Queer Eye merch doing well, while paid products limited to one product per ep.

Queer Eye merch doing well, while paid products limited to one product per ep.
The Queer Eye book debuted at number 22 on USA TODAY’s book list, while the CD is the number one electronic album and number 39 on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart. But the commercial success apparently has its limits when it comes to the actual series: USA TODAY reports that there’s a limit of “Only one paid product placement per show. The rest of the items are chosen by the Fab 5 and donated by the manufacturers.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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