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All My Children-related news from 2008
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 2008 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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Mario Van Peebles
January 2008
All My Children has cast 51-year-old actor Mario Van Peebles as Erica Kane's latest love victim, Senatorial hopeful Samuel Woods. Van Peebles debuts at the end of January.
Robin Christopher
January 2008
Robin Christopher has made her final appearance as Skye Chandler Quartermaine. GH was the final stop on a 20-year odyssey that saw the actress appear on three different ABC soaps. Christopher also appeared on Another World.
Ian Buchanan
February 2008
Emmy winner Ian Buchanan will reprise the role of James Warwick on The Bold and the Beautiful later this month. This will mark the actor's first appearance on the CBS soap since 2002. The actor has also appeared on General Hospital, Port Charles and All My Children.
Jeff Branson
February 2008
Jeff Branson (Jonathan Lavery) will exit All My Children in the next few weeks. The actor has seen decreasing on-screen time in recent months. A network spokesperson denies that the actor's departure will also bring about the exit of another AMC favorite.
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February 2008
The pre-nominations for this year's Daytime Emmys have now been announced. From this list will come this year's winners. In a rule change, shows may now have up to three nominees in any given category.
Ricky Paull Goldin
March 2008
One week after actor Ricky Paull Goldin announced to fans that he would be leaving Guiding Light comes word that the actor has signed a deal to appear as Jake Martin on ABC's All My Children. Jake hasn't been seen in Pine Valley in nearly five years. Goldin received Lead Actor Emmy nominations in 2003 and 2007.
Cady McClain
March 2008
Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) will return to All My Children this spring. While fans of the actress will no doubt be jumping for joy at the news, there are a few associated buts that could temper any celebration. McClain's return to Pine Valley is only on a short-term basis - and Dixie is still dead.
YaYa DaCosta
April 2008
Former America's Next Top Model contender YaYa DaCosta has landed the role of Cassandra Foster, the daughter of Angie Hubbard and her Jesse look-alike ex-husband, Jacob Foster. She debuts later this month.
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April 2008
Laurence Lau (Greg Nelson) is the latest "legacy character" return to All My Children. The actor, who was part of a wildly popular 1980s on-screen pairing with Kim Delaney (Jenny Gardner), returns for a handful of episodes next month.
Ambyr Childers
April 2008
Whispers that AMC was planning to recast Colby Chandler have proven right. Actress Ambyr Childers has announced that she will exit the show. She joined the cast in 2006. A new Colby has already been cast.
William deVry
May 2008
William deVry (Storm Logan) has exited his role on The Bold and the Beautiful. The actor's controversial exit is not his first such exit from daytime television. deVry joined B&B in October 2006. He previously appeared on All My Children and Port Charles.
Sydney Penny
May 2008
The only remaining member of the once vibrant Santos family will exit All My Children this month. Sydney Penny (Julia Santos), who first joined the show in 1993 and returned just three years ago, has been let go. The actress earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1995. The role of Julia will not be recast.
Leven Rambin
May 2008
All My Children will lose another young talent this spring. Emmy-nominated actress Leven Rambin (Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton) has announced that she has filmed her final AMC scenes. Rambin joined the cast of the ABC soap in 2004.
Finola Hughes
June 2008
Finola Hughes is joining the cast of The Young and the Res--- oh, no she isn't. After having agreed to appear in a four-episode story arc on CBS's The Young and the Restless, Hughes has graciously bowed out at the request of ABC executives. Y&R is reportedly fuming, though there is no word of any legal action by the show.
Beth Ehlers
June 2008
All My Children's latest casting coup comes at the expense of struggling CBS soap Guiding Light… again. Long-time GL veteran Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper) exits the show later this month. An official announcement on her addition to the AMC cast is expected at any time.
Billy J Miller
June 2008
Though unconfirmed by the network, soapcentral.com has learned that relative All My Children newcomer Billy J Miller (Richie Novak) will be exiting the show this summer. The exit is being attributed to storyline concerns.
Eden Riegel
June 2008
Emmy winner Eden Riegel has teamed up with her husband and friends to put together a new online web series. The series, called Imaginary Bitches, takes a look at those inner voices that are inside every one of us telling us things that we may or may not want to hear. More than a million people have already tuned in to see Riegel's new project.
Beth Ehlers
June 2008
soapcentral.com first reported last month that Beth Ehlers had joined the cast of All My Children. ABC initially denied the reports, waiting until Emmy night to confirm that the Guiding Light star had come aboard. The network still has not revealed what character she will be playing when she makes her AMC debut.
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John James
June 2008
With a path of dead patients already in his path and a slew of attempted murders also on his record, Oakdale is going to be to be on heightened security in July. That's when actor John James reprises his role as crazed Rick Dicker. Since leaving ATWT, James has appeared in a much saner role on All My Children.
Vincent Irizarry
June 2008
A year-and-half into his "short-term" role on The Young and the Restless, Vincent Irizarry (David Chow) is exiting the top-rated CBS soap. Irizarry has appeared on Guiding Light and All My Children prior to his Y&R stint. A final airdate has not yet been announced.
Cady McClain
July 2008
She's played a good girl from West Virginia on All My Children and tackled the role of a devilish soap opera vixen on As the World Turns. Now, Emmy winner Cady McClain is rumored to be in the running for the role of Guiding Light's Harley. The show is not going on the record with a comment in either direction, saying only that there are no plans to recast Harley at the present time.
Mary Fickett
July 2008
Mary Fickett (Ruth Martin) hasn't appeared on All My Children since 2000, but that hasn't stopped fans from repeatedly asking what happened to the actress. Fickett, a Daytime Emmy winner 35 years ago, is one of AMC's original cast members. Now, the 80-year-old former actress had granted an interview that should help give her fans some answers.
Colin Egglesfield
July 2008
Maybe there wasn't any new story or maybe it was just too hard to keep around a character whose very existence was medically impossible. Whatever the reason, All My Children has opted to take Colin Egglesfield (Joshua Madden) off contract. The actor took over the role in September 2005.
Vincent Irizarry
August 2008
Be careful around the punch bowl, All My Children fans. An All My Children spokesperson has confirmed that Emmy-nominated soap vet Vincent Irizarry will reprise the role of David Hayward later this year. The news comes only a short time after Irizarry was let go by The Young and the Restless. Prior to his eight-year run on AMC, Irizarry appeared as twins on Guiding Light.
YaYa DaCosta
August 2008
YaYa DaCosta will exit All My Children this month, ending speculation about the future of Cassandra Foster. Some fans had speculated that the character would be killed off. A show spokesperson, who previously offered no comment, now offers some insight into what will happen to Cassandra. In related news, Mario Van Peebles is also on his way out.
Eva LaRue
August 2008
Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) has made a big announcement: she's getting married. The former All My Children star had been married to her former co-star, John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey). Callahan and LaRue have a daughter together. A wedding date for LaRue and her new beau has not been set.
Alicia Minshew
August 2008
It seems unthinkable, but Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart), an actress who has been on AMC's front burner for nearly four years, could soon be leaving All My Children. Though Minshew is still very much a part of the cast at this time, Minshew has said expressed a desire to have more time off to spend with her soon-to-be husband. Minshew took over the role of Kendall in 2002.
Jeff Branson
September 2008
Jeff Branson is returning to Springfield. The former All My Children star has landed the contract role of Shayne Lewis. Though his first airdate is still more than two months away, the show is very pleased to have the Emmy-nominated actor on his way to CBS. Meanwhile, Shayne hasn't been seen on-screen in more than four years.
Alicia Minshew
September 2008
Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) is headed back to All My Children. The actress, who has made a habit of popping in and out of Pine Valley since "exiting" in February 2005, returns in October. And when Bianca comes home, she won't be alone. A former General Hospital star is coming along for the ride to play Bianca's new leading lady.
Tamara Braun
September 2008
It looks like Bianca Montgomery has undergone some life changes while in Paris over the last year. When she returns to Pine Valley in October, Bianca will bring with her a new girlfriend. The woman, named Reese, will be played by Emmy-nominated former General Hospital star Tamara Braun. Braun recently wrapped up a Days of our Lives gig.
Alicia Minshew
October 2008
Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart) and All My Children have reached a deal on a new contract, a contract that will keep Kendall in Pine Valley for some time to come. In order to get to that new contract, however, Minshew will be leaving the ABC soap. How long will she be gone? Four months, but there's a bit of a catch. Minshew joined AMC in 2002.
Eden Riegel
October 2008
The complete first season of AMC star Eden Riegel's Imaginary Bitches is making the jump from the Internet to your home entertainment system. The series, starring Riegel and some of her friends, comes to DVD in November. More than a million people have already tuned in to see Riegel's web project.
John Callahan
October 2008
It's another case of look-alikes in Salem. Veteran soap opera actor John Callahan returns to Days of our Lives next month, but it will not be in the role that he previously played back in 1989. Callahan is known for his long-running role on All My Children, as well as for work on General Hospital and Santa Barbara.
Rebecca Budig
October 2008
Rebecca Budig will again be vacating the role of Greenlee Smythe. The actress' exit has been rumored for a few weeks, but Budig has now confirmed that the whispers were true. Budig returned to AMC in January. Her exit will come sometime in early 2009.
JR Martinez
November 2008
All My Children meshes reality and fiction this week as Taylor's supposedly dead fiancé resurfaces. Brot Monroe let Taylor believe he was dead because of the seriousness of the injuries he sustained while fighting in Iraq. The real-life actor hired to play the role of Brot has also grappled with serious injuries sustained in combat.
McKenzie Westmore
December 2008
Another former Passions star has found post-cancellation employment. Nearly a year after the show finished taping new episodes, former Passions heroine McKenzie Westmore has landed a role on ABC's All My Children. The role is that of a doctor and is slated to last only a few weeks. However, there is the possibility that Westmore could stick around longer.
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