Del Shores

Blind Item Reveal: It’s Sordid Lives!!!

Well, it looks like my first blind item was a success — we got more comments on that post than any other in the history of MavrixOnline, and Blind Gossip picked up the story! Guess we’ll keep ’em coming, huh?

As most of you guessed, the series in question is Sordid Lives: The Series. The couple affected by the shady dealings of the production company (Once Upon A Time Films) are none other than Jason Dottley and Del Shores, two very talented (and, ahem, good looking) people who deserve to have millions in the bank…so, what’s up, LOGO? How’re you going to let my boys go broke like that?

One of my favorite comments came from a guy named Thom, who called everyone to action by saying:

Listed Below Are The E-Mail Addresses For The People Responsible For Not Having Another Season Of “SORDID LIVES THE SERIES”

Please Send E-Mails To The Following People Telling Them How You Feel About “Sordid Lives The Series” —And Let Them Know That You Will Be Canceling LOGO If They Don’t Air Season Two Of Sordid! The General Manager The President Of MTV/LOGO

The Following E-Mail Address Is The PRODUCER Who Is NOT Paying ANYONE Residuals! Please E-Mail Him And Let Him Know Exactly What You Think Of Him And The Way He Is Treating The Entire Cast And Writer/Director Of “SORDID”! His Name is Stan!

So, there you have it. But don’t fret too much, Sordid fans: I have it on good authority that Del Shores is taking his show on the road, and is selling out places left and right! And of course, Jason Dottley isn’t one to let something as trivial as a major TV network get him down: he’s using his time off to jump start his singing career! Jason’s got a new single out, called Hit Play (Take Me Away).

It’s getting major play everywhere (I’ll stay classy and refrain from making a dirty comment), and you can check it (and him) out for yourself — he’ll be performing at the Bar on Church in San Francisco this weekend. If you’re not near the gay bay, you can hear the song at Jason’s website. Love it!

MavixOnline Blind Item: Can You Guess Who This is About?

This is my first time writing one of these, so bear with me:

We’re talking about the ensemble cast of a cable drama series, a series that the network LOVED right away. It was picked up for a second season, but it doesn’t look like Season 2 will ever be shown (despite already having been written). Why? Because of some BS with the production company.

So, it looks like the 12 episodes are all anyone is going to get (for now, at least). And those 12 episodes have run at least 300 times in the US, not to mention the handful of other countries that are currently running the series. With all of those episodes running all over the place, you’d think that the stars, writers and director would be swimming in royalty checks. Sadly, that isn’t the case. As a result, at least one of the major stars of the show is having his house foreclosed on.

The guy(s) in question had to rely on family and friends (of Dorothy?) to help them through troubling times.

Post your guesses in the comment section — I’ll reveal who it is tomorrow at 5pm!

What’s Up With the LOGO Network? A MavrixOnline Exclusive!!!

Here’s some dirt that you’ll only find on MavrixOnline, this time about Sordid Lives star Jason Dottley and his writer/director partner Del Shores. Apparently, LOGO has reportedly been too cheap to sufficiently pay their stars, and investors have been slow to get a second season up and running. The series has been well received by audiences, and it’s flippin’ got Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton John in it! So what gives? The economy can’t be that bad…I saw all the earmarks in the gov’t bailout bill for Hollywood, so they’re not fooling me! Here’s what our unimpeachable east coast sources exclusively told us:

“The stars of the show didn’t get paid enough by LOGO and everyone is dragging their feet trying to put the second season together, so to make their lives’ work, some of the stars are selling their stuff on Ebay.”

So, what exactly is up for grabs on the auction site? Recently, a pair of Dottley’s 2xist briefs that were worn in an episode sold for $152.50 (with 15 bids). Ebayers can also pay for a personal appearance by Dottley, which I might have to bid on as an early Christmas present to myself. I LOVE that guy. He’s hotness personified, and one of the nicest dudes in the biz.

Even Olivia Newton-John’s TV duds are up for sale! Her size 6 leather miniskirt is going for $371 (with 4 bids).

It’s a shame that LOGO isn’t stepping up to the plate and paying their stars fair market value. If the people at LOGO (of all places!) are acting this way towards members of the LGBT community, what’s to be expected of the mainstream networks?

Jason Dottley and Del Shores Have Balls


Both literally and figuratively! There’s seriously nothing I hate more than overzealous religious a**holes trying to dictate to others how they should live their lives. Good for Sordid Lives star Jason Dottley and his soon to be hubby , the talented Queer as Folk producer and Sordid Lives writer and director Del Shores, for giving them a piece of their minds. They also get bonus mad props and a shout out for looking effin’ hot while doing it.

As an aside, you can totally tell that tubby dude on the right is kind of digging what he’s seeing, while the dude holding the sodomy sign is pining for the gay lover he pretends he doesn’t have.

Jdot & Del – good luck with the WORLD PREMIERE of Sordid Lives: The Series in New York City at New World Stages Tonight!!!! Which by the way begins airing on Logo July 23rd 2008.
WATCH IT!! ……….

JDot Gets A Shock


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Jason Dottley takes a stroll with his hubby, Del Shores and a friend but ended up getting a shock. The trio bumped into a “character” on the street who stopped for a chat. His interesting wardrobe choice left the Sordid Lives actor in shock!

Seventh Annual APLA Oscar Viewing Party



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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) held their seventh annual Oscar Viewing Party last night in West Hollywood. Among those in attendance were Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ross McCall, Ricki Lake, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, “Queer as Folk” stars Michelle Clooney and Thea Gill and “Sordid Lives” writer/director Del Shores and star Jason Dottley.

AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.

Caroline Rhea On “Sordid Lives” Set



Recently, we found Caroline Rhea on the set of the new LOGO network series “Sordid Lives” in Shreveport, Louisiana. Caroline, seen in the photos with writer/director Del Shores and co-star Jason “JDot” Dottley, has also starred in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and was host of the reality series “The Biggest Loser.” The show is scheduled to air later this year. Keep an eye on your local listings!

Olivia and Rue on Sordid Lives Set



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As many fans of the film Sordid Lives already know the cult classic is being turned into a tv series for MTV’s LOGO network. And, the good news is it’s in production and on its way! We found series stars Olivia Newton-John (Bitsy Mae Harling) and Rue McClanahan (Peggy Ingram) on set recently with co-stars Sarah Hunley (Juanita Bartlett), Jason “JDot” Dottley (Ty Williamson) with his cute little friend Ty Guapo and writer/director Del Shores.

It’s reported that the show will premiere on June 1 of this year and I, for one, just can’t wait!!

Walkin’ The Dog



Star of the eagerly anticipated LOGO series “Sordid Lives,” Jason Dottley took his new pup, Ty Guapo out with him to the Laurel Canyon Market near his home. On the trip, Jason tried to teach little Ty (named for Dottley’s character in the show) how to walk on a leash. Based on the photos, it looks like Ty’s got some learning to do! It seems the Ty wanted to walk himself and Jason’s other dog, Rosie (who is equally adorable!).

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Jason and Del Shores, Jason’s husband and writer/director of the series, want Britney Spears to guest star in the series. The two showed up at the Millennium Dance Complex where Brit was to have auditions for dancers last week to get some face time with her but, she was a no-show. According to reports, the owner of the studio will personally deliver a personal letter and DVD of the Sordid Lives movie to Brit and thinks it would be great for her to appear in the show!

Yo Quiero Ty Guapo!


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Finally, we get to see the newest addition to the Dottley-Shores family! And, as a bonus, we have some more photos of Jason’s hubby, Del Shores, that so many people have asked for! J Dot and Del took their new pup Ty Guapo Dottley-Shores out for a little shopping in Hollywood today. Ty Guapo, a chihuahua, was adopted from designer Ashley Paige’s non-profit animal rescue, Ruff Houzen, in LA.

HOT At The Roxy!


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Actor Jason Dottley and his producer/writer/director husband Del Shores hit the Roxy Theatre last night where they caught the Debby Holiday and Suzie McNeil shows. The powerhouse couple is preparing to shoot the new TV series “Sordid Lives” for LOGO. It’s been reported that many of the film’s original cast will return for the series, including Delta Burke and Olivia Newton-John, who has written four new songs for the series with more on the way.

Debby Holiday, who is a good friend of Dottley and Shores, played “Bitsy Mae” in the “Sordid Lives” tour last year, starring opposite Dottley. And, her new single, “Piece Of My Love,” just debuted in Billboard’s Dance Top 40. Other hits from Holiday include “Dive,” “Half a Mile Away,” and “Bring It On.”

More info about the new series coming soon!

Jason Dottley Sizzles On The Beach



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Sordid Lives actor Jason Dottley, hubby Del Shores and other BFF and Sordid Lives co-star T. Ashanti Mozelle played Scrabble and relaxed at the beach house in Malibu where Jason and Del got married. Looks like they are having one last weekend of summer before heading to Louisiana to film the “Sordid Lives” series.

I, for one, just LOVE Sordid Lives! If you haven’t seen the movie or the play, you should! And, of course, check out the sitcom on LOGO when it premieres.