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'Love & Hip Hop'

Taking Over L.A.

... But Can't Land a Star!!!

1/10/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Love & Hip Hop" is moving to L.A. for its new spin-off -- with episodes expected to start shooting later this month -- but producers are now facing a HUGE problem ... they can't find a big name to star on it.

Sources close to production tell us, they initially planned to attach Ray J as the headliner, but he's currently tied up hosting "Bad Girls Club All-Stars" on Oxygen so he couldn't sign on.

Now we're told producers are scrambling to find someone else, but it's proving more difficult than they anticipated ... which is somewhat surprising, considering "Love & Hip Hop" is one of VH1's highest-rated shows.

According to sources, producers will start by shooting story lines for the smaller stars who have already signed on, including singer Brooke Valentine, radio DJ Yesi Ortiz, rapper Hazel-E, and video vixen Bria Myles. We're told producers have decided to worry about the bigger stars later.

Sounds dangerous.

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16.

Monique    

Come on love and hip hop you can find some way better stars then that. Its l.a.

251 days ago
17.

Kesie    

Maybe they should get Paris Hilton! LOL

251 days ago
18.

milly5    

how about Draya?

251 days ago
19.

CoconutScrimp    

Love and Hip-Hop, and big star should never be uttered in the same sentence.

251 days ago
20.

BlackStrokeLong    

Man trash this garbage. Who's watching these shows? I hate my life..

251 days ago
21.

ASH    

Ray J gave Whitney Houston bad drugs and killed her.

251 days ago
22.

Pure Evil    

I hope they have plenty of ass shots of Bria Myles huge blubbery ass.

249 days ago
23.

Mr Barcliff    

Reality TV is losing steam, people are going back to wanting to be entertained now. I have nothing against the people who make $ with these shows and no negative comments against the stars, thats LAME to do, to me anyway, why put down people who are trying to make a living and at least are doing something with there lives. Why say,"Who" thats LAME, why comment on people you dont know who again are trying to do something to make $? That said, reality TV is losing steam, some shows will still be around like the Dancing shows but, certain shows are becoming scripted and thats whats hurting them, they appear to be staged to me but, as long as you can get paid, get your money cause level of fame matters nothing if you are able to make $ is all that maters in this dog eat dog America!!! LGNM

249 days ago
24.

BabaBooey    

Bwahahaha. That list is hilarious.

249 days ago
25.

myopinion    

They should use Mack 10....is is a L.A. native rapper.

248 days ago
26.

Rebecca    

I watch Love & Hip Hop. It's insane, but whoever they nab as the big name would likely be a derelict like the cast. No self respecting star would be on that show.

246 days ago
27.

KingA    

I could write a helluva a storyline, I know my city more that these peoducers that are more vested in the EastCoast and SouthEast. Not bashing, but IS Brooke V. From Southern, Cali? Isnt Yesi Ortiz, like a radioDJ or was nda background @ power 106? Can't comment on others Non-E! I feel your pain L.A., we can't go out like that.

239 days ago
28.

KingA    

I could write a helluva a storyline, I know my city more that these peoducers that are more vested in the EastCoast and SouthEast. Not bashing, but IS Brooke V. From Southern, Cali? Isnt Yesi Ortiz, like a radioDJ or was nda background @ power 106? Can't comment on others Non-E! I feel your pain L.A., we can't go out like that.

239 days ago
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