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All My Children-related news from 2010
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 2010 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.


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January 2010
All My Children marks its 40th birthday this week. In the past 40 years, Pine Valley has seen more than its fair share of serial killers, walking dead, evil twins, and interrupted weddings. Maybe that's part of the town's charm.
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January 2010
All My Children marks its 40th birthday this week. For a small town, there sure seem to be a lot of murders. A devious doctor was buried alive, a reformed embezzler was accidentally gunned down by someone wanting to kill her gay brother, a lovely princess was killed because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Eva LaRue
January 2010
Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) has announced that her wedding plans are once again back on. The former AMC actress is re-engaged to beau Joe Cappuccio. LaRue was formerly married to her AM co-star, John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey).
Matt Borlenghi
January 2010
Matt Borlenghi and his wife are the proud parents of newborn twin boys. Borlenghi will appear later this year as Valentin Cassadine, a character who has been talked about repeatedly, but had its debut date pushed back. The actor is known for roles on All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Cady McClain
January 2010
For the second time in about a week, All My Children has announced the return of a fan-favorite performer. Two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain will return to the ABC soap later this year in the iconic role of Dixie Cooney. Unanswered is whether or not Dixie is alive or dead.
Cady McClain
January 2010
For the second time in about a week, All My Children has announced the return of a fan-favorite performer. Two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain will return to the ABC soap later this year in the iconic role of Dixie Cooney. Unanswered is whether or not Dixie is alive or dead.
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January 2010
All My Children is being welcomed to Los Angeles by two of the biggest names in town. No, not Brad and Angelina. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council President Eric Garcetti dropped by the show's new studio and even taped a few scenes on the show.
David Kreizman
January 2010
All My Children's search for a new head writer is over -- the ABC soap has found two of them. Former Guiding Light head writers David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski have been hired to "bring new ideas" to All My Children. The pair won Emmys for their work on Guiding Light in 2007.
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January 2010
The men and women of daytime television have always been known for the style and fashion. Now, a Los Angeles-based magazine is going one step further. Four AMC stars have been tapped to appear in a spring fashion photo spread.
James Mitchell
January 2010
James Mitchell, known to millions of viewers as the fiesty Palmer Cortlandt, has died. The actor, who started his career as a dancer and became a Broadway star, passed away in Los Angeles on January 22, 2010. He was 89.
James Mitchell
January 2010
The death last week of James Mitchell (Palmer Cortlandt) has left a void in the show that will never be replaced. Accordingly, All My Children is now reportedly working on a moving tribute to the actor that will air later this year. Meanwhile, Mitchell's co-stars are now offering memories of their friend.
Rosemary Prinz
February 2010
Rosemary Prinz left As the World Turns when the show was at the top of its game to help launch All My Children, where she appeared as a special guest star for six months. Now, the actress dishes legendary writer Irna Phillips' "blurred" reality, the advice she gave to Susan Lucci that wasn't taken, and the story ideas that she came up with and others took credit for.
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February 2010
All My Children fans, take note: things are going to be a whole lot clearer starting today. No, it has nothing to do with the storylines or who's writing them. The 40-year-old soap marks another milestone on Wednesday, February 3, with the broadcast of its first high-definition episode.
David Canary
February 2010
Though rumored for some time, David Canary has put an end to the speculation. The multiple Emmy winner has announced his retirement from All My Children. Canary, who joined the cast of All My Children in 1983, has opted not to renew his contract. He will last air this spring.
Alicia Minshew
February 2010
As expected, Alicia Minshew will return from her maternity this spring -- but in a surprise twist, she'll be returning with co-star Thorsten Kaye. Kaye, who previously stated that he would not continue with the ABC soap after its move to Los Angeles, decided to tape some additional scenes once he'd learned that Minshew would be flying to California.
Aiden Turner
March 2010
Former All My Children star Aiden Turner will join the cast of Dancing With the Stars, which makes him the fourth soap star to compete in the reality competition. Turner appeared for eight years on All My Children before exiting the show in December 2009.
Eva LaRue
March 2010
Former All My Children star Eva LaRue has fled her California home after being ordered to remove a security gate that she had constructed without the proper permits. The actress alleges that a stalker has been sending her terrifying letters. LaRue currently appears on CSI: Miami.
Eden Riegel
March 2010
Eden Riegel is returning to daytime television -- but not to her Emmy-winning role on All My Children. Instead, the actress is headed to The Young and the Restless, where she will reunite with her former AMC love interest, Elizabeth Hendrickson. Riegel will take over the role of Heather Stevens.
Eden Riegel
March 2010
Eden Riegel's decision to join the cast of The Young and the Restless has sent shockwaves through the daytime community. Now, as fans try to figure out their next move, ABC is apparently hard at work trying to find a new actress to play the role of Erica Kane's daughter. The network wanted the Emmy winner to return, but their offer was rejected.
Victor Alfieri
March 2010
Soap vet Victor Alfieri will make a stop in Pine Valley next month. The actor will play the role of Ciro, a photographer who crosses paths with the women of Fusion.
Aiden Turner
April 2010
Former All My Children star Aiden Turner has been voted off this season's Dancing With the Stars competition. Turner danced four different dances before being sent home. The model-turned-actor appeared for eight years on All My Children before exiting the show in December 2009.
Kate Collins
January 2010
Things in Pine Valley often seem out of this world, but next month the small Pennsylvania town will be visited by something from another planet. Well, sort of. Kate Collins will reprise her role as Janet "From Another Planet" Green and cause headaches for her daughter, Amanda.
James Mitchell
January 2010
This week, All My Children will pay its respects to James Mitchell, who passed away in January. Loved ones will gather together when they learn that Palmer has passed away. The episode will feature never-before-seen scenes that Mitchell taped just prior to his death.
Jeff Branson
April 2010
Emmy winner Jeff Branson is headed back to daytime television. The actor, known for roles on All My Children and Guiding Light, will appear in a yet-to-be-named contract role on The Young and the Restless
Victoria Rowell
May 2010
When the biggest names in daytime want to talk, they visit Soap Central Live, soapcentral.com's weekly hour-long chatfest with host Dan J Kroll. The show's most recent guest, Victoria Rowell, reveals that she's talked with AMC about a gig and reveals which AMC star's request to appear on Y&R was unanimously rejected.
Michael Nouri
May 2010
Veteran actor Michael Nouri is opening up about his new role on All My Children -- reclusive mountain man Caleb McGraw. The actor speculates on why Caleb became a hermit and shares his thoughts about working with Susan Lucci.
Christina Bennett Lind
May 2010
All My Children fans knew that it was coming, but the show is now confirming that its search for a new Bianca Montgomery has concluded. The show has tapped newcomer Christina Bennett Lind to take on the role of Erica Kane's youngest daughter. Emmy winner Eden Riegel played Bianca from 2000 through January 2010.
Winsor Harmon
May 2010
One of The Bold and the Beautiful's longest-running veterans has been taken off contract. Winsor Harmon, who joined the cast in 1996, is now on recurring status. Harmon also appeared on All My Children.
Christina Bennett Lind
June 2010
It's never easy to take over the role of an established character from a fan-favorite performer. Christina Bennett Lind, however, seems poised to put her own stamp on the role of Bianca Montgomery -- and she has her predecessor's blessing.
Trent Garrett
June 2010
It looks like Damon and Colby will have another obstacle in their path to romance. Just in case Liza wasn't enough of a distraction, a newcomer may be poised to turn Colby's head.
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July 2010
All My Children may have moved 3000 miles away from Broadway, but the 40-year-old soap hasn't turned its back on the Great White Way. The ABC soap has announced that it will continue to hire stage performers for short-term roles.
Susan Lucci
July 2010
In a bit of casting news that is sure to stun viewers, soapcentral.com has learned that both Susan Lucci and Walt Willey will be exiting All My Children later this month -- but there's a twist. Lucci is an original castmember, debuting on AMC in 1970. Willey joined the cast in 1987.
Alicia Minshew
July 2010
As previously reported, Alicia Minshew will be back on AMC fans' television screens full-time beginning next month. The Emmy-nominated actress is back at work following an extended maternity leave. And in an added surprise for fans, she'll be joined by Thorsten Kaye.
Larry Keith
July 2010
Former All My Children star Larry Keith (ex-Nick Davis) has died. The actor passed away this morning from cancer. He was 79.
Robin Christopher
July 2010
Robin Christopher's time in Port Charles is coming to an end. The actress will exit General Hospital at the end of the month. Christopher rejoined the show in March. She previously appeared as Skye on All My Children, One Life to Live, and Port Charles.
JR Martinez
July 2010
While serving our country in Iraq, J.R. Martinez was allowed minimal shower time. When he returned to the U.S., long showers became a guilty pleasure -- until Martinez learned exactly how much water he was wasting. Now the actor is challenging soap fans to also cut back on their water use.
Susan Lucci
July 2010
Prepare yourself, soap fans, for an intimate portrait of one of daytime's most recognizable faces. Emmy winner Susan Lucci is writing a memoir that will take a personal look at her highs and lows of her 40 years in the public eye. The book is expected out sometime in 2011.
Robin Mattson
August 2010
A long-time soap opera veteran is headed to Salem later this year. Four-time Emmy nom Robin Mattson has been tapped to play the role of "Lee." Mattson has appeared on Guiding Light, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Ryan's Hope, All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, and As the World Turns.
Stacy Haiduk
August 2010
Stacy Haiduk's scheduled appearances on Days of our Lives next month have been scrapped. The actress has revealed that NBC dropped her because of a scheduling conflict. Haiduk has appeared previously on All My Children and The Young and the Restless.
Thorsten Kaye
August 2010
Fans of Zach Slater are soon going to be seeing a lot more of their favorite character. Thorsten Kaye will be returning to All My Children -- and it's not just this week's short-term engagement. The actor will be back on-screen in October, but it won't be the full-time return that some viewers have been waiting for.
Susan Lucci
September 2010
Erica Kane and Jackson Montgomery are headed back to Pine Valley. The fictional pair, who has been on a pre-wedding honeymoon, haven't been seen on-screen since July. But both will be back now that Susan Lucci and Walt Willey's real-life vacations are over.
Brittany Allen
September 2010
Newcomers Brittany Allen and Adam Mayfield have been let go by All My Children. According to a publish report, the ABC soap wants to take their alter egos -- Marissa Tasker and Scott Chandler -- in a new direction. Replacements for the two actors have not yet been named.
Lindsay Hartley
September 2010
All My Children is adding to its cast of characters. The ABC soap has hired two former soap stars for two newly created roles. Emmy-winning Guiding Light vet Jordi Vilasuso will play the role for Griffin, and Passions and Days of our Lives vet Lindsay Hartley will take on the role of Cara.
Daniel Cosgrove
September 2010
Daniel Cosgrove will reprise the role of Scott Chandler on All My Children later this year. News of the actor's imminent return has been circulating for at least a week, but his return to Pine Valley has now been confirmed. Cosgrove, who has also appeared on As the World Turns and Guiding Light, will succeed Adam Mayfield, who was released by ABC earlier this month.
Adam Mayfield
September 2010
Adam Mayfield won't have too long to mourn the end of his daytime run as Scott Chandler. The recently ousted AMC star has landed a role in an independent film. Mayfield joined AMC in 2009.
Jordi Vilasuso
October 2010
Though his addition to the All My Children cast was first reported last month, ABC has officially rolled out the welcome mat for Emmy winner Jordi Vilasuso. The former Guiding Light star will play Griffin Castillo, a doctor of Mexican heritage. Vilasuso will first air in November.
Adam Mayfield
October 2010
In a new interview, Adam Mayfield candidly discusses his time at All My Children -- what he will always remember... and what he'd like to forget. The actor assumed the role of Scott Chandler in 2009. He makes his final appearance this week.
Kelly Ripa
October 2010
Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos are hard at work developing a comedy series for ABC. The former All My Children stars have also partnered on two reality series. The pair met on AMC and were married in 1996. They have three children.
Sarah Glendening
October 2010
All My Children has opted to recast the role of Marissa Tasker. The ABC soap released the role's creator, Brittany Allen, last month, and published reports hinted that Marissa would simply leave town. Former As the World Turns player Sarah Glendening will take over the role in December.
Rebecca Budig
November 2010
While her AMC alter ego has spent a lot of time skating on thin ice over the years, actress Rebecca Budig really will be on ice starting later this month. The Emmy-nominated soap diva is part of the premiere cast of ABC's Skating With the Stars.
Eden Riegel
November 2010
The daytime baby boom continues. Emmy winner Eden Riegel announced via Twitter that she and her husband are expecting their first child in the spring. Riegel joined Y&R in April 2010. She previously appeared on All My Children.
Lindsay Hartley
November 2010
In just about a month, former Passions and Days of our Lives star Lindsay Hartley joins the cast of All My Children. In a new interview, the actress reveals how she angled to be part of the ABC soap's lesbian storyline and what's ahead for her new alter ego, Cara.
Eddie Mato
November 2010
All My Children has cast a three soap vet for the newly created role of a Pine Valley minister. Eddie Matos, who has appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, Port Charles, and General Hospital, will take on the role of Ricky. But the question remains: who is in need of a minister and why?
Thorsten Kaye
November 2010
Thorsten Kaye, who joined All My Children in 2004, will be making a permanent exit from All My Children later this month. With the actor reportedly unwilling to relocate to Los Angeles, the ABC soap's writing team has announced plans to kill off Zach Slater. The decision is sure to draw strong reaction from fans.
Aiden Turner
November 2010
There are two bits of sad news out of All My Children. Two of the show's former stars have split with their wives.
Jordi Vilasuso
November 2010
Are there new faces headed to Pine Valley. It's possible, according to a setside source. All My Children is reportedly interested in adding more Latino characters, possibly relatives of newcomer Griffin Castillo.
Finola Hughes
November 2010
Daytime vet Finola Hughes headlines the feature-length film, Special Ops. Hughes plays a woman who abuses her power. Hughes is best known for playing Anna Devane on General Hospital and All My Children.
Josh Duhamel
December 2010
Former All My Children star Josh Duhamel was escorted off a Kentucky-bound plane after refusing to turn off his phone. Duhamel spent three years in Pine Valley before hitting the silver screen. His most recent release is Life as We Know It.
Debbi Morgan
December 2010
Though her character is involved in a big storyline, actress Debbi Morgan will be stepping away from All My Children. The actress is taking a leave of absence for an undisclosed period of time. Morgan debuted as AMC's Angie in 1982.
Finn Witrock
December 2010
It's been just a little over a year since Finn Wittrock debuted as Damon Miller. In that time, he's found a new dad, a girlfriend, and a job -- but it appears the good times are over. Wittrock has opted not to renew his contract, and will exit in early 2011.
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