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Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

By Gabe Delahaye / December 16, 2009 - 5:01 pm

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

Yesterday morning, posting was light because I had been asked to participate in a panel discussion. It was sort of a strange event. The goal was to help the publicity departments of a few famous TV stations understand better how to reach the Internet. There were four of us on the panel, talking to about two dozen people. It was weird for a couple of reasons. For one reason: why am I basically doing your job for free? Don’t get me wrong, the complimentary yogurt and muffins where delicious, but unfortunately, my landlord does not accept pastry as payment. It would be one thing if it had been a panel discussion about something fun and interesting, but it was a panel discussion about marketing, basically. Woof. Also, the panel moderator zinged me! Like, he introduced two of the other panelists, who were successful CEOs and Fat Cats or whatever, and then he introduced me, and then he was like “we tried to get all kinds of people on the panel today.” OH THANK YOU, SIR, I KNOW A ZING WHEN I HEAR ONE. But that is fine. Everyone gets zinged from time to time. Besides, he was nice enough after the event, after I had BLOWN EVERYONE’S MINDS with my THOUGHTS ABOUT BANNER ADS, or something. My one hope has always been that I can help at least one publicist get the word out there about their awful new reality show.

The weird thing is that when they opened the floor to questions, not a single person asked me about Topher Grace. Weird. What’s even the point of having a panel discussion if you’re not going to discuss what matters? And they certainly did not ask the most important question about Topher Grace: what is up with him?

Topher Grace sighting! From Greenwich Time:

Actor and Darien native Topher Grace (“That ’70s Show,” “Spider-Man 3″) was seen recently having dinner at Lucky’s Classic Burger & Malt Shop on Bedford Street in Stamford.

I wonder what he ate? Well, we have to respect his privacy.

Oh, this is exciting: Topher made livejournal user danni_nik’s Sexy Guys List! AWESOME! He is number 7. That’s not bad. Do you know how many guys there are in the world? There are millions.

A blog called Homotography (neat name!) has put up a bunch of high quality scans of photos of our man with some elephants, taken by Yu Tsai for Flaunt magazine. This one’s my favorite:

Topher’s like “What? You have got to be kidding me! No way.”

Now, this isn’t exactly news to anyone who knows anything, but Topher got a pretty nice mention in an Ain’t It Cool News post about Hobbit casting rumors (Hobbit casting rumors! Some of the most interesting and important rumors!). Just to catch people up to speed, it is rumored that Tobey Maguire might play Mr. Hobbit:

I sure hope this doesn’t pan out. Topher Grace wiped the floor with Tobey in SPIDER-MAN 3 and clearly, painfully proved that Maguire is becoming too damn sleepy to anchor big pieces of this nature.

Personally, I have NO OFFICIAL POSITION on whether or not Tobey Maguire is talented enough to portray the infamous character of Mr. Hobbit, and I am not really sure how sleepy he is, but thank you, Ain’t It Cool News, for recognizing one of our nation’s Finest Talents. This news is very cool.

Of course, any respectable news source knows that if you can’t find interesting news, CREATE IT. Which is why one of the most interesting things going on with Topher these days is this brand new email address for Topher Tips:

tophergracenews@videogum.com

Send them in! Let’s find out what is up with this guy! And congratulations to Topher on this exciting development about him.

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

And there you go. That is what is up with Topher Grace. See you next time!