Cara Delevingne asked Princess Eugenie for permission to wear a suit to the royal wedding

The model asked her friend if it was ok for her to sport tails and top hat to the October royal wedding.
Cara Delevingne attended Princess Eugenie's royal wedding a suit and top hat.

Cara Delevingne attended Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding a suit and top hat. (Getty)

Cara Delevingne has never been one for following the rules.

So naturally, when it came time to choose an outfit for Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October, the 26-year-old model decided to break royal protocol (which strongly suggests women should wear a modest day dress and hat), opting instead for a three-piece suit complete with tails, top hat and toothpick.

But while the outfit had many royal etiquette experts up in arms, the “Suicide Squad” star explained it was actually approved by the princess herself.

“Eugenie has been a friend of mine since I was a kid and I’ve always wanted to wear tails,” Delevingne said in an interview with Grazia magazine. “I texted her, as I wasn’t sure about it and she was like: ‘Of course, I expected nothing else from you!’”

Delevingne added, “I found it interesting how many people came up to me and said: ‘You’re so brave to wear that!’ I was like, really? I feel way more comfortable like this.”

Plus, no chance of a wardrobe malfunction in the face of those gale-force winds.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post. 

Hugh Jackman talks about ‘friend’ Gary Hart: He makes a ‘mean martini’

In the Jason Reitman-directed political drama, Jackman plays former Sen. Gary Hart (D-CO), who was the frontrunner in the 1988 Democratic primary until his extramarital affair with Donna Rice derailed his candidacy.
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017 file photo, Hugh Jackman attends a screening of "Logan" in New York.

FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2017 file photo, Hugh Jackman attends a screening of “Logan” in New York. (The Associated Press)

On Monday night, actor Hugh Jackman appeared on “The Late Show” to promote his new film “The Front Runner.”

In the Jason Reitman-directed political drama, Jackman plays former Sen. Gary Hart (D-CO), who was the frontrunner in the 1988 Democratic primary until his extramarital affair with Donna Rice derailed his candidacy.

Jackman admitted to host Stephen Colbert that he “didn’t know much” about the scandal before filming, but believes that despite being a “relatively small moment” in political history, it became a “huge turning point” in how Americans view politicians and how the press covers them.

“If you’re like me…and you’re waking up, ‘How did we get where we are today?’ This is kind of a cool movie that will give you…just a little bit of a thread to how things got where we are,” Jackman said.

Colbert told Jackman how he interviewed Hart once and praised the former senator for being “intelligent,” “personable” and “charismatic.” Jackman said Hart makes a “mean martini.”

Gary Hart, former US Senator of Colorado, poses for a photo in 2003.

Gary Hart, former US Senator of Colorado, poses for a photo in 2003. (AP)

“He’s an amazing man and I call him a friend now, which I’m blessed to do, and his family,” Jackman told Colbert. “This is the kind of guy who- he’s very humble, really, really smart, Like, you’ve got to be on your game because you can talk to him about anything and he’s all over it, still very, very smart.”

“It really makes me sad, knowing him, knowing his policies, knowing how brilliant he was that his voice was lost to politics,” Jackman continued, “but I admire him a lot and doing this movie taught me a lot, I have to tell you.”

Without spoiling the ending of “The Front Runner,” Jackman added how his character Hart gives a speech about the “future of politics,” calling it “quite chilling” in relation to how politics have evolved.

Mike Francesa, sports radio legend, eulogizes Marvel’s Stan Lee: ‘Oh, who cares?’

Sports radio titan Mike Francesa didn’t appear to be phased when he learned Marvel superheroes creator Stan Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday.
Stan Lee's death didn't appear to affect sports radio host Mike Francesa in any way.

Stan Lee’s death didn’t appear to affect sports radio host Mike Francesa in any way. (Getty Images)

Sports radio titan Mike Francesa didn’t appear phased Monday when he learned the man who created most of Marvel’s most famous superheroes, Stan Lee, died at the age of 95.

Francesa was taking calls on his radio show, which also frequently discusses pop culture events and icons from Francesa’s childhood, when a caller informed the WFAN host that the man who created Spider-Man, Captain America, the X-Men, Fantastic Four and countless other comic book favorites, had died. Francesa didn’t appear to know who Lee was at first until his producer told him.

“Hey Mike, Stan Lee died today,” the caller, Eddie from Hoboken, told Francesa. “Did you ever meet the guy? What do you think of him?”

Francesa tried to think about who Lee was at first before answering the caller’s question.

“I don’t know who he is. I don’t know who he is, no. Who is he?” Francesa asked the caller before the producer chimed in.

“Oh, who cares?” Francesa said. “I’m sorry I’m not a comic book guy. Is that who he is? Stan Lee? Oh, he created Spider-Man? Sorry, I never was a comic book reader as a kid. I apologize.”

Lee had experienced several health issues throughout the past year including a battle with pneumonia as well as issues with his vision.

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers played in ‘very unhealthy’ conditions due to California wildfires

The New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers reportedly played their Monday night game as hazardous air from the deadly wildfires plaguing northern California wafted into Levi’s Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) shakes hands with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) shakes hands with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers reportedly played their Monday night game as hazardous air from the deadly wildfires plaguing northern California wafted into Levi’s Stadium.

The Air Quality Index at the stadium at kickoff was 156 — classified as “very unhealthy,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. By halftime, it had risen to 161.

“People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion,” a health message from the agency read. “Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.”

Serious health issues don’t begin until the Air Quality Index reaches 201, an SNY reporter noted in a tweet prior to the start of the game, which the Giants won, 27-23.

The National Football League said it was monitoring the air situation stemming from the deadly Camp Fire, which has already claimed the lives of 42 people, according to The Sacramento Bee. The NFL said it would have relocated the game if the Air Quality Index surpassed 200.

Monday’s football game wasn’t the first sporting event to be affected by the wildfires. On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers played in Oakland, where fans were given masks to protect them from the potentially dangerous air while watching the game.

Also Sunday, smoke from the wildfire was seen billowing into the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento during a game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Lakers star LeBron James was one of several players who complained about the air quality after the game.

Serena Williams GQ cover sparks outcry

Tennis great Serena Williams was featured on the latest cover of GQ as the Woman of the Year, but the magazine sparked outcry Monday after the word “Woman” was put in quotation marks.

Fans are not happy over Serena Williams’ GQ magazine cover

Fans of 23-time Grand Slam champ Serena Williams slammed GQ on social media after the magazine named the tennis great its 2018 Woman of the Year — but strangely added quotation marks around ‘Woman.’

Fans of 23-time Grand Slam champ Serena Williams slammed GQ on social media after the magazine named the tennis great its 2018 Woman of the Year — but strangely added quotation marks around “Woman.”

The 2018 male honorees — including Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill — did not have quotation marks placed around their genders on alternate versions of the magazine’s cover.

Some Twitter users were quick to point out that Virgil Abloh, an American fashion designer, was the one who styled Williams’ cover after previously styling a tutu dress for her to compete in at the U.S. Open this summer. Abloh’s brand Off White prominently features words written in between quotation marks.

But that explanation didn’t satisfy many of the cover’s critics.

“That context definitely helps – it’s definitely off putting especially for an athlete who has been critiqued for not being womanly/not a real woman in all sorts of racist and problematic ways,” one user wrote.

Another tweeted: “I can’t believe no one at GQ thought perhaps with misogynistic and violent trans insults that Serena (and Venus) have dealt with for the last almost 20 years, to not put woman in quotation marks. Editorial rooms are a f—— disaster, all over this country. I’m offended for her.”

One social media user noted when “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot graced the cover as Woman of the Year, “woman” also did not appear in quotation marks.

Williams returned to the court this year after giving birth and suffering pregnancy-induced complications. She made big runs in each of her Grand Slam tournaments and finished as runner-up in the U.S. Open.

Ex-Seattle Mariners official accuses team’s top brass of making racist comments

The former director of high performance for the Seattle Mariners on Monday accused top leaders of the organization of making racist comments about Dominican players.
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto (R) talks with manager Scott Servais before a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto (R) talks with manager Scott Servais before a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The former director of high performance for the Seattle Mariners on Monday accused top leaders of the organization of making racist comments about Dominican players.

Lorena Martin, who was reportedly fired last month, accused Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay of lacking quality leadership and making the comments. Martin levied the accusations in an Instagram post.

“The Mariners organization has major issues. The things I’ve witnessed and heard first hand have left me shocked,” Martin wrote in the social media post, according to the Seattle Times. “How can their GM Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay speak about their players like this. … Calling LATINOS LAZY, DUMB, and STUPID, especially the DOMINICANS.”

She then ranted against Dipoto and questioned the Mariners leadership.

“And then they wondered why they didn’t make it to the playoffs. Leadership is to blame, under Jerry Dipoto’s leadership no team has made it to the playoffs and they will continue to miss the playoffs with him in his position. Poor leadership. It’s come to the point where I have to speak out because they are firing innocent trainers for trying to do the right thing and because of their color/race,” she wrote.

Martin continued to make accusations against the organization in an interview with the Tacoma News Tribune. She recalled a meeting she had in January with Dipoto about McKay taking over mental skills development and she insisted that mental skills training fell underneath her and not McKay.

“And [Dipoto] said, ‘You know what you are? You’re a cocky Latina,” Martin told the News Tribune.

“I said, ‘No, I’m a confident person who is competent at what I do and I’ve been trained to do that. And later Andy said, ‘Well, you know, sometimes you’re just plain stupid.’ He loves to use that phrase – plain stupid,’” she said.

Martin also claimed she was discriminated against by Servais because of her gender. She said she wasn’t allowed to attend a meeting with players in the clubhouse during spring training.

“He (Servais) said, ‘No,'” Martin said. “I asked if he could tell me why and he said, ‘Honestly, it’s because you are a woman,’” she said.

The Mariners have denied the accusations, calling Martin’s claims “outrageous.”

“While it is our policy to not comment on personnel issues, we do feel it is important to respond to the outrageous, false claims made by her today on social media,” the team said in a statement. “And to note that Martin did not make any of these false allegations until after she was relieved of her duties.

“The Mariners categorically deny that any member of our management or coaching staff made racist remarks regarding any of our players or staff. Additionally, we have not terminated (or threatened to terminate) any trainers during the offseason,” the statement said.

Martin originally signed a three-year contract with the club and was highly praised upon entering the organization, according to the Seattle Times. She is pursuing a wrongful termination case against Seattle.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Brooklyn Nets’ Caris Levert sustains severe leg injury, players ‘were crying’

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert on Monday sustained a severe right leg injury during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves, TMZ reported. 

Brooklyn Nets’ Caris Levert sustains severe leg injury

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert sustained a severe right leg injury during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert sustained a severe right leg injury Monday during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves, The New York Post reported.

He was taken to a hospital.

GRAPHIC VIDEO:

LeVert was racing back to block a shot with less than four seconds remaining. His leg bent awkwardly when he landed. LeVert spent several minutes on the court attended by medical personnel while the crowd fell silent.

Timberwolves players huddled in prayer while Nets players surrounded their injured teammate before he was taken off the court on a stretcher.

“It was really hard for all of us coming in the locker room. We’re not overly concerned with the outcome of the game, our thoughts are with Caris,” said Joe Harris, a Net, told the paper. “I don’t even think we talked when we came in at halftime. There was nothing to be said. You could just feel the emotions of everybody. Guys were crying.”

The Nets said LeVert would undergo a full evaluation at the hospital. Updates will be issued when available.

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LeVert, a former first-round pick in his third season, was averaging a team-leading 19 points entering the game. He had 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists on Monday.

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson called LeVert’s injury a “devastating blow” for LeVert and the team.

“Our thoughts should be with him and his recovery. And I don’t want to talk about the game or anything else,” Atkinson said.

The Timberwolves beat the Nets in a 120-113 victory.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Warriors fans can purchase tickets for $100, but you can’t see the court

No space will be wasted at Oracle Arena, as the Golden State Warriors announced a new deal on Monday that will give die-hard fans the option to purchase tickets to simply enter the stadium with no actual view of the action on the court.
The Golden State Warriors are offering fans the chance to purchase tickets for $100 that simply allow them into the stadium, with no view of the court.

The Golden State Warriors are offering fans the chance to purchase tickets for $100 that simply allow them into the stadium, with no view of the court. (AP)

No space will be wasted at Oracle Arena, as the Golden State Warriors announced a new deal on Monday that will give die-hard fans the option to purchase tickets to simply enter the stadium with no actual view of the action on the court.

For $100, fans will be granted access inside the arena for every home game for a month. Instead of sitting with the rest of the Warriors fans as they cheer on their team, fans who purchase the “In The Building Pass” will have to watch the game from the stadium’s bars or restaurants, according to ESPN.

The monthly pass, which is non-transferable and must be connected to a name, was revealed in an email sent to fans on Monday, ESPN reported.

The Warriors plan to sell 200 of the passes each month starting in November. The deal will not extend through the postseason if the team makes the playoffs, according to the outlet.

Fans will also have a chance to win giveaways if they are among the first 10,000 to enter the stadium.

The team has sold out every single home game since Dec. 18, 2012, according to ESPN, and while the passes might not get fans in a seat next to the court, the experience alone of being immersed in the atmosphere of the arena might be worth it to some.

There are roughly 44,000 people on the season-ticket waiting list according to ESPN.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton smashed fire alarm before kickoff in Cincinnati, report says

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reportedly smashed a fire alarm in the team’s locker room at Paul Brown Stadium after it started to sound 15 minutes before Sunday’s kickoff.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was accused of smashing a fire alarm at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was accused of smashing a fire alarm at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reportedly smashed a fire alarm in the team’s locker room at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati after it started to sound 15 minutes before Sunday’s kickoff.

A picture in The Times-Picayune showed the smashed fire alarm. It wasn’t known why the alarm was going off and it wasn’t clear whether Payton would face legal ramifications for tampering with the fire alarm, but Cincinnati Bengals officials notified authorities, according to the newspaper.

“We are aware of this situation and have been in touch with the authorities, but have nothing more on it at this time,” the Bengals told The Times-Picayune in a statement.

The pregame distraction didn’t appear to affect the Saints in any way.

New Orleans defeated Cincinnati, 51-14, and remains one of the best teams in the league.

The Bengals, who are fighting for first place in the AFC North division, fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, according to multiple reports.

LeBron James says smoke from California wildfire affected him during game in Sacramento

Smoke generated from the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California seeped into the home of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday which ended up impacting some players on the court, including LeBron James.

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Smoke generated from the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California seeped into the home of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday which ended up impacting some players on the court — including LeBron James.

The Los Angeles Lakers were able to get to .500 for the first time this season after beating the Sacramento Kings, 101-86, but it wasn’t without some difficulties.

“I had a slight headache before the game,” James said. “I can’t pinpoint any other reason why it was going on besides the smoke. But it went away after the game started.”

James scored 25 points for the Lakers and said he was looking forward to some “good rest” after the game ended, according to Reuters.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, drives to the basket between Sacramento Kings' Harry Giles III, left, and Justin Jackson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, drives to the basket between Sacramento Kings’ Harry Giles III, left, and Justin Jackson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

He wasn’t the only person who had issues with the smoke.

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“My stomach was hurtin’ like I was hungry or something,” said teammate JaVale McGee, who suffers from asthma. “But it was from the smoke for sure, so…but we still won, though, so it’s all good.”

ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk posted photos to Twitter inside the arena, noting an arena staff member said the haze was “not normal or from the arena lighting”

Lakers coach Luke Walton shortened his player’s stints on the court as well due to the smoke inside the area.

But even with the haze, the Lakers were able to hold the Kings to their lowest scoring total of the season. It was only the second time Sacramento has been held below 100 points this season, and it marked the first time Los Angeles had held an opponent below 100.

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The Camp Fire has been blamed for at least 29 deaths, and another 228 people are unaccounted for.

Ten search teams were working in the town of Paradise, which was largely incinerated last week, and in surrounding communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Authorities called in a DNA lab and teams of anthropologists to help identify victims.

As the Camp Fire burns nearby, a scorched car rests by gas pumps near Pulga, Calif., on Sunday.

As the Camp Fire burns nearby, a scorched car rests by gas pumps near Pulga, Calif., on Sunday. (AP)

Statewide, 150,000 remained displaced as more than 8,000 fire crews battled wildfires that have scorched 400 square miles, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive. Fire officials are warning that whipping winds and tinder-dry conditions threaten more areas through the rest of the week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.