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  • Glenn Close vs. Lily Tomlin and Martin Short. The plot for the third season of “Damages” has Patty Hewes pitted against a family led by Tomlin, her son (Campbell Scott) and its high-powered attorney (Short).
  • With his 11th No. 1 album, Jay-Z has overtaken Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-toppers on the Billboard 200.
  • Arianna Huffington is trying TV. The Internet and political maven is joining forces with “How I Met Your Mother” executive producer Greg Malins on an ABC comedy project. The script centers on the friendship of three freshmen member of Congress — two men and a woman — who live together in D.C.
  • There are plans for a Sam Cooke movie. Last year, Rolling Stone named Cooke the fourth-greatest singer of all time.
  • Ray Wise, who played the Devil on “Reaper,” is moving into “Dollhouse,” joining the cast in a recurring role.
  • Esquire.com has a list of The 75 Best People In The World. These are people — like Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and actor Robert Downey Jr. — who “make us happy.”