Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Writer leaving Green Lantern
Writer Geoff Johns has taken DC Entertainment's Green Lantern and its associated characters through brightest day and blackest night, but after nine years of scripting tales about the galactic police force whose rings are powered by will, he's leaving the series in May with issue No. 20 to focus on the Justice League and its related titles.
"I'm really proud of all the stuff we've built with Green Lantern -- from Larfleeze to the different corps," Johns said. "The universe has expanded and will live well past my run. It was more than just telling another story, but really giving back to the character by expanding and adding to their mythology."
Johns said he had reached a point in the current story to step away and let someone else take over the writing.
"I was getting to an end point and a story line that made sense for me. I felt like it was time to close my run and focus all my energies on the Justice League corner of the DC Universe," he said.
After 17 seasons on "The Bachelor" (plus eight seasons on "The Bachelorette" and three on "Bachelor Pad"), host Chris Harrison says one thing makes Sean Lowe stand out from the others -- and it's not his washboard abs.
It's the way Lowe makes the women on the ABC dating show feel, Harrison says. On the show, which airs Mondays, single women live in a house together and compete for the affection of a single man.
Lowe "has this incredible way of making you feel like you're the only person in the room," Harrison said in a recent interview. "That's a great quality, and the thing is, it's sincere."
Beyonce calls the making of her upcoming HBO documentary "Life is But a Dream" a therapeutic process.
She tells the March issue of Vogue, "this movie healed me in so many ways" and thinking about it makes her "want to cry."
The film addresses topics the notoriously private singer normally doesn't address in public. It chronicles her 2011 decision to no longer have her father, Matthew Knowles, as her manager, her miscarriage and even the rumors that she was faking her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy by really using a surrogate.
"Life is But a Dream" airs Saturday on HBO.