Well, it’s no rumor, folks: It’s official!

Britney Spears will open 2007 Video Music Awards with her new song “Gimme More” with a magic touch of non other than a man whore – Criss Angel.

Jesse Ignjatovic, exclusive producer of this year’s VMA confirms:

"I guess, looking back, we've had a great history with her," he said. "Some of the biggest TV performances [of her career] have been at the VMAs. And fortunately, [when we approached her about performing], she was into it and excited to do it. I wanted her to come on and make a statement right from the very beginning of the show. And she'll kill it. I wanted to start the show in a very big and dramatic way, and she's the one to do that. She'll captivate everyone, and set the tone for the rest of the night. There's no one better.

You can expect the things we want and expect from Britney – that will all be there," he said. "What I've seen of it is great. She'll be dancing, performing, doing her thing. That's exactly what we all want. Fans that are familiar with her performance on previous VMAs will not be disappointed."

Well, let’s se if Ignjatovic is right, and if it’s true that there’s no one better than Britney for this. Stay tuned this Sunday night at 9 p.m ET to capture this “magical” performance that will “captivate everyone”.