13 Celeb Shockers of 2004

Ashlee's lip-synch, Tara's flash, Britney's first wedding and more scandalous moments. By Janice Morris


It was a busy year for Liza Minnelli's lawyer. The Cabaret star faced two lawsuits: one from ex-husband David Gest (left), who is seeking $10 million and claims she assaulted him during drunken rages (she denies it); and another from her former bodyguard and chauffeur, M'hammed Soumayah, who sued Minnelli for $100 million and has accused her of forcing him to have sex with her. In response, Minnelli has countersued and said she will "vigorously" defend herself against the charges brought by Soumayah, but stopped short of addressing the sex claims.