'Apes,' 'Colbert Report' win Genesis Awards

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Actor Ian Somerhalder arrives at The 26th Annual Genesis Awards benefiting The Humane Society in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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Actor Ian Somerhalder arrives at The 26th Annual Genesis Awards benefiting The Humane Society in Beverly …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Colbert Report" are among the winners of the Humane Society of the United States' 26th annual Genesis Awards.

The awards honoring news and entertainment media for raising awareness about animal issues were presented Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Other winners included TV's "Hawaii Five-O," ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show," ''NBC Nightly News" and "Today."

"Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba hosted the ceremony, which is set to air as an hour-long special on Animal Planet May 5.

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