On Black Friday, consider one of these celebrity products

courtesy photoJust like mom used to make

courtesy photoJust like mom used to make

The Black Friday frenzy is on, and big-box stores aren't the only ones hoping to pocket shoppers' cash. Some celebrities have found success hawking products, others might want to stick to their day jobs.

Carlos Santana: ladies' shoes

Santana, a San Francisco native, is a guitar legend and owner of 10 Grammys. He had other dreams, however, that could only be fulfilled with his own line of ladies' footwear. Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer spend his days cobbling together kicky sandals? Probably not. Can he design the heck out of a knee-high motorcycle boot? Most definitely. www.carlosshoes.com

Taylor Swift: fragrances

The “Shake it Off” singer could warble a Sizzler's menu and make it a hit, but the same can't be said for her perfumes, Wonderstruck and Taylor. The company that makes them, Elizabeth Arden, blamed a big stock slide this year on poor sales for scents by celebrities such as Swift and Justin Bieber. www.elizabetharden.com

David Lynch: Signature Cup Organic Espresso Roast

The “Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” director isn't just a java junkie, he brews his own. Reviews have been largely positive, but are mostly from people who haven't tasted it and are just trying to look smart in front of their friends. www.javadistribution.com

Jessica Alba: The Honest Co.

The actress and mom has taken a break from the movie industry, but money won't be a problem. The Honest Co., which Alba co-founded after struggling to find nontoxic products for kids, has been valued at nearly $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. www.honest.com

Sylvester Stallone: Instone High-Protein Pudding

For those looking to obtain the sexagenarian's scary physique, but without the hassle of chewing food, pudding packed with 20 grams of protein seemed like a fabulous idea. Online reviews were mixed (“Chocolate pork rinds is all that comes to mind when I take a bite”), and a lawsuit over the top-secret pudding technology dealt the finishing blow, but cases still turn up on eBay.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Warriors center Andrew Bogut is 30. … Warriors shooting guard Leandro Barbosa is 32. … Former Giants infielder and Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is 49. … Former Giants pitcher John Burkett is 50. … Comedian Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”) is 52. … Actress S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order”) is 62. … Actor Ed Harris (“Snowpiercer”) is 64. … Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 85.

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