WEEK AHEAD: Jail Time for Martha Stewart?
TUESDAY, JULY 13: Baseball's biggest stars will compete at the All-Star World Game at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The 75th All-Star Game will be televised live on FOX (and around the world by Major League Baseball International). As always, the fans voted to decide who made the 32-man National and American League teams – and which players are among the 16 elected starters.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14: Jamie Foxx will emcee the 12th Annual ESPY Awards, taking place at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. ESPN will air the irreverent awards celebrating achievements in sports on July 18. In the best comeback category, miracle-girl surfer Bethany Hamilton is nominated alongside golfer John Daly and others. And the tearjerker Seabiscuit will go up against the buffoonish comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story for best sports movie. Meanwhile, Denzel Washington and other celebs will be in the house while OutKast's Big Boi performs his hit "The Way You Move."
THURSDAY, JULY 15: Let the nail-biting begin as The Sopranos' Edie Falco and Monk's Tony Shalhoub reveal the nominees for the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood bright and early at 5:35 a.m. Will the Friends folks revisit the golden moments of their sitcom? Will the Sopranos' wiseguys enjoy a sweep? Will Falco and Shalhoub read their own names? Set your alarms to find out. The ceremony will air live from L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on Sept. 19 on ABC.
FRIDAY, JULY 16: After a week's reprieve from her July 8 court date, Martha Stewart will be sentenced – along with her stockbroker Peter Bacanovic – on perjury charges in connection with the sale of her 3,928 shares of ImClone stock in December 2001. Legal experts have predicted that each will get 10 to 16 months in prison, but the domestic doyenne could be allowed to serve some of her sentence in a halfway house or on house arrest. U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, who's presiding over the case, denied a request from Stewart's lawyers for a new trial due to the perjury charges lodged against a Secret Service ink expert who testified for the government in her case.
Stewart isn't the only celebrity facing the music: Courtney Love will be sentenced in Los Angeles on misdemeanor drug charges related to an Oct. 2, 2003, incident in which she allegedly smashed ex-boyfriend James Barber's windows while under the influence of cocaine. Love – who canceled her summer tour to focus on her legal matters – showed up five hours late to a recent New York court date (on assault and reckless endangerment charges related to a March incident in a New York City nightclub). Advice to Courtney: Try to be on time for this one.