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Last fall we told you that music-industry-vet-turned-reality-TV-producer Mona Scott-Young was looking to expand her “Love & Hip Hop” franchise to Los Angeles, California. However, there’s just one problem. According to TMZ, filming begins later this month and producers are still scrambling to secure a notable celebrity to headline the show.

If you recall, initially it was reported that Ray J was supposed to headline the spin-off with rumored romantic interest Teairra Mari. However, TMZ is reporting that “Love & Hip Hop LA” producers were unable to secure the deal because Ray had already committed to hosting Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club All-Stars” and would be unavailable for filming. As a result, the show reportedly remains without a celebrity headliner. You know what they say though, the show must go on. Sources close to production are saying that when filming begins this month, they will begin by following the storylines of the smaller stars who have already signed on to buy time, until they can secure a bigger name celebrity.  The stars who have already been added to the cast reportedly include Brooke Valentine, video vixen Bria Myles, rapper Hazel-E and radio DJ Yesi Ortiz.

Things seem very shaky right now. Hopefully Mona can find a way to work her magic so that “Love & Hip Hop LA” doesn’t suffer the same fate as “The Gossip Game.”

Are there any celebrities that you’d like to see sign on for “Love & Hip Hop LA?”

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