[In this feature, we will periodically check in to see what is up with Topher Grace.]
Look, I know that the world is unfair. I know that! And I recognize that the disparity between wealthy people and poor people is a vast gulf filled with molten sadness. Even as someone who lives in a rented apartment the size of a grocery store toy dispenser and still wears t-shirts he owned in high school (which, you will recall, was more than 30 years ago), I’m still doing better than 98% of the world’s population. It’s weird! And I’m not doing any more about it than anyone else who is basically doing nothing about it, but at least I occasionally recognize it, which somehow seems like a worthwhile “thing” to me, even if I’m deluded and wrong. But the fact that Bryan Williams, aka Baby, aka Birdman, bought a 2.5 million dollar car (2.5 MILLION DOLLAR CAR!) this week makes me so angry! It’s fine to like nice things, but let’s keep it in perspective, guys. This is the part (via 50Cent.livejournal.com) that really makes my head fall off:
The Wall Street Journal estimates the yearly upkeep on the car runs about $300,000 and is akin to running a private jet!
Hey, Birdman, FUCK YOU. You are the one who belongs in jail!
Speaking of people who earn a respectable living from their work in showbusiness, what’s up with Topher Grace?
Principal photography continues on Topher Grace’s latest movie, The Double, starring Topher Grace and introducing Richard Gere. Or maybe principal photography has wrapped (industry term, look it up), I’m not sure exactly, what do I look like, Nick Finke? In any case, Topher Grace IS starring in a movie called The Double, and they have been filming recently, and are either still filming or are done filming, I am not sure. But Hometown Life has an interview with the Pickett family, whose house was used in the movie as a stand in for a better house! Neat! Here’s what it was like for them to be a part of Movie Herstory:
Pickett and his wife, Etsuko Kosuge, and children, Aya, 13, who will attend Northville High School in the fall, and Kai, 8, who goes to Amerman Elementary, stayed in a local hotel and received a daily stipend while the movie was filmed.
Most of the filming was done at night, and another home down the street was also used. Exterior shots were done at the Pickett home, with interior shots being done at the other house on Eaton Street. Most of the shooting was from sundown to sun up.
“They said they wanted to use our house because it looks like a typical home in the Washington, D.C., suburbs,” Kosuge said.
Their dog, Louis, was cared for by a neighbor during the shoot.
And here is a photo of them with some movie stars!:
All in all it seems like a pretty exciting experience for a bunch of NOBODIES, and it’s cool to see from this photo that Topher Grace is still down-to-Earth, which this photo proves.
Speaking of photos, Pacific Coast News On-Line has a new photo of Topher Graaaace!!!!!!
Looking good, T-Goz! And here’s the caption:
Topher Grace, star of That ’70s Show, makes his way to Soho House, a private members’ club in Hollywood. Grace is rumoured to be involved in producing a revival of the hit ’70s series CHiPs.
YUP! He’s going into a place, and those are some accurate references to thinks about his career. Nailed it, website!
Meanwhile, in our weekly update of Speculative Topher Grace Theorizing Non-News, MTV has an interview with someone about a new Spider-Man cartoon or something, I kind of breezed through it because it turns out SPOILER ALERT as an adult human being alive on a planet with a limited amount of years left to exist, my patience for interviews with people about make-believe casting scenarios involving a cartoon show I was never going to watch anyway is much thinner than it used to be, and it was already very very thin! But, someone does come up in the conversation. His name is Topher Grace:
It wasn’t a mistake to cast Topher Grace in a “Spider-Man” movie, but it was a mistake to cast him as anybody other than Peter Parker — with his slim physique, witty banter and emotional range, he would’ve been ideal for the title role. Grace can still pull off a perfect Parker by lending his voice to “Ultimate Spider-Man,” even if his chances of ever playing the character on the big screen are slim to none.
I guess some people are still upset about Topher Grace being cast as Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3, and they want to talk about it. A lot! Fair enough. We should all be so lucky as to find something in this world that makes us mad many years later to the point that we still want to discuss it. And this guy is right: Topher Grace probably could play Peter Parker if he were cast in that role, for which it seems like he’s not even really being considered, and also he might be getting a little too old at this point, but yes, agreed. Good talk!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next time!