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Security initially tried to shoo him off, but saw him reaching into his pocket for a ring and let the moment happen. With throngs of people cheering, he presented the ring and received a kiss, and presumably an answer “Yes,” as those nearby applauded the mystery couple.

_ Anthony McCartney _ Twitter http://twittter.com/mccartneyA

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EVEN CELEBRITIES SWEAT

With temperatures topping 90 degrees on the Emmy red carpet, the stars were doing everything they could not to let you see them sweat.

“Dancing With the Stars” host Tom Bergeron sucked down a bottle of water as he walked the carpet. Others clutched hand fans and discreetly dabbed their brows as they made their way into the Nokia Theatre.

Ashley Judd of “Missing” went a different route, toting an umbrella as she sashayed between interviews.

_ Anthony McCartney _ Twitter http://twittter.com/mccartneyA

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FROM 1 JIMMY TO ANOTHER

Jimmy Fallon is playing musical chairs at this year’s Emmy Awards, in more ways than one.

The 2010 Emmy host, interviewed on the red carpet, noted he has passed hosting duties on to another Jimmy this year, name of Kimmel.

As a result, Fallon said, he doesn’t even have a ticket to the 2012 show.

“But Clint Eastwood said he was going to save me a chair,” Fallon cracked.

His advice to this year’s Jimmy: “Don’t make out with Betty White. There’s cameras everywhere and you’ll get caught. And definitely go to Honey Boo Boo’s after-party, cause that’s gonna be where it’s at.”

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