PRETTY IN PINK star Andrew McCarthy has been fired from the set of hit American drama LAW + ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT after falling out with show regular Vincent D'Onofrio.

The 1980s movie pin-up was supposed to guest star in two episodes of the show, but series creator Dick Wolf gave him his marching orders when he failed to work amicably with the star.

Wolf says, "Mr McCarthy engaged in fractious behaviour from the moment he walked on the set."

An angry McCarthy fires back, "I was fired because I refused to allow a fellow actor to threaten me with physical violence, bully me and try to direct me."

28/05/2003 21:22