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Guiding Light-related news from 2000
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the Guiding Light news from 2000.
Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2000 that focus on Guiding Light or past and present GL performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link. To access articles from other years, click here.
According to GL's website, legendary GL casting director, Betty Rea died in Los Angeles December 23rd. The 82 year old Soap Opera Hall of Fame Inductee's cause of death was listed as respiratory failure.
Rumors swirled. Fan sites popped up. Now comes the official word: Grant Aleksander
(Phillip) has reached an agreement to remain on Guiding Light.
GL's Exec. Producer Paul Rauch is considering a return to some long-ago Springfield residents. He tells SOD, "we are considering bringing Alexandra (Spaulding) back." Longtime GL fans will recall that the role, originated by Beverlee McKinsey was last played by Marj Dusay, who bolted less than a month after her return in 1998 to Pine Valley and All My Children
Amid the controversy over whether or not Beth Ehlers
) was going to re-sign with Guiding Light, another situation arose.
Well, I finally did it! After 6 months of anxious anticipation, I visited the Guiding Light studios on April 28th. While there were only 4 of us on the tour, I'd like to take you all through the day, and how this fan viewed seeing the "behind the scenes" of her favorite show.
Good news for fans of Guiding Light: Beth Ehlers has re-signed her contract with the show and she will not be leaving.
By summer's end, Guiding Light will find its fate resting squarely on the shoulders on an eight-time Emmy winner.
Actress Maeve Kinkead
), has announced her decision to depart Guiding Light. Her last airdate will be Wednesday, July 5; the role will not be recast.
Effective immediately, soap vet Claire Labine will assume the reigns of Guiding Light's writing team.
Hunt Block (ex-Ben Warren, GL) finds himself in the unusual situation of setting up shop on a third soap opera in less than a year. He's been cast as Craig Montgomery.
For the past several months, Guiding Light fans have wondered about the fate of Kurt McKinney (Matt Reardon). Now, the speculation can come to and end: the actor has been let go.
According to the New York Daily News, Guiding Light vet Rachel Miner's marriage to former Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin, has ended.
The Labine Era at Guiding Light continues with more shakeups. The latest dismissal comes as Patti D'Arbanville has been let go.
It's still a relatively rare occurrence in daytime television, but occasionally an actor or actress lands two totally different parts on the same soap opera. Joie Lenz is one of the most recent performers to have made the leap.
It's become a war of words, of sorts, between recently axed Anthony Addabbo and Guiding Light executives. The subject of their disagreement is, as you may expect, Addabbo's firing.
Guiding Light's resident mob mom is back. That's right, Carmen (played by Saundra Santiago
) is making her return to Springfield --- just in time to throw a wrench into Danny and Michelle's reunion.
In a statement released this week, Procter & Gamble Productions revealed that Guiding Light's new writing team has been disassembled.
Daytime's longest running program may be coming to an end --- if you believe the rumors that are circulating.
CBS has finally broken its silence on the swirling rumors that Guiding Light is being cancelled.
Stop the presses --- there's been yet another change to the writing staff at Guiding Light. In a remarkable twist mimicking the current Presidential Election process, Procter & Gamble Productions has announced that Claire Labine will remain head writer of Guiding Light.
The subject of Anthony Addabbo's departure from Guiding Light has been a hot topic for several months. Now, it looks like the actor's final scenes will be just as hot --- literally.