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     MONICA SELES and TED TURNER were two of Barbara Walters'
"Most Fascinating People of 1995."  Turner, on not getting a
network:  "I'm not sure it's healthy to get everything you want"
(ABC, 12/5)....Negotiations between BILL MURRAY and Turner
Pictures for the comic to star in "Veeck as in Wreck," a film
based on Bill Veeck, have apparently broken down.  Sources say
Turner Pictures was very close to a deal that would have paid
Murray $10M, but talks broke apart over "a couple of hundred
thousand dollars.  Murray is reportedly still interested in a
deal" (VARIETY, 12/4-10 issue).... Former Expos GM KEVIN MALONE
said he is "seriously thinking about becoming a full-time
minister."  Malone said he is in discussions with a MLB team on
becoming a scout, but claims his Christianity is reducing
interest (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/6).
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