EMMY Award winner Joe Pantoliano is caught up in a feud with ABC TV bosses in America after his appearance on a chat show was mysteriously cancelled.

The former SOPRANOS star was booked to appear on daytime show THE VIEW - and was furious to be pulled from the programme.

He says, "I don't think it was The View versus Joey Pants. I think it was more a network decision.

"The View has been really good to me over the years in helping me support my projects and I was really looking forward to being on the show.

"It had to be an ABC thing. They booked me four weeks in advance and then cancelled a week ahead of time. I think it was an ABC strategy that kind of backfired."

29/09/2003 09:30