Chef Paula Deen shocked on Friday morning after a rather bizarre appearance on the Today show.
A spokesperson for Paula Deen, 66, has denied speculation she was drunk on air.
Paula Deen put on quite a show with racy dance moves and raunchy jokes about cooking “chicken balls”.
She also rattled on about how a skunk sprayed her before the show.
Paula Deen’s representative told TMZ on Friday afternoon that she is not a drinker (she insisted her mojito be “virgin” when presented with a cocktail on the show).
A source told Radar “she wasn’t drinking on the set”, adding Paula Deen was simply “really, really tired” after attending a food festival the night before.
Paula Deen is no stranger to controversy or using colorful language when it comes to her own cooking show.
Last year a raunchy blooper reel showed Paula Deen’s foul mouth as she declared her food “smelt like stinky coochie”.
Posted on the New York Post’s website, the video was a series of outtakes from her Food Network show, Paula Deen’s Home Cooking, in which she seasoned her dishes with some colorful language.