Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his family — wife Brittany and sons Baylen and Bowen — are featured in a clever new television commercial advertising a new financial service from Chase.
The commercial includes a cameo by actor Lance E. Nichols (the man barbecuing on his deck in the ad), who plays the character Larry Williams in the critically acclaimed, New Orleans-set HBO series Treme. Not coincidentally, when Brees sends Nichols’ character money to cover the damage from Baylen’s epic kick, he texts the notice to “Larry.” Nice touch, Wall Street fat cats.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.