SideTrack: David Ortiz, Mark Wahlberg, Tracy Morgan and more...
SEEING RED: Now that David Ortiz is retired, is he part of the early bird crowd? Maybe. Our beloved Big Papi was reportedly seen having “a quick early dinner with three males” at Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge in the Back Bay. Word is, the former Red Sox slugger said the pan-Asian eatery is his place of preference to bring friends. On the menu this time around: Red Lantern’s unlimited sushi, as well as Mongolian Skirt Steak and Miso Sea Bass.
LIFE’S A STREAM: Watch the new AT&T commercials for Mark Wahlberg, but definitely stay for the prairie dog. Our own Marky Mark pitches the company’s DirecTV, internet and wireless service in a new campaign called “Terms & Conditions.” The spot features a literal cast of characters, and guests, including Tracy Morgan, Rob Corddry and James Marsden as Teddy Flood on “Westworld.” There’s even a GoT dragon.
According to Fortune magazine, one of the locations used was an oceanside mansion in Beverly. That’s where Wahlberg says, “Food, water, internet, we need it to live. For all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing but most of all for the this” — turning the prairie dog (of “dramatic look” gif fame) toward the camera. If the place looks familiar, it was also the setting for some of Tom Brady’s ads for Intel. According to Page Six, Wahlberg got at least $10M for the deal. That’s a lot of prairie dog chow.
GETTING DIRTY: Kayla Harrity, a Dirty Water Media host, made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of “The Last Poker Game,” in which she played a supporting role. If that’s just not enough Boston, you’ll be happy to hear the film was directed by Howard L. Weiner, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, the founder of the Partners MS Center and co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Because he needed to pad his resume a skosh more.
#CHEERSQUADGOALS: Hope you can stomach some serious athlete-on-athlete love. Last night at the Celtics’ Game 5 of the playoffs, many — and we mean many — Patriots came out to show their support. Among them were Danny Amendola, James White, Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo, Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore. And let’s not forget about those Bruins who came out to cheer on the C’s: David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask, Torey Krug and David Krejci.