Pop Artists React To Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass Shooting

Victoria Justice, seen here in stripes, is among the pop artists reacting to the news of a tragic killing spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Several pop artists are turning to Twitter to react to the horrifying news that a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning murdered at least 26 people, including 20 children. Many took the chance to push for additional gun control in wake of the tragedy. Among the tweets:

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Today is a very sad day… words cannot express the sadness I feel for Newton, Conn. and for all the families that have been affected.

Owl City (@OwlCity): My heart goes out to the victims of the shooting in CT this morning. Prayers are with you.

Sandi Thom calls for more gun control in response to school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ConnecticutSandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): 18 children shot in Conneticut school. How many people have to die for this country to change its Gun Laws!

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): Those precious children…I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears.

Skylar Grey (@SkylarGrey): This school shooting is horrible news…so heartbreaking. I don’t understand what compels someone to do that.

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Gun control people!!! My heart is breaking. As a parent this is my worst nightmare.


Mick Jagger Rejects Victoria Justice’s Photo Opp Request

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice visited Cambio recently, talking about an encounter with the Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger at this year’s Met Gala. “I was at an after-party and I glance over and see Mick Jagger, and that’s the moment when I lost it,” the ‘Victorious’ star confessed. “To see him there, like in his environment, dancing, doing the moves like Jagger, I was freaking out. I went over and asked for a picture, and I got rejected, which is fine. I understand. He’s Mick Jagger. He gets asked all the time for pictures.” Watch the comments at cambio.com.

Did Victoria Justice Learn From Britney & Jamie Lynn Spears’ Issues?

Victoria Justice

Parade magazine spoke with Victoria Justice in a Q&A, asking the ‘Victorious’ star about if she always wanted to be an entertainer, the best gift a fan has given her, the progress on her debut album, celebrity crushes, her first movie ‘Fun Size and if she learned any lessons seeing the mental health issues with Britney Spears and the teen pregnancy of Brit’s sister Jamie Lynn when starring with Jamie Lynn on ‘Zoey 101’.

“It’s different for different people. No one’s the same, no one has the same upbringing, the same situation,” the 19-year-old said. “I think you have to find your own path. I grew up with parents who have always been really supportive and raised me with a really good head on my shoulders and who keep me grounded. I think I am most thankful for them because of that and always believing in me. At the end of the day, I am going to make my mistakes and learn my own lessons. Hopefully not learn the hard, hard way, but you never know what is going to happen. But I think I have a pretty good head on my shoulders right now.”

Check it out at parade.com.

Victoria Justice & Leon Thomas III Perform ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III performed a cover of Frank Loesser’s holiday classic ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’. “Happy holidays everyone! This is our gift to you guys, we hope you like it :{). I hope you all enjoy your time off. Lots of love from us both,” the ‘Victorious’ star writes. Watch it via YouTube below.

Victoria Justice Wears A Mustache On ‘Victorious’ Set

Victoria Justice wearing a mustache

Victoria Justice has a thing for mustaches, and the 18-year-old was getting her Frida Kahlo on while on the set of her Nickelodeon show ‘Victorious’ on Thursday (September 29). Justice told her Twitter followers (@VictoriaJustice):

Guess what I was wearing on set today!? This one’s for you guys ;{). Hope you’re having a good day! xoxo

Justice also is celebrating her new line of dolls that were released over the weekend. “It’s insane seeing a little mini-me of myself!” she told In Touch Weekly. “In the beginning processes, my mother had to take a profile picture of me and then a straight-on picture of me to help mold the doll’s face to help it look similar to me and my character.”

Victoria Justice Gears Up For ‘Victorious’ Season 3

Victoria Justice shows off her feather earring

Victoria Justice checked in with her Twitter followers (@VictoriaJustice) on Wednesday (September 28), talking about a new season of ‘Victorious’ and posting a photo from the set where she’s sporting her favorite accessory – a feather. The 18-year-old, who is on the cover of the current issue of Girls’ Life Mag, writes:

1st @Victorious table read of Season 3! I’m wearing a new feather earring with a rattlesnake bone attached to it

Victoria Justice ‘All I Want Is Everything’ Video

Victoria Justice is out with the music video to her new single ‘All I Want Is Everything’, featuring cameos from her ‘Victorious’ castmates. The video features the 18-year-old making an online dating connection with a guy. ‘All I Want Is Everything’ was written by Lindy Robbins and Toby Gad and is on the ‘Victorious’ soundtrack, out now on Sony Music. Watch the Lex Halaby directed video below.

Victoria Justice Busy On Twitter At The VMA’s

Victoria Justice and Dave Grohl after the MTV VMA's

Victoria Justice checked in with her Twitter followers (@VictoriaJustice) on Sunday (August 28) before, during and after the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, which she served as a presenter. The ‘Victorious’ star was joined by Joe Jonas to introduce Chris Brown’s performance. The 18-year-old posted photos with some other celebrities in attendance. Justice writes:

On my way the VMA’s! It’s going to be a great show. Who do you guys think I’m going to be presenting with? Let’s see if you can guess ;{)

You’re going to have to wait & see… ;{). See you guys on @MTV !!

OMG guys!!! Jessie J just performed “Price Tag” & I saw someone FALL off the top balcony behind her!! I’m freaking out. I hope they’re OK!

HA HA. The funniest & most bizarre thing just happened during the Jay-Z & Kanye performance. I hope they show it, you guys have to watch.

Hanging out with my old friend Taylor Lautner at the #VMA’s :{) http://twitpic.com/6cx1an

We LOVE you Ms. Winehouse!! Thank you for inspiring me & so many others. #RIPAmy

Dont want to spoil anything, but they just played my FAVORITE Amy song of all time. Ah!! I’m so happy.

Ready for some behind the scenes VMA pics ?! I had the most amazing time ever. What an incredible show!

Here’s a pic of me & the Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl! He came up to ME for a pic because his kids <3 @Victorious! Good seeing you @joejonas, I had fun! So glad you appreciate Adele as much as I do. :{) Seth Rogen, say what?! Ha ha. Super cool guy. http://twitpic.com/6cxx43 Congrats Tyler the Creator on your win tonight!! I can't include his Twitter name... It's a little dirty. Ha ha.Loved him http://twitpic.com/6cy0gs

Victoria Justice Joins ‘Victorious’ Cast For Live Set & Interview

closeup of Victoria Justice during her Walmart Soundcheck appearance

Nickelodeon’s cast of ‘Victorious’ visited Walmart Soundcheck in Los Angeles for a live performance. ‘Victorious’ star Victoria Justice performed ‘Make It Shine’, ‘Freak The Freak Out’, ‘Song 2 You’, ‘Best Friend’s Brother’ and was joined by her castmates for ‘I Want You Back’ by the Jackson 5.

During an interview, In the interview, Justice and her castmates talked about the special that includes the Jackson 5 cover, wanting to do a tour together, working with Dr. Luke, how the Nickelodeon show is sort of based on Victoria’s own life, advice to take improv classes for those looking to get started in the entertainment industry, and how the theme of the show is about pursuing their dreams and doing what they’re passionate about. Watch a preview below, the entire show and interview at soundcheck.walmart.com, and additional pictures below the cut.


Victoria Justice Covers ‘Price Tag’ By Jessie J

Victoria Justice performed an acoustic cover of ‘Price Tag’ by Jessie J on YouTube as a thank you to her fans after the ‘Victorious’ star reached 1 million Likes on Facebook. “That’s crazy! In celebration I wanted to do a quick cover of one of my favorite songs right now,” the 18-year-old said. “I think Jessie J’s so talented and unique. I filmed this in my dining room so I apologize if the levels aren’t perfect, haha. Hope you enjoy.” Watch it via YouTube below.