Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

In this feature, we periodically check in to see what is up with Topher Grace.
Since we last checked in on actor and all-around celebrity, Topher Grace, a lot has happened. For one thing, the Apple iPad was released! (There have also been resurgences of bloody violence in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and an escalation of partisan politics here in our own country in the wake of Obama’s health care reform victory, but the Apple iPad, you guys!) Does anyone have one? I do not have one. I have not even seen one yet. They seem like they are neat enough, although I am not sure what you would do with one. I like reading books the old fashioned way. And it is very rare that I find myself without the ability to read/write emails or surf the Internet. And if I were in such a situation, something tells me the problem is not lack of expensive gadgets. Of course, one way in which the iPad does fascinate me is the ways in which it might help to redefine the manner in which human beings interact with information. What will it ultimately mean? Not just for mankind, but for Topher Grace updates?! Only time will tell.

What is up with him, though? After the jump, we have all the latest Topher Grace news that you have come to expect, in its traditional format. I repeat: this post is NOT specially formatted for the Apple iPad, although it should work just fine. I think. I have no idea.

It has been two weeks since we last checked in with T-Got, which is just a lifetime in Hollywood. Careers are built and destroyed in that amount of time. But one man stands like a rock against these buffeting storms: Christopher John Grace. Not just standing strong, but HANGING OUT STRONG. Talking Makeup informs us that Topher attended the VIctoria Secret Celebrates The 2010 Swim Season party, whatever THAT is (although I think I GET IT) at Brent Bolthouse’s new “hot spot,” Trousdale. Sounds fun!

On Thursday March 25th, 2010, Paris Hilton, Leonardo Dicaprio, Nicole Richie and other A-List Celebrities joined Victoria’s Secret Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel in celebrating the 2010 Swim Season with a pink carpet event at Trousdale, Brent Bolthouse’s new LA hot spot. Over specialty cocktails, such as ‘Splash’, guests enjoyed music from DJ Ruckus plus special guests Joel & Benji Madden who made a cameo on the turn tables!

Joel AND Benji Madden on the ones and twos? Yowza! Some people really do live the good life. Here is just a partial list of attendees:

Victoria’s Secret Supermodels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel and celebrities including Leonardo Dicaprio, Jeremy Piven, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Topher Grace, Russell Brand, Stacy Keibler, Stuart Townsend, Josh Lucas, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Lukas Haas, Kat Von D.


Meanwhile, X17 Online has some candid photographs of Topher Grace with a beard! That is not the way we are used to seeing him!

Looking good! The site refers to this as “rocking the Butler,” the idea being that Topher is borrowing Gerard Butler’s look. But while I will admit that Gerard Butler had a beard first, I don’t think he has done much to claim title to it, and I would propose that this look be referred to as “living with Grace.”

High Five!


But perhaps the most exciting news comes from this theater blog, which reports that Topher is going to be in a play!

Topher Grace — of “That ’70s Show” fame — and Gordon Kaywin will star in X Repertory Theatre’s limited engagement of Christopher Durang’s Durang Durang. Produced by Aaron Ganz, previews will begin April 29 with an official opening scheduled for April 30. Performances will continue through May 23.

If you are in the Los Angeles area, I highly encourage you to buy tickets here. Support your boy!

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 [email protected]. See you next time!