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Thanks to a recent article in a soap opera publication, the Internet is once again abuzz with talk that Eva LaRue Callahan
) will return to All My Children in the near future.
Rumors are circulating that despite the fact that she recently signed a new four-year contract with All My Children, Marj Dusay
) is not sure if she'll be around to see the end of the contract.
Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) was arrested on January 26th for drunken driving.
Rebecca Budig has finally earned her very first Soap Opera Central award - in fact, she picked up four Dankies. Last year, Budig was nominated for a whopping five Dankies in her first year of eligibility, but the actress failed to capitalize on any of those nominations.
All My Children is planning to bring Del Hunkle back to Pine Valley. That should come as no surprise to Soap Opera Central readers as SOC has been reporting this news for several months. However, there's a new wrinkle in the story.
There is speculation that All My Children might be bringing Frankie Hubbard back to the canvas. Frankie is the son of Angie and Jesse Hubbard, one of the show's most popular couples and, perhaps, the most popular African American couple in soap opera history.
It could be a reunion of sorts for All My Children's Dixie Martin and Leslie Coulson - but it won't take place in Pine Valley. According to inside sources, Cady McClain
) is joining the cast of As The World Turns
While most performers find it challenging enough to perform in one Shakespearean play, James Kiberd
) will appear in five plays - four of them Shakespeare works -- this summer.
All My Children has abandoned plans to bring Del Hunkle back to Pine Valley.
In a throwback to advertising practices of the 1960s, All My Children will incorporate a real world company into its fictional storylines.
There are rumors abound that two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Josh Duhamel
(Leo du Pres
) will exit All My Children when his contract expires later this year.
According to an AMC spokesperson, Jonathan Bennet (Adam Chandler, Jr.) will not be leaving the show.
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner Kevin Mambo (ex-Marcus Williams, Guiding Light
) is said to be up for the part of All My Children's Frank.
All My Children has put out a casting call for two characters with very familiar names: Tim and Amanda. AMC insiders confirm that Tim and Amanda are, in fact, two members of the Dillon clan.
After initial reports of his addition to the General Hospital
cast turned out to be untrue, it would appear now that Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine, All My Children
) has found a new daytime gig.
's (Dixie Martin
) first appearance as As The World Turns' Rosanna Cabot is still several days away, but the actress is speaking out about her time at AMC and her future on ATWT.
Outgoing ABC Daytime President Angela Shapiro sure knows how to make an exit. After years of rumors, the network has now confirmed that Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) will return to the show.
According to behind-the-scenes chatter, Anna Stuart (ex-Donna Love, Another World/As The World Turns
) will be joining the cast of All My Children in May.
Though an All My Children spokesperson denies it, Internet rumors state that Jonathan Bennett (Adam Chandler, Jr.
) has left the show.
Going into Emmy Night, All My Children had already racked up four Emmy victories. Those four wins, all in the Creative Arts section of the ballot, positioned All My Children halfway towards a milestone: eight Emmy victories in a single year. That record-setting mark was set by General Hospital in 1999 and equaled by As The World Turns last year.
As reported by soapcentral.com in March, All My Children is looking to bring back some familiar faces from its rich history. Though initially a hush-hush operation, the show now confirms that it has recast the roles of Tim Dillon and Frank Hubbard.
An All My Children spokesperson has confirmed that Mark Consuelos
) will be exiting his role. The spokesperson, however, declined to comment on whether or not Consuelos' exit will be permanent.
Reports from behind-the-scenes of All My Children hint that Mark Pinter
) could once again be exiting the show. This time, however, the actor's exit is said to be permanent.
ABC Daytime has announced that Brian Scott Frons will succeed Angela Shapiro as President of ABC Daytime.
Former All My Children star Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart
) wed actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. on September 1st.
According to a posting on her official web site, Marj Dusay
) has been released from her contract with All My Children.
Ending months of speculation, Emmy winner Josh Duhamel
) has announced that he is leaving All My Children.
According to insiders, Sydney Penny
) is thisclose
to signing a deal that would have her return to All My Children later this year.
All My Children executives have opted to recast the role of Adam "JR" Chandler, Jr.
The recasting of the role, which takes place on-screen later this month, will mark the second such change in a year.
Richard Culliton, who assumed the role of head writer to much fanfare last year, has been let go from All My Children.
Former model Marc Menard has been cast in the contract role of "Boyd" on All My Children. Boyd is a chemist hired by Erica and will also reportedly have dealings with Greenlee and Kendall.
It would appear that All My Children's search for a new head writer is over. However, a network spokesperson insists that the search is ongoing. According to several inside sources, Emmy-winning writer Hogan Sheffer will take over as top scribe of All My Children in 2003.
It's a done deal: Sydney Penny
(ex-Julia Santos Keefer
) will be returning to All My Children later this year. The length of her stay, however, is still very much up in the air.
It was to much fanfare that Joan Collins (Alexandra Collins
) joined the cast of Guiding Light earlier this year. Now, after only a few months, comes word that the actress is leaving the show. Marj Dusay (ex-Vanessa, AMC) has agreed to reprise her role upon Collins' exit.
Hogan Sheffer has broken his silence about the rumors that have him taking over head writing duties at All My Children. In short, Sheffer says that while he's flattered that his name is being bandied about as the show's new head writer, he isn't leaving his gig at As The World Turns.
Newcomer Ivan Shaw has been cast as Henry Chin, a young Asian American who will be moving to Pine Valley with his mother.
The speculation over who will take over the head writing duties at All My Children has come to an end.
Ruth Martin will make her annual appearance this month - but the actress playing Ruth isn't likely to be the one fans expect.
) will once again be exiting Guiding Light. Though the actress' final scenes have not yet aired, there's talk that she might be headed to All My Children.