On Nickelodeon's Victorious, Tori Vega (Victoria Justice) is thrown into the spotlight when she's accepted at a prestigious performing arts high school. In real life, the star doesn't quite get the idea of being famous.

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"I can't get over the fact that these people care," Justice tells TVGuide.com. "I love talking to my fans," she says, adding that her viewers often engage her, both on the street and on Twitter.

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Victorious' upcoming episode (Saturday, 9/8c) is hot, literally, when Tori and friends get stuck in an RV on the way to the beach. Justice calls the episode the funniest they've filmed to date. Plus: Is she Team Edward or Team Jacob?