LATEST: Actor Vincent D'Onofrio is laughing off reports he collapsed on the set of legal drama LAW + ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT because he was upset about the outcome of the US presidential election.

Reports circulated late last year (04) that the fervent Democrat passed out because George W Bush was re-elected to The White House.

But THE CELL star insists the story is ridiculous: "We all had a big laugh when that article came out.

"I ended up in the hospital because I was shooting this (Law + Order show) and I was working on a film I directed over the summer. I was exhausted."

19/05/2005 21:41