Robert Downey Jr claims he moved his wedding from the New York estate of Ron Perlman and Ellen Barkin at the last minute because the couple gave him "somewhat less" than their best wishes.

The CHAPLIN star and producer Susan Levin were due to exchange nuptials at the billionaire couple's sprawling estate in the Hamptons on Saturday (27AUG05), but switched venues at the last minute, leading people to believe it was because the location had been exposed to the media.

And while later reports suggested the move occurred because Perlman didn't want to release photographs of his estate, Downey insists the switch - along with Perlman and Barkin's absence - was rooted in something else.

He tells US TV show EXTRA!, "As for my disinvitation of Ron and Ellen... they wished us somewhat less than all the happiness in the world."