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Neil Diamond to Be Honored at 'Billboard' Music Awards

Sony Music Entertainment(LAS VEGAS) -- This is shaping up to be a banner year for Neil Diamond.

In March, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and this weekend, he'll be honored at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.  Diamond will receive the 2011 Billboard Icon Award, which is given to "an enduring legend in music" for his or her "cultural impact" and "extraordinary talent."

Diamond will be present to accept his honor and will also perform on the show, which airs this Sunday, live on ABC.

Other acts on the bill at the Billboard Music Awards, either as performers or as presenters, include OneRepublic, Matthew Morrison, Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Lady Antebellum, and The Black Eyed Peas.

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Paula Abdul's 'Live to Dance,' 'V,' 'The Biggest Loser' Premiere Tuesday

Photo Courtesy - Jeffrey Ufberg/ WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seventeen months after she left American Idol, Paula Abdul is making her full-time return to primetime TV.  She's a producer, judge and mentor on Live to Dance, one of three season premieres airing Tuesday night.

Here's a closer look at her show and the two others premiering with it:

* Live to Dance, CBS, 8:00 p.m. EST -- Abdul's U.S. adaptation of a hit British series will showcase solo dancers and dancing groups who can perform a wide range of routines.  They'll compete against one another for a $500,000 grand prize.

* V, ABC, 9:00 p.m. EST -- ABC's update of the 1983 sci-fi miniseries begins its second season.  The aliens known as the Visitors have piqued the curiosity of the human race, though not everyone trusts them.

* The Biggest Loser: Couples, NBC, 8:00 p.m. EST -- The 11th season of the weight-loss reality show will include 11 teams consisting of two family members each.

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