Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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The life story of presidential attacker JOHN W. HINCKLEY JR. may be coming to a bookstore and theater near you - someday.

Lawyers involved in marketing Hinckley's "intellectual property rights" as part of a suit settlement say an agent and writer have been selected for the project. Hinckley has been confined to a psychiatric hospital since shooting President RONALD REAGAN and three others in 1981.

Both agent and writer "feel certain they can find a publisher," said Frederick W. Schwartz Jr., an attorney for former White House press secretary JAMES S. BRADY, one of Hinckley's victims. But before launching the book project and what they hope will be a film deal, the lawyers want to spark a little interest in their client. They want Hinckley to sit for a free, nationally televised interview. The problem is, Hinckley can't decide which TV network correspondent he wants to chat with. All the TV mag shows are "hot" to do the interview, Schwartz said.

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Perpetual young person BROOKE SHIELDS says her romance with tennis rebel ANDRE AGASSI has yet to yield The Big Diamond - but she's not losing her cool over a shortage of ice.

"He's not a gifty-jewelry person," Shields told TV Guide. "He'll buy you a car. He'll get your house painted, or you'll come back and your garage will be de-spidered."

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Thoughts of going from the penthouse to the jail house have got Hollywood madam HEIDI FLEISS in the doghouse.

"I can act real cool and tough and this bravado about the whole thing and make jokes about it, but it's on my mind all the time," Fleiss told TV's "Extra" in an interview for broadcast tonight.

"It's so hard to prepare for it and so hard to accept it, and you can only do so many things to put it out of your head, but it eats you. . . ."

Fleiss faces up to five years when she is sentenced Dec. 12 on a federal conviction of money laundering and tax evasion in directing a prostitution ring.

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Director CHARLES MATTHAU, son of actor WALTER MATTHAU, complains he's been unfairly blamed for debts left from the filming on location of "The Grass Harp. …

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