07/06/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT
>• The proposal in The Proposal? Not so romantic (it's a scam). These stars tell how they really popped—and responded to—the big question
& JOHN CUSIMANO Rachael: I thought [the ring] was a key ring, because I was always losing the keys to the apartment!
REAL HOUSEWIVES' SIMON VAN KEMPEN & ALEX McCORD Simon: We were on a nude beach. I told her I wanted a lot to spend the rest of my life with her.
LL COOL J & SIMONE SMITH LL: I drove my Porsche 110 mph and wouldn't slow down until she said yes!
HOPE DAVIS & JON PATRICK WALKER Hope: We were at a beach. He buried the Tiffany box in the sand. Jon: My biggest fear was that I'd forget where I buried it.