Criss Angel is a “press whore” who’s just “using” Britney Spears to get more attention and fame for himself, friends of his say. No really?
Angel – who just signed a 10-year deal with the Luxor in Las Vegas that will net him almost $10 million a year – was “ecstatic” when his manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, asked him to meet with Spears, who was interested in using illusion in her VMA performance this Sunday. The two “hooked up the night they met” and Angel has been “using her to get press ever since,” a source told.
A Vegas spy said, “He doesn’t even really talk to her when they go out. This weekend at [club] LAX, they weren’t seated at the same table, but when the paparazzi were around he jumped in all the pictures. . . . The paparazzi all have his number.”
Meanwhile, some of the stories leaked to the tabloids about how Angel was orchestrating a big VMA number for Spears using mirrors are false. “She is just doing a straight-up performance of her new single, ‘Gimme More,’ ” a spy said. Kwatinetz didn’t return calls.