Here’s Paula Deen Slugging a Bottle of Tequila

No chaser for this celebrity chef.
No chaser for this celebrity chef. Photo: Fred Montana/Splash News/Corbis

Uh oh: Here’s a sort of incendiary, very behind-the-scenes photo of Paula Deen allegedly swigging from a bottle of Don Julio backstage just prior to her cooking demo at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. You know, the one where she also gave celebrity chef Robert Irvine a ride on her back across the stage and presented her version of chicken and dumplings. Maybe Paula was just smelling the tequila bottle’s contents, maybe for courage? In any event, this one captures Deen at probably the worst possible moment. [Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra, Earlier]