WHO Dinesh D'Souza
THE MOVIE "America"
WHO Selena Gomez
THE DEAL The singer-actress will appear at Italy's Ischia Global Film and Music Festival next week to promote her latest movie. Billy Crudup stars a grieving father who discovers his dead son's collection of demo tapes and lyrics. The film marks the directorial debut of actor William H. Macy. Also in the cast are Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Chung, musician Ben Kweller and Macy's wife, Felicity Huffman.
THE MOVIE "Boyhood"
THE DEAL In an interview with the website Indiewire, the director explains why he kept his latest film, shot over 12 years with a young star (Ellar Coltrane) who grows on screen from age 7 to 19, a secret for more than a decade. "Anyone could steal the idea," Linklater said. "So I thought, 'This is such a simple idea, such an obvious idea. But I don't think it's been done. I've got 12 years, so if I go public with the idea, someone could make a 10-year version.'" Linklater says he also covered his bases by copyrighting his story within the first year of production. "Boyhood," starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, opens tomorrow in Manhattan and Brooklyn.