm

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

This week, I finished a really good book that I highly recommend. It is called 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it was written by Arthur C. Clarke. My edition of the book included an interesting preface in which Clarke described writing the book. Basically, he and Stanley Kubrick had already decided to make a movie together, and they had hashed out some of the basic ideas for the plot. But then, Kubrick encouraged Clarke to write a novelization first, rather than sitting down and writing the screenplay. The thinking was that a screenplay is too workhorse-y and schematic, with very little room for imagination and experimentation. A novel, however, could be expansive and thoughtful and adventurous, and then they would retrofit it into a workable structure on which to base their movie. Of course, the book itself went on to become a best seller, so it was probably a pretty smart decision, $$$-wise. It seems like a lot of work, though, doesn’t it? I mean, it’s one thing to turn a book into a movie (or a movie into a book) after the fact, but to know that you want to make a movie from a certain idea, but first writing hundreds of pages of book before even starting to write the hundreds of pages of screenplay? That is dedication. You should read it, though. It’s really good!

You know what else is a lot of work? Making sure that the world never has any trouble finding out what is up with Topher Grace. That, too, is dedication! But just like 2001: A Space Odyssey, it is a labor of love.

So, what is up with him?

Robert Rodriguez’s reboot of the Predator franchise, Predators, starring Adrien Brody and Sir Topher Grace, Knight, as been making a LOT of websites’ Most Anticipated Movies of 2010 lists. Good news for our boy! But that movie is not coming out until July 7th. That is literally months away. Let’s focus on what is happening now, which is the upcoming romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day , for which there is a new featurette:

“Commitment.”
–Topher Grace

“Some intersect and some never touch.”
–Topher Grace

Wise words. Meanwhile, an article on the website AssociatedContent, which I guess is basically a group blog for anyone for whom Tumblr is too complicated, is titled “Whatever Happened to Topher Grace?” and it includes the following paragraph:

So today, while doing something else totally unrelated with the television on in the background, it suddenly occurred to me; whatever happened to Topher Grace? I mean, the rest of the cast of that show is fairly well accounted for; Ashton Kutcher married Demi Moore; Wilmer Valderrama got dumped by Lindsay Lohan for a girl; Mila Kunis is on Family Guy and all kinds of movies including the upcoming “Book of Eli;” Danny Masterson is doing….Hyde worthy projects; Laura Prepon dyed her hair blonde and has been doing television including “How I Met Your Mother,” and “October Road;” but what about Topher Grace? Whatever happened to Topher Grace?

I would kill, literally kill, like a man would be dead, to find out WHAT THE “TOTALLY UNRELATED” THING WAS THAT THIS PERSON WAS DOING WITH THE TELEVISION ON IN THE BACKGROUND. Ooooh, I love a good mystery!

Although, it is almost insulting how familiar this writer is with every single detail of what is up with all of the other cast members of That ’70s Show and so completely in the dark about Toger. (They were surprised to discover that Good Company came out six years ago? WAKE UP!) But that is precisely what this column is for. To inform people of what is up with Topher Grace, regardless of race, creed, or detailed understanding of former Grace castmates. We report, we do not judge. If the writer of that article is reading this, however, I highly encourage you to visit the archives!

And check out this fun video that a fan made. Things get really good toward the end:

Eat your fart out, Michelangelo! (The well known artist, not the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.) Some people are truly gifted with creativity!

And speaking of gifts: 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!