Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?

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

I was upset earlier today, like genuinely upset in the way that humans experience REAL EMOTIONS to learn that someone has already purchased the URL Man, self-potato is my favorite thing. I was going to buy that website and put my hover-grandchildren through space college. Oh well. The thing is, anyone with any kind of ambition is always hoping to find that one golden idea (for me, that idea was, apparently) that will be so tremendously successful that you enter into the rareified existence of financial stability AND creative freedom. Of course, these types of momentous successes are not without their own problems. For example, the crushing existential despair of living your life with the belief that your best work is behind you. And the potentially unbearable pressure of needing to consistently live up to and surpass your previous success.

Speaking of young, financially stable and creatively free people with an eye on the future, what is up with Topher Grace? 2010!

A LOT is up with him. I think we all have some big plans for the coming year, but you will not catch our buddy T-Bozgrace sleeping on this one. He is wearing a t-shirt that says “Co-Ed Naked Big Plans.” First of all, his upcoming ensemble romantic comedy, Valentine’ Day, is coming out soon. (February 12, duh.) Now we have been covering this movie for some time, but a new trailer was released over the holidays, and it’s nice to see Big TG getting some extra Face Time. Or as I like to call it Grace Face Time, because I like to call things terrible names.

Speaking of movies coming out, Topher has a new movie coming out THIS WEEK. Huh? How did that one sneak up on us AMERICA? It is called Young Americans and it stars Actor Prime (the One True Artist), alongside Dan Fogler (Good Luck Chuck, Good Luck Chuck 2) and Anna Faris. Here is the synopsis:

Plot Summary: Follow an aimless college grad who pursues his dream girl at a wild Labor Day weekend party. He, his twin sister and their best friend struggle with their burgeoning adulthood over the course of the night.

For some reason, the movie is slated to come out on January 9th, 2010, but there is still no trailer available on-line? My guess is because it’s TOO good. We will have to settle for two screenshots:

Looks great.

Meanwhile, Parade Magazine received an angry letter from a reader:

Now hold on a second! Admittedly, Grace’s success at the ballot box was in part due to our first successful Videogum Everywhere mission, but what is this lady’s problem?! Someone needs to take off their diaper and enjoy the fruits of democracy (and stop actually reading Parade Magazine). And also, stand your ground, Parade magazine. When you put up a reader poll like “Who Should Play Clark Gable in a Non-Existent Biopic We Just Made Up” you’ve got to be ready to STIR UP SOME CONTROVERSY.

Speaking of controversy, two different sites have posted this photo of “Topher Grace shopping with Ginnifer Goodwin.” There is just one problem!

Yikes! Get it right, PAPZ.

And speaking of photos, here is a collection of photos of Topher Grace without any shoes on at all.

Now, this isn’t exactly news (I guess I’ll probably get snubbed by the Pulitzer Committee AGAIN), but a website called “Download That 70s Show Episodes” (neat name!) has compiled a list of Fun Facts about Topher, and I just really like the way this guy writes:

Has it ever crossed your mind what the star was called as a kid? The very obvious answer would be “what else, Topher Grace”. You got it wrong this time. As a young kid, he was called as Chris by all his friends, and for dome reason or the other he didn’t admire it a bit. So he actually changed his name from Christopher to Topher. One thing for sure, all these big stars certainly have one thing in common. They all have done things in the past that none of us would really pay attention to.

You got it wrong this time! Huh? I feel like I just got hit over the head with a sock full of rolled up GENIUS.

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

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