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Passions-related news from 2002
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 2002 that focus on Passions or past and present PS 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 2002
On Passions, Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy) plays a doll - but a tabloid magazine has accused the actor of being anything but a doll in real life.
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January 2002
NBC has extended its commitment to its fledgling oft times campy soap, Passions. The peacock network announced last week that it had renewed Passions for another year.
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February 2002
In a message on his official web site, Travis Schuldt (Ethan Winthrop) informed his fans on his official web site that he had decided not to renew his contract with the show.
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February 2002
It's crunch time for NBC and its fledgling soap opera, Passions. Though NBC has already green lighted Passions for another season, the three-year-old soap is also seeing the end of many of its stars' contracts. And that means it's time for negotiations.
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February 2002
Two things stand out in the final results of this year's Passions edition of the Soap Opera Central awards: First, no one performer dominated the awards. Second, there were some pretty big surprises when the final votes were tallied.
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March 2002
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. But will he join Passions as the new Ethan?
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May 2002
NBC announced today that its search for a new Ethan Winthrop has now concluded.
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June 2002
Long-time Passions cast member Donn Swaby (Chad Harris) has announced that he will leave the show later this year.
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June 2002
Natalie Zea (Gwen Hotchkiss) will leave Passions when her contact expires later this year.
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July 2002
Robin Strasser (Hecuba) will return to her wickedly delicious role as Passions' Hecuba later this summer.
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July 2002
In what is seen as a surprise, Liza Huber (ex-Gwen Hotckiss) will be returning to Passions later this year .
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July 2002
The search for a successor to Donn Swaby (Chad Harris) is over. A Passions spokesperson has confirmed that former model Charles Divins will take over Swaby's role later this year.
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August 2002
Jade Harlow (Jessica Bennett) has opted not to renew her contract with Passions. Harlow will, however, remain with the show - on a recurring basis.
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August 2002
Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, Passions) passed away Monday, August 5th at a San Diego hospital due to complications from a preexisting heart condition. The actor was 20.
August 2002
NBC has temporarily canceled its Fan Fest celebration. The event, which was to be held November 2nd and 3rd at Universal Studios in Florida, may or may not be rescheduled.
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September 2002
Emmy-nominated Andrea Evans (Rebecca Hotchkiss) can add another feather to the cap of her already accomplished career. Evans will be writing a regular column for the bi-monthly Healthy Cooking Magazine.
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September 2002
Though she's been front and center for many weeks, up until recently Kelli McCarty (Beth Wallace) has not been under contract with the show.
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October 2002
Maria Celeste Arraras, an award-winning journalist known for her work on NBC and the Spanish language channel Telemundo, will be making guest appearances on Passions this fall.
December 2002
There is a lot of talk that Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian Lord; ex-Hecuba, Passions) might be returning to One Life to Live in the very near future.
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