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‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’ Creator SallyAnn Salsano on Why the Rapper Was ‘Scared S‑‑tless,’ Pauly D and Aubrey O’Day’s ‘Dirt’

Something new is brewing this fall! Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up in the kitchen with the debut of their celebrity cooking show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, debuting Monday, November 7, on VH1.

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The series features the unlikely pair testing out creative recipes and sharing their own traditions with viewers, joined by celebrity guests. Show creator SallyAnn Salsano, 42, tells Us Weekly exclusively that she considers it to be a relevant “message to the country. You would never think that these two would be friends, but they are,” and people need to “shake it off and learn to get along.” 

SallyAnn Salsano
SallyAnn Salsano attends ‘Love, Loss, (Gym, Tan) and Laundry: A Farewell to the Jersey Shore” in 2012.

The former Jersey Shore executive producer dotingly explains that Stewart and Snoop “love each other so much, and they think it’s hilarious that they get to work together. There is zero power struggle.… It is just two friends poking fun at each other.”

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Salsano, who runs 495 Productions, reveals the series’ surprises include viewers getting to witness a “scared s‑‑tless” Snoop as he attempts to snatch a live lobster from a pen! The show also includes celebrity guests, and fans can look forward to seeing Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube and more stirring the pot.

Aubrey O'Day and Pauly D
Aubrey O’Day and Pauly D arrive at Metropolitan Fashion Week 2016.

The prolific TV producer still speaks highly of her experience on MTV’s Jersey Shore, and says that the whole cast’s “lives are embedded in my brain.” She seems to be especially close to Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio and Aubrey O’Day, who sparked up a romance on season 1 of E!’s Famously Single.

“If I wasn’t still in contact with them, I could probably spill a lot of dirt,” Salsano says of the couple. “But you love and respect people, and so you take what you know, and you keep it. I’ll never tell.” She remarks that the Jersey alums consider her to be something like their “weird mom or crazy aunt.”

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Salsano also has kind words for Courtney Stodden, who costarred on Salsano’s series The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition, which aired earlier this year on Lifetime. Salsano tells Us that she is “fascinated” by the nature of Stodden’s marriage to Doug Hutchison, a man 34 years her elder who has had a complicated relationship with Stodden’s mother. According to Salsano, 22-year-old Stodden is “a supersmart girl who is probably totally misunderstood.”

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party airs on VH1 Mondays at 10 p.m. ET. 

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