dpd1 - 1:39 am on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)
Famous people are use to getting stuff free, because in some cases... depending on the product, it really can help sales for the business. Then obviously in other cases, it won't amount to a hill of beans. If you sell what it sounds like, I'm guessing there's an extremely good chance the actual celebrity knew nothing about it. If it was for the show in general, production companies are notoriously cheap and will try and scam a freebie from anywhere they can. I also wouldn't put it past people to use celebrity's names just to get stuff for themselves. When it comes to the whole celebrity thing, there's usually a bunch of people attached to them, like those little fish that stick themselves to the sides of the big fish, waiting for a free meal.