It's Good to Be the King

Britney, Lindsay should be Persons of the Year, horrormeister says
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2007 6:31 PM CST
Best-seling author Stephen King makes a face after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Booksellers Association in Toronto, Friday, June 8, 2007. (AP Photo/CP, Aaron Harris)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Stephen King nearly hijacked an interview with Time, bashing the media and peppering the interviewer with questions about the mag's Person of the Year. "I think it should be Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan," he says. He also said he's resigned to the fact that some movies based on his work will be a "train wreck like Dreamcatcher."

The horrormeister also discussed the musical he's writing with John Mellencamp and let on that he keeps up with the news "24-7." And he's serious about his Person of the Year nominees, he says, because naming Spears and Lohan would force a discussion about "the difference between real news and fake news."