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

This afternoon I was in Herald Square after a business meeting (JEALOUS?) and I suddenly wanted a Starbucks coffee. Well, not suddenly at all. In fact, I had been planning on getting a Starbucks coffee after my meeting the WHOLE TIME. As a quick sidenote: writing is such a pack of lies. “Suddenly” is one of the most misused words around. ANYWAY, I know you are dying to get back to my thoughts about HERALD SQUARE AFTERNOON STARBUCKS, so let’s get to it. Oh, as another quick sidenote: writing is a pack of SELF-INDULGENT lies. Sorry to bore blow your mind. The point is: there isn’t a Starbucks in Herald Square! What? A rare miss, Starbucks. I guess there is one inside of Macy’s but that is not useful to me. That’s like telling me there is a toilet in space. WHEN I NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO GO ALL THE WAY UP THERE. Upon discovering that there was no Starbucks in Herald Square, I got so ridiculously annoyed and upset. Because of how long I had been planning on getting one there. If anything, I should have been depressed by how far in advance I had worked out this stupid plan when I could have spent that time doing something worthwhile. And yet here we are, spending even more time. And it’s just such a parable for modern life, is it not? (No.) How we are surrounded by such abundant modern convenience that the moment our immediate desires are not met we feel angry and frustrated, as if we have somehow been cheated out of something we are OWED. These guys know what I’m talking about. Everything is amazing right now, and nobody’s happy. I think what I should probably do is write a brilliant stand-up comedy routine on this very subject, and then build a time machine and go back and KILL HITLER. And then also go back and perform my super original and thoughtful stand-up comedy routine on Late Night with Conan O’Brien before Louis CK did. GOTCHA.

Speaking of modern life, and the conveniences to which we have become accustomed, let us find out what is up with Topher Grace right now, right when we want to most:

This is the quiet before the storm, you guys. There are only a few weeks before Predators, starring Topher Grace, hits theaters, and until then you can imagine that Topher is busy behind the scenes. Undoubtedly, he is doing publicity for the film. A film of this size, are you kidding? But one assumes that he is also trying to relax a little bit. Pre-game jitters. I think it’s something we can all relate to, even if we haven’t been in a big budget movie. Have you ever had to give a presentation to a class or a meeting with your boss?! That’s kind of what this is like! Probably! I am not entirely sure!

But while there is not any immediate news with Topher as we all wait for the other shoe (or should I say, alien boot covered in viscera!) to drop, that doesn’t keep Topher’s fans from keeping the Internet buzzing with Topher miscellany! Here’s some:

FMFORUMS.CO.UK has done us all a great service and posted an impressive collection of screen images of Topher Grace in the popular ensemble comedy directed by Hollywood veteran Gary Marshall, Valentine’s Day. Thank you, FMFORUMS.CO.UK! That is really useful for people who needed those! Here are a few of the stills:



But there are a ton more at FMFORUMS.CO.UK, guys. Check it out!

An old standby website, Six Degrees of Dating, probably one of the best sites there is, and one of the main reasons the United States military developed the Internet in the ’70s, traces the romantic link between Topher Grace and Jude Law:

Only two degrees! And how about the romantic link between Topher Grace and Jesse McCartney:

Two degrees again! Wow! What a fun site, definitely.

And on a more philosophical note, blogger Tara Mazzucca at Tara’s World shares this rumination:

Hi Everyone,

I was watching a movie today called, P.S. with Laura Linney and Topher Grace. Topher Grace plays a young MFA candidate at Columbia University and Laura Linney plays the admissions officer. They begin a relationship because she sees similarities in him that remind her of her high school sweetheart. There is a scene in the movie where she asks him to pretend it is 20 years later and he now works as a used car salesman, for his uncle and he has lost all hope in being an artist. She then went on to say, that, and I paraphrase, it’s a shame when artists die young because they don’t know what it really means to be an artist.

I have felt the loss of hope, or can’t understand why I need to be an actor. I lose my glow. I feel self-pity and no sense of direction when I get into those moods. I believe everyone feels this way at one time or another. All of us need to be creative in our lives, either as a profession or a hobby. A lot of us lose our way, or never knew our way to begin with. A lot of us push down the intuitive feelings that if they do something that is creative it will open a “can of worms”. I see nothing wrong with that.

I understand why actors, musicians, directors, writers, etc may hope that their children don’t have to be an artist. I believe being an artist is going against status quo, always being an outsider, always struggling, always hoping. Some artists get the big break, others figure out a way to make it work for them and others give up. I have only been a professional actor for 3 years, it seems like it has been a lifetime. I don’t want to feel hopeless, 20 years down the line. I want to be proud of what I have accomplished whatever it may be, but also able to be at peace with wherever I am at. Life is a journey, not a destination.

Until tomorrow. Take care and be safe.

All my love,

Tara

The magic of movies to transport us and make us THINK, you guys. That is what it is all about. That and money. So much fucking money it’s ridiculous.

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!

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Comments (52)
  1. I hope Topher Grace finds something in this life that makes him happy

  2. There’s a dunkin donuts in Herald Square if that helps. Which it doesn’t because you’re not in Herald Square anymore. So….. yea. There you go.

  3. “I hope Topher Grace finds something in this life that makes him happy.”–Steve Winwood

  4. Topher Grace is indeed an underrated hottie GRRod728

  5. There’s a Starbucks just a liiiittle bit south of Herald Square, on 31st and 6th!

  6. I saw P.S. on an airplane once. I thought, “What a weird movie to be showing on an airplane.”

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  8. I get Jesse McCartney, member of boy band Dream Street and actor on ABC’s Greek” confused with Jesse Camp, member of Jesse and the Eighth Street Kidz and winner of MTV’s 1998 “Wanna Be a VJ” contest whenever Jesse McCartney’s name comes up. This isn’t often, in my life, but it’s consistent.

  9. Starbucks near Herald Square?

    Forget it, Gabe. It’s Koreatown.

  10. I got an email the other day asking if I wanted to be an extra in the new Topher Grace movie with Richard Gere shooting in Detroit. I said yes (obvsnodoi), so I will report back to you monsters with my Topher Grace findings! I’m sure I will find him perfectly pleasant and courteous.

  11. I think I speak for us all when I say that 20 years down the road, whether Topher is still an acclaimed artist or working for a used car salesman, we will all still have just a little bit of up hope because Topher is still alive.

  12. As a closeted high school student in Nebraska, I used to love FMForums. Thanks for rekindling my love for the site, Gabe.

  13. Six Starbucks mentions. I wonder how much they paid Gabe to insert that shit into this post. I wonder when banner ads for frappucinos will hit videogum/ stereogum?

  14. I’ve been reading it as “Gopher Trace” and not “Topher Grace”

  15. I’m not sure what’s up with Topher, but thank you, Cyrusgum, for answering the question on John C. Reilly’s whereabouts. Jesus Christ on a crutch. Cyrus appears to have the same plot as MAMA’S BOY and MR. WOODCOCK, more or less. The “more” being that Cyrus has the insufferable Reilly in it. Sorry if he’s your boyfriend (I’m not sorry he’s your boyfriend, you probably deserve him).

    CYRUS could have used some Topher.

  16. There is a Starbucks on 37th and Broadway too, but I still think Tim Hortons beats DD and Starbucks.

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