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January 27, 2006 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marley & Me, Inquirer columnist John Grogan's best-selling tale about his sweet but goofy Labrador retriever, is in line to become a film. Fox 2000, the studio that put former Inquirer columnist Jennifer Weiner's novel In Her Shoes on screen last year, bought the rights, the studio announced yesterday. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal was "substantial," Grogan said. Such deals usually involve graduated payouts, sometimes in the high six figures or even low seven figures.
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November 5, 2003
Perilous idea on voting John Grogan's glib commentary lamenting that commuters cannot vote in Philadelphia elections ("Commuters pay; they should vote," Nov. 3) unintentionally endorses a form of long-outlawed voting restrictions. Grogan claims that he, a suburbanite who works in Philadelphia, deserves a vote because he pays the city wage tax. He deserves a vote because he pays taxes? By calling for a system in which one's work or ability to pay taxes - rather than simply one's residency - should determine qualification to vote, he is dangerously close to endorsing the days of poll taxes and property requirements for voting eligibility.
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September 29, 1998 | By Jennifer Farrell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A new program to provide free legal help for immigrants living in South Jersey was unveiled yesterday by the Camden County Bar Association and the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice. Aimed at serving the estimated 100,000 immigrants who call South Jersey home, the Camden Immigrant Advocacy Project will be financed by a $40,000 grant from the American Bar Association and $20,000 in matching funds from the Camden County Bar Foundation. Organizers hope to attract at least 100 area lawyers willing to donate time and take on cases involving immigration, family law, labor issues and domestic violence.
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January 2, 2009 | By B.G. Kelley
The story of Marley & Me, now a hit movie based on the popular book, reflects what author John Grogan shares with many other people: Animal friends have lifted their humanity and happiness to their potential. The Humane Society reports that 73 percent of American households include an animal companion. I was among them - that is, until several days ago, when I lost my pal Hobette to organ failure. Hobette was a homeless cat who came to my door one day looking for something to eat. He came in and stayed for 16 years.
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December 23, 2008 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
You can be a movie lover and you can be a dog lover, but there are times during "Marley and Me" when it's hard to be both. Movie lovers, for instance, may find themselves saddened long before this suburban Old Yeller reaches its destination on a Chester County farm, midlife home of "Marley" author and former Inky columnist John Grogan. The scene that's maybe hardest to take occurs near the movie's outset, in South Florida, where Grogan (Owen Wilson) and wife Jenny (Jennifer Aniston)
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August 21, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHEN BEST-SELLING author John Grogan worked upstairs at the Inquirer, people always confused him with Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers"). The poor (but no longer poor) Inky columnist would sit in the cafeteria and people would walk by and say "What's Jackie Chan like?" "How's your brother, Luke?" "How'd you break your nose?" Or maybe that's just how movie producers saw Grogan because Variety reports that Owen is going to portray the writer in the big-screen adaptation of "Marley & Me. " Suddenly-busy Jennifer Aniston is going to play Mrs. Grogan.
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July 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Grogan pens a childhood memoir Former Inquirer columnist John Grogan, whose tale of a wayward yellow Labrador became the huge best-seller Marley & Me, has written a memoir of his Michigan childhood that will be published in the fall. The book, a "prequel" titled The Longest Trip Home, will be issued under the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins publishers on Oct. 21, according to an announcement from HarperCollins. Early readers' copies have already gone out to book review editors.
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January 2, 2009 | By B.G. Kelley
The story of Marley & Me, now a hit movie based on the popular book, reflects what author John Grogan shares with many other people: Animal friends have lifted their humanity and happiness to their potential. The Humane Society reports that 73 percent of American households include an animal companion. I was among them - that is, until several days ago, when I lost my pal Hobette to organ failure. Hobette was a homeless cat who came to my door one day looking for something to eat. He came in and stayed for 16 years.
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December 23, 2008 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
You can be a movie lover and you can be a dog lover, but there are times during "Marley and Me" when it's hard to be both. Movie lovers, for instance, may find themselves saddened long before this suburban Old Yeller reaches its destination on a Chester County farm, midlife home of "Marley" author and former Inky columnist John Grogan. The scene that's maybe hardest to take occurs near the movie's outset, in South Florida, where Grogan (Owen Wilson) and wife Jenny (Jennifer Aniston)
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October 30, 2008 | By John Timpane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
His dog has been very, very good to John Grogan. He's living a writer's dream: In a luxury suite on the 30th floor of Chicago's sparkly Ritz-Carlton, plush furnishings, room service scrambling with the wine, urban spires all but leaning through the windows, the former Inquirer columnist is relaxing, beer in hand. His 2005 memoir, Marley & Me, about life with his yellow Lab, Marley, has sold more than five million copies, and the movie opens Christmas Day, starring Owen Wilson as Grogan and Jennifer Aniston as his wife, Jenny (about which Jenny had few complaints)
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July 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Grogan pens a childhood memoir Former Inquirer columnist John Grogan, whose tale of a wayward yellow Labrador became the huge best-seller Marley & Me, has written a memoir of his Michigan childhood that will be published in the fall. The book, a "prequel" titled The Longest Trip Home, will be issued under the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins publishers on Oct. 21, according to an announcement from HarperCollins. Early readers' copies have already gone out to book review editors.
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May 31, 2008 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When a 23-year-old Media resident phoned her mother last week, her voice "squeaked" uncontrollably - which her mother recognized as her daughter's hyper-excitement mode. "You better be engaged or promoted," Erin Reed said her mother told her. She was neither, but ecstatic nonetheless. Reed, a West Chester bank teller, had been invited to watch the filming of Marley and Me from a West Chester storefront, mere yards from where her idol, the actress Jennifer Aniston of Friends fame, would be frolicking.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHEN BEST-SELLING author John Grogan worked upstairs at the Inquirer, people always confused him with Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers"). The poor (but no longer poor) Inky columnist would sit in the cafeteria and people would walk by and say "What's Jackie Chan like?" "How's your brother, Luke?" "How'd you break your nose?" Or maybe that's just how movie producers saw Grogan because Variety reports that Owen is going to portray the writer in the big-screen adaptation of "Marley & Me. " Suddenly-busy Jennifer Aniston is going to play Mrs. Grogan.
NEWS
June 12, 2006
Coatesville district coverage unfairly negative As a resident of West Brandywine, which is part of the Coatesville School District, I am very disappointed by the bad publicity that The Inquirer gives to the Coatesville School District. There have been numerous articles about the recent crimes that have taken place in Coatesville, but not once has it been mentioned that the school board approved a historic tax cut of 1.75 mills. West Brandywine is an area where the demographics are changing as white-collar professionals are moving out of the city.
NEWS
January 27, 2006 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marley & Me, Inquirer columnist John Grogan's best-selling tale about his sweet but goofy Labrador retriever, is in line to become a film. Fox 2000, the studio that put former Inquirer columnist Jennifer Weiner's novel In Her Shoes on screen last year, bought the rights, the studio announced yesterday. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal was "substantial," Grogan said. Such deals usually involve graduated payouts, sometimes in the high six figures or even low seven figures.
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