Mos Def Gets Enlightened


It's a big day for premium cable castings. Hours after Cynthia Nixon joined The Big C, Mos Def has hopped aboard Mike White's HBO project, Enlightened. The comedy series stars Laura Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to lead an enlightened life which creates chaos at home and work. The Emmy-nominated actor will play Dern's new boss. [Deadline]