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All My Children-related news from 2001
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 2001 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.


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.

Finola Hughes
January 2001
Finola Hughes' maternity leave will end at the end of January, just in time for the actress to bring her character back for February Sweeps.
David Canary
January 2001
A familiar face and a new face topped this year's Dankies (The AMC Pages Awards). David Canary continued his dominance in the awards, whose winners are determined directly by the fans' votes.
Sara Hugh
February 2001
An spokesperson for ABC has confirmed a report published in a New York newspaper last week stating that Sara Hugh (Tina Harding) has been let go from All My Children.
Kelly Ripa
February 2001
It's been several months since Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as cohost of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." Since then, the show, which adopted the new name "Live with Regis," paraded in a host of different co-stars to fill her shoes.
Michael Nader
February 2001
All My Children star Michael Nader (Dimitri Marick) was among two dozen people arrested early Saturday morning in what police are calling a raid of an "illegal social club."
Jean Passanante
March 2001
As predicted last month by soapcentral.com, ABC Daytime has made some changes to the All My Children writing staff. Effective March 5th, Michael Conforti will join Jean Passanante as co-head writer.
Eden Riegel
March 2001
Eden Riegel (Bianca) will accept a special Board of Directors Award from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on behalf of All My Children. The award will honor AMC's groundbreaking exploration of Bianca's homosexuality.
Louis Edmonds
March 2001
Louis Edmonds, known for his roles on the soap operas All My Children and Dark Shadows, passed away from respiratory failure on March 3rd, 2001 at his home on Long Island. The 76-year old actor had been battling cancer for some time.
Michael Nader
March 2001
On Saturday, February 24th, Michael Nader (Dimitri Marick, All My Children) was arrested by New York City Police for allegedly selling a $20 bag of cocaine to an undercover cop at the unlicensed "Barber Shop" nightclub in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
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March 2001
All My Children has been graced with a series of nominations from various industry groups over the past few months. It's possible that with our other news coverage you might not have seen all the awards nominations. Because of this, we have opted to place a full recap of the nominations and wins below.
Portia Nelson
March 2001
Portia Nelson, a cabaret singer, songwriter, actress and author who was one of the most beloved New York nightclub performers of the 1950's, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 80.
Abigail Spencer
March 2001
According to AMC executive producer, Jean Dadario Burke, Becca Tyree's days in Pine Valley are numbered. Her portrayer, Abigail Spencer, will make her final AMC appearance on April 10th.
Eric Dearborn
March 2001
Eric Dearborn will join the cast of All My Children in the new contract role of Gabriel next month.
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March 2001
On March 7, 2001, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced an academic research project about the coming-out storyline of All My Children's Bianca. soapcentral.com is proud to be a part of this study by providing to GLAAD information and data collected in polls and surveys on the soapcentral.com web site.
Michael Nader
March 2001
It's been over a month since Michael Nader (Dimitri) was arrested in New York on drug sale and possession charges. In that time, there have been a lot of gossip about the actor's personal life as well as speculation that his run on All My Children has come to an end.
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April 2001
The ongoing question of whether or not Michael Nader will ever return to All My Children remains unanswered.
Michael Nader
April 2001
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department's Special Narcotics division has revealed that the charges against Michael Nader (Dimitri) could be dropped.
Alana de la Garza
April 2001
It's been making the Internet rounds for at least a week now, but soapcentral.com has been able to confirm that Rosa Santos, the youngest member of the Santos clan, will be returning to Pine Valley. Actually, she won't be returning because she already lives in Pine Valley. So let's just say that she's emerging from hiding.
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April 2001
After only a little over a month on the job, Michael Conforti has left his position as co-head writer of All My Children.
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April 2001
Another Internet rumor has turned out to be Internet fact. For the past few days, there's been chatter that Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio, General Hospital) would be reprising her GH role on All My Children.
Alana de la Garza
May 2001
Alana de la Garza has been cast as Rosa Santos, the youngest of the Santos siblings. Rosa's return to Pine Valley (actually, she never left town... she just hasn't been seen) had been rumored for several weeks prior to soapcentral.com's confirmation of the return in early April.
Michael Nader
May 2001
Things are looking up for Michael Nader (Dimitri), at least from a legal standpoint. At an April 24th hearing in a New York courtroom, the charges filed against Nader following a February drug raid were reduced.
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May 2001
All My Children took a sizeable gamble this year with its submissions clips. The show placed a great deal of emphasis on the storyline involving Bianca's coming out. The film clips for the Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Lead Actress (Susan Lucci, Erica) and Younger Actress (Eden Riegel, Bianca) categories were comprised almost entirely of segments from the coming out tale.
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May 2001
Kimberly McCullough will reprise multi Emmy award winning role as Robin Scorpio this week on All My Children. If you're a long-time viewer and don't recall a character named Robin Scorpio, you haven't missed a thing. Robin is a character from ABC's General Hospital.
Walt Willey
May 2001
All My Children fans troubled by the lack of on-air time by Walt Willey (Jack) might be in for some bad news. It's possible - repeat, possible - that Willey could bet leaving the show in the not-so-distant future.
Jean Passanante
May 2001
In a surprising shakeup, Jean Passanante will leave her post as All My Children head writer later this summer and join the Emmy award winning writing team of As The World Turns.
Anthony Addabbo
June 2001
Hold on to your keyboards, AMC fans. There are casting reports coming out of AMC that could very well rock your SHIFT key.

According to information given to soapcentral.com, Anthony Addabbo (Dimitri) will leave All My Children this summer.
Anthony Addabbo
June 2001
ABC has confirmed information given to soapcentral.com last week: Anthony Addabbo (Dimitri) will leave All My Children in early July. It is believed that Addabbo's departure will pave the way for a possible return by recently-vinidcated Michael Nader. The show remains tightlipped about reports that Finola Hughes (Alex and Anna) will shed one of her two roles, leaving just Anna in Pine Valley.
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June 2001
July will be hot in Pine Valley - for more than one reason. soapcentral.com has learned that one of the show's core characters will be killed.
Walt Willey
June 2001
For several weeks, Walt Willey (Jackson) and the executives at AMC have been engaged in contract talks. In a statement about the contract talks, Willey told fans, "I have every intention of negotiating in good faith with [the show] and I am sure that they intend the same. The outcome, of course cannot be known."
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June 2001
If you've come to this page, you're probably ready to find out which AMC character will lose his or her life. If not, this is your last chance to hit your browser's back button and read no further.
Eva LaRue
June 2001
For nearly four years AMC fans have speculated about the possible return of Eva LaRue (ex-Maria) to All My Children. In fact, soap magazines have had a field day with the story, having emblazoned their covers with "exclusive" news about LaRue's possible return on numerous occasions. The most recent chatter about LaRue's reported interest in returning came in December 2000.
Richard Culliton
June 2001
ABC has confirmed that Richard Culliton has been named head writer of All My Children, thereby ending the search for a successor to outgoing head writer Jean Passanante.
Louise Sore
June 2001
Former Days of our Lives and Santa Barbara star Louise Sorel is joining the cast of All My Children in a short-term role. The actress is also rumored to be up for a role on One Life to Live.
James Kiberd
June 2001
James Kiberd (ex-Trevor, All My Children) will temporarily replace Emmy nominated Benjamin Hendrickson as Hal Munson on As The World Turns.
Michael Nader
June 2001
Michael Nader has granted his first post-arrest interview and has made some interesting statements regarding his drug addiction and future at All My Children.
Liza Huber
July 2001
Several soapcentral.com readers have written in to ask if rumors that they've read on other Internet sites are true. One of the most-asked questions lately surrounds the return of Erica's daughter, Kendall Hart.
Dan J Kroll
July 2001
This week, Richard Culliton rejoins All My Children's writing team. This time, however, Culliton will be perched atop the writing staff as the show's new head writer. I thought it might be a nice time to use the Inside AMC column to look at the changes and offer some clarifications on the whole writing process.
Esta TerBlanche
July 2001
The growing confusion over Esta TerBlanche's (Gillian) future with All My Children appears to be answered.
Olivia Birkelund
August 2001
Everyone's favorite "Mother from Hell" will return to Pine Valley later this summer - despite making an agreement that she'd never again set foot in town.
Eric Dearborn
August 2001
soapcentral.com has learned that Eric Dearborn (Gabriel) has been let go from All My Children. The actor joined the cast on April 20th of this year.
Eric Dearborn
August 2001
In just a few weeks, Eric Dearborn's abbreviated run as All My Children's Gabriel Devane will come to an end. Like his character, viewers haven't gotten a chance to learn an awful lot about the actor.
Christopher Goutman
August 2001
Former All My Children director Christopher Goutman is rumored to be mulling an offer to become the new executive producer for the show. Goutman currently serves as executive producer for As The World Turns, where his work was awarded with a Daytime Emmy earlier this year.
Terri Ivens
August 2001
Terri Ivens has been cast as Simone, a new contract role slated to debut this fall. The role is the creation of new head writer Richard Culliton.
Esta TerBlanche
September 2001
It looks like Gillian Lavery will finally embrace the afterlife. Actress Esta TerBlanche has filmed her final All My Children scenes.
Cameron Mathison
September 2001
According to published reports, the final half of an All My Children super-couple will be leaving the show when his contract expires.
Cameron Mathison
September 2001
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) has broken his silence regarding a recent magazine headline that announced that he had decided to quit his role on All My Children.
Jesse McCartney
September 2001
There is speculation by some of the soap magazines that the role of Adam "JR" Chandler, Jr. may be recast in the upcoming weeks.
Alana de la Garza
October 2001
After less than six months on the job, Alana de la Garza (Rosa Santos) has been released from All My Children.
Jesse McCartney
October 2001
In an effort to change the landscape of All My Children's teen sector, Jesse McCartney has been replaced as Adam "JR" Chandler, Jr.
Cameron Mathison
October 2001
The growing mystery surrounding Cameron Mathison's (Ryan Lavery) future at All My Children has taken yet another quirky bounce. In the growing yo-yo-like account of "Will he stay or will he go?" the latest wrinkle has the actor staying past the expiration of his current contract.
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October 2001
Emmy Award-winner producer Jacqueline Babbin died of cancer on October 6th in Kent, Connecticut.
Cameron Mathison
October 2001
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) has again spoken out about the rumors that he's leaving All My Children. He's also talked about the ones that say he's going to stay with the show.
Randolph Mantooth
November 2001
Randolph Mantooth (ex-Alex Masters, The City and Loving) has turned down a job offer from All My Children.
Cameron Mathison
November 2001
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) has extended his stay on All My Children. The terms of the deal, however, have not been revealed.
Cady McClain
November 2001
Emmy winning actress Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) will once again be leaving All My Children.
Laura Allen
November 2001
After just a little more than a year with the show, Laura Allen (Laura English) will be leaving All My Children.
Colleen Dion
November 2001
Colleen Dion (ex-Leslie Coulson, All My Children) will be joining the cast of As The World Turns.
Marj Dusay
December 2001
Rumors making their way around the Internet are questioning Marj Dusay's (Vanessa Cortlandt) future with All My Children.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
December 2001
According to an AMC insider, All My Children will soon be bringing back Kendall Hart, the eldest daughter of Erica Kane.
Marj Dusay
December 2001
Despite reports made last week by soapcentral.com, an ABC spokesperson insists that Marj Dusay (Vanessa Cortlandt) will not be leaving All My Children.
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December 2001
Newcomer Alicia Minshew has been cast in the role of Kendall Hart, the eldest daughter of Erica Kane. The casting announcement confirms an earlier soapcentral.com report about Kendall's upcoming return to Pine Valley.
Josh Duhamel
December 2001
Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) has yet another chance to win her very first soapcentral.com Awards this year. In fact, Budig has four nominations this year, making her one of the most-nominated female performer on this year's AMC final ballot.
Elizabeth Hendrickson
December 2001
soapcentral.com has learned that Elizabeth Hendrickson (Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone) will be returning to All My Children in the not-so-distant future.
Mark Pinter
December 2001
Soap opera veteran Mark Pinter (Roger Smythe) has been removed from contract status with All My Children.
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