CABARET star Liza Minnelli has caused chaos for 260 of her close pals ,by rearranging party plans at the eleventh hour.

The four-times wed actress was throwing a fiftieth birthday party for current spouse DAVID GUEST which was originally to be located at London's exclusive venue HOME HOUSE. But after weeks of planning, and all the invitations having been sent out, JUDY GARLAND'S daughter decided she wanted the bigger venue of the ballroom at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in the capital.

An insider tells British tabloid the DAILY MIRROR, "It has been a nightmare. Planners had to ring as many guests as possible to tell them about the change.

"The caterers have had to change all their deliveries, the boxes of MILLER'S GIN which had to be shifted at the last minute and even David's birthday cake had to be moved yesterday."

Guests who have had to advised of the revised plans include veteran actresses Joan Collins and Jane Russell, as well as pop stars such as KYLIE MINOGUE, Tom Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Sir Paul McCartney and Blue lad Lee Ryan.

Liza is expected to perform a fully orchestrated set on the night.

11/05/2003 10:46