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All My Children-related news from 2000
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2000 that focus on All My Children or past and present AMC performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

CeCe Winans
January 2000
TV Guide's soap editor, Jonathan Reiner, lashed out at All My Children this week for its decision to feature Grammy winner CeCe Winans on its December 24, 1999 episode.
Keith Hamilton Cobb
January 2000
For the sake of his art, Keith Hamilton Cobb, muscular, 6 feet 4, is willing to cut the soft dreadlocks that hang past his shoulders.
Dan J Kroll
January 2000
You've seen the items on the Internet and in your favorite soap magazines ---- so-and-so is coming back to All My Children. You wait, you watch, and that person never shows up on your television set.
Susan Lucci
January 2000
For many television viewers Susan Lucci and All My Children are synonymous with each other. After all , the actress has been with the show for thirty years.
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February 2000
This week we've changed the look and feel of The AMC Pages FrontPage. The retooling isn't a major change --- in fact, you may not have noticed that much of a difference. However, we promise you --- things really are different!
Michael Nader
March 2000
On September 20, 1999, All My Children fans watched their television screens in disbelief. Dimitri Marick, Hungarian royalty, had apparently ceded his life to a serious illness that had taken over his body. Dimitri stared out over the open water and slowly walked towards the ocean. His body was never recovered.
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March 2000
It was an ABC kind of night at the 2000 Soap Opera Digest Awards. The entire ABC daytime line-up --- Port Charles, All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital --- was graced with SOD crystal.
Michael Lowry
March 2000
The rumors swirled for many weeks: Michael Lowry (Jake Martin) wanted out of his contract. Many AMC fans took the reports in stride. After all, back in 1999 the same rumors surfaced.
Dan J Kroll
March 2000
On March 23, 1995, the Internet welcomed a small, personal web site about a relatively unknown Pennsylvania resident. In a small, tucked away corner of this web site --- which talked about life in Philadelphia and random poetic offerings --- was a modest offering of a secret obsession: All My Children.
Robin Mattson
March 2000
Citing a "storyline dictated" reason for the departure, All My Children will ask its fans to bid farewell to Robin Mattson (Janet Dillon) and Alexis Manta (Amanda) during the May Sweeps period.
Cady McClain
April 2000
Saying that she's "not a lifer" in the soap opera industry, Cady McClain (Dixie) has hinted that she might want out of All My Children when her contract expires later this year.
Julia Barr
April 2000
After a failed romance with child pornographer Jim Thomasen, a friends-but-not-lovers buddyfest with Jackson Montgomery, a fizzled affair with Dimitri Marick, and a disastrous relationship with not one but three Pierce Rileys, Brooke English will soon find the heavens smiling down upon her.
Robin Mattson
April 2000
Robin Mattson, a featured performer on All My Children since 1994, will make her final on-air appearance as Janet Green Dillon on May 9th.
Finola Hughes
April 2000
The mystery of whether or not Alexandra Devane Marick and Anna Devane are really the same person has become a little clearer --- or fuzzier depending upon how you look at it.
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April 2000
This week there are some changes to several of the features you've grown to love. In an effort to streamline the way that users access The AMC Pages, we've altered the page layout of The Daily Recaps, The Scoop, and several other pages within the site.
Cameron Mathison
May 2000
The following is a fan encounter, as told by Geri Tomaszewski. OH MY GOD! Those three little words pretty much sum up my day at the First Annual Cameron Mathison Fan Club Luncheon.
Daytime Emmys
May 2000
It wasn't the best of nights for All My Children. About a dozen Pine Valley residents crowded into Radio City Music Hall for the 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Two of these residents, who double as professional actors in the real world, were even nominated for awards.
Finola Hughes
June 2000
A private investigator and former co-chief of the Port Charles Police Department, Ms. Scorpio was declared legally dead after intelligence reports concluded she was on a boat when it exploded off the coast of Venezuela.
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June 2000
Former AMC executive producer, Felicia Minei Behr has been named the Senior Vice President of Programming for ABC daytime.
Eden Riegel
July 2000
Experts chalk up the sometimes-irrational behavior to raging hormones and the need for children to test their boundaries. In Pine Valley, though, growing up takes on a decidedly different meaning.
Susan Lucci
July 2000
For any young actress, it must truly be a daunting task to play opposite a woman who is arguably one of --- if not the --- most recognizable faces in daytime television. At the same time, it must also be an incredibly exciting experience.
Eden Riegel
July 2000
Beginning this month, Erica Kane's daughter, Bianca Montgomery, will find her way back to Pine Valley. This time, though, things are going to be a little different.
Forbes March
July 2000
Despite rumors to the contrary, Forbes March insists that he has not been fired from All My Children.
Robin Mattson
July 2000
Ever since the writers at All My Children so unceremoniously wrote her out of the show, Robin Mattson has been a wanted woman --- at least according the Internet rumors. The former General Hospital and AMC star is not, however, joining Passions.
J. Eddie Peck
July 2000
The Internet is abuzz with rumors that J. Eddie Peck (ex-Cole, The Young and the Restless) has been cast as Jake Martin. A spokesperson for ABC declined comment. Other insiders also hint that the rumor is untrue and that the search goes on.
Hunt Block
July 2000
Hunt Block (ex-Guy, AMC) finds himself in the unusual situation of setting up shop on a third soap opera in less than a year. He's been cast as Craig Montgomery.
Dan J Kroll
August 2000
I get a huge amount of Email in any given week. Through talking with many users of the site, I've learned that I often receive more Email in one day than most people receive in a month! It's through all of this communication that I've gotten an inside look at the typical soap opera fan. Unless you want to argue that Soap Opera Central visitors aren't average...
Forbes March
September 2000
Back and forth. Up and down. First reports said that Forbes March was leaving All My Children. Then, on July 10th the actor fired back that he had no intention of leaving AMC. Two months later, the story has changed: Forbes March is out.
Agnes Nixon
October 2000
Her career spans over three decades and includes countless Daytime Emmys and other high honors. But Agnes Nixon, a 1994 inductee into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame, is apparently ready to hang up her pen and call it a career.
Mathew St. Patrick
October 2000
Mathew St. Patrick has found a new home. Make that a new Home Box Office.
Agnes Nixon
October 2000
Her career spans over three decades and includes countless Daytime Emmys and other high honors. For the past three decades, a week has not gone by when Agnes Nixon has not had one of her creations on the television airwaves. This hard work has resulted in a bit of a change for Agnes Nixon --- a promotion.
Abigail Spencer
October 2000
There's a lot of industry buzz that Becca might be given the heave-ho. After all, Becca's two main love interests are no longer available --- Scott (played by Forbes March) is being written out and Leo and Greenlee are the hot item of the moment.
Eden Riegel
October 2000
Ever since The AMC Pages made its first hint that Bianca might be gay this past summer, fans have been hammering their keyboards and posting messages on our message boards and rattling off Email to weigh in with their thoughts. In the course of a one-hour time period last week, no less than 52 messages on the topic made their way to our mailboxes.
Abigail Spencer
October 2000
Followup: Rumors continue to swirl about Abigail Spencer's future with AMC.
Eden Riegel
October 2000
In the five-plus years that The AMC Pages have been online, never has there been a back-to-back Inside AMC column. However, the fan reaction to the Becca storyline has been so overwhelming, that I felt it necessary to return again this week with a look at what people are saying.
Michael Nader
November 2000
There's another uproar regarding Michael Nader (Dimitri). Unlike the last time when the fury started when Michael Nader was sent packing, this time the commotion has started because Nader isn't packing --- packing his bags for the annual Super Soap Weekend.
Dan J Kroll
November 2000
While much of the nation was abuzz with news of the Presidential election and its aftermath, life in the soap world continued down a familiar path --- Bianca's sexual preference.
Sara Hugh
November 2000
Rumors are flying that newcomer Sara Hugh's (Tina Harding) days in Pine Valley are numbered. The apparent fodder for the rumors is the departure of Hugh's on-screen love interest Mathew St. Patrick (Adrian Sword).
Cady McClain
November 2000
Cady McClain has recently entered talks with ABC about renewing her contract, which is scheduled to expire in December. Typically, the networks begin negotiations about three months prior to the expiration of a contract. There's no word from either side if the "late" talks are a good or bad sign.
Sara Hugh
November 2000
The AMC Pages asked fans for their thoughts on the rumors in a Whaddya Think? poll question. We asked voters if they thought that Tina should leave town now that Adrian's gone. A whopping 40% of those responding to the poll said that they've been bored by Tina ever since she first set foot in town. However, one-in-three voters said that they see many possible storylines for Tina even without Adrian --- even if she has been a little boring.
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December 2000
After an extensive counting and recounting process, the nominations in this year's Dankies have all been counted. Thankfully, the only dimples involved in our counting process are the ones on the faces of some of the nominated performers. But we're still not able to pick a winner.
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December 2000
On Friday, December 8th, All My Children taped its 8,000 episode.
David Beecroft
December 2000
The AMC Pages have learned that David Beecroft (Eliot) has been released from his contract. A spokesperson for ABC, while extremely pleasant and willing to answer questions on a variety of other non-related topics, was unwilling to confirm the report.
Eva LaRue
December 2000
Emmy-nominated Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) is reportedly mulling a return to All My Children. This, however, is not the first time a rumor has emerged about the actress making a trip back to Pine Valley.
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