Criss Angel Talks About Britney's VMA Performance

Illusionist Criss Angel, star of television show Mindfreak, reveals to Larry King that he pulled out of Britney Spears' VMA comeback performance because she wasn't willing to put in enough effort.

Angel said of Spears:
"I understand what she goes through in her life – she lives under a microscope, and it's unbelievable to see – it's difficult to watch"

"I really feel for her, I want the best for her, I want her to feel complete, and if she's happy with her performance I guess that's what matters," the Mindfreak mentalist said.

As for the VMA performance:
"Everybody loved what we came up with, but it required a tremendous amount of work and dedication that Britney decided to not want to put forth and do something that she felt would be better suited for her," Angel said.

Angel denied ever being romantically involved with Spears, but did admit to boinking Cameron Diaz.