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The pair were even featured in a prerecorded bit that tracked their progress in a limo from home to the Emmycast.

And earlier Stephen Colbert, while being interviewed with his wife at his side, took a moment to phone his 91-year-old mom on his cellphone to say hello.

“I’ve shouted at her `We’re on ABC!’” he told interviewer Josh Elliott.

_ Frazier Moore _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier

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A RED CARPET PROPOSAL

One Emmy attendee used the red carpet for more than just walking _ he got down on one knee and proposed to his date.

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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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.

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