*Nearly two years after Ben Harper filed for divorce from Laura Dern, the star of HBO’s “Enlightened” has filed her own papers seeking to split from the singer, reports TMZ.
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Dern filed legal documents Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking primary physical custody of their two children — son Ellery, 10, and daughter Jaya, 7 — and joint legal custody. She’s also seeking child and spousal support and wants Harper to pay her attorneys’ fees.
Dern and Harper were married in December 2005 after five years of dating. Harper first filed divorce papers in October 2010, citing irreconcilable differences and asking the judge not to award her spousal support.
In January, the two sparked speculation of a reconciliation when they attended the Golden Globes together — where she won the award for best actress in a comedy series.
*Rapper/actor Mos Def was expected to take the starring role on a new HBO series, “Enlightened,” but recent reports are indicating that he did not reach a deal with the network before filming began last week. As a result, he was replaced by Timm Sharp, former star of “Undeclared,” a short live TV series.
“Enlightened” captures the life of a character named Amy, played by “Jurassic Park” actress Laura Dern. After living a rough life, filled with regrets and bad decisions, Amy becomes spiritually awakened. From there, life doesn’t’ really get any better.
Sharp will take the role of Amy’s boss. The series is written and directed by “School of Rock” writer Mike White. Also in the show is Luke Wilson as Amy’s drug addicted ex-husband. Despite its dark set up, the series is actually fit with lots of comedy and drama.
As for Mos Def, no word yet on what he has in the works as of yet. Fans are definitely anticipating something good after his last release, “The Ecstatic.”
*Mos Def has signed on to star in HBO’s upcoming comedy series “Enlightened,” reports Deadline.
Laura Dern stars as a woman who changes her life after a spiritual awakening, complicating her relationships with family and friends.
Mos Def will play Dern’s boss.
The rapper-actor’s last go-round with HBO, the 2004 film “Something the Lord Made,” earned him an Emmy nomination.