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July 14th 2024
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Victoria Justice just solved “a lifelong mystery” about signed fan mail for one TikTok user.

On July 11, Justice, 31, posted a TikTok response to creator Matt Tighe and confirmed that a signed photo his mom gave to him was actually autographed by her.

In his original TikTok video posted on May 12, Tighe revealed that he was nine years old when season 2 of Zoey 101 premiered on Nickelodeon and “Victoria was my first celebrity TV crush.” He then showed off a signed photo of Justice that read “Matt, you’re awesome!! Thanks for the support!”

“To this day, I have no clue if this is real or not,” he continued. “As an adult I’ve been begging my mom to give me an answer if that is a real signed piece of fan mail from Victoria Justice, but she keeps saying yes and honestly, I just don’t believe her.”

Tighe then shared screenshots of Justice’s signature found online and shared his doubts. He even revealed that he wanted to bring the photo to Nickelodeon when he worked at the studio and ask Justice in person but “I lost my opportunity.”

Tighe just finally got his answer. “I did sign that picture for you,” Justice confirmed in her response video. “Although my signature has evolved over the years.”

Her video then showed a note written by the Victorious actress that said “Matt you’re still awesome!! This is proof that your mom’s NOT a liar” and was signed with her current signature. Justice then ended the video with the advice to “always trust your mom.”

Justice also posted the video on Instagram and wrote in the caption “video really made me smile. Hope this brings you some clarity 😉p.s. tell your mom I say hi 🫶🏻 (also, that photo lol 💀).”

Tighe later posted his reaction to Justice’s response on TikTok and said he “cannot believe my childhood crush has responded to this.”

Tighe then showed himself calling up his mom and apologized “for doubting you.” His mom responded “I told you!”

“I thought maybe somebody else did it,” his mom admitted on the call. “I mailed into [a fan mail address]. I didn’t send money and I think I wrote a note and said ‘my son’s a fan or something’ and then got the [photo] back.”

“I feel so much better now,” she concluded on the phone call.

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June 5th 2024
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The singer-actress, who is teaming up with Arm & Hammer for its Power Sheets Laundry Detergent launch, opens up to PEOPLE exclusively about her career's journey and the lessons she's learned along the way.

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Victoria Justice became a household name as a teenager, courtesy of her roles on popular Nickelodeon shows Zoey 101 and Victorious. Along with starring in films, she was also building a career as a singer-songwriter, releasing her debut single "Gold" in 2013, outside of her musical efforts on Victorious.

But the former child star — who is currently teaming up with Arm & Hammer for its Power Sheets Laundry Detergent launch — became more selective with the work she sought out post-Nickelodeon. She starred on MTV's Eye Candy, Fox's televised The Rocky Horror Picture Show special and a string of films, including last year's Netflix thriller The Tutor, opposite Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp. However, her music career took a grinding halt.

"I definitely took a break from music. I had a deal that just wasn't working out anymore ... for a lot of reasons. And so, I asked to be out of that deal," Justice tells PEOPLE exclusively.

She continues, "I think I'd been so busy also for so much of my younger life, that it was kind of nice after all of that was kind of over to take some time to just focus more on what it is I want to do, slow down in certain ways and just kind of be more selective about what I want to do and when I want to do it."

As Justice embarks on her musical comeback, she has taken control and carved out a new path for herself.

"I think music is always going to be a part of me, and who I am, and what I do. So I think even during that time when I wasn't actively making music and in the studio as much, I'm always thinking about music," the "Too F*ckin' Nice" singer, who is now an independent artist, explains. "I'm always writing down ideas on my phone, song titles and melody ideas, and [sharing them in] my voice memos. So it's always a part of me. But I think even those years when I wasn't making music, even those life experiences, that all comes into play into the music now. I also think at the end of the day, music is such a personal thing for me."

Justice believes that for her to "emote a song properly or to really sell a song, it has to feel authentic" to her. "I feel like now, I'm really in a place where I feel like my music, it feels very authentic. I feel like I'm saying the things that I want to say. I feel like I'm expressing myself exactly the way that I want to, and it's just been really fun to make the music that I want to," she shares.

At 31, the Fun Size actress is "still learning" many lessons about life. "But I think as I get older, the more I appreciate the sentiment of just, maybe don't sweat the small stuff," she says.

"I feel like at the end of the day, there's so many little life stresses or even big life stresses or things that can go wrong or things where you're like, 'Oh, I didn't didn't see things going that way,' or, 'I thought that this would've turned out differently,' or whatever," she continues. "But I feel like at the end of the day, the most important thing is your health and the health of my family, and the people that I love. And so to me, everything else is just kind of small stuff."

Although Justice is in a completely different phase of both her personal and professional lives, her roots in child stardom are still deep. She's even maintained close friendships with her former Zoey 101 and Victorious castmates.

Even though she couldn't participate in last year's Paramount+ Zoey 102 movie because it "didn't work out timing-wise" for her, Justice says: "I was supporting them. I was watching the movie when I came out. I was texting Jamie [Lynn Spears] and the rest of the cast."

"We all had a group chat, and I was just so excited for everyone," she continues. "I went to the premiere thing that they had in L.A., and it was really nice to reconnect with the girls and with some of my old cast members."

As for the Victorious crew, "we all have a group chat that we'll pop in on sometimes and chat about stuff," she shares.

"That's always fun when that goes off, and gets really active, and we're all chiming in," she adds. "It's like old times, which is really cute. But yeah, they're all great. We're all due for a reunion, for sure."

Beyond singing and acting, Justice has made it a priority to align herself with endeavors that are authentic to her. So, when she partnered with Arm & Hammer for the launch of its Power Sheets Laundry Detergent — a product that eliminates the mess and non-environmentally friendly aspect of plastic bottled detergent — it was a no-brainer for many reasons.

"Arm & Hammer has been around forever. I feel like they're such a well-known and well-trusted brand. I've been using their toothpaste since I was a kid. It's the only brand that I use, [even for] laundry detergent as well," she explains. "When I found out they were coming out with Power Sheets, I was like, 'Oh, this is great.' "

"I try to live a somewhat environmentally conscious lifestyle," she continues. "The fact that the power sheets come in this recyclable box, that there's no more plastic bottle waste, you don't have to lug around a heavy bottle. there's no more drippy mess."

Justice adds, "I really feel like in the future, we're all just going to be using Power Sheets. I don't think plastic bottles are even going to be a thing anymore for laundry detergent."

In the meantime, Justice is going to continue enjoying life, which has been filled with lots of "exciting" endeavors.

"I went to the Cannes Film Festival. It was so exciting. My first time going. I just had an amazing time. It was so much fun. I got to dress up and wear beautiful gowns and do all the things. It was just an absolute whirlwind. And now I'm home, and I have a song coming out," she says, referencing her song "Hate the World Without You (Maddy's Song)," which is about her younger sister Madison Grace. "There's lots of exciting things going on."

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May 29th 2024
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Victoria Justice hinted at what she discusses in her Victorious and Zoey 101 group chats in an exclusive E! News interview, sharing that both threads are “very fun and silly.”

Victoria Justice is giving us the 411 on 101.

The Nickelodeon alum shared that she still keeps in touch with her costars from Victorious and Zoey 101 in separate group chats, revealing that both TV shows’ threads are very “active.”

“We’re all just going back and forth,” Victoria told E! News in an exclusive interview May 23. “It’s very fun and silly.”

The 31-year-old recalled one of her most recent times catching up with castmates Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia and Daniella Monet in the Victorious chat, where they were “just talking about all kinds of stuff.”

But when it’s not active, it’s only because it can be challenging to coordinate with everyone’s schedules.

“It’s hard because everyone’s busy living their own lives,” Victoria explained. “People are living in different states, so I don’t get to see everyone as often as I’d like to. But it’s nice when we can all come together in the group chat.”

Those sentiments also extend to her Victorious costar Ariana Grande, whom Victoria denied having a feud with back in April.

Reaffirming that there is “nothing to” the bad blood rumors, she insisted to E!, “I love that entire cast. I love everyone from that show, and that’s really all it is.”

And now that Victoria’s set the record straight on the past, she’s looking forward to all of the exciting new developments in her future, which include her new single “Raw,” a guest role on the forthcoming reboot Suits: L.A. and a partnership with ARM & HAMMER to promote their Power Sheets Laundry Detergent.

“I’ve been using Arm & Hammer products since I was an actual child,” Victoria said. “I love the brand; I trust the brand.”

Noting that she tries to “lead an environmentally conscious lifestyle,” she added, “The fact that you don’t have to lug around a heavy bottle anymore, and there’s no drippy mess—you can just rip a sheet and throw it in and do laundry that way—it makes laundry so much more fun and so much easier.”

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May 17th 2024
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Nickelodeon and Victorious alum Victoria Justice is breaking her silence on Dan Schneider following the docu-series Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.

In a new interview, Justice recalls her “complex” relationship with Schneider and feels she’s owed an apology.

“Something that was very evident in the documentary is that Dan had a very large ego,” Justice told Marie Claire. “And sometimes that ego clouded his better judgment and affected the way he treated people, and there were times I felt like I was being treated unfairly.”

Justice says that nothing sexual ever happened with Schneider she does recall some moments that “were in poor taste.” After watching the docuseries, Schneider said he owed people an apology, and to that, Justice said, “I would say I’m definitely one of the people on that list.”

The Fun Size star says she has not been in contact with Schneider since leaving Nickelodeon aside from a handful of virtual and in-person reunions with the casts of Zoey 101 and Victorious.

“I’m not condoning any of his behavior,” she said. “At the end of the day, my relationship with Dan is a very complex one: I met him when I was 12 years old, and he’s the person that gave me this big break. He completely changed my life.”

She continued, “Most likely I wouldn’t be here where I am today if it weren’t for him, and for him seeing something in me. For that I will always be grateful. After watching his apology, I think he recognizes that he did a lot of things wrong, and I think if he could step back into a time machine, he would do a lot of things differently.”

Justice follows a series of former Nickelodeon stars opening up about their time working with Schneider. Most recently All That alum Lori Beth Denberg claimed Schneider showed her pornography and initiated phone sex.

In a statement to Deadline, Dan Schneider called Denberg’s claims “wildly exaggerated and, in most cases, false.”

Schneider admits to having “made mistakes and exhibited poor judgment as a leader” at the early stages of his career, adding, “If I did that with respect to Lori Beth, I sincerely apologize to her. But I cannot apologize for things I did not do.”

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May 15th 2024
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Victoria features on the cover of Marie Claire Music Issue, May 2024. In an exclusive interview with the magazine, Victoria talks about the new era of her music as she launches the next step in her already highly successful career. You can read the full article here and watch the video below of Victoria on the set of the magazine shoot.



May 2nd 2024
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Victoria Justice won’t forget her first day on the job.

The former Victorious star talked about shooting her first sex scene in the upcoming crime drama Depravity while visiting SiriusXM Hits 1 LA with Tony Fly and Symon.

“My first day on set though, I had my first ever sex scene, which was like, I’m like, ‘Really guys? We’re gonna schedule this for the first day? Cool. Thanks for that,’” Justice recalled.

Justice said the scene was not a pleasant experience. “It is uncomfortable,” she said. “I was really nervous. I was actually very, very nervous about it, and totally anxious about the entire situation and I was like, ‘Did I make the wrong choice? I don’t know if I should do this.’”

Justice said a talk with the director eased her worries.

”I had a lot of faith and trust in our director, Paul Tamasy, and he made me feel very comfortable about it and he was like, ‘Listen, I’ll show it to you beforehand. If you don’t like it, we’ll change it, whatever,’” she said. “I think sometimes people think like filming sex scenes or anything like an intimate scene that it’s like really sexy… [but] there’s a bunch of random dudes in the room breathing and watching you.”

The actress added that her scene partner also helped minimize any discomfort. “The actor I was working with, we were friends and well, friends as much as we could be,” she said. “We barely knew each other because it was the first day of filming. But he was a super nice guy and made me feel very safe and was very polite and respectful, so it went well and it’s very tasteful, and yeah. It’s good.”



August 27th 2023
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Victoria Justice is in her comeback era. The triple threat is soft-launching her music career with heartfelt singles 10 years after the finale of her iconic Nickelodeon show, Victorious. Even during her hiatus from the music industry, singing has always been on Justice’s mind. “I’ve missed making music. I love both [acting and singing] for different reasons, but music is definitely what I want to focus on at the moment,” she says in an exclusive interview with Her Campus.

Like most child actors who can hold a tune, Justice was encouraged to branch into the music industry during her Nickelodeon days. She put out two commercial singles called “Gold” and “Shake” in 2013 that clearly sound more like her character, Tori Vega, than Victoria. She vows that she’s changed as an artist since her debut singles boomed through tween clothing store speakers a decade ago.

“I didn’t even really want to record ‘Gold.’ The label that I was with at the time really wanted me to do it. It’s a fun song and I’m glad that I did it, but it wasn’t my first choice for a single,” she admits. “The things that I’m writing about now are much more personal, honest, and emotional. As I’ve gotten older, I’m willing to share more parts of myself.”

That transparency comes through while scrolling through Justice’s social media accounts. Her Instagram feed is full of digital postcards from her summer in Thailand spent shooting her upcoming thriller Sic. Her time abroad reinforced her commitment to protecting the environment. “No matter where I go, I still try to have a conscious routine. I carpool when I can, recycle, use Arm & Hammer’s Power Sheets to reduce my plastic bottle waste, and use reusable grocery bags.”

While she’s sharing more and talking about the environmental causes she believes in, Justice does choose to keep her love life private. She describes herself as someone who’s “always been a hopeful romantic” behind closed doors. “One of my favorite shows is The Bachelorette. I always daydream about love,” she laughs.

Her love for the show bleeds into her music. She wrote her latest single, “Only A Stranger,” after watching a particularly dreamy episode. “I went down to my music room and this little piano melody just came out of me. Then I just started singing those lyrics: ‘I want someone to think I’m special / Give me flowers for no reason.’ From that, the whole song was born,” she says.

The song’s lyrics are her daydreams put to paper. “I’m obviously longing for love in this song, but I’m also hopeful. I’m wondering, What is my future love like? I wanted to put my thoughts in musical form,” she says, a true departure from the palatable pop songwriting that drove “Gold.”

Justice’s evolved approach to songwriting has been shaped by artists who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable with their feelings. The cover art for “Only A Stranger” pays homage to one of her favorite albums of all time: Billy Joel’s The Stranger. “My mom introduced me to Billy Joel at a young age, and we’ve always bonded over our love for him and his music,” she says. “When I wrote ‘Only A Stranger,’ I felt like it was only right to honor one of my favorite albums ever. It just seemed to really work creatively for the song.” Justice may have grown up in the spotlight, but she’s still a fangirl at heart. “The fact that [Joel] posted about it, acknowledged it, and knows that I exist is the craziest thing ever,” she says.

“Only A Stranger” is the latest in a row of five singles Justice has released since 2020. She’s not worried about how many songs she’s putting out; she’s focused on enjoying the process behind making them in the first place. “The fun thing about songwriting is that it’s a puzzle that you’re slowly piecing together,” she says. “You don’t always know where it’s going to go or even what it’s going to be called. Somehow, at the end of the day, you’ve created an entire song out of a thought or a sentence.”

Justice is taking her time to work out her latest puzzle: her upcoming debut album. There’s no release date on the horizon, but she assures her fans that the album is “definitely in the works, slowly but surely. I just want it to be the most honest representation of me and who I am as an artist today. It’s going to be vulnerable with a lot of that singer-songwriter vibe. But I also love fun and sexy songs that empower women, and I love songs that people can vibe and dance to. I think it’s going to be all of the above. I’m excited to keep experimenting and fleshing it out.”

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August 27th 2023
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Inspiration hit Victoria Justice for her new song “Only A Stranger” in the most unexpected way.

“To be honest, this sounds so cheesy, but I think I had just finished watching an episode of The Bachelorette or something,” Justice, 30, exclusively told Us Weekly on Friday, August 25, while promoting her partnership with Arm & Hammer. “I was just at the piano and I just started messing around and I came up with that little piano melody that you hear in the beginning, and then the words just kind of came out of me.”
In the new single, Justice sings “I want someone to think I’m special / Give me flowers for no reason / Yeah, I want something sentimental / Here I go again daydreaming.”As Justice began to experiment with lyrics and the rhythm while messing around with the keys, the song just “kind of went from there.” The concept of people being strangers one day and falling in love the next really spoke to Justice’s romantic side.

“I feel like a lot of us do this when we’re single or when we are romantics and are longing for love. It’s like we tend to daydream about who this person is, and they really could be someone that we could meet tomorrow,” she explained. “As of right now, they’re just a stranger on the street. But it’s such a crazy thought that years from now, they’re not going to be a stranger at all. They could be the person that is getting down on one knee to you.”

While she initially came up with the ballad thanks to her love for the ABC dating series, Justice confessed that she wanted to share a more vulnerable facet of herself that she hadn’t in the past.

“I’ve never really shared this side of myself with people and my feelings on love and where I’m with that in my life,” she admitted. “It was super vulnerable, but also I felt like it was something, even though it’s emotional, I still feel like it’s hopeful and I feel like it’s something that a lot of people can relate to. And so I felt like it was important for me to put it out there.”

The Bachelorette wasn’t the only thing that inspired Justice while writing “Only a Stranger.” The singer alsopaid homage to music icon Billy Joel, whom she and her mother listened to throughout Justice’s childhood. For the song’s artwork, she recreated Joel’s The Stranger album cover. Joel, 74, shared his approval by reposting the cover on his social media.

“The fact that Billy Joel posted about it was the coolest thing ever,” she gushed to Us. “I can’t really believe [he knows] I exist. And the fact that he acknowledged my song, what an honor, it made my life.”

As Justice releases new music, she also spends her time advocating for the environment and reducing her carbon footprint. She recently partnered up with Arm and Hammer as they released their new eco-friendly Power Sheets detergent — which have been a “game changer” for the former Nickelodeon star as she travels frequently.

“It’s a liquidless detergent, so it’s amazing because you don’t have to lug around a heavy bottle. There’s no more drippy mess and there’s no more plastic bottle waste,” she explained. “It comes in a compact recyclable box, and they’re incredible.”

With reporting by Leanne Aciz Stanton

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August 7th 2023
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Some things just feel synonymous with summer — like an oversize pool float, freshly cut watermelon, or the vision of sun rays reflecting through your rearview mirror on a late afternoon drive. But for Victoria Justice, the star finds that few things feel more quintessential to the season than a refreshing moscato. “I personally love a nice, sweet wine and find that [moscato] is the perfect drink for summer,” Justice tells POPSUGAR. “I’m a girl who loves a good charcuterie board and [having] a nice glass of wine while hanging out with my girls — whether that’s having either a fun night out or a chill movie night in.”

The multihyphenate admits that when she’s not working on her next film project or jet setting off on another trip (her Instagram is well-documented with seemingly endless travel adventures), Justice simply enjoys playing host for her loved ones at home — which usually requires that she keep her kitchen well-stocked with all sorts of snacks and spirits. Naturally, when the opportunity arose for the star to collaborate with Yellow Tail (the drink brand of choice in the Justice household), the partnership felt like an organic fit.

“I have been a Yellow Tail fan for a while. I just feel like they’re super affordable and the quality of the wine is just amazing for the price,” says Justice. “This is honestly the perfect drink for any summer occasion.” The actress’s latest campaign with Yellow Tail aims to highlight the brand’s newest (and sweetest!) moscato concoction to date, which for Justice, really has proven to be an omnipresent staple in her home — whether she’s hosting a game night with her girlfriends (things get pretty competitive during their regular Monopoly Deal competitions), watching the sunset in her LA-based backyard, or just pairing the drink with one of her famous charcuterie boards.

We had the chance to chat with Justice about her new collaboration with Yellow Tail Moscato, top summer hosting tips, and all of the products she can’t live without — from a tinted moisturiser to a durable suitcase and more.

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May 5th 2020
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The virtual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday, May 2, making the event the first remote awards showamid the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony, which was given the name “Celebrate Together,” may not have had the quintessential orange carpet or traditional award presentations that fans are used to, but it was still certainly a night to remember with a star-studded guest list, exciting wins, and, of course, plenty of slime.

Hosted by Victoria Justice, the event featured plenty of celebs like Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and BTS, and paid tribute to even more fan favorites, including Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and more. There was even a full-on Avengers reunion, along with an appearance from Kristen Bell in complete Princess Anna gear.

Ahead, check out some of the memorable moments from the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards, along with the full list of winners.

Ariana Grande gave SpongeBob Squarepants a well-deserved shoutout.

After accepting the award for Favorite Female Artist, Ariana talked about how much the Nickelodeon network meant to her while growing up. “Nickelodeon always will hold such a tremendous place in my heart, not only because of Victorious and Sam & Catand the amazing years I spent working with them, but also just for SpongeBob, you know?” We do know, Ari, we do.

BTS took home a major award.

The K-pop group took home the award for Favorite Music Group, and recorded a special video message for ARMYs. “Thank you for voting for us,” they said in the clip. “Your love keeps us going…. We miss you ARMY, so so much, and hopefully see you soon.”

Dove Cameron won her first-ever orange blimp.

The Disney star claimed the Favorite Movie Actress award for her work in the Descendants franchise, and she accepted the coveted blimp clad in a cute tie-dye sweatshirt. “This is so special,” she said in a video message to fans. “Because this award is about us, and our relationship, and that makes it ten times more special.”

The Victorious tribute had us in our feelings.

Host Victoria Justice led fans down memory lane with a nostalgic montage of the iconic Nickelodeon series. Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye!

JoJo Siwa was slimed. And then again. And again. And again.

The YouTuber was featured in a video where she encountered Nickelodeon’s iconic lime-green slime at every turn in her house: on her pillow, in her toothpaste, even in her family’s swimming pool. Welp!

LeBron James was honored for his charity work.

The basketball star was awarded Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award for his work with the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE School, which aims to support the education of at-risk students. “This means so much,” James said in a video. “It’s not just about me, this is about you guys as well. I’m just so appreciative, and I just want to say that I hope everyone is staying safe throughout these difficult times.”

Millie Bobby Brown took time to thank essential workers during her acceptance speech.

After being awarded an orange blimp for winning Favorite Female TV Star, the Strange Things actor shouted out those fighting on the frontlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “During this difficult time, I’ve learned a lot of things about this world and about myself,” Millie said. “First of all, I have a deep respect for our healthcare workers at the forefront of all of this, who are risking their lives fighting for our parents, our grandparents, children. We love and appreciate you so much. I cherish and admire their bravery, work and drive more than anyone.”

She closed out her speech with a thank-you to fans, saying: “To be acknowledged at this time for bringing much needed entertainment and joy is very meaningful to me and I really don’t take this lightly. I’m so glad to have delighted your TV screens for the last four years. I can’t wait for you to see Stranger Things 4soon. Much love.”