Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

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

As the world spins inexorably towards its looming conclusion in the year 2012, we continue to see signs that perhaps the crushing tsunamis and torrential fireballs will be a welcome reprieve from what is obviously an already hopeless fate. For example, today it is being reported that Miley Cyrus’s younger sister, Noah Cyrus, is launching her own line of lingerie. Oh, that is nice. WHOOPS, SHE IS NINE YEARS OLD. Sure, (not sure), nine-year-olds are just as susceptible as the rest of us to the waning heat of our youthful sexuality, and find themselves turning towards erotic play and heightened sensuality in order to keep the flame of passion alive. But surely children should be eating animal crackers and drinking juice, and not designing crotchless pants “that can be worn with sweet ballerina slippers, funky sneakers or paired with lace stockings and boots for more of a rock and roll look.” (P.S. we are definitely going to need a bigger World’s Best Dad mousepad for Billy Ray Cyrus. That guy is just killing it in the Dad Dept.)

But it is not 2012 yet, and as humans it is our duty, until that day comes, to remember that WE ARE STILL HERE. We will never give up or back down, no matter how disgusting and honestly just kind of straight-up depressing we things get!

Speaking of human beings who are still here: what’s up with Topher Grace?!

Obviously, with the release of Valentine’s Day so close (Valentine’s Day opens wide February 12th), Topher is up to being hard at work on the publicity circuit, because when Topher signs onto a project, he gives his heart and soul over to it. If you’re not going to give 110% why even bother? Is what I am assuming is Topher’s philosophy on acting. Speaking of putting your heart and soul into something: you guys should probably go on Fandango and buy your tickets for Valentine’s Day now, because you do not want to embarrass yourself in front of your date on the most sacred day of the year when the movie is SOLD OUT. Then what? Dinner? Drinks? How about Dumped!

Anyway, here he is in an interview about his character in Valentine’s Day, Jason:

Oh man. The passion and excitement that Topher feels for his role and the movie is ELECTRIC. I don’t know how you COULDN’T be excited about Valentine’s Day after watching this. Team Jason! has some great new photos of Topher at a press conference for Valentine’s Day. There are lots of great photos of him at the site (and also some photos of Shirley MacLaine!), but these are some of the highlights:

Looking great, T to the G! Speaking of looking great, a tipster across the pond informs us that Topher’s work is getting the international attention it deserves! Writes J:

Topher is currently grace-ing (haha) london buses with his face in advertisements for the much anticipated Love Actually 2. I spotted him this morning at Elephant and Castle station -J

Very cool! Of course, in England they aren’t called advertisements, they’re called “lorries.” And I don’t really think that calling the movie Love Actually 2, when the movie is called Valentine’s Day, is very respectful to all the hard work that the cast and crew have put into it, but maybe that kind of irreverent disregard is accetable in England.

Of course, Topher Grace knows that none of it would mean anything without the fans, and that is why he has teamed up with his old friend Ashton Kutcher to ask people to submit videos of their own!

What a couple of Channings Tatum. Let’s all start recording our videos now! Send the YouTube links to your videos to [email protected].

Meanwhile, website Media Takeout has some SPLAININ to do!

UMMMMM IS RIGHT! First of all, that is Topher Grace, sir, not “a male actor.” Sheesh, ever seen In Good Company?! Second of all, even if it was just a random male actor, or even just a random male, I am quite sure that it is none of Media Takeout’s business! Both Topher Grace and Jamie Foxx are entitled to live their lives however they chose to with at least a modicum of privacy. Granted, Jamie Foxx seems like an egomaniacal date rapist, but whether he wants to egomaniacally date rape women or men is HIS BUSINESS. This whole thing makes me sick. Thankfully, and handful of the Hatecrime Takeout commenters have done their best to clear things up (although I am not convinced that an angry letter writing campaign is out of order).

Philly19138: That’s Topher Grace…that’s not his man MTO stop spreading these false rumors!!!

And this comment expresses what I was trying to in the above paragraph better than I ever could:

boardmaster706 .once again..who gives a fuc.k, i aint him so it dont matter if he a dick pusher

Well put, boardmaster706. I am going to recommend you for placement on the Executive Committee of Human Rights Watch.

I hate to end the column on such a sour note, since What’s Up With Topher Grace? is all about positivity through celebrity. But luckily, I don’t have to, because, of course, That ’70s Show remains popular in syndication. Great news!

There you go. That is what is up with Topher Grace. Send your Topher tips to [email protected]. See you next time!