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All My Children-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 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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Elizabeth Hendrickson
January 2002
soapcentral.com has learned more information about Elizabeth Hendrickson's (ex-Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone) upcoming return to All My Children.
Eva LaRue
January 2002
Thanks to a recent article in a soap opera publication, the Internet is once again abuzz with talk that Eva LaRue Callahan (ex-Maria Santos) will return to All My Children in the near future.
Marj Dusay
January 2002
Rumors are circulating that despite the fact that she recently signed a new four-year contract with All My Children, Marj Dusay (Vanessa Cortlandt) is not sure if she'll be around to see the end of the contract.
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January 2002
Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) was arrested on January 26th for drunken driving.
Rebecca Budig
February 2002
Rebecca Budig has finally earned her very first Soap Opera Central award - in fact, she picked up four Dankies. Last year, Budig was nominated for a whopping five Dankies in her first year of eligibility, but the actress failed to capitalize on any of those nominations.
Mark Pinter
February 2002
Mark Pinter's (Roger Smythe) exit from All My Children during the annual Crystal Ball might have been one of the most unusual exits in recent All My Children history.
Esta TerBlanche
February 2002
There are rumors sweeping around the Internet that Esta TerBlanche (ex-Gillian Andrassy) will be returning to All My Children in the near future. TerBlanche exited AMC on October 2nd, 2001.
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February 2002
All My Children is planning to bring Del Hunkle back to Pine Valley. That should come as no surprise to Soap Opera Central readers as SOC has been reporting this news for several months. However, there's a new wrinkle in the story.
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March 2002
There is speculation that All My Children might be bringing Frankie Hubbard back to the canvas. Frankie is the son of Angie and Jesse Hubbard, one of the show's most popular couples and, perhaps, the most popular African American couple in soap opera history.
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March 2002
It could be a reunion of sorts for All My Children's Dixie Martin and Leslie Coulson - but it won't take place in Pine Valley. According to inside sources, Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) is joining the cast of As The World Turns.
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March 2002
Chris Bruno (ex-Michael Delaney) has landed a part in an original series slated to air in June on the USA cable network.
James Kiberd
March 2002
While most performers find it challenging enough to perform in one Shakespearean play, James Kiberd (ex-Trevor Dillon) will appear in five plays - four of them Shakespeare works -- this summer.
Winsor Harmon
March 2002
All My Children has abandoned plans to bring Del Hunkle back to Pine Valley.
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March 2002
In a throwback to advertising practices of the 1960s, All My Children will incorporate a real world company into its fictional storylines.
Josh Duhamel
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.
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March 2002
According to an AMC spokesperson, Jonathan Bennet (Adam Chandler, Jr.) will not be leaving the show.
Kevin Mambo
March 2002
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner Kevin Mambo (ex-Marcus Williams, Guiding Light) is said to be up for the part of All My Children's Frank.
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March 2002
All My Children has put out a casting call for two characters with very familiar names: Tim and Amanda. AMC insiders confirm that Tim and Amanda are, in fact, two members of the Dillon clan.
Matt Borlenghi
March 2002
After initial reports of his addition to the General Hospital cast turned out to be untrue, it would appear now that Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine, All My Children) has found a new daytime gig.
Cady McClain
April 2002
Cady McClain's (Dixie Martin) first appearance as As The World Turns' Rosanna Cabot is still several days away, but the actress is speaking out about her time at AMC and her future on ATWT.
Eva LaRue
April 2002
Outgoing ABC Daytime President Angela Shapiro sure knows how to make an exit. After years of rumors, the network has now confirmed that Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) will return to the show.
Anna Stuart
April 2002
According to behind-the-scenes chatter, Anna Stuart (ex-Donna Love, Another World/As The World Turns) will be joining the cast of All My Children in May.
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May 2002
Though an All My Children spokesperson denies it, Internet rumors state that Jonathan Bennett (Adam Chandler, Jr.) has left the show.
Emmy
May 2002
Going into Emmy Night, All My Children had already racked up four Emmy victories. Those four wins, all in the Creative Arts section of the ballot, positioned All My Children halfway towards a milestone: eight Emmy victories in a single year. That record-setting mark was set by General Hospital in 1999 and equaled by As The World Turns last year.
Cameron Mathison
May 2002
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) has decided to exit his Emmy nominated role on All My Children.
Jason Olive
May 2002
As reported by soapcentral.com in March, All My Children is looking to bring back some familiar faces from its rich history. Though initially a hush-hush operation, the show now confirms that it has recast the roles of Tim Dillon and Frank Hubbard.
Mark Consuelos
June 2002
An All My Children spokesperson has confirmed that Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) will be exiting his role. The spokesperson, however, declined to comment on whether or not Consuelos' exit will be permanent.
Mark Pinter
June 2002
Reports from behind-the-scenes of All My Children hint that Mark Pinter (Roger Smythe) could once again be exiting the show. This time, however, the actor's exit is said to be permanent.
Kelly Ripa
July 2002
According to Internet chatter, Kelly Ripa (Hayley Vaughan Santos) will exit All My Children when her contact expires later this year.
Brian Frons
August 2002
ABC Daytime has announced that Brian Scott Frons will succeed Angela Shapiro as President of ABC Daytime.
Finola Hughes
August 2002
Online rumors continue to question Finola Hughes' (Anna Devane) future with All My Children.
Kelly Ripa
August 2002
According to Internet chatter, Kelly Ripa (Hayley Vaughan Santos) will exit All My Children when her contact expires later this year.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
September 2002
Former All My Children star Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart) wed actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. on September 1st.
Marj Dusay
September 2002
According to a posting on her official web site, Marj Dusay (Vanessa Cortlandt) has been released from her contract with All My Children.
Kelly Ripa
September 2002
Kelly Ripa (Hayley Vaughan Santos) and husband Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) are expecting their third child.
Josh Duhamel
October 2002
Ending months of speculation, Emmy winner Josh Duhamel (Leo duPres) has announced that he is leaving All My Children.
Sydney Penny
October 2002
According to insiders, Sydney Penny (ex-Julia Santos) is thisclose to signing a deal that would have her return to All My Children later this year.
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October 2002
All My Children executives have opted to recast the role of Adam "JR" Chandler, Jr. The recasting of the role, which takes place on-screen later this month, will mark the second such change in a year.
Richard Culliton
October 2002
Richard Culliton, who assumed the role of head writer to much fanfare last year, has been let go from All My Children.
Marc Menard
November 2002
Former model Marc Menard has been cast in the contract role of "Boyd" on All My Children. Boyd is a chemist hired by Erica and will also reportedly have dealings with Greenlee and Kendall.
Hogan Sheffer
November 2002
It would appear that All My Children's search for a new head writer is over. However, a network spokesperson insists that the search is ongoing. According to several inside sources, Emmy-winning writer Hogan Sheffer will take over as top scribe of All My Children in 2003.
Keith Hamilton Cobb
November 2002
It's a done deal: Sydney Penny (ex-Julia Santos Keefer) will be returning to All My Children later this year. The length of her stay, however, is still very much up in the air.
Marj Dusay
November 2002
It was to much fanfare that Joan Collins (Alexandra Collins) joined the cast of Guiding Light earlier this year. Now, after only a few months, comes word that the actress is leaving the show. Marj Dusay (ex-Vanessa, AMC) has agreed to reprise her role upon Collins' exit.
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December 2002
Bradley Cole (ex-Richard Winslow, Guiding Light) will make a guest appearance on All My Children in January. Cole will play Jordan Roberts, a friend of Erica Kane.
Hogan Sheffer
December 2002
Hogan Sheffer has broken his silence about the rumors that have him taking over head writing duties at All My Children. In short, Sheffer says that while he's flattered that his name is being bandied about as the show's new head writer, he isn't leaving his gig at As The World Turns.
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December 2002
Newcomer Ivan Shaw has been cast as Henry Chin, a young Asian American who will be moving to Pine Valley with his mother.
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December 2002
The speculation over who will take over the head writing duties at All My Children has come to an end.
Lee Meriwether
December 2002
Ruth Martin will make her annual appearance this month - but the actress playing Ruth isn't likely to be the one fans expect.
Saundra Santiago
December 2002
Saundra Santiago (Carmen Santos) will once again be exiting Guiding Light. Though the actress' final scenes have not yet aired, there's talk that she might be headed to All My Children.
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