Date: 18th July 2001
Former broken hearted actress LAURA DERN is smiling again - as she is expecting her first child with new boyfriend Ben Harper. Dern was unceremoniously dumped by former lover BILLY BOB THORNTON when he left her unexpectedly to marry ANGELINA JOLIE.
But Dern, who has pulled her life back together with the help of singer/songwriter Ben Harper, is said to be delighted with the news. The blonde actress can be seen in JURASSIC PARK 3 (2001), which is released in Britain on Friday(20Jul01).