Evelyn Lozada Signs Six-Figure Book/Film Deal
11/04/2011 - 15:45 ||
It’s business as usual for Evelyn Lozada. The Boricua star of VH1’s Basketball Wives has reportedly signed a six-figure deal for some literary and film projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Bronx native, who co-owns a Florida shoe boutique named Dulce, has signed a book series deal titled The Wives Association. According to the website, the books series will be loosely based on Lozada’s life and co-authored by novelist Courtney Parker (former writer for Law & Order: Criminal Intent). The series will use an alter ego named Eve Inez-Landon and is set to fictionalize Lozada’s real-life experiences and lessons she’s learned from dating professional athletes.
“The stories that you hear – what goes on in these relationships, and just being in that circle – I decided to let everyone experience a piece of it for themselves by writing this series of juicy novels,” Lozada said of The Basketball Wives Association. Lozada is currently engaged to NFL star Chad Ochocinco.
The book deal is reportedly with Cash Money Content, the publishing arm of the record Lil Wayne's record label, also home to Nicki Minaj and Drake. Among the first titles under Cash Money’s publishing division are Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark and Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim. THR reports that the goal is to develop film projects based on these books.