By Sarah Bull
Fancy seeing you here! Kate Beckinsale (left) took daughter Lily (front left) to get her nails done and ran into Brooke Shields there with her two daughters (in blue and yellow)
With thousands of Hollywood stars living in Los Angeles, the likelihood of two bumping into each other is higher than average.
So it's no wonder Kate Beckinsale didn't look too surprised when she bumped into actress Brooke Shields as she took daughter Lily to get her nails done.
The 37-year-old actress decided to treat nine-year-old Lily to some pampering at the Nail Spa Lane in Santa Monica when she ran into Brooke, who was there with her own daughters Rowan, seven, and four-year-old Grier.
Having a chat: Kate and Brooke didn't stop talking as they had their nails done
Kate, who was recently named the third hottest mother in Hollywood in a new poll, looked relaxed and casual in her outfit of a white long-sleeved T-shirt and grey skinny jeans.
She even came prepared for the occasion, switching her heels for flip-flops to ensure her pedicure remained in tact as she left the salon.
But it was just a pedicure for Brooke, who has her right hand bandaged up after breaking it during rehearsals for new musical Leap Of Faith.
Look at my nails, Mummy! Brooke admires seven-year-old Rowan's nails
Injured: It was just a pedicure for Brooke, who broke her hand during rehearsals for new musical Leap Of Faith
However, despite appearances, a representative for the actress said the injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and should be healed very soon.
She said: 'Brooke broke her hand during rehearsal for the musical Leap Of Faith.
'The cast will be off before previews on September 11. It was a minor break and did not affect the production schedule.'
Always be prepared: Kate ensured she swapped her heels for flip-flops as she left the nail salon, to ensure her pedicure stayed perfectly in place
Casual day out: Brooke and Rowan had earlier popped into the grocery store
Brooke is set to star alongside actor Raul Esparaza in the musical, which tells the story of con artist Jonas Nightingale as he moves to Kansas.
While the local sheriff is determined to stop Nightingale taking advantage of the locals, everything changes when he meets waitress Marva, played by Brooke, and her son.
The show is due to officially open on October 3rd at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.
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Fancy seeing you here! Kate Beckinsale takes daughter Lily to get her nails done... and runs into Brooke Shields
By Sarah Bull
By Andrea Magrath
Happy traveller: Miley Cyrus looked cheerful as she walked through JFK airport in New York yesterday
She only split for from her boyfriend of a year Liam Hemsworth last week, but Miley Cyrus didn't look too distraught as she walked through JFK airport yesterday.
The 17-year-old star was all smiles as she and mother Tish dashed through the terminal in New York .
Miley was in her usual attire of denim cut offs and transparent T-shirt, with her lacy black bra visible beneath. She added a long black cardigan, colourful bag and a pair of Alexander McQueen zipper boots.
Perhaps her latest film LOL: Laughing Out Loud is influencing her outlook, because despite speaking publicly on how smitten she was with Australian Liam, Miley was flashing her toothy grin all the way through the airport.
And while the couple, who met on the set of The Last Song, only parted ways last week, rumours are already rife that Miley may have started yet another on-set romance.
Blogs are buzzing with speculation that Miley is hooking up with Step Up 3D actor Adam Sevani.
Reports are claiming that while the 18-year-old curly haired cutie and Miley are not dating, they are 'friends with benefits'.
Laughing Out Loud: The star, pictured with mother Tish, may be taking tips from her latest film LOL after splitting with Liam Hemsworth last week
The film, which also stars Demi Moore and Twilight actress Ashley Greene, is about dating in the age of Facebook, and the cast have been filming in Detroit for over a month.
A casual fling may be just what Miley is looking for, after breaking up from the boy she named as her 'first serious boyfriend.'
The Party in the USA singer gushed about Hemsworth to Parade magazine earlier this year, saying: [Liam has] become my best friend in the whole wide world. I love him.
'He really respects me for who I am because coming from Australia, he really didn’t know me as the celebrity I am here.
'Best friends': The couple met on the set of their film The Last Song, and Miley named Hemsworth as her first 'serious' boyfriend
'I got to tell him about myself on my own terms and my own way. He had no preconceived notion of who I was supposed to be.'
But even if rumours of her on-set romance turn out to be false, Miley will not find herself short of male fans as Justin Bieber has revealed his admiration for the Hannah Montana star too.
The teen heartthrob says he would love to re-make smash hit musical Grease, and has pointed to Miley as his perfect Sandy.
'It would be a lot of fun. It's been talked about a lot over the years but it would be awesome to play Danny,' the Sun newspaper quotes Bieber.
Male admirers: Miley has already been linked with LOL co-star Adam Sevani (left), while Justin Bieber says he would love to work with her
'I would go for Miley Cyrus without hesitation. She can sing, dance and act.' The 16-year-old adds that he has some British stars in mind to round out his dream cast:
I'd want some great people to star in it. Wouldn't Susan Boyle make an amazing Principal McGee?' he says. 'We'd just need to write it into the script that she broke into song.
'I am obsessed with Susan. When I look at her original audition it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
'I would love to include Cheryl Cole as well. She would look great in the Rydell High cheerleading uniform.'
By Daily Mail Reporter
Unflattering: Nelly Furtado hits the stage at a music festival in Poland at the weekend wearing a tight black jumpsuit that showed off her fuller figure
Nelly Furtado made a rare appearance at the weekend showing off her new fuller figure.
The Canadian singer looked a far cry from the slender, toned performer who hit the charts with I'm Like a Bird 10 years ago.
Performing at a music festival in Warsaw, Nelly hit the stage wearing an unflattering black jumpsuit that showed off every lump and bump.
She paired it with a gold jacket and black scarf which gave no hint of the stylish diva
she once was.
Furtado was well known for her flat stomach and toned dancer's body.
She even sang about her figure in her hit song Give It To Me.
Booty bumps: The I'm Like a Bird singer shows off her curves as she dances on stage to her hits
'Love my ass, love my abs in the video of Promiscuous
'My style is ri-dic-dic-diculous, 'diculous, 'diculous'.
Just 4 years ago the 31-year-old writhed around with Justin Timberlake in the video for Promiscuous.
Elvis: Furtado's jumpsuit looked more like an Elvis costume than the stylish fashions Nelly used to wear
She proudly showing off her body in revealing outfits and sexy dance moves.
In 2006, Furtado revealed that she once turned down $500,000 (£325,000) to pose fully clothed for Playboy.
'To do it would be a vanity thing, an egotistical thing. It's not to say I would never do it. It's very tempting.'
Big difference: Nelly showing off her once famous abs (left) and fuller figure (right)
Nelly gave birth to daughter Nevis in 2003 and got married in 2008 to a Cuban sound
The Grammy award winner's new album Lifestyle is due out later this year.
All American boys: David Beckham and his boys embrace their adopted home's favourite sport by taking in a baseball game
By Andrea Magrath
Take us to the ball game, Dad: David Beckham takes his sons and friend Gordon Ramsay to watch the Los Angeles Angels play at Anaheim stadium
They have made Los Angeles their home, and the Beckhams seem keen for their boys to embrace the American lifestyle.
And despite being one of the world's most famous football players, David has been busy ensuring his three sons appreciate some of their adopted country's most loved sports.
He sits front-row with the boys to watch his beloved LA Lakers basketball team play, and has been spotted coaching them in American football.
And this week, Beckham drove for over an hour from his home in Beverly Hills with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to catch a baseball game at the Anaheim stadium.
They were joined by close friend Gordon Ramsay and his ten-year-old son Jack, as well as a bodyguard, to watch the Los Angeles Angels play the Baltimore Orioles.
The VIPs met the team players after the match, and emerged from the stadium with autographed baseballs and giant foam hands.
The enthusiastic fans were decked out head to toe in Angels gear, and even stylish David, 35, who wore a trendy 'Faith of Silence' tee from fashion designer Seven New York, donned a bright red team cap.
Sports fans: The boys day out included David, Romeo (seven), Ramsay's son Jack (ten), a bodyguard, Gordon Ramsay, Cruz (five) and Brooklyn (eleven)
Scene-stealer Romeo, seven, led the group out of the Anaheim stadium and despite their team losing 1-0, seemed in great spirits, waving his baseball triumphantly.
His older brother Brooklyn, 11, didn't want to be left out and raced to get to the front of the group, while five-year-old Cruz trailed behind, as chef Gordon waited for him to catch up.
The Ramsays, close friends of the Beckhams, are visiting LA and the families were spotted last week enjoying the sunshine at a £3.2 million Malibu beachfront mansion.
VIPs: Soon-to-be Birthday boy Romeo, who turns eight on Wednesday looks thrilled with his signed baseball, and decks himself out head to toe in Angels gear
With Romeo's eighth birthday coming up on Wednesday, they could easily have made a stop for some fun at Disneyland, which is located just five kilometres down the road.
Victoria Beckham and Tana Ramsay chose not to join in on the excursion - Victoria has allowed David to drag her along to basketball games in the past, but perhaps her previous affiliation with rival baseball team the LA Dodgers kept her away.
The 36-year-old famously wore high-heeled trainers to throw the opening pitch for the Dodgers shortly after her move stateside move in 2007. It was filmed as part of her reality show Victoria Beckham: Coming to America.
Wait for me! Brooklyn hurries to catch up with his father as scene-stealer Romeo leads the group out of the stadium, while Gordon waits for little Cruz in the background
David may be testing his loyalties after a disappointing few months with his first love football.
The injured midfielder looked visibly frustrated watching his team the LA Galaxy from a private sky box days before his ball park outing.
Relegated to the sideline because of his torn Achilles tendon, David hung his head as they were beaten 2-0 by the Kansas City Wizards.
His lingering injury, which prevented him from playing in the World Cup, is likely to keep him out of action for most of the season.
American boys: The British family are embracing American sports - David has been coaching the children in American football, and is a regular front-row at LA Lakers basketball games
Things are looking up back home though, as England boss Fabio Capello seems to have had a change of heart after announcing Beckham's England career was over.
David was said to be 'devastated' by the sudden news, but Capello told the News of the World: 'First Beckham has to be playing again but the door is always open. We're monitoring all the players.
'Once he recovers and is in really good condition, we will have a chat.
'I think the future is with the youth but after that, I will decide which players to choose.
'We know the value of the different older players. The future is with the young players because we have to think about the Euros, but no player is out.'
Rivals in the family: Victoria Beckham didn't join her family - her previous affiliation with rival team the LA Dodgers may have been her reason for staying away. She threw the first pitch at a game in 2007
Emmys 2010: Glee and Mad Men celebrate big wins, as autistic film Temple Grandin scoop the most awards
By Daily Mail Reporter
Triumphant: Glee's Sue Sylvester (left) picked up Best Supporting Actress gong and co-star Lea Michele missed out on a Lead Actress, but certainly won over fashion critics with her Oscar De La Renta dress
TV film Temple Grandin wins five gongs, including Best Actress in a TV movie for Claire Danes
Glee gets three trophies, but is beaten by Modern Family for Best Comedy
Mad Men gets two awards, with third win consecutive for Best Drama Series
They're two of the biggest shows on television right now, so it was no surprise to see Glee and Mad Men picking up a host of coveted awards at the Emmys last night.
Musical comedy Glee received three accolades at the Los Angeles ceremony, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Jane Lynch, for her performance as caustic coach Sue Sylvester.
The show also picked Best Director of a Comedy Series for creator Ryan Murphy, but missed out on the coveted Best Comedy gong to Modern Family.
Scroll down for full list of winners...
Thank you: Glee star Jane Lynch, in a one-shouldered Ali Rahimi gown, accepts the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series award for her part as Sue Sylvester. The musical show won a total of three awards
The hugely popular musical show also received an award for Outstanding Guest Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who played Brian Ryan, Will Schuester's (Matthew Morrison) old high school glee club nemesis.
Mad Men made it a third consecutive win for the prestigious best drama series at last night's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner also receiving a trophy for outstanding writing for the show, set in 1960s America.
But the bigger winner last night was TV film Temple Grandin, which led the haul with five gongs.
On form: Mad Men's leading ladies January Jones, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks looked the part as they posed in the backstage lounge
Honoured: Mad Men executive producer Matthew Weiner, centre right, accepts the award for outstanding drama series, making it a third consecutive win in that category for the drama set in 1960s America
The made-for-TV biopic stars Claire Danes as autistic animal scientist Temple Grandin who revolutionised practises for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses.
Danes won the gong for best actress in a TV movie, with the flick also being honoured in the category for best director (Mick Jackson), best movie, and nods for David Strathairn and Julia Ormond for their roles as supporting actor and actress.
The film debuted on HBO in February and received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
Celebrate: Michele and co-star Chris Colfer congratulate Glee creator Ryan Murphy after he is named Best Director
Dinner for three: Lynch is distracted by her Emmy as she dines with her wife Dr Lara Embry at the post-Emmy Governor's Ball
An emotional Temple Grandin, who was also celebrating her birthday, was there in person and appeared onstage with the cast as the film raked in its awards.
Mockumentary Modern Family was named Best Comedy, beating Glee, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock and Nurse Jackie to the title.
To our fans, we are so grateful, we are so thrilled that families are sitting down together to watch a television show, and we're so happy that you have let us into your families,' said Steven Levitan, Modern Family executive producer.
Dapper: Mad Men stars Jon Hamm (far left), John Slattery (2nd right) and Robert Morse (far right) join producer Matthew Weiner backstage after winning Outstanding Drama Series
The best comedy series award was the first for the freshman sitcom, which also captured an acting award for Eric Stonestreet and a best writing trophy.
Mad Men's series creator Matthew Weiner seemed to take the night in his stride.
'I knew one day I would run somewhere and win a trophy,' Weiner joked earlier in the ceremony when he dashed to the stage to claim the Emmy for best drama series writing with Erin Levy.
Proud winners: Claire Danes in shimmering Armani Prive, poses with her award while, right, Julia Ormond shows off her gong for Best Supporting Actress in the film
Humbled: David Strathairn picked up the trophy for best supporting actor in Temple Grandin
Bryan Cranston's portrayal of a meth dealer in 'Breaking Bad' and Kyra Sedgwick's role as a brassy deputy police chief in 'The Closer' earned the pair top drama series acting awards.
Cranston's honor was his third trophy for playing a high school math teacher gone wrong, while his co-star, Aaron Paul, earned his first award as best supporting actor for playing his partner-in-crime.
'During the time it took me to walk up here, I venture there were 200 text messages to the other nominees saying, 'You were robbed.' I cannot argue with that,' Cranston said.
High praise: Weiner, flanked by January Jones, makes a speech as Mad Men writer Erin Levy holds her award for outstanding writing for a drama series for, the second award the show received
Archie Panjabi of 'The Good Wife' was honoured as best supporting actress in a drama for her part as a law-firm's in-house private investigator, as Emmy voters spread the riches widely among veterans and fresh faces.
Edie Falco of 'Nurse Jackie' and Jim Parsons of 'The Big Bang Theory' were honoured for their comedy series lead roles.
Falco's trophy for playing a tough but troubled nurse came after her hallmark turn as a mob boss' wife in 'The Sopranos,' for which she won three best drama actress Emmys.
Big winner: Autistic animal scientist Temple Grandin, left, hugs producer Emily Gerson after the biopic Temple Grandin won for outstanding made-for-television movie at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night
Biggest haul: The autistic film won a total of five awards, with Claire Danes, who plays Grandin, picking up the gong for best actress in a TV movie
'Oh, this is the most ridiculous thing that has ever, ever happened in the history of this lovely awards show. I'm not funny!' Falco said.
Parsons won for his portrayal of a scientist as nerdy as he is brilliant. He ended fellow nominee Alec Baldwin's two-year winning streak for '30 Rock' and beat out other heavyweights including Tony Shalhoub, nominated for the final season of 'Monk' and a three-time winner, and Steve Carell of 'The Office.'
'Now I know how much I didn't think this was going to happen. Some of you apparently voted for me. That was very sweet,' Parsons told the theatre audience.
Surprised: The cast of Modern Family beat Glee to get the trophy for outstanding comedy series, from left are presenter Ted Danson, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Rico Rodriguez and Eric Stonestreet
Trio of fun: True Blood stars Alexander Skarsgard and newlywed real life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer presented the award for best director for a TV movie which went to Mick Jackson for Temple Grandin
Stonestreet of 'Modern Family' and Lynch of 'Glee' were honoured for their comedy-series supporting roles.
'All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up,' said Stonestreet, who plays a boisterous gay dad and partner. He thanked his parents for their support and promised to send his trophy home with them.
Lynch also thanked her folks along with her wife, Lara Embry. The pair married in Massachusetts in May.
Praised: George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis backstage after the actor received the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
Fancy seeing you here: Clooney accepted the award from his former ER co-star, Julianna Margulies, who lauded his fundraising efforts for victims of this year's earthquake in Haiti, the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia and the September 11 terrorist attacks
'This is outlandish. ... I want to thank my lord and creator, Ryan Murphy, for creating his role,' Lynch said, paying tribute to the 'Glee' executive producer.
'Top Chef' won best reality series, ending the seven-year winning streak of 'The Amazing Race.'
Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' won its eighth consecutive Emmy Award for best variety, music or comedy series. The victory kept Conan O'Brien from claiming an Emmy for his short-lived stint as 'Tonight' host.
Many talents: Kim Kardashian, in a flowing white Marchesa gown, sang alongside guitar-playing host Jimmy Fallon to help introduce the award for best reality TV programme, which went to Top Chef
Show opener: Jimmy Fallon kicked things off on a musical note, performing a song-and-dance number with the cast of Glee and a wildly mismatched group of celebrities, from left Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Fallon, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Jorge Garcia
George Clooney accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his former 'ER' co-star, Julianna Margulies, who lauded his fundraising efforts for victims of this year's earthquake in Haiti, the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Clooney, recalling evenings spent with Bob and Dolores Hope at the home of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, said he was inspired by the late comedian and his wife, now 101.
'If you look at everything they accomplished in their lives ... They're the best version of the term 'celebrity,'' Clooney said.
Jewel sang her song 'Hole in My Heart' during a memorial tribute to prominent TV figures, including Robert Culp, Soupy Sales, Dixie Carter, Gary Coleman, John Forsythe and 'Roots' producer David L. Wolper.
Al Pacino was honoured as best lead actor in a miniseries or movie for 'You Don't Know Jack,' about euthanasia advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who was in the audience and stood, smiling, at Pacino's request. The controversial physician received scattered applause.
Host Jimmy Fallon opened the show on a musical note, performing a song-and-dance number with the cast of 'Glee' and a wildly mismatched group of celebrities including Betty White, Jon Hamm, Kate Gosselin and Randy Jackson.
British comic Ricky Gervais also presented an award, showing off his newly trim figure in a smart suit
Much of the group ended up on the Nokia Theatre stage to kick off the awards with a high-energy version of 'Born to Run,' with Fallon on guitar.
'Tonight we're going to celebrate your work,' Fallon told the audience. 'So let's have some fun tonight.'
Last year's host, Neil Patrick Harris, was a presenter Sunday and took the time to rib Fallon.
'I want to thank the (TV) academy for allowing a gay man to host the Emmys two years in a row. Congratulations, Jimmy, you're doing a good job,' Harris said, smiling.
By Daily Mail Reporter
Heartbreaker: Jusin Bieber has cancelled his Sunday night show in New York due to illness
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has disappointed hundreds of fans by cancelling his Sunday night show in Syracuse, New York.
The singer was due to play at the New York State Fair tonight, but is apparently too sick to perform.
And it looks as if he is rescheduling for Wednesday night instead
Bieber released a statement via his website saying, 'Due to an illness and under doctor's orders, Justin Bieber has been forced to re-schedule his Sunday, Aug. 29 concert at the New York State Fair to Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7 pm.'
And he took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support.
'Been super sick lately but u guys are carrying me. thank u for the love.'
The pint-sized pop star caused controversy recent by appearing in a racy 'Mrs Robinson' inspired photoshoot for ELLE magazine with 29-year-old reality star Kim Kardashian.
She's a Belieber: Kim Kardashian is a fan
Jealous fans of the singer were outraged when he joked about Kardashian being his girlfriend during the June shoot in the Bahamas.
And despite being beseiged with angry messages from Bieber fanatics, Kardashian couldn't resist Tweeting about it. saying 'I officially have Bieber Fever!!!'
The Baby hitmaker returned the compliment by posting a picture on his Twitter page with the accompanying message: 'Look its my girlfriend Kim Kardashian.'
Justin Bieber recently claimed he is still single and is open to possibility of dating his female fans.
Fun in the sun: Justin and Kim in the Bahamas
TV pundit Bill O'Reilly called the photoshoot 'inappropriate', especially as he Bieber looked younger than 16 and Kardashian looked older than 29.
And he claimed that at 16, he had no interest in older women.
'I wanted to be a baseball player [when I was 16],' he said.
'I didn't want to hang around with Kim Kardashian. I had a baseball bat and a ball and [a pair of] ice skates! That's what I was doing.
He then added, 'I will tell you this: If a 16-year-old girl was pictured with a 29-year-old man in any of that, he'd be in big trouble.'
Emmys 2010: Kim Kardashian and Glee's Lea Michele gush over each other's dresses as stars hit the red carpet
By Daily Mail Reporter
Leading the star: Kim Kardashian and Glee's Lea Michele took to the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Award in Los Angeles, with Kim wearing a white Marchesa gown and Lea in an Oscar De La Renta dress
Kim Kardashian and Glee star Lea Michele joined the mutual appreciation society as they both gushed over each other's outfits at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The starlets started complimenting one another and swapped jewellery tips as they were interviewed on the red carpet by Ryan Seacrest outside the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles tonight.
Kim, 29, looked dazzling in a Grecian-style, floor length white Marchesa gown while Lea, 24, opted for a dark blue Oscar De La Renta dress, which Kim revealed she was 'freaking out' over.
You look great: Reality star Kim revealed she was 'freaking out' over Lea's dress as the pair gushed over each other's outfits and swapped jewellery tips, interviewed here by E! presenter Ryan Seacrest
While on the red carpet, Kim was quizzed about her relationship status, but appeared unsure whether she was 'taken' - despite being seen out and about with NFL hunk Miles Austin.
When asked whether she was 'taken' by E! presenter Seacrest, the curvy brunette said: 'I don't know, I don't know. I'm dating.'
And even though she looked immaculate in the figure-hugging number, Kim complained of difficulties choosing the right dress because she felt bloated from overeating the previous day.
Hight hopes: Glee is nominated for 19 awards, with Lea up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Quick text: Kim checks her phone while her mother and manager Kris Jenner stands by looking unimpressed
A plethora of stars from the world of film and TV were present at the glitzy television awards ceremony.
Mad Men's January Jones said she felt 'like a peacock' in her dramatic blue gown, complete with Madonna-style cone bra detailing.
She also appeared to confirm she is dating Saturday Night Live cast member Jason Sudeikis, by admitting he was her 'good luck charm' for the night.
True romance: True Blood co-stars and newly wed real life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer and, right Eva Longoria and husband Tony Parker
Oozing sex appear: The actress wore a black gown with a gladiatorial style gold breast plate while Desperate Housewives actress Eva swept onto the red carpet in a flowing black dress, with embroidered detailing
Her co-star Christina Hendricks poured her famous curves into a plunging grey number, with tassells around the bust and down the side.
Fellow Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, who plays the dashing Don Draper in the Sixties show, was with his parter Jennifer Westfeldt.
The couple have been dating for 12 years and he joked that they were going to get married at the ceremony, with Westfeldt saying it would be an 'easy moment'.
Jimmy Fallon hosted the awards on NBC, which aired live across America after three decades of tape-delay broadcasts for the West Coast.
Ready for their close ups: Madmen stars January Jones, in a peacock-inspired dress and Christina Hendricks in a grey outfit with tasselled detailing
Taking a turn: January said on the red carpet that her good luck charm was Saturday Night Live cast member Jason Sudeikis, who she is dating
Lovely couple: Jon Hamm and his parter Jennifer Westfeldt, who have been together 12 years and joked they were going to get married at the ceremony
Fans shrieked from the bleachers outside the Nokia Theatre as Fallon arrived before showtime.
There were also cheers as Tina Fey, LL Cool J, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Eva Longoria and veteran funny lady Betty White walked the red carpet.
Desperate Housewives star Eva looked stunning a flowing black gown and was joined by her husband Tony Parker.
She said she had enjoyed her summer vacation in Europe and was now back to work on the set of the hit show, with Season Seven set to air next month.
Dazzlers: Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, British star Emily Blunt and Dexter actress Jennifer Carpenter all went for asymmetrical designs
Walking tall: Glee's Jayma Mays, in a form-fitting navy blue outfit and Dianna Agron in a stunning lace tiered dress complete with a black bow
The 35-year-old also commented on the tight nature of her oufit around the bust, saying: 'It's always tight on top.'
Hit musical comedy show Glee about a high school glee club was led the nominees at Sunday's Emmy Awards, including bids for best comedy series and cast members Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer. The show was nominated for a total of 19 gongs.
Modern Family was another freshman comedy front-runner, while 30 Rock was trying for its fourth consecutive best comedy series Emmy and Mad Men competed for its third drama series trophy.
Others defending their title included Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Glenn Close of Damages, who claimed drama series acting honours last year, and, on the comedy side, Toni Collette of The United States of Tara and Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock.
She's the boss: Glee's Jane Lynch arrives looked regal in a purple number while co-star Amber Riley donned a white, halterneck design
Looking dapper: Fellow Glee star Cory Monteith, left, and Kevin McHale smarted up in suits while co-star Jenna Ushkowitz looked sexy in red
The public had a hand in writing some of host Fallon's material. He planned to bring many celebrity presenters onstage with introductions submitted through Twitter.
Other Emmy contenders included Conan O'Brien's short-lived Tonight, which was nominated as best variety, music or comedy series while the show with Jay Leno back in charge was snubbed. David Letterman's Late Show also missed out on a nod, but 2009 winner The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was nominated.
The final season of Lost competed for best drama series and for acting honours for star Matthew Fox and supporting cast members Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson, chosen as best supporting drama actor last year.
Looking good: Mother of four and Victoria's Secret model Heidi Klum looked incredible in a very short dress teamed with killer heels, seen with husband Seal
Classic black: Kelly Osbourne looked svelte in her outfit, as did reality star Kate Gosselin
Family affair: Actress Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri, left, were a vision in their contrasting black and nude-coloured garments, while, right, Glenn Close and her daughter Annie Starke
HBO came into the ceremony as the kingpin after claiming 17 awards at the Aug. 21 creative arts Emmys, followed by ABC with 15 and Fox with nine. CBS, NBC and PBS each claimed seven.
The Pacific, the World War II miniseries produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, was the top nominee and captured a leading seven creative arts awards, which recognize technical and other achievements.
Ratings for the awards have increased importance: The TV academy's contract is up for renewal with the four major networks that had been airing the show in rotation for eight years, and the academy hopes last year's 8 percent audience increase is a trend after an all-time low in 2008.
The show's live nationwide broadcast and scheduling could be factors. The Emmys typically have aired immediately before TV's mid-September kickoff, but NBC pushed up the awards telecast to avoid a conflict with its Sunday night National Football League games that begin Sept. 12.
But fewer people tend to watch summertime TV, and the 5 p.m. PDT pre-primetime slot for the Emmys on the West Coast also tends to draw a smaller audience.
Be my date: Kevin Bacon and his actress wife Kyra Sedgwick and Tom Hanks with wife Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Glamour: TV presenter Lauren Bosworth, left, went for a green pencil-skirted dress, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland looked stunning in a light pink, plunging gown, while actress Angela Kinsey struggled to contain herself