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Raúl Dávila, who appeared as Hector Santos on All My Children in the 1990s, died of a heart attack on January 2nd, 2006. He was 74.
Karen Millard, an All My Children fan and regular soap
visitor, recently had the opportunity to sit down with AMC star David Canary
and Stuart Chandler
) and discuss his career in television.
) will be exiting All My Children later this year. His exit comes several months after soap
first reported that the actor's days were apparently numbered.
All My Children is pulling out all the stops this February. The month will see the return of Dixie Martin
to Pine Valley, a lavish ball and the death of a prominent Pine Valley resident. The dramatic events unfolding throughout the month are not merely a coincidence. As soap fans know by now, Februaryis one of the "Sweeps" periods, a time when ratings determine how much the network can charge advertisers for commercial time during a show.
A special-effect mishap on the set of the ABC Daytime soap opera All My Children has left four people injured. The real-life drama hit as the show was filming scenes for its big February Sweeps
storyline - the Mardi Gras ball.
According to Internet rumors, All My Children is in the process of recasting Colby Chandler, the daughter of Adam Chandler
and Liza Colby
. In doing so, the role would also be "aged" to allow for more storyline possibilities for the character.
She pushed her half-sister out of a second-story window. She locked her husband in a so-called safe room and had his twin brother assume his life. She embezzled millions of dollars from a company she was supposed to be running. She miraculously recovered from a brain tumor. Oh, and she and her mother carried on an affair with the same man. So what's a girl supposed to for an encore?
Little-seen Natalia Cigliuti
) has been released from her All My Children contract. The news, while disappointing to fans, does not come as a total surprise. The actress' on-screen time has been nearly nonexistent in recent months.
It's a well-known fact in the soap opera world: most villains eventually get what's coming to them. While All My Children's Greg Madden dastardly deeds might not put him at the top of the "Pine Valley's worst villains" list, the not-so-good doctor's days in Pine Valley do seem to be coming to an end.
Former All My Children
star James Scott
) will be joining the cast of NBC's Days of our Lives later this month. And while the actor was little-used in his latter days on All My Children, the former model is prepping for a heavy work load on his new show.
All My Children is developing story to introduce a new character to the canvas, tentatively named Annie McDermott.
As first reported by soap
central.com back in February
, All My Children execs had an active interest in bringing Colby Chandler, the daughter of Adam Chandler
and Liza Colby
, back to Pine Valley. After a lengthy search, the show has cast the role and set a first airdate for a much-aged Colby.
Setside sources tell soap
that Tanisha Lynn
) will exit the show by the end of the summer. Lynn joined the cast of All My Children in March 2004
and still has the better part of a year remaining in her contract.
As previously reported, Marcus Patrick will be joining the cast in late-June. Initially, Patrick was said to have been cast in the role of Marcus, an "up and coming attorney" who would interact with Erin and Aidan. The role, however, has been changed. Patrick will now tackle the role of Jamal Cudahy, the adopted son of Tom Cudahy and Livia Frye.
Late last year, it was widely hinted that All My Children's resident English heartthrob, Aiden Turner
), had decided that he would be leaving the show when his contract expired. Now, as the month of May winds down, so too, are the days left in Turner's contract.
Def Jam recording artist Rihanna will guest star on ABC's All My Children this summer. The songstress, whose music meshes dance, pop, reggae and R&B, will be the inaugural act at the new Pine Valley hot spot, ConFusion.
Head are rolling - or not rolling, depending upon how you look at it - at All My Children. Two veteran contract performers have been let go to make way for a flood of new, younger stars
. And rumor has it that this is just the beginning.
In June, an AMC spokesperson told soap
that the new production techniques were used in conjunction with the "launch of ConFusion" and the appearance of R&B songstress
, Rihanna. The new-fangled camera techniques were designed to give the show a different feel.
Earlier this year
first reported on Tanisha Lynn
's (Danielle Frye
) decision to leave All My Children early. The actress, who has been a member of the AMC cast since 2004, was slated to exit by the end of the summer. Now, however, the actress wants to set the record straight about her status with the ABC soap.
All My Children is the latest daytime drama to go hi-tech. On September 4th, the ABC soap launched a new video podcast service that will allow fans of the show to go places they've never before been able to go.
Though unconfirmed at "post time," soap
has learned that Vincent Irizarry
) will be leaving All My Children within the upcoming weeks. The decision to fire Irizarry may come as a shock to fans, but from a budgetary standpoint the network has been paying the high caliber actor for little on-screen time.
Another All My Children actor has opted out of the show, but this time the exit was not dictated by storyline or budget cuts. Newcomer Marcus Patrick
) has asked the show to be released from his contact.
Emmy-nominated actor William deVry
is returning to daytime television - but not to ABC's All My Children where he menaced nearly all of the residents of Pine Valley. This time around deVry will have a decidedly less wicked role on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
As first alluded to in September, soap
has learned that Vincent Irizarry
is in talks to rejoin the cast of Guiding Light. The veteran soap star, whose was released by All My Children earlier this fall
, will reprise one of the two characters he previously portrayed on the CBS soap.
Now that he has taped his final All My Children scenes, Vincent Irizarry
) is commenting for the first time on his departure from the ABC soap. Irizarry, a member of the AMC cast since 2001, found out earlier this fall that he was being let go.
It was just one year ago that All My Children fans were deluged with Internet postings claiming that two-time Emmy winner Julia Barr
) would no longer be a part of the AMC cast. The posts turned out to be nothing more than idle speculation. Now, however, comes official word that Barr is indeed leaving the show she has called home for 30 years.
Though no one at the network is commenting, soap
has learned that five-year All My Children veteran Terri Ivens
) will exit the show this fall. According to sources, All My Children executives granted the actress' request to be let out of her contract.
All My Children has in the works a very major storyline, soapcentral.com has learned. The following article contains major storyline previews and spoilers for the months ahead. We know that not all of our readers want to have storylines revealed to them, so if you are one of those readers, please do not continue reading.
The speculation is over: soap veteran Vincent Irizarry
will be returning the CBS. However, the Emmy-nominated actor will not be returning to Guiding Light
. Instead the actor will head west to The Young and the Restless and try his hand at creating a brand new character.
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, Jeffrey Carlson reprises the role of international rock star, "Zarf," this week on All My Children. Fans may remember Carlson's one-day stint on All My Children earlier this year during which Josh and Babe tried to convince the fictional rock star into appearing in a Fusion advertising campaign. This time around, Zarf's presence will be much more meaningful. In what will be a first for daytime television - or any scripted series on broadcast television - All My Children will reveal that Zarf is a transgender person.
With a serial killer loose in Pine Valley, many All My Children fans are fearful that some of their underused favorite stars' alter-egos might end up as victims. Fans of at least one star can now breath a sigh of relief: Aiden Turner
) recently signed a new multi-year contract with AMC.
As previously reported, Connie Fletcher
's (Erin Lavery
) tenure on All My Children ends next week when her on-screen alter ego is picked off my Pine Valley's serial killer. The exit, which is being called a "mutual decision," comes with an ironic twist of fate: Fletcher had planned to ask to be let out of her contract.
"BAM" fans are in for a treat in the New Year as Elizabeth Hendrickson
) returns to All My Children for a short-term run. Hendrickson exited All My Children in February 2005
when Maggie and Bianca headed off to Paris to start a new life together.
After nearly 30 years with All My Children, Julia Barr
) makes her final on-screen appearance this week
. With that exit, fans are rounding up the boxes of Kleenex and preparing for a torrent of waterworks as All My Children no doubt prepares for one of those emotional flashback montages.