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Carrie Ann Inaba Accepts Boyfriend’s Marriage Proposal on Live TV

Carrie Ann Inaba received a surprise marriage proposal Thursday morning from her two-year boyfriend Jesse Sloan on the show “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

The “Dancing with the Stars” judge was filling in for Kelly Ripa when her boyfriend proposed before the show ended. Host Regis Philbin acted as an accomplice, reading a letter from a man who was asking the hosts for ideas on how to propose to his girlfriend.

The lights dimmed and Sloan, 39, appeared while the musicians started playing the violins. He talked about Inaba’s finer qualities as he got down on his knee and asked her the question, “Will you marry me?”

Although surprised, Inaba, 43, answered with a “Yes, I will marry you!” The singer and host appeared to have liked the execution.

Regis admired his co-host’s engagement ring, a 2 ½ carat D colour Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire in Platinum from Rafinity. The ring also features the bride and groom’s birthstones, the show informed its audiences.

Regis along with guests Howie Mandel and Jake Gyllenhaal toasted the engaged couples with Champagne.

Inaba started her career as a singer in Japan. However, she became popular for her dancing. She was first introduced to American audiences on the show In Living Color. She is one of the judges in the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ television series aired in ABC.

In a statement released from the April issue of Prevention magazine, Inaba said she wanted to marry on a beach with her accountant boyfriend this summer.

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Franco, Hathaway Talk about Hosting Academy Awards

For the first time, Anne Hathaway and James Franco will host the Academy Awards. However, neither star showed any signs of nervousness during their TV interview last Thursday.

Hathaway, only 28-years old, is the youngest to ever host the prestigious award ceremony. The 32-year old Franco is also up for his first Oscar nomination for his lead role in the movie “127 Hours.”

Yet, with the ceremony just a few days away, they appeared completely at ease. They were joking around, spilling some show rumors and even creating others. Franco even quipped they we’re dating.

The two actors were taking a break from the rehearsals last Thursday when they had a three-minute round of back-to-back interviews. They refused to tell anything particular about what they will do on the show. But, they did share a few secrets.

According to the actors, the writer of the show gave them a celebrity nickname called ‘Francaway.’ Hathaway, who was asked who she will root for the Oscar night, said hosts are not allowed to have favorites.

Although they had never worked together before, both actors said they have immediate chemistry. Hathaway also mentioned that her co-host inspires her, which makes her think what it actually means to be an artist. Franco then, is not worried about the pressure on the big show.

Hathaway and Franco are both excited to get the chance to host at the Academy Awards, which will be held at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday. The event will be broadcast on ABC network.

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