paula deen oct 2011 Paula Deen can haz cheeseburger on cruiseType 2 diabetes? What Type 2 diabetes?

TMZ has outed celebrity chef Paula Deen on a Caribbean cruise this week for chowing down on a cheeseburger and french fries. It’s part of Deen’s annual “Party At Sea” cruise that she and her family plus hundreds of fans embark on every January.

This is noteworthy because a couple weeks ago, Deen came out about her diagnosis with type 2 diabetes, which she has actually known about for three years and is now hocking a “Diabetes in a New Light” plan.

But let’s get back to this “Party at Sea” cruise, of which we had no knowledge until right now. On her website, highlights of the cruise are listed as:

    Private welcome cocktail party
    A commemorative personalized gift from Paula
    Optional hosted excursions in St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and San Juan
    Personal photo with Paula Deen as well as DVD and CD of the trip (one per family)
    BBQ demo with Michael
    Group buffet dinner
    Makeover demonstration by Jamie and Courtney
    Sports contests (onboard Deen Family Olympics) with prizes
    Group dance lesson for Paula’s guests
    Private BBQ by the pool with band
    Q&A session with Paula
    Aunt Peggy’s “Family Secrets”
    Optional golf tournament in St. Thomas
    Chef’s cooking demo with Paula’s critique
    Games with Paula
    Private farewell cocktail party

That sounds like it should be one of Dante’s circles, no?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."