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March 12, 2005 07:00 AM

Martha Stewart is hopeful as she heads back to court on Thursday. PEOPLE looks at the domestic doyenne’s plans, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:

MONDAY, MARCH 14: U2, the Pretenders, R&B legends the O’Jays, soul singer Percy Sledge and blues guitarist Buddy Guy will take to the stage as they’re honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, going down at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The list of presenters isn’t too shabby, either: Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart will dole out the awards. VH1 will broadcast the all-star affair on March 19 at 9 p.m. ET.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are out for blood on the latest edition of “Project Greenlight.” The actors-turned-producers suffered box-office flops with their contest’s first two winning movies, 2002’s Stolen Summer and 2003’s The Battle of Shaker Heights. This time around, with the help of fellow executive producer Chris Moore and scary movie maestro Wes Craven, they’re aiming for commercial success with a horror film. The reality series kicks off on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16: After jurors determined on Dec. 13 that Scott Peterson should get the death penalty for killing his wife Laci and their unborn son Conner, it’s now up to Judge Alfred Delucchi to determine the former fertilizer salesman’s fate. Although Peterson’s attorney Mark Geragos filed a 122-page motion requesting a new trial, Delucchi determined that the formal sentencing will go ahead as planned. “The 16th is in cement?.I’m not going to grant any further continuances,” he said during a Feb. 25 hearing at the Redwood City, Calif., courthouse.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, TV viewers can prepare themselves for I Dream of Paris. Paris Hilton will play I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden on NBC’s American Dreams. The hotel heiress-singer-actress follows a slew of other guest stars (Usher, Brandy and Fantasia Barrino, among them) who have played ’60s stars on the show. The episode will revolve around star Brittany Snow stumbling onto the set of I Dream of Jeannie and getting caught trespassing by Hilton’s Eden.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17: She’s out of jail, looking better than ever, has an Apprentice spinoff on the way, and she’s made the Forbes magazine list of billionaires for the first time (her net worth: $1 billion). Now Martha Stewart is hoping for another positive turn in her life when she heads to court to appeal her conviction for obstruction of justice, for which she served five months in West Virginia’s Alderson Federal Prison. In the meantime, Stewart is adhering to her sentence of five months on house arrest (with a permitted 48 hours a week to work outside her home).

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