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Britney, Trump among King’s pet peeves

Horror writer says ‘Apprentice’ mogul is everywhere
/ Source: The Associated Press

Stephen King has compiled his list of Pet Peeves of 2004, with “annoyance levels” that range from minor headache to head-splitting migraine.

King writes in his Entertainment Weekly column that although pop culture is full of pleasures, it also has its share of annoyances. “For every pretty, talented Elisha Cuthbert there is a Paris Hilton (and her little dog, too).”

By exposing his own annoyances — “in all their triviality” — he hopes to encourage readers to speak of their own pet peeves, King writes in the magazine’s Oct. 29 issue.

The list includes pop star Britney Spears, who rates a minor headache; real estate mogul and “The Apprentice” star Donald Trump, a moderate to severe headache (due to unavoidable comb-over); and ads before theatrical movies, a head-splitting migraine.

Of Trump, King writes: “One can avoid the TV show, but lately the Donald’s face is everywhere, and the hideous comb-over always floats above it.”