david gest dead

David Gest, the ex-husband of Liza Minnelli has been found dead in his hotel room in England.

Cops were called to the Four Seasons Hotel in London at 10:17 am where the ambulance service was also in attendance.

Gest was 62 and the alarm was raised by his friend and former bodyguard Imad Handi.  Police say the cause of death is unclear and an autopsy has been scheduled.  His death is not being treated as suspicious.

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Mr Handi said;

'It is with great sadness that I can confirm that David Gest has died today. David was truly larger than life. He was not just a huge talent and a dear friend but a showbiz icon.

'I know he will be missed by millions of fans around the world, and particularly in Britain, who came to love his charm and blistering one-liners. If I may steal the words of one eminent critic.'

Gest was a long time friend of Michael Jackson and was famously married to Liza Minnelli from 2002 to 2007.  He later accused her of physical abuse during their relationship.

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The soul producer had appeared on several reality shows, endearing himelf to both his fellow stars and the viewing public with his hilarious stories and anecdotes. He was the subject of the most bizarre, yet hilarious misunderstanding earlier this year when appearing on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother.  He was unwell and had been in bed for some time when Angie Bowie was called into the diary room to be told of her ex-husband, David Bowie's death.

When she left the diary room in shock, she told fellow housemate, Tiffany Pollard, "David is dead"—of course meaning David Bowie, but naturally Tiffany assumed she meant housemate David Gest and ran around the house screaming "David is dead, David is dead" before she was calmed down and told the real story.

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On the back of that misunderstanding and with his popularity in the UK, Gest was scheduled to appear in a soul revival theatre tour starting in July named "David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul".

RIP David, we, and your maid, Vaginica Ceaman will miss you.

david gest dead

david gest dead

 

PUMP is definitely the place to be this week!

Lady Gaga dined there on Friday night with her mother and was joined by businesswoman Lisa Vanderpump herself, who was delighted to have the fellow LGBT activist for dinner.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star appeared in Gaga’s  music video for G.U.Y last year and Lisa obviously has a great relationship with the Grammy award winning singer, tweeting;

“Cosy dinner @ladygaga…at PUMP…woman after my own heart #lbgt #dogcrazy.”

As if that wasn’t enough star power for one weekend, on Sunday night Liza Minnelli was beaming as she left the hip restaurant in her first public appearance since leaving rehab.

Liza checked into a Malibu facility in March to get treatment for substance abuse.  The 69 year old has had a public battle with addiction for many years and has been in and out of treatment several times.

On Sunday she looked fantastic, all dressed in black, sitting at a table on the sidewalk and was smiling and happily signing autographs.

Lisa Vanderpump wasn’t at the restaurant that evening as according to US she was home tending to husband Ken who recently had hip replacement surgery so maybe it was the hot waiters in their wonderfully tight pink shirts that had Liza so happy!

 

Make mine a large one!

 

Liza Minnelli has reportedly checked into rehab to get treatment for substance abuse.

The 69-year-old is apparently in a Malibu facility and making "excellent progress", reports TMZ, who claim Liza's main issue is alcohol.

"Liza has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years," her rep tells the outlet.

The last time Liza had treatment was in 2004, but she's been in an out of treatment centers several times over the years. She was apparently offered 500k to take part in Celebrity Rehab back in 2010 but wisely turned it down.

Addiction really is a lifelong battle and every day takes work. We wish Liza the best - don't give up!

 

Kylie Minogue is a style icon across Europe, but the Aussie pop princess made a major fashion blunder on the cover of the March issue of Russia's Tatler magazine.

For some reason, the 46-year-old ditched her blonde bouncy locks for a short dark wig that looked like it came straight off Liza Minnelli's head.

It left Kylie looking more like a cast member of The Real Housewives of Moscow than the sexy, sophisticated superstar that she really is. (Even Kris Jenner's brunette bob looks more chic and youthful than this 'do does!)

Now all we can is hope and pray that this look is just a one off, and that Miss Minogue will be back to her signature self by the time her new album with Fernando Garibay drops.

#PrayForKylie

ZING...with a Z.

John Travolta may have taken home the unofficial Oscar for "Most Uncomfortable Moment," but host Ellen DeGeneres had one joke that would've been nominated.

During her opening monologue, DeGeneres jokingly referred to the actual Liza Minnelli as "the best Liza Minnelli impersonator [she'd] ever seen. Good job, sir." The camera cut to the 67-year-old legend, who looked...nonplussed.

How did Liza really feel about Ellen's quip?

"I think she thought it would be funny, but she never stopped after she said it and said, 'My friend Liza Minnelli. "So I think it went a little astray on her...I don't think she meant any harm at all. She's a wonderful lady."

So, a mixed review. What did YOU think of the jab?

Liza Minnelli and Jay-Z pose backstage following Jay's triumphant Carnegie Hall charity concert in NYC.