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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 Passions news from 2005.

Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2005 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, click here.

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April 2005
According to an inside source, Passions original cast member Galen Gering (Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald) will be exiting the show when his contract expires later this year.
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April 2005
With Galen Gering (Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald rumored to be leaving Passions this summer, there is concern that another original cast member may also be leaving the show. Find out which stars are leaving and which have signed on for more Passions.
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May 2005
Normally, fans breathe a sigh of relief when, after tense contract talks, a top star signs a new contract to keep them with their soap. That isn't necessarily going to be the case for fans of Galen Gering (Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald).
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June 2005
After a six-year run with Passions, Kelli McCarty (Beth Wallace) has announced that she will exit the soap this summer. This will mark the third change in the actress' status with the NBC soap.
What was the biggest Passions news story in 2005?
 OCT: Justin Hartley (Fox) announces his planned exit in Feb 2006.   61% 
 DEC: Lady in Red, rumors question the future of Passions   11% 
 DEC: Sci FI Channel to air reruns of Passions in 2006.   9% 
 JUN: Kelly McCarty (Beth) leaves Passions once again.   9% 
 MAY: Galen Gering (Luis) inks new contract, but is off-screen for 6 months.   7% 
 OCT: Jesse Metcalfe (ex-Miguel) says he'll never return to Passions.   2% 
 Other   1% 
 SEP: A spell transforms Edna Wallace into a younger woman.   0% 

   
Kathleen Noone
July 2005
As previously reported by Soap Central, former All My Children star -- and Emmy winner -- Kathleen Noone will be exiting Passions this summer.
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September 2005
Original Passions cast member McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane) is back at work after being sidelined by a potentially serious illness in late July and early August. Because the actress' illness came on so suddenly, NBC was forced to temporarily recast the role.
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October 2005
Passions fans holding on to hope that Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald) might return to the show may have to let go of their expectations. The young actor has made it clear that he has no intention to return to the show that served as his launching pad into television stardom.
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October 2005
In another blow to the Passions hunk department, Soap Central has learned that Justin Hartley (Fox Crane) will be exiting the show when his contract expires early next year.
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November 2005
Despite his recent foray into primetime television, handsome Harmony hunk Charles Divins (Chad Crane) has re-signed his contract with Passions.
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December 2005
NBC's two daytime dramas have been beset with rumors that their days are coming to an end. Typically, cancellation rumors dog just one soap at a time - CBS's Guiding Light has been rumored to be on its last leg for the better part of a decade.
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December 2005
Fans of Passions will soon have a way to double their daily dose of the non-traditional NBC soap. Beginning in early 2006, the series will start appearing in reruns on a popular cable channel.
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