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General Hospital-related news from 2005
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 2005 that focus on General Hospital or past and present GH 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.

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January 2005
When three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown (Julia Larrabee) signed on for a short-term engagement with CBS's As the World Turns last summer, she probably never anticipated the amount of fan ire that her new role would generate.
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January 2005
While the continuing saga of Carly Corinthos plays out on the television screen weekdays on ABC's General Hospital, the actress who portrays Carly is also in the middle of some drama of her own. Of course, the real-life drama doesn't involve arson or the mob.
Sean Kanan
February 2005
Depending upon who you ask and when you ask them, Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe; ex-AJ Quartermaine, General Hospital) is either on contract with The Bold and the Beautiful or not on contract with The Bold and the Beautiful.
Billy Warlock
February 2005
In what is being seen as a major casting coup for NBC, soapcentral.com has learned that Billy Warlock (AJ Quartermaine, General Hospital) will be rejoining the cast of Days of our Lives later this year.
Billy Warlock
February 2005
Some General Hospital fans have been left scratching their heads with the announcement that NBC's Days of our Lives has signed Billy Warlock (AJ Quartermaine) to a contract. But will former AJ, Sean Kanan, return to Port Charles?
What was the biggest GH news story of 2005?
 OCT: ABC reveals Rick Springfield (Noah) returning for handful of episodes.   76% 
 FEB: Tamara Braun (Carly) confirms that she's leaving GH.   17% 
 NOV: Alicia Leigh Willis (Courtney) announces she's leaving the show.   3% 
 MAR: GH boots Robyn Richards, hires DAYS' Kirsten Storms as Maxie.   1% 
 SEP: Jennifer Bransford (Carly) unpopular with fans, out as Carly.   1% 
 Other   1% 
 MAY: Kristina Wagner let go from GH, role of Felicia recast.   0% 
 FEB: Billy Warlock (AJ) killed off GH, joins cast of DAYS.   0% 
 AUG: Kimberly McCullough (Robin) will return to GH.   0% 
 JUL: Kelly Monaco (Samantha) wins ABC's Dacing with the Stars.   0% 
 SEP: CBS star Laura Wright leave GL to take on role as Carly.   0% 

   
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February 2005
Long-time General Hospital favorite Wallace Kurth (Ned Ashton) has been taken off contract with the ABC soap.
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February 2005
Tamara Braun (Carly Corinthos) has finally ended the speculation surrounding her future with General Hospital. The Emmy-nominated actress has opted not to renew her contract with the ABC soap.
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February 2005
As previously announced, three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown (Julia Larrabee) will be leaving CBS's As the World Turns. But will she be returning to General Hospital as Carly?
Mario Van Peebles
March 2005
Former General Hospital star Stephen Martines (ex-Nikolas Cassadine) has confirmed that he will be exiting Guiding Light later this spring. The actor asked to be released from his contract with Guiding Light.
Jack Wagner
March 2005
Attempts to avert divorce have apparently failed and veteran soap actors Jack Wagner (Nick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones, General Hospital) are once again headed to divorce court.
Jennifer Bransfordo
March 2005
The audition process is over and General Hospital has found its new Carly Corinthos. Less than one week after Tamara Braun exits the role, actress Jennifer Bransford will step into Carly's shoes.
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March 2005
A General Hospital recast has some fans of Days of our Lives steaming. The ABC soap revealed that former DAYS starlet Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle Black) will replace Robyn Richards as Maxie Jones.
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April 2005
ABC has now confirmed that Emmy winner Lesli Kay (Lois Cerullo) has been taken off contract with the show. The announcement puts to rest months of speculation regarding the Emmy-winning actress' status with the show. A spokesperson asserts, however, that Kay will continue to make appearances on the show.
Antonio Sabato Jr.
May 2005
Antonio Sabato Jr., who played Jagger Cates on ABC's General Hospital and also earned fame as a model for Calvin Klein, will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful later this spring. Exactly who he will play on B&B is still a bit of a mystery.
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May 2005
Though talks came down to the wire, soapcentral.com has learned that Ted King (Lorenzo Alcazar) has re-signed with General Hospital. There has been speculation in recent weeks that the actor might not agree to remain with the show.
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May 2005
In what can only be called a bizarre casting decision, General Hospital has booted Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) from the role of Felicia. The role will, however, be recast.
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July 2005
According to a setside source, relative General Hospital newcomer Amy Grabow (Rachel Adair) will exit the show in the coming weeks. A spokesperson for the show declined to comment on the rumor, saying that it is not show policy to discuss rumors or contracts.
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August 2005
Former Days of our Lives villain Justin Melvey (ex- Colin Murphy) will join the cast of General Hospital this month in the newly created role of Andrew. In a somewhat ironic twist, the actor shares a lot in common with some of his soon-to-be castmates.
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August 2005
Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) will reprise her Emmy-winning role of ABC's General Hospital later this year. Though rumors of the actress' return have made the rounds on the Internet in recent years, this time it's the real deal. ABC Daytime President Brian Frons confirmed the actress' return in a press release.
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September 2005
Over the past few days, posts on messages boards across the 'net have stated that actress Jennifer Bransford (Carly Corinthos) has been let go from General Hospital.
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September 2005
After only five months in the pivotal role of General Hospital's Carly Corinthos, actress Jennifer Bransford has been let go. As first reported last week by soapcentral.com, rumors of the actress' status with the show have been circulating for some time.
Laura Wright
September 2005
Though an official announcement from ABC is still pending, soapcentral.com has learned that Laura Wright (Cassie Winslow, Guiding Light) will join the cast of General Hospital later this year in the role of Carly Corinthos.
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September 2005
In another surprise firing from the ABC soap, soapcentral.com has learned that actress Kari Wuhrer (Reese Marshall) has been let go from General Hospital.
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September 2005
Some General Hospital fans are scratching their heads and wondering why the role of Lucas Jones was suddenly recast in late September. After all, until recently the Lucas had been primarily a background character.
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October 2005
A blast from the past will be returning to General Hospital next month: actor-singer Rick Springfield (Noah Drake) will be reprising the role he made famous back in the 1980s.
Mario Van Peebles
November 2005
Emmy-winning soap opera veteran Lesli Kay (ex-Lois Cerullo) will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful at the end of November in the role of Felicia Forrester. This will be the actress' third soap role since the summer of 2004.
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November 2005
Fans hoping that the long-running rumors claiming Alicia Leigh Willis (Courtney Matthews) would be leaving General Hospital are in for some very bad news. The actress has now confirmed that she has, in fact, decided not to renew her contract with the ABC soap.
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November 2005
Nothing personal, Alicia Leigh Willis (Courtney Matthews), but Tyler Chistopher (Nikolas Cassadine) is upset by rumors that the two of you are dating. In a defiant post on his official web site, Christopher lashed out at a magazine report that he was dating his soon-to-be former co-star.
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November 2005
As previous reported by soapcentral.com, '80s rocker Rick Springfield (Noah Drake) returns to Port Charles for a handul of episodes next month. Springfield's return, which has been hyped in nearly every media outlet over the past month, brings the singer-slash-actor back to General Hospital for the first time in 22 years.
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November 2005
Tyler Chistopher (Nikolas Cassadine) is recuperating from surgery to repair a broken arm. The actor underwent surgery on his left arm on November 8th and was released from the hospital on November 10th. The injury required ABC to quickly scramble to recast the role of Nikolas while Christopher was in the hospital.
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November 2005
There's good new for fans of Emmy winner Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing). The actor has just signed a new contract with the show.
Kin Shriner
December 2005
Kin Shriner (ex-Scott Baldwin) will wrap up his short-term stay on As the World Turns in early 2006. The actor's exit is dictated by storyline.
Adrianne Leon
December 2005
In a surprising - and oddly low-key - casting shake up, Adrianne Leon (Brook Lynn Ashton) has exited General Hospital and joined the cast of CBS's The Young and the Restless.
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