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Liza Minnelli divorces:

Published Oct. 10, 2005

Liza Minnelli divorces: Liza Minnelli's 12-year marriage to theatrical producer Mark Gero was dissolved by a New York judge Tuesday, more than a year after the Oscar-winning actress filed for divorce. Minnelli, daughter of Hollywood legend Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli, had charged Gero with abandonment in divorce papers filed November 1, 1990. Minnelli, who won an Oscar for her role in Cabaret in 1972, was previously married to Australian singer and pianist Peter Allen and producer Jack Haley Jr.

Trash bill may come due: Two city officials in Venice, Italy were ordered Wednesday to stand trial for allowing a Pink Floyd rock concert in St. Mark's Square in 1989 that smothered the lagoon city in garbage and left several art treasures damaged. Deputy Mayor Cesare De Piccoli and arts superintendent Maurizia De Min are charged with costing the public $30,000 and $17,000 respectively. The state audit court said that authorities had to clean up 200 tons of trash and that columns of the Basilica and Ducal Palace were damaged.