The twin boys who played ROSS' son BEN on FRIENDS stand to lose a chunk of their acting fortune as part of custody battle between their parents.

COLE and Dylan Sprouse's father has been given permission to use $20,000 (GBP11,100) from their joint $500,000 (277,800) fortune to pay his attorney in a legal fight that has granted him custody of the boys.

The 11-year-old twins' mother is fiercely opposed to her ex's actions, and has teamed up with a child actor help group to fight the decision.

The Sprouse twins have also teamed up in films like Big Daddy and MASTER OF DISGUISE.

27/05/2004 02:23