I still haven’t had a chance to watch yesterday’s episode of Oprah, which featured Roger Ebert and the clip that broke and then rebuilt a thousand hearts, although at one point I turned it on yesterday and she was interviewing Morgan Freeman about Invictus? And it turned out that it was Oprah’s “Oscar Fever” episode, or whatever? And it just kind of surprised me. Like, really, Oprah? I mean, maybe Roger Ebert didn’t want to spend a whole hour with Oprah, which would make sense. I’m not dissing Oprah, I’m just saying she seems like kind of a lot to take. Very yelly. Lots of shouting and announcing of things. Can you imagine her at brunch? “More EEEEHHHHEEEEGGGGGS!” And that Esquire article pointed out that Ebert’s condition causes him to tire easily. If it was his choice to be sandwiched in with puff-piece interviews of accused child molesters talking about how they perfected their terrible accents for their painfully earnest roles, then fair enough, but something tells me it was Oprah’s choice, and if it was Oprah’s choice then I say BAD CHOICE. Give the man his due, please. He is a living legend, and as of late he has become a source of inspiration for people. Did anyone even see Invictus? I don’t know why you would bother since we all know how it ends: the world is forever cured of racism!

Speaking of honoring people and giving them the attention that they have earned, what is up with Topher Grace?

With the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine’s Day now in the record books and footage from Predators set to premiere at South by Southwest, this is the calm before the storm. It’s a moment for our man Topher to regroup. I’m sure that he does whatever he can to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground, and to always remember where he came from. Tipster Rachel sends in this picture of him at dinner with Jessica Alba:

Whoa. Celebrities do experience the world differently than most of us and they have a lot of privileges that we civilians will never know, but it’s very cool to be reminded that they do have certain experiences in common with the rest of us. I eat dinner all the time! Not with Jessica Alba, but still. And is that JJ Abrams to his right? Who is that? You know what, never mind. It’s none of my business!

When Christoph wasn’t eating small, intimate dinners with his industry peers at what looks like maybe an Italian (?) restaurant, Topher was running the social and charity circuit. It’s part of the job! But I bet it’s not that unpleasant. ONTD reports that he attended the Entertainment Weekly party to celebrate the Best Director Oscar Nominees held at the Chateau Marmont. Neat! Here he is with Dylan Walsh.

Dylan Walsh, of course, played the titular role in Penn Badgley’s The Stepfather. Very cool. Do these two have their eye on sitting in the director’s chair one day? I don’t know, but it’s fun to speculate!

Topher also attended a Vanity Fair party for the Feed Foundation’s FEED USA campaign and the documentary Hungry in America. The LA Times reports:

David Arquette, Topher Grace, “Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross, “Heroes” gal Ali Larter, Academy Awards producer Adam Shankman and model and designer Lauren Bush all showed to toast awareness of the hunger crisis in the United States.

I’m going to assume that even Topher Grace would recognize that maybe with an issue like the hunger crisis in the United States, there are better ways to help, or at least better ways to talk about helping, than to TOAST AWARENESS OF THE ISSUE. “If everyone would please raise your crystal flutes of champagne to getting the word out there about people starving.” But it’s not like Topher Grace wrote this item. I don’t think. You can only do your best to make a difference in this world, and hope that people recognize and understand what you are trying to do. We’re trying. We’re right there with you, T-Bone, just trying our very darndest!

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 tophergracenews@videogum.com. See you next time!

Comments (59)
  1. Is that what I think I see on Topher, is that scruff? Is our Topher growing a beard! Ohboyohboyohboy!

  2. After finishing his wine his friend asked him if he felt okay to drive, and Topher said I think so but to be safe I’ll let you drive since you haven’t had anything and Topher Grace always lives by the book

  3. ……Thank you for the question mark.

    -The douche who got anal about no question mark last time.

  4. The prophecy is true! HE is the chosen one who will protect us from evil!

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  6. I think I am most concerned about Topher’s lack of eyes in the dinner photo. I hope he had them for the actual dinner, so as to allow his dinner companions to stare dreamily into them.

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  8. Wait, did you just say Morgan Freeman is an accused Child Molester? Because he is my imaginary Grandpa, and not the molesty kind.

  9. What’s my favorite thing in snapshots, the thing I always hate? It’s when everyone imagines they are in a closeup so they lean together to fit in, and the photographer makes it a wide shot. Result: two miles of scenery with a teepee of people in the middle. Fake JJ Abrams, sit up straight!

    Although, half-girl, maybe a little more effort, actually.

    • huh…it’s not that guy from Maroon 5? It looks…like that guy from Maroon 5….but which one is Jessica Alba for that matter? the one with the bangs? nice low-lit, grainy cell-phone pic guys. nice.

  10. woozefa  |   Posted on Mar 3rd, 2010 +19

    i used to think dude was a douchebag, or that he did indeed ‘suck buttz’ but now i’ve been shown the light. i love this dude. i’d even give him a handjob!

  11. The theme of this years awareness fair is… awareness.

  12. Don’t want to alarm you guys,but the Facebook fan page for Topher grace only has 5,888 fans! I’m thinking we can bump it up to atleast 100,000. So come on, monsters, LET’S GET TO(pher) IT!

  13. “Speaking of honoring people and giving them the attention that they have earned, what is up with Topher Grace?”

    ironic self-awarenessgum

  14. TIP TIP TIP….Topher Grace and Adam Shankman in the same place. Adam Shankman is directing a movie based on a broadway musical. Could Topher be the number one stunner for this flick?

  15. i thought i was the only one who loved topher grace. i always dreamed of his man meat while my friends were obsessed with that momma’s boy ashton kutcher. ewwww

  16. I think Gabe has become tooooo obsessed with Topher Grace. There is no way this is all that was up with him over this past week. Gabe is probably back there somewhere hogging all of the great Topher moments.
    You think you can distract us by making us cry about Roger Ebert again or squint really hard to tell how many people are in that pic with Toph, but I demand my T and I demand all of it.

  17. To anyone new to VideoGum, here is a summery of this post’s comments: Anal, man meat, handjobs, dental dam, enema, and feltch (btw I just looked that word up and am horrified!).

    Though aren’t the gifs great?

  18. I think TrOPHy cASE & Friends are eating at a library. And since they are famous they can be as loud as they want.

  19. It looks like Topher was eating spaghetti and meat balls…awesome! I bet he orders the meatball marinara from subway too….equally awesome! ( I am being completely serious)

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