The stars of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS and HERCULES are suing UNIVERSAL STUDIOS in a pay dispute.

Actors Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless are claiming they should have been paid more profit when Universal increased distribution expenses and production costs, and allege theyimproperly reduced the profits to keep money from them.

Sorbo is asking for 8 per cent and Lawless is claiming 5 per cent.

A Universal spokesperson said the company had not seen the lawsuits yet and had no comment.

Xena, which became a huge cult hit, ended in 2001. It was originally a spin-off from mythical series Hercules.

03/10/2003 01:31