Well this makes us shudder (and think twice before sitting anywhere on the Jersey boardwalk). In a roundtable discussion about reality TV for The Hollywood Reporter, Jersey Shore producer SallyAnn Salsano explained that she provides herpes medication Valtrex regularly to the cast of the show. She said (a little too enthusiastically) “We hand it out like M&Ms! ‘Hey kids, it’s time for Valtrex!’ It’s like a herpes nest. They’re all in there mixing it up.” And to think, these kids go swimming up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Forget the Gulf oil spill, it’s the Atlantic Ocean we need to worry about.
Salsano also admits that she provides an on-set therapist for the cast to cope with the pressures of filming, and says that in all her years in the business (she had previously worked on The Bachelor), she said Jersey Shore was “S**t-house crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it as a producer.” Sure, because on The Bachelor, the women get roses. On Jersey Shore, they get sores.
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