CABARET star Liza Minnelli made a surprise appearance in a Manhattan, New York, courtroom yesterday (07JAN03) - to witness the first day of her own divorce.

Minnelli sat quietly and listened to the charges made against her by husband of 15 months David Gest; that she abused the producer - who was absent from court.

When asked what he'd like to get out of the court battle, Gest's attorney RAOUL FELDER said, "I just want justice to prevail."

08/01/2004 09:34