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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.

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 ...

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106.

Sue    

Thats Paula! Shes fun and down to earth. Rich, but not trying to ACT like shes anyone other than herself. Bet cha the puppets at that show envy her;)

553 days ago
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kathleen knab    

SHE MOST LIKELY HAD LOW BLOOD SUGAR ... this is a common symptom of a diabetic's low blood sugar...

553 days ago
108.

DAVIDA BURNS    

This is just Paula. I've actually seen her more animated than this. The Today gang needs to loosen up and have fun. Al Roker ruined this show.

553 days ago
109.

k9kat9    

oh she is crude and high and an insult to anyone with agoraphobia or diabetes, how dare you connect that to her? she is cruel to animals, obnoxious to people and like her last meal she is done, overdone!

553 days ago
110.

Webbie    

TMZ if created for idiots by idiots. Such a load of crap. They know damned well what happened, but instead they have to be overdramatic about it.

TMZ is where morons go to work.

553 days ago
111.

successmgr    

Paul Dreen was dunk? No, tell me it isn't so. Perhaps she had too many of those pharmaceuticals that she was paid millions to push?

553 days ago
112.

susa    

Yes she was drunk no doubt. She probably had a couple before the show.

553 days ago
113.

CeCe    

Have you ever thought that something is going on with her sugar levels.It has been mistaking known that when somone has had problems with diabetis that they are drunk

553 days ago
114.

Raejean    

Aren't these daytime public appearances usually a little more uninhibited than you might see on a scripted cooking show?

Yes, diabetics do have mentally doofy moments. Paula is already a natural live wire. I'd be careful of the casual allegations, or TMZ will be getting that letter from her attorneys.

537 days ago
115.

Georgia    

She always is like that. Yankees are just jealous

500 days ago
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carol galyon    

Kathy Lee and Hoda drink everyday on Today show and they act stupid. So are they drunk or just trying to get attention. You know TMZ , your just trying to get attention to boost your ratings, or are you intoxicated. Get off Paula's case and find out who's trying to put her out of business. GET REAL

431 days ago
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