Lara Flynn Boyle and Dylan McDermott's dismissal from The Practice has proved positive in at least one way - they've formed an extremely close bond with former co-star Camryn Manheim.

Manheim was one of a handful of original stars who remained on the show, after creator DAVID E KELLEY sacked a horde of series regulars to cut costs earlier this year (03).

But in the midst of the upset, McDermott and Boyle have now become closer friends with Manheim.

She says, "Honestly, I was fond of these people while doing the show, but the minute this whole thing went down, we bonded as we never had before.

"I've spent more time talking to Dylan and Lara than I ever did while they were on the show."

25/09/2003 21:30