Oprah criticized for her frivolous ‘Favorite Things’ list

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And you’re getting panned, and you’re getting panned, and you’re getting panned … Wait, did she say pans? It’s not likely on this year’s list—too practical.

In anticipation of Oprah Winfrey’s decision to reboot her usually popular “Favorite Things” special, the talk show queen preempted the show’s airing by releasing the list of coveted items she is set to feature. However, with Vanity Fair highlighting the giveaway’s obscure, unnecessary, and altogether dreary inventory—including items such as a $450 pedestal fan discovered during an interview with the Kardashians, a $275 sipping tequila, and yet another Josh Groban CD (I guess people still buy those)—has left the likes of Gawker questioning whether the magic is gone.

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