LORD OF THE RINGS star Sean Astin got into a fight with Pamela Anderson's bodyguard outside of a New York City hotel over the weekend (01-03APR05).

The actor had planned a day out with his eight-year-old daughter ALEXANDRA, but a relaxing excursion quickly turned into chaos when Anderson and her boyfriend Steven Dorff attempted to leave the same hotel at the same time.

Astin says, "It was an honest misunderstanding... Pamela Anderson and my friend Steven Dorff were coming out (of our hotel). They were going to the Knicks game from the Peninsula Hotel and the crowd of paparazzi and autograph seekers and people who were intrigued to see Pamela surged into me.

"I had my eight-year-old girl and we almost got pinched in between the Suburban... So I was trying to protect my daughter from the surging crowd and then I wanted to quickly duck into the car.

"MIKE, who was Pam's security guy, saw from the back a guy getting in the wrong car. I thought it was my car but it was her car, and he kinda grabbed me and swivelled me around."

The two have since apologised to each other.

04/04/2005 21:54