First Dibs: What Did Twilight Star Ashley Greene Lose In Her Apartment Blaze?

What is Miley Cyrus suddenly so happy about? How did director Danny Boyle convince Queen Elizabeth II to be in last summer’s Olympic opening ceremony alongside James Bond? All this, plus more, in this morning’s First Dibs.

  • Twilight star Ashley Greene lost one of her dogs when her condo was destroyed in a fire yesterday. The blaze was started by an unattended candle and a devastated Greene fled the scene with her brother and unnamed boyfriend–who may or may not be Ryan Phillippe. Drama! [Daily Mail]
  • Miley Cyrus has been on cloud nine since reuniting with Liam Hemsworth. The two have been inseparable since his return from Australia and are back to planning their wedding. [People]
  • When Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was planning the London Olympics opening ceremony, he asked the palace for permission to put a Queen Elizabeth II lookalike (like Helen Mirren) in, and the response was that the Queen wanted to do it! She was completely game for the sketch and even let her corgis in on the action. [London AP]
  • It’s been over twenty years since The Real World debuted on MTV and the world stopped being polite and started getting real. This weekend, MTV is having a RetroMTV marathon that will show the first season all the way up to the new Portland season that premieres week. [MTV News]

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