Articles for All My Children Season 39

All My Children‘s Cameron Mathison could be grooming himself for a second career.  It looks as if his stint on the competitive talent show,  Dancing with the Stars, has brought out the dance instructor and philanthropist in him. The All My Children star will be up for grabs in an upcoming auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a group that raises funds for HIV/AIDS-related projects. Read more »
It‘s another suspenseful week on All My Children.  After last week‘s hostage drama, will vendetta-driven Hannah get what she wants?  Or will her rash actions only serve to bring more tragedy?Find out what becomes of Hannah, Zach and the other residents of Pine Valley in spoilers to this week‘s edition of All My Children. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Read more »
Yesterday on All My Children saw the demise of Hannah, Stacy Haiduk‘s character, as she plummeted to her doom after letting go of Zach‘s (Thorsten Kaye) hand.  In the current issue of Soap Opera Weekly, Kaye speaks about his ex-lover‘s death. "The weirdest part about that is I was holding on to Hannah, she let go, and I looked up and Greenlee looked completely different,” Kaye remarked, in reference to Rebecca Budig‘s return as Greenlee Smythe.  “Obviously, Hannah‘s death took a bigger toll on her than it did on me," Kaye quipped further. Read more »
Last week, the original Greenlee Smythe returned to Pine Valley on All My Children.  Rebecca Budig, who first gave life to the role, was back on the screen on Wednesday, January 16.  Aside from Budig, two other past stalwarts from the soap, Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams, have also signed on to reprise their roles as Angie Baxter and Jessie Morgan. Besides the exodus of old cast members rejoining All My Children, veteran character actor and director Mario Van Peebles is also set to come in as a potential foil/flame for Susan Lucci‘s Erica Kane.  Interestingly, the influx of returning and newly-recruited cast members comes at a time when daytime shows or soaps are experiencing a resurgence in the wake of primetime‘s collapse as a result of the writers‘ strike. Read more »
Alicia Minshew, who plays Kendall on All My Children, is engaged to Richie Herschenfeld.  The 33-year old actress received a uniquely romantic and surprising proposal last month, all wrapped up in holiday trimming. Minshew gave details of how Herschenfeld popped the question, and more importantly, creatively hid the all important hardware, in an interview with Soap Opera Weekly. Read more »
ABC and All My Children are in the thick of things this Valentine month, with special projects and collaborative efforts for and about the heart.  On the romance front, ABC has gathered some of its brightest soap stars with their respective renditions of some popular love songs compiled in the CD entitled Love Affair. To represent All My Children, David Canary, Bobbie Eakes and Susan Lucci had been tapped to lend their vocal prowess to the project. Read more »
The world of daytime soap dramas and reality television came together when All My Children eye candy, Cameron Mathison became one of the contestants on the most recent edition of Dancing with the Stars.  And now it‘s Dancing with the Stars‘ Maksim Chmerkovskiy who will grace ABC‘s All My Children later this month.In other news, a handful of All My Children‘s cast members will take part in this year‘s ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway/Equity Fights AIDS. Read more »
In the past several weeks, Pine Valley has seen the return of three familiar and well-loved faces as regulars on the ABC daytime drama, All My Children.  Rebecca Budig has once again assumed the role of Greenlee Smythe, which she originated anyway, while Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams are back as super couple, Angie and Jesse. Sadly, one of All My Children‘s current mainstays will be leaving in the following weeks.  Soap Central reports that Jeff Branson, who plays Jonathan Lavery on the soap, will be making his exit from the series in the next few weeks. Read more »
One of All My Children‘s very own will make a brief crossover from the world of daytime dramas to that of primetime serials.  Leven Rambin, who plays both Lily Montgomery and her half-sister Ava Benton on ABC‘s All My Children, will be appearing in tonight‘s episode of NBC‘s new series, Lipstick Jungle.Rambin landed the guest-starring gig before the holidays, while the Writers‘ Guild of America was still on strike. Read more »
With practicall all the soaps, a staple element seems to be the constant merry go round of romantic entanglements among the characters.  Take for instance Krystal, portrayed by Bobbie Eakes on ABC‘s All My Children.  For one thing, Krystal has had to struggle with her feelings for two men:  Adam (played by David Canary) and Tad (essayed by Michael E. Knight). Bobbie Eakes spoke to Soap Opera Weekly a few weeks ago about her All My Children persona‘s rather mixed up love life.  In the interview, the actress offered her take on Krystal‘s struggle to assist her husband Tad, at the same time fighting off her former hubby, Adam.  Things became messy and confusing when Adam uncovered information vital to Tad – the location of his long-lost daughter, Kate. Read more »
After seven years of portraying Gus Aituro on the 71-year old Guiding Light, Ricky Paull Goldin has decided to bid farewell and move on, to another daytime drama.  A week after Goldin made the announcement that he was ending his run on Guiding Light, the actor was reported to have signed on as the new Jake Martin on ABC‘s All My Children. Goldin will become the fifth actor to essay the role of Joseph Martin, Jr. on All My Children, stepping into the shoes formerly worn by Michael Scaleri, Michael Brainard, Michael Lowry and most recently, J. Eddie Peck. Read more »
After her rather unceremonious exit – death by killer poison pancakes - from the scene in January of last year, there seemed little hope of Cady McClain ever returning to Pine Valley and All My Children.  Although the network‘s official word on her departure was the writing team‘s lack of storyline ideas for her character, the more widely held belief was that McClain was released due to her outspoken comments about the direction of the show. Nevertheless, time heals all wounds and just like the Eagles reuniting even without hell freezing over, Cady McClain is coming back to All My Children, albeit in supernatural fashion.  But, hey, that‘s pretty staple fodder in the world of daytime dramas anyway. Read more »
Guess who‘s coming to Pine Valley and All My Children - none other than the world‘s favorite investment guru, Warren Buffett.  Yes, the world‘s richest person according to Forbes is making a cameo in the ABC daytime drama next month. Buffett will play himself in the All My Children installment, where he comes to the aid of Susan Lucci‘s character, Erica Cane.  Buffett‘s appearance on All My Children next month marks his second turn on the soap.  He first guested on the daytime drama back in 1992. Read more »
First it was the return of super couple Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan as Jesse and Angie on All My Children.  Now brace yourselves for the comeback of another Pine Valley resident, when Laurence Lau revisits All My Children as Greg Nelson, the character he portrayed from 1981 to 1986. As Greg, Lau was one half of another beloved All My Children romantic pair, with Kim Delaney‘s Jenny Gardner character as his partner.  Although his lady love won‘t be swinging by Pine Valley along with him, Greg will get the chance to touch base with old friends Angie and Jesse, as well as his brother-in-law Tad, played by Michael E. Knight. Read more »
The Pine Valley landscape will once again change somehow when one of the characters on All My Children takes on a fresh new look next week.  Beginning May 7, Colby Chandler will appear older as incoming Brianne Moncrief takes over for the departing Ambyr Childers. According to Childers, the decision to leave the soap was hers, citing career development as the reason.  However, insiders from the All My Children camp indicate that her exit is actually a result of storyline progression. Read more »
Beginning next month, Cameron Mathison will have a second job on television, apart from his day(time) job as Ryan Lavery on All My Children.  Considered one of the hunkiest men in the realm of daytime dramas, Mathison will host TLC‘s first ever, new game show called Your Place or Mine?Now, if we were to go by the title and host of choice alone, images of the All My Children eye candy auctioning himself off to contestants and asking the winner, Your Place or Mine? could easily come to mind.  However, before we get carried away here, have a peek into what‘s really in store on the new series, which is set to begin June 8 at 8pm. Read more »
There‘s lots of stuff going on in and around the ABC daytime drama, All My Children.  First up, Walt Willey, who stars as Jack Montgomery on the soap, is hosting the 10th Annual Southwest Florida Soapfest Celebrity Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  Stars from various daytime favorites will be on hand for the event.In other news, don‘t miss Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ne-Yo, in his special guest appearance on All My Children next week.  The R&B artist responsible for monster hits like “So Sick,” “When You‘re Mad,” “Sexy Love” and “Because of You” will perform at the ceremony celebrating Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie‘s (Debbi Morgan) wedding.  The episodes are scheduled to air Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22. Read more »
Like we mentioned in this week‘s edition of our All My Children Spoilers, one of the bitter aftermaths of the surrealistic drama that took place at Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie‘s (Debbi Morgan) is the death of Sydney Penny Julia Santos. Penny takes her final bow on All My Children this week, with Bobbi Eakes‘ Krystal staying at her side as she succumbs to injuries from the wedding shooting gallery. Read more »
All My Children‘s recently memory-challenged playboy has yet another new partner.  Cameron Mathison, best known as Ryan Lavery on the ABC daytime drama, is pairing off with Sherri Shepherd of The View.  The duo has landed the hosting chores for the coming 35th Annual Daytime Emmys scheduled for June 20th at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Mathison seems to have come into his own as a presenter, also serving as host on SOAPnet‘s reality competition show, I Wanna Be a Soap Star.  While he hasn‘t yet bagged his own Daytime Emmy, he has been nominated twice for outstanding supporting actor in 2002 and 2004. Read more »
All My Children is a tangled weave of comings and goings these days.  Two of its recent regulars are set to depart the daytime drama anytime now, while a handful of newcomers are about to descend on fictitious Pine Valley one by one. First, let‘s get the imminent departures out of the way and give the exiting stars due notice.  Like we mentioned in this week‘s edition of our regular spoilers, Billy Miller is on his way out as the tempestuous and Machiavellian Richie Novak.  Although ABC has yet to issue an official statement about Miller‘s exit from All My Children, Soap Central reports that the actor is definitely out of the show this summer. Read more »
The 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air tonight at 8pm on ABC. Daytime regulars Cameron Mathison (All My Children) and Sherri Shepherd (The View) will act as master and mistress of ceremonies.Mathison will be wearing a tuxedo by Arnold Brant, and Shepherd will sport gowns by Badgley Mishka and Angela Dean and jewelry by Chopard.The list of nominations was announced on Wednesday, April 30 with CBS, in particular The Young and the Restless, nabbed the most noms: 56 and 17, respectively. Read more »
Eden Riegel, Emmy Award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of Bianca Montgomery on the daytime drama All My Children, has joined forces with her husband Andrew Miller in order to come up with a new web series called Imaginary Bitches. The series tells the story of a single girl who deals with the lonely reality that all her friends are in serious relationships by creating imaginary friends to talk to... who turn out to be serious bitches. Read more »
Since 2007, Billy Miller has been portraying bad boy Richie Novak on All My Children.  Now, he‘s ready to make his mark on yet another soap.  According to Soaps.com, the 28-year-old actor will soon be heading to The Young and the Restless to play the often recast Billy Abbott.The son of diva Jill Abbott (Jess Walton) and deceased John Abbott (Jerry Douglas), Billy Abbot was first played by David Tom in 1999.  For his portrayal of the role, Tom won an Emmy Award in 2000.  When Tom decided to leave The Young and Restless in 2002, Ryan Brown took over the character, though he only stayed until 2003.  Then Scott Seymour was cast as the third actor to portray Billy Abbot but he only lingered on the series for a few months during the end of 2006. Read more »
All My Children has called off future plans for Colin Egglesfield, who presently portrays the highly controversial Joshua Madden on the drama. According to Soap Central, the 35-year-old actor has been taken off his contract, consequently being dropped to recurring status.Egglesfield joined All My Children as the second actor to play Joshua, following the departure of Scott Kinworthy in 2005.  The character was initially the subject of controversial abortion storyline back in the early 1970s, having been the fetus in which the abortion was centered.  When the abortion storyline was rewritten to not have been an abortion after all, controversy ensued again, as viewers felt that it was an undoing of a groundbreaking event in television history.  Although this storyline created buzz for several months, Joshua‘s storyline gradually dried up.  Most recently, he was featured having a one-night stand with Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig). Read more »
Charles Pratt, Jr. has always been a fan of All My Children executive producer Julie Carruthers and now, he has been given the opportunity to work with her as the soap‘s new head writer.  In just a few short weeks, his new material will begin airing.  But for those who can‘t wait to find out, here‘s a few hints on what he has to offer for Pine Valley in the coming months.Warning: May contain spoilers. Read more »
All My Children has launched a nationwide search for an Iraq war veteran who will partake in a newly created romantic storyline that promises to shed light into the challenges faced by a soldier after combat. According to executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers, All My Children is inviting veterans to contact the program‘s New York casting director.  The show is also working with U.S.A. Cares, a nonprofit group that provides financial and other support to wounded soldiers and their families, and has sought help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Read more »
Previously, Billy Miller left his role as bad boy Richie Novak on All My Children to play the often recast Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless.  Now, it seems that a trade has been made as Vincent Irizarry, who previously portrayed David Chow on The Young and the Restless, is now headed to All My Children‘s Pine Valley."Vincent Irizarry will return to All My Children, playing the role of Dr. David Hayward," a show spokesperson confirmed to Soap Central. Read more »

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