Criss Angel is Using Britney Spears

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Although many have reported that Criss Angel and Britney Spears are dating, sources close to the illusionist say that he is just a “press whore” and is only hanging out with Britney to get more famous. Page Six reports:

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,” we’re 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.”

I totally understand, man. You have to get your face out there. And what better way to do that than to be in pictures with Britney Spears. They’ve been seen together about seven times now, so it looks like it’s working. At last count, that puts him right behind her kids but with a slight lead over the guy at the drive-thru window at Taco Bell.

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Update: MTV confirmed today that Britney Spears (and Criss Angel) will perform at the VMAs on Sunday, and Britney will be lip-syncing that shitty Gimme More song.