Arts & Entertainment
We have been covering the Genesis Awards since 2001. The La Mirada Blog is very sensitive to animal issues. If you know of any concerns or issues involving animals that you think should get more attention, please let us know. Celebrities lend their name to help raise awareness.
Enjoy the celebrity photos from past coverage that many of you have been asking for. Also, look for the 2008 photos to come out soon.
19th Genesis Awards photos (2005)
This, by far, will always be my favorite Genesis coverage. I met and interviewed Valerie Harper (Rhoda), I chummed it with Traci Bingham, met LA District Attorney Steve Cooley, and chatted with the now deceased, Dennis Weaver. I also met Genesis perennials, Linda Blair and James Cromwell, whom I interviewed for the first time.
Tony Aiello attended the 19th annual Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills on March 19th, 2005. The ceremony presents awards to the media for outstanding coverage of animal rights/abuse issues during this last year. Many celebrities attended this event to lend their name in support of animals. Tony had sit-down interviews with many of them, discussing this great cause. The interviews were played on Tony's radio show on Monday's April 11th, 18th and April 25th, 2005. Of course, if you didn't have a chance to listen live, you can listen now.
Click the play buttons below to listen to an interview.
April 11, 2005: Linda Blair (actress), Tippi Hedren (shambala.org), Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue), Angus T. Jones (actor), Stephen Bishop (recording artist), Nellie McKay (recording artist.)
April 18, 2005: Steve Valentine (NYPD Blue), Will Estes (actor), Lake Bell (actress), Julia Barr (actress, All My Children.)
April 25, 2005: Christian Martin (Dateline), Persia White (Girlfriends), Sofia Vassilieva (actress), & James Cromwell (movie actor)
The annual Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal-protection issues. Recipients are honored in a wide range of categories for highlighting emerging issues, or bringing a fresh perspective to long-standing ones.
For 20 years, the Genesis Awards has been honoring individuals in the news and entertainment media whose outstanding works have spotlighted animal issues with courage, creativity and integrity. The Twentieth Anniversary Genesis Awards will celebrate both the coverage of 2006 and the most memorable moments of the past two decades.
Exclusive interviews from the 21st annual Genesis Awards in 2007:
Burt Young (Rocky)
Dominic Scott Kay (voice of Wilbur, Charlotte's Web)