Great news, Victoria Justice fans: The Victorious star is going on tour this summer! She’s taking her "Here's 2 Us Tour" to over 30 cities across the U.S., beginning June 19th in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale February 2. "I'm so excited to be going out on tour again this summer. I can't wait to sing your favorites and share some new ones from the latest Victorious soundtrack," says Victoria. "Here's 2 Us Tour" is dedicated to all of you. 2013 is our year!" Victoria will also making several autograph signing appearances before the tour, in Birmingham, Alabama on February 9, Louisville, Kentucky on February 23, and Houston, Texas on April 7.
This year's Grammy Awards show is going to be truly star-studded! Among the performers on the February 10 live telecast are Rihanna, Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, Fun, and Mumford & Sons, all of them nominated for multiple awards. LL Cool J is the host of the program, which begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
In other awards news, Cartoon Network will present its Hall of Game Awards honoring stellar athletes on February 11 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Celebrity presenters will include Jessica Alba, Rico and Raini Rodriguez, Mario Lopez, Bridget Mendler and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Ryan Lochte.
iCarly star Jerry Trainor, who’s also the voice of Dudley Puppy on Nickelodeon’s T.U.F.F. Puppy, has a new comedy series on Nick at Nite called Wendell & Vinnie, about a single and carefree bachelor and memorabilia store owner who suddenly becomes the legal guardian of his nephew (Buddy Handleson). The premiere is February 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
R5, featuring Ross Lynch from Austin & Ally and his brothers Riker, Rydel and Rocky, and best friend Ratliff, will release their debut EP Loud on February 19. Besides the title tune, songs include “Fallin’ For You,” “I Want You Bad,” and “Here Comes Forever.” The guys plan to announce tour dates soon.
Lab Rats is back for its second season on Disney XD on February 25. Among the guest stars coming up: Madison Pettis of Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
The animated Peanuts specials Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine will air back-to-back on February 9 from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.
Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!
—Gerri, STACKS Writer