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Paula Deen

DRUNK On 'Today'

... Or Just Goofy??

2/22/2013 8:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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10:28 AM PST
:  A rep for Paula tells TMZ ... the notion that she was drunk is ridiculous, because Paula's not a drinker.
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She INSISTED the morning mojito she sipped on was of the virgin variety ... but Paula Deen's goofy, salsa-dancing, chicken-ball obsessed appearance on "Today" had the Internet asking ... was she drunk??

Deen and her son kicked it with the morning show gang in Miami this morning to talk food -- but Deen was taking the conversation all over the place ... and people on Twitter began to question her sobriety.

She started with an impromptu hip-shaking salsa dance ... before talking about a run-in with a skunk that went down before the show began. Deen also tried to make the hosts smell her hands.

Paula Deen...

  • Wasted
  • Just Paula
Then came a round of mojitos (Deen asked if they were virgin) ... and then a cooking segment, in which Deen professed her love for "chicken balls" ... prompting Al Roker to comment, "Set your watches, that's where it all went wrong."

Doesn't seem like she was hammered ... just her usual loud, uninhibited self. 

Still, we gotta ask ...

161 COMMENTS

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46.

Luz    

Oh, my God! She was at a pool party with a beautiful ocean view and breeze! Only a dead person would not have a piña colada, a margarita or a good drink with a little alcohol! Where's the sin?

422 days ago
47.

BB not bb    

Chicken bites sounds better than chicken balls? This is really dumbing down the audience. It is her recipie, if they look like balls to her, she should call them balls or whatever she wants.


I don't even know what her son was saying about choose your balls carefully. What is that supposed to mean, more innuendo?


They don't have any respect for an elderly woman who is a cooking expert there as a guest besides. This is just very disrespectful and stupid. And those hoochie coochie dancers were more suggestive than Paula saying chicken balls.


Their fake morality is sickening.

422 days ago
48.

Mattoo    

She smelled like a skunk and was acting drunk... maybe Ms. Deen was smoking a little something?

422 days ago
49.

jojotato68    

Not drunk, just bein herself...shame on you TMZ!!

422 days ago
50.

RxQueen    

Must be all of that butter...

422 days ago
51.

Jdawg    

Sugar High ,,Better watch that Blood Sugar Paula !

422 days ago
52.

skittlesbreaker19    

Seen the segment...to old to try dancing sexy

422 days ago
53.

Mrugowsky    

C'mon she's just a nice grandma type southern lady. Everyone knows her food is hella unhealthy. She seems like a fun drunk if that's what happened.

422 days ago
54.

MrsTimberlake    

When you have diabetes and your sugars are out of whack, your behavior can be mistaken for drunkenness.

422 days ago
55.

Melanie    

Al Roker's hand making a spanking motion as Paula was dancing...priceless!

422 days ago
56.

Xiolablu    

That was hilarious! People need to loosen up. We could all use a good laugh in the morning!!

422 days ago
57.

smurfya    

She was probably speed ballin sugar and insulin.

422 days ago
58.

SeeSomethingSaySomething    

She's so ridiculous. Saw her Who Do You Think You Are? She was the only one in her town with that damn ridiculously exaggerated drawl. She She's a walking talking caricature of Southerners. Se doesn't represent the South well at all.

422 days ago
59.

Angel3    

FINALLY SOMEONE WITH BIG BALLS SHE REMINDS ME OF HOME GOOD OLD IRELAND.THE CRACK IS MIGHTY.

422 days ago
60.

Liz    

She's a big fake! I liked her better when she first came onto the scene. She was down to earth and really likeable. Not anymore.

422 days ago
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