Former MTV veejay LaLa making hoop dreams come true on new VH1 reality show
Don't believe that Alani "LaLa" Vasquez is out of sight and out of mind, because she's busy making her own power moves. The former "TRL" cohost is concentrating on her film career as a burgeoning actress and producer.
LaLa has teamed with 51 Minds Entertainment, the production crew behind VH1's guilty pleasure programming such as "I Love New York" and "Flavor of Love" to produce "The Sixth Man." The cable network's basketball-themed reality show will bring together aspiring ballers to cohabitate and compete for a chance to go pro domestically or internationally with the help of a sports agent. The show is expected to hit the tube sometime next year.
"People always say the best basketball players aren't in the leagues," explains LaLa, who will serve as the show's executive producer. "So we set out to go to small towns and different cities to find these men who have different circumstances that might have prevented them from pursuing a basketball career."