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O Goes Lo-Budge

11/27/2008 3:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Even the Queen has to scale it back these days.

Yesterday on her "Favorite Things" show, when Oprah Winfrey usually lays out baller-style for her audience with everything from diamonds to fridges, O gave her fans the cheapest love of all –- advice. "This is not the time to be introducing you to a lot of things that cost money," she said.

Instead, Opie handed out tips on how to do the holidays for less. Like she no doubt will.

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Nostradamus    

That's right!

This is the time to practice Socialism 101

Good for her and faux-Messiah!

2135 days ago
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Nostradamus    

We are going to have to get used to a lot of disappointments in the next four years...

we were brainwashed by two of the most influential people..but now that their mission is accomplished, its another story.

Bringing the whole corrupt Clinton administration back was a sign of the equally corrupt state of mind Oprah and Barack Osama have

What happened In India yesterday was a sign to America that with Democrats in power terrorism will be back again

Thank you Bush for protecting us for 7 years!

2135 days ago
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kan    

Oprah could of at least given the audience 10 bucks each.

2135 days ago
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sakura    

Bet her audience was pissed! How about giving some of that money she wastes on her stupid dogs to the poor...in THIS COUNTRY.

P.S. I see a lot of ticked off loser Republicans here today, huh? Get over it. The dems won, okay!

2135 days ago
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BKT    

What a class act. Yes, the people attending didn't get extravagant gifts, but there's a whole other set of people that have watched these shows for years and have run out the following day to purchase her "favorite things" far outnumbering the people in the audience. Who could afford it this year? Remember, these gifts given to the audience members don't come out of her pocket, they come from the companies that like to promote their products on Oprah so the rest of the country runs out and buys them. I admire her judgement. I think she made an excellent call.

2135 days ago
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wtf    

Thing is she doesn't pay for those things, they are donated to her. So she is scaling back because these companies can not afford to give their products for free to Oprah. Remember back when she gave away those cars? They were donated and she took the credit. All those homes rebuilt from the hurricane? All products were donated. Oprah gives NOTHING to anyone, she is a selfish wench that just takes the credit.

2135 days ago
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Yawn    

Yogi Bear is dead on, unfortunately. Hard times are ahead, folks.
Those people in the audience must have been pretty darned stoked to get all the goodies as usual.
Imagine their disappointment?
Disappointment is the word....we all better get used to it.
Be careful what you wished for, America.
Looks like you are gonna get it.

2135 days ago
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Ruffiansea    

Even if companies did donate their goods in the past, Winfrey was still in a position to buy them this year. Why not make a group of people happy with some goodies? One of the "gifts" this year was a guide for going on 12 cheap dates!

Give me a break - I'll take the diamond-encrusted watch instead, please.

2135 days ago
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!!    


What happened In India yesterday was a sign to America that with Democrats in power terrorism will be back again
Thank you Bush for protecting us for 7 years!
Posted at 9:27AM on Nov 27th 2008 by Yogi Bear


Ummmm... terrorism will be BACK?!
Terrorism NEVER went away!!
Terrorist are terrorist, no matter WHO is in power in the U.S.

... and wasnt 9/11 during Bush's term?

2135 days ago
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Jemima    

I particularly enjoyed her reading of some of the notes from her famous friends telling her how wonderful she is. I was really touched.
It was also disappointing not to see all the best 'goodies' of teh year. I bet the audience was devastated
The least I expected was some generous donations to various needy folks or good causes.

2135 days ago
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goodytwohundredshoes    

Does she still have a show???? I quit watching that crap 4 years ago. Her show is a total waste of time. She's just creepy!

2135 days ago
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cathe    

IM WHITE BUT MY BLACK FRIENDS LABEL OPRAH AS PLASTIC I STOPPED WATCHING OVER 10 YEARS AGO SHE IS TO PHONY FOR ME

2134 days ago
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morfin77    

Oprah is the biggest hippo- I mean hypocrite.

2134 days ago
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HA HA    

Oprah is only out for herself. She is a snob and needs to get over herself . Its really weird why she and Stedman never got married . He is just a ''coverup'' . which is really so sad that she can't practice what she preachs .She is always telling everyone to be ''honest'' ,so why isn't she ?

2132 days ago
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Kate    

oh what a bummer. Those people probably waited YEARS for those tickets. They thought they won the lottery. Man, that sucks.
I agree with the poster who mentioned socialism....this would be a perfect time to encourage us to buy stuff....

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