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* Liza Minnelli has sued her estranged husband, David Gest, for at least $2 million, claiming that he stole from her. Minnelli's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan court, questions Gest's expense deductions from money Minnelli made in performances that he produced or in which he acted as her agent. The filing, posted on Court TV's The Smoking Gun website, describes Minnelli's lawsuit as a counterclaim because Gest sued her in October for $10 million for allegedly beating him severely. Minnelli, 57, sued Gest for divorce the following day, and Gest, 50, countersued for divorce.

* Grammy-winning singer Meat Loaf, who collapsed onstage during a concert Monday, is being treated for exhaustion brought on by a virus, hospital officials said yesterday. A spokesman for Mercury, the singer's record company, said a concert planned for last night at London's Wembley Arena had been postponed.

* A former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith has been convicted in California of making criminal threats against her. Mark Hatten, 35, was found guilty of the felony Monday. Jurors acquitted Hatten of two other counts that alleged he stalked Smith and made criminal threats against her neighbor Rene Navarro. The jury also convicted Hatten of two other felony counts, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery. Those counts involved an altercation with Navarro.

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