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Justin Timberlake To Be Honored At Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards

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Justin Timberlake had a twin sister named Laura who died shortly after birth. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake had a twin sister named Laura who died shortly after birth. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Musician/actor Justin Timberlake will be honored at the Nickelodeon 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday with “The Big Help Award” in recognition of his philanthropic and environmental work.

“I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us,” Timberlake said. “And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet. I couldn’t be more thankful to Nickelodeon for their recognition.”

According to Nickelodeon, the award honors people who work to “better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.”

The network cited Timberlake’s partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children, including his hosting of an annual golf tournament raising funds for the hospital’s programs. It also pointed to his design of a Tennessee golf course that was the first in the country to receive Golf Environment Organization-certified status and to be designated a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary.

The Kids’ Choice Awards will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at USC’s Galen Center, hosted by Jack Black.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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