Producer David Gest has returned to Memphis, Tennessee, where he's building himself a plush new home.

Gest recently spent several months on the Hawaiian islands, claiming he was recovering from injuries he sustained from alleged physical abuse from his estranged wife Liza Minnelli.

But now he's returned to the city where he got his start back in the 1970s, long before his now infamous marriage to Minnelli, which came to an end last year (03).

Gest, 51, is currently in the process of buying a home overlooking the Mississippi River, which will be down the road from former MOONLIGHTING star Cybill Shepherd's luxurious abode.

He says, "I've always loved Memphis. I have a ton of friends here."

And Gest plans to keep himself busy - he's going to be working with singer Al Green on a TV special once he's settled.

15/08/2004 13:51