Criss Angel, while being somewhat famous in the US, is still one of those 2nd-3rd level entertainers. Along with the reputation he has as a “fame abuser” (see Cameron Diaz) and you may see why he may need Britney. SPLASH seems to think that there is more to Angel’s sudden interest in Britney than simply help:
Criss Angel is a â€śpress whoreâ€ť whoâ€™s just â€śusingâ€ť Britney Spears to get more attention and fame for himself, friends of his say. Angel – who just signed a 10-year deal with the Luxor in Las Vegas that will net him almost $10 million a year – was â€śecstaticâ€ť 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 â€śhooked up the night they metâ€ť and Angel has been â€śusing her to get press ever since,â€ť weâ€™re told. A Vegas spy said, â€śHe doesnâ€™t even really talk to her when they go out. This weekend at [club] LAX, they werenâ€™t seated at the same table, but when the paparazzi were around he jumped in all the pictures. . . . The paparazzi all have his number.â€ť
Personally, I was never one of those Criss Angel freaks, never even liked the guy. But ever since she got with him her career seems a tid bit more structured (or maybe it is the new manager?!?). Who the hell knows.
What do you think, is Criss Angel “MindFreaking” Britney?