Rita Ora & J.R. Smith Get Sporty in N.Y.C.

Who says you can’t blend fashion and football?

Rita Ora did when she took in some Monday night football at the Ainsworth in New York City.

Wearing dark red lipstick and platforms, the fashionphile – who wore custom Emilio Pucci to the MTV VMAs last month – made watching the pigskin pretty.

Don Meredith Dies

Don Meredith, a star quarterback on the football field and a legendary broadcaster off it, died on Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M., after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was at 72.

Meredith played nine seasons for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s, and then upstaged himself with a distinguished broadcasting career on ABC’s Monday Night Football, where he served two stints – from 1970-73 and 1977-84.

ABC: Sorry for Desperate Football Spoof

ABC is apologizing to its Monday Night Football viewers, saying it made a judgment malfunction by airing a sexy intro segment that spoofed its hit show Desperate Housewives.

The network issued a statement Tuesday saying it regrets the sexy skit, which featured a nude Nicollette Sheridan – star of Desperate Housewives – jumping into the arms of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens.