Afternoon briefing

‘Captain Hook’ to be series regular on Once Upon A Time
Producers of Once Upon A Time have upgraded Colin O’Donoghue, who plays Captain Hook on the show, to series regular, before his character’s first episode has even aired in the US. His first episode is called ‘The Crocodile’.

Ryan Seacrest discusses Nicki Minaj’s fight with Mariah Carey on Idol
As reported yesterday, production on American Idol had to be shut down yesterday, as Nicki Minaj got into a verbal altercation with fellow judge Mariah Carey, threatening to punch her. The show’s host, Ryan Seacrest, says there was, “A very heated, intense argument towards the end of the day after a contestant did a little bit of a performance in the room … It did go too far, to the point where the producers said with just a few more contestants left, ‘Let’s call it a day.’ And, [they] called a ‘wrap’.”

South Park to do Honey Boo Boo spoof
Honey Boo Boo (a reality show about a young beauty pageant contestant that has taken America by storm) is going to be featured on South Park. Honey Boo Boo (whose real name is Alana) will come to South Park with her mother, and while there will shop for a pig’s heart to include in her pageant number. She and Cartman will become enemies.

Tina Fey to guest star in iCarly
Tina Fey will make an appearance on Nickelodeon show iCarly in an upcoming episode, along with Jimmy Fallon.

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